The current COVID-19 Pandemic has meant a lot of changes for a lot of people, and some real challenges too. One of the major challenges has been ensuring our children are still happy, healthy and stimulate during isolation. Fortunately, lots of individuals and businesses have stepped up to make resources available so that learning from home isn’t just sitting at home. Here’s some of our favourites, free and available now:
Joe Wicks, online nutritionist and personal trainer, has designated himself the nation’s PE teacher. Tune in to his Youtube channel The Body Coach TV every weekday at 9am for a home workout aimed at kids. They’re fun, easy to do in an indoor space, and really, really tiring (for a grown-up!).
National treasure and accomplished mathematician Carol Vorderman knows her numbers. That’s why she has been running an online maths tuition service since 2009. In light of the recent pandemic, The Maths Factor has been made free for as long as schools are closed. Matched to the curriculum for 4-12 year olds, there’s thousands of hours of learning available now.
Learning isn’t just about the academic stuff, so why not take this time to teach them essential life skills. Jamie Oliver’s new show on Channel 4 is all about creative cooking in the context of these new times. Why not try a few recipes out with help from the little ones?
Even a savvy outdoorsman like Bear Grylls understands the time has come to stay inside. That’s why he’s teamed up with the Scouts for to produce over 100 'indoor survival activities'. These fun home experiments and creative tasks can be completed using common household objects, and each has its own learning outcome.
Audio entertainment giants Audible have made hundreds of audiobooks available for free for as long as schools are closed. From Winnie the Pooh to Moby Dick and everything in between, there’s something for all ages to enjoy and learn from. Kicking back and enjoying an audiobook can be fun for all the family, so we recommend you have a browse too!