Isolation Ideas and Activities

During these unprecedented times, and with the kids off school for the foreseeable future, a lot of us are a little concerned about how we’re going to keep them happy, active and stimulated during a long period of isolation.

Thankfully, we have the brilliant Essex community to help – lots of local groups, classes and companies are bringing their brilliance right into your home. Here are a few ideas for things to keep you all happy, busy and having fun!

Arts & Crafts

 

Image may contain: possible text that says 'BeMyBear Bear Making Parties Made Easy'Be my Bear – Budget bear-making box of fun and help them make a friend for life – quite literally!
Our activity boxes contain everything you need to make a furry friend including skin, stuffing, heart insert, birth certificate and carry bag plus a choice of T-shirts to colour, fabric pens outfits and accessories. https://www.bemybear.com/beat-the-boredom-8-budget-box.html

 

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Creative Boom – 

Fun creative activities to do at home – brought to you by the wonderful creative community at Creative Boom.

https://www.creativeboom.com/

 

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Creativebug –  Our award-winning videos make learning a beautiful to watch and easy to follow experience. Creativebug instructors are experts at their craft—and they’re amazing teachers.

https://www.creativebug.com/

 

The Craft Cabin sells craft kits and teddy kits and are giving ideas of things to do at home, such as design your own stone and post a picture on our page! Every week we will send one lucky winner some prizes.

www.facebook.com/TheCraftCabinE4

The Creation Station are selling and delivering craft packs, setting craft challenges and online workshops.

Check out your local franchise or visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk

Image may contain: 1 person, sitting, shoes and indoorDrawing & Art with Sam

Live streamed Art classes for children and adults to enjoy.

https://www.facebook.com/drawingandartwithsam/

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Art – I’ve set up a page for anyone to share their arty creations, paintings, doodles, model making etc for those who are having a birthday a bit different to their usual celebrations. All ages and abilities welcome to share some joy.

www.facebook.com/arthappybirthday/

 

No photo description available.Mini Vibes – A free online activities group on Facebook, I am uploading action songs, craft videos and lots more daily every hour.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/minivibeslockdown/permalink/200441057931029/

 

 

No photo description available.Painted Peppermint –

Take away home kits for a creative studio at home.

https://www.facebook.com/PaintedPeppermintwestessex/

 

 

Image may contain: possible text that says 'Waterfall Beads'Waterfall Beads – Jewellery making kits sent straight to your door

https://www.waterfallbeads.com/kits-shop/

 

 

Classes & Groups

AJ’s First Aid Training is offering a range of e-learning that might be of interest to budding chefs, looking at skills, preparation, food safety etc.
www.ajsfirstaidtraining.co.uk

 

Basking Babies instructors are running our baby massage and baby yoga classes online, through Zoom

www.baskingbabies.co.uk

 

Daisy First Aid Southend will be running on line first aid classes for all the family

www.facebook.com/daisyfirstaidsouthend/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

Image may contain: 1 personEnglish with Holly, Live! – 

Join me for English LIVE! from Monday onwards. They may close our schools but they won’t stop us learning!

https://www.facebook.com/englishwithhollytutoring/

 

Image may contain: possible text that says 'Kidslingo'Kids Lingo Live!

Offering Spanish classes for preschool age children, KS1 and KS2 through the Zoom app, using songs, actions, screen sharing, interactive whiteboard, games, crafts, worksheets, stories, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/KidslingoSpanishSouthendonSea/

No photo description available.LingoTot

We are bringing all of our language courses online.

Our classes are educational AND fun!

https://www.lingotot.co.uk/online.html

 

Linguabugs have set up a free Facebook group for children to learn some French from the comfort of their own home! It is for children age 3-8. Visit ‘Linguabugs en famille’ or go through the Linguabugs page here

https://www.facebook.com/groups/552275502309020/

 

Talking Tots Chelmsford and Maldon are running virtual classes – primarily for our current customers but with opportunities for new families to join us too!

www.facebook.com/talkingtotschelmsfordandmaldon

 

Talking Tots Southend are working hard behind the scenes to bring to your home virtual classes. This will primarily be for families that are already booked onto the classes. However there will be the opportunity for new families to join too.

www.facebook.com/TalkingTotsSouthend/

 

Tiny Talk Colchester and Tendring are running E-Classes

www.facebook.com/TinyTalkColchesterandTendring

 

 

No photo description available.WOW Baby Sensory – All of my Baby Sensory, Toddler Sense and Mini Professor ladies are offering online sessions.

