So now that parents across the land are into Week 2 of home education, I’ve put together this post which I hope will be helpful! It’s impressive how so many organisations and people have been quick to put really good quality stuff out online. I’ve had some leads through social media but as my girls are all grown up now, I also consulted Rinchen Lucy of Little Cambridge who has her finger on the pulse where children’s activities are concerned.
The Fitzwilliam Museum Education Department is offering “Look, Think, Do” with activities around different objects from their collection, based on the Primary curriculum but adjustable for a range of abilities and timescales. Check their social media for new releases.
Facebook: Fitzwilliam Museum Education Department @fitzeducation
Kettle’s Yard is offering Art To Go with short videos of fun art projects which only call for everyday materials that you probably already have at home. Just click on the Art To Go button on the website home page to connect with the videos on Youtube.
Cambridge artist Gina Ferrari has just started creating and uploading videos demonstrating simple techniques for making pages in a sketchbook. She’s planning to post a couple of times a week, with art ideas for children in the works.
Facebook: Gina Ferrari Art @ginaferrariartist
PE with Joe is a really good workout for the whole family, live streamed on Youtube every morning at 9am.
Cosmic Kids Yoga offers yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed for children aged 3+
Draw with Rob. Children’s author and illustrator Rob Biddulph posts a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am on Instagram Live. You can catch up on this link:
Claire Powell is a children’s book illustrator who’s posting lots of inspiring ideas for simple art activities on her Instagram feed.
Audible is offering kids’ stories in 6 different languages that are free to stream on your devices.
Writing this has taken me back to when my girls were children, so here’s a photo of us that we recently unearthed! My thanks to Rinchen of Little Cambridge for her help in compiling this post. You can follow her on Facebook @LittleCambs.
Wishing everybody all the best. Stay safe, stay home and stay well x