Isolation Education Station

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The Easter holidays provided some time off for children, but also a little respite for parents who have been homeschooling.

Home education has been tough for everyone, particularly for those parents with no teaching experience and those who are working from home. It’s a juggling act, and while the temptation is to let your kids become experts in Tik Tok, we know that it important for their education and mental wellbeing to keep to some of learning routine.

Over recent weeks more and more orgainisations have released online resources to help ease the pressure a little – and we’ve rounded up our favourites.

 

BBC

The BBC launched their Bitesize daily broadcasts from 9am to 11am on BBC Red Button, also making it available after on BBC iPlayer.

This gives both primary and secondary age children “bitesize” 20 minutes lessons presented by trained teachers, as well as some well-known celebrity faces. They’ve even compiled a schedule to help plan the week.

Well done BBC, we think you’ve done a great job!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfwrcqt

 

Penguin Books

Penguin have put together activity packs based on children’s age groups.

If your kids love to read, then this is perfect for them. From word searches to creating literary bunting and writing your own murder mystery story, the range of activities available should keep the little ones entertained for a while.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2018/download-a-printable-puffin-activity-pack/

 

RSPB

The silver lining is that we are blessed with great weather – so make the most of it and get outside with the children and do some nature activities.

The RSPB have created a personalised plan based on your postcode to give you 6 activities to help give nature a home where you live.

There are some things that just can’t be taught in a classroom – and what’s better than experiencing nature in real life?

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/

 

Playtivities

Whose children still want to re-enact their Easter Egg Hunt? We’re betting loads of younger ones do!  If so Playtivites give this great alternative for a treasure hunt around the home. You can download the clues to get you on your way

https://playtivities.com/at-home-treasure-hunt/

 

Betty Crocker

We couldn’t have a list that doesn’t have some baking in it! Betty Crocker has some fun bakes for children with some really creative bakes that look almost too good to eat….. almost! From an educational perspective you’ve got maths, science, home economics and English covered in one session. What’s not to love?

https://www.bettycrocker.co.uk/recipes/baking-with-kids

 

Lonely Planet

Whilst we’re all staying at home at the minute, we can but dream of holidays. Lonely Planet have a great selection of activities from creating your own planet to Boredom Busters to making a Junkanoo Street Festival headpiece! We think even the grown ups could enjoy this one!

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/kids/activities

 

Crayola

Everyone loves to colour in, right? Crayola have hundreds of pages for download across school topics such as words and letters, places, animals as well as more fun Disney options. For the adults in the family, try looking for some Mindfulness Colouring Sheets. They can be a welcome change for a few minutes peace while your reset.

https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/

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