There are lots of ways to keep the children entertained, check out some of the resources below:
Discover the Joy of Reading
Is offering free audio books which can be listened to on your laptop, desktop, tablet or phone. The titles are available in 6 different languages.
Will be releasing a free audio story every 30 days, check out the website HERE
Unite for Literacy
Reading is a fantastic way to learn about the world around us and engross yourself in a good book. Unite literacy offers an array of books online which can be narrated in a choice of languages
The charity Living Paintings create tactile and audio books for people who have visual impairments, called them Touch to See books for all ages. These are distributed through a free postal library.
The charity RNIB offers a library service which is absolutely free, in a range of formats including Talking Books, Braille or Giant Print. Ensuring everyone can get lost in a good book.
Calibre Audio Library
The charity lends audio books and streams books online for anyone who struggles to access print, including children. Find out more information on their website HERE
Free home learning resources for all ages of children
If your little ones, love their numbers then why not head across to Cool Maths 4 Kids where lots of fun activities will keep your genius’s entertained.
Learn maths with Carol Vorderman, her website services are now free!
National Geographic for Kids
This website provides lots of creative activities, competitions and fun facts for all ages to have a go at.
Twinkl as lots of educational activities for all ages and also some sensory stories and resources.
Fun Science and Technology
Science Kids brings an online resource of science activities, including games, quizzes, videos, cool facts and lots more to keep your budding scientists entertained. Here’s some jokes to keep you giggling
‘Why do tigers have stripes? So they don’t get spotted.’
‘What do astronauts do when they get angry? Blast off!’
‘What do you call two dinosaurs that have been in an accident? Tyrannosaurus wrecks’
To help with home learning Dekko comics are offering their fun and educational comics free online. They offer over 140 comics to help with maths, english, science, history, geography and PSHE.
Learn Something New
What about learning something new, like Sign Language?
British Sign Language (BSL) online course reduced to £3 for under 18s
Time to Play!
Play tool kits
The charity Sense, offer a range of play tool kits to support children of all abilities to join inclusive activities. There is also a series of helpful video guides on how to make play inclusive and accessible.
Soundabout Live – Bring a tambourine, shaker or some pots and pans to rattle and shake.
Soundabout Live! sessions will run at 2pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays led by different members of the music practitioner team.
Time to Dance!
Flamingo Chicks offer inclusive dance classes so everyone no matter what their ability can enjoy dance and movement. They are now offering virtual classes for you to explore. They look great fun!
They even offer relaxation videos for parents/carers, sensory activities and lots of useful resources.
Silver swans are free online ballet exercise classes mainly aimed at the older genertaion, but anyone can give it a go!
Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness, not just for kids – these look great fun.
British Blind Sport offers a range of accessible exercise work-outs including yoga and mindfulness https://britishblindsport.org.uk/stayinworkout-pilates-yoga-stretch/
Like going to the Theatre?
The National Theatre are offering productions from the comfort of your own home, how fantastic – every thursday they offer full length theatre plays for you to view online.
The Royal Opera House invites adults and children to explore the theatre with their fun resources and videos online
The show must go on! – Full length performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s productions are launched every Friday at 7pm (BST), which can be watched for 48 hrs on you tube.
Who doesn’t love a freebie?
Lots of companies that often charge monthly fees for their services are wavering these to try and keep the country entertained. I suppose as well they are hoping that you will continue with the subscription afterwards too. Check out the Money Saving Expert link HERE where you can get free lessons to learn a language, listen to ballet and opera broadcasts or even free homeschooling lessons from Carol Vorderman!