As well as accessing home-learning for your children from their class pages, I wanted to share some links to a few sites that have some great activities to share with your children and help build up skills for the future.
The British Red Cross have some super videos about learning some first aid skills such as what to do if someone is choking, or how to deal with an unresponsive person.
Cooking is a great life-skill and it is never too early to begin. BBC Good Food helps you develop your children’s skills appropriate to their age and has some lovely recipes.
The Youth Sport Trust have some 60 second challenges which offer a fun “compete against yourself” approach to physical activity and may be just what your child needs if the sessions with Joe Wicks are a bit daunting!
If reality is becoming too much, these imaginative play activities may just help to take you and your child on new adventures.
Noel Fielding (yes, the comedian!) has begun an online Art Club where children can submit their works of art. If your child would like to join the virtual Art Gallery follow the link.
Perhaps some drawing techniques may be helpful! Rob Biddulph, an author and World Book Day official illustrator for 2019 and 2020, talks children through how to draw some interesting characters including an alien and a sausage dog!
As this is such a stressful time it is important to recognise this with our children and help them to develop some ways of keeping calm. Childline’s activities include breathing techniques, games, yoga videos and suggestions for ways to cope.
Action for Happiness have a coping calendar which gives ways of looking after ourselves, equally useful for children and adults.
Please do share any activities that your children do, with their teachers. It really helps us all to feel connected and part of our school community.