To register visit: https://www.wowworldgroup.com/find-a-class

 

 

Educational – Humanities

60 second histories is a fun, pupil safe, online film resource that delivers EPIC history for kids in a simple and engaging format, ideal for teachers and home educators.

www.squaducation.com

 

[email protected] – We offer Skype calls to pupils currently having to stay at home and recordings of previous calls so that children can continue to learn outside of the classroom. There are also tasks available which your children can tackle after they have spoken to their historian.

historiansathome.wordpress.com/

 

Educational – Literacy

Chicken and Frog will be offering lessons via Skype.

www.chickenandfrog.com

 

 

Letters and Sounds - free resources for phonics teachingLetters & Sounds – Free resources for learning phonics, English & Maths.        http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 

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Mr MC Grammar

If the stresses of home education are getting you down, let MC Grammar help your children to laugh, learn and rap.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP4cc9slwfk7942HXYlSKPg

 

 

Once Upon A Story will be posting free storytime videos to share with your little ones

www.facebook.com/onceuponastoryuk/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

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Oxford Owl – Oxford Owl has been designed to give simple, but effective advice and ideas for parents to help with their children’s learning at home.
You’ll find age-specific reading and maths tips and activities, FREE eBooks, and lots of fun ideas to really bring your child’s learning to life.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Phonics play – free for those learning to read (reception/year 1 and maybe some ages either side) and has learning games

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 

 

Phonics with Robot Reg are offering an exclusive membership group, where there will be DAILY online classes, downloads, activities, videos and storytime

https://robotreg.co.uk/

 

Reading Eggs – Our online learning platform is an excellent way to help your child continue building essential skills from home, and provides a comprehensive range of resources, including self-paced lessons, multiple learning areas, assessment quizzes and automated progress reports.

www.readingeggs.co.uk/

 

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Sumdog – Personalised maths & spelling practice that pupils love.

Engage your pupils with adaptive learning and multi-player games. Aligned to all major curricula for ages 5 to 14, Sumdog is proven to accelerate progress.

sumdog.com

 

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Teach your Monster to Read 

A free series of games which help children to master the key first stages of reading.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Educational – Maths

 

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Fully-illustrated guidebooks and workbooks for aspiring math beasts in grades 2-5.
Beast Academy will provide a full, rigorous, and entertaining curriculum for aspiring math beasts.
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Coolmath4kids –  Coolmath4Kids is an amusement park of games, lessons and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN.
                                                                              https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

No photo description available.The Detective Project

A maths based junior detective murder mystery!

https://www.facebook.com/thedetectiveprojectsouthessex/

 

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The Maths Factor
Maths with Carol Vordeman
No photo description available.Math Game Time –  Math Game Time is the best place to find free math games for kids.

MathsWatch is the complete online Maths platform that makes learning available to your students 24/7 from anywhere in the world. The platform is fully responsive. (adapts to any screen size) and looks consistently good on mobiles, tablets and desktops.

mathswatch.co.uk

Your local maths specialists, Mathnasium, are pleased to announce the imminent delivery of [email protected][email protected] is the internet based delivery of Mathnasium sessions to students in the comfort of their own homes.
No photo description available.SplashLearn –  Splash Math is by far the most comprehensive math practice program in the App Store.
Splash Math is a renowned name in the educational app category for highly interactive methods of improving math skills with extensive practice questions.

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Sumdog – Personalised maths & spelling practice that pupils love.

Engage your pupils with adaptive learning and multi-player games. Aligned to all major curricula for ages 5 to 14, Sumdog is proven to accelerate progress.

sumdog.com

 

 

Educational – Science

Fab Science – Our Fab Scientists are all teachers, scientists and geeks and we’re usually to be found doing hands on workshops in schools, making birthday parties go with a bang or helping young scientists explore and learn at holiday camps. While the schools are closed we’re going to try to bring as much of that as possible to you at home so that you can keep having Fab Science fun!

www.fabscience.co.uk/he/

 

No photo description available.Kurzgesagt – Videos, explaining things. Like evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this strange universe.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt

 

 

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LAUNCHING: Mad Science Home Lab! During the school closures, we’ll be live-streaming educational and entertaining science into your homes! Join us for our FREE Trial – Friday 27th March at 11.00am – east.madscience.org

 

 

 

Nasa Kids Club — Welcome to NASA Kids’ Club – a place to play games and learn about NASA!

www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

 

 

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Science with Maddie Moate

daily live shows @ 11am! Packed with games, makes, cameras & a different theme each week.

https://www.facebook.com/maddiemoatepresenter/

 

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I am Science –  Year 11 preparation for current year 10 students affected by school closures.

I am Science is here to help.

https://www.facebook.com/iamsciencepvb/

 

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Theatre of Science

Free science lessons for ages 4-11 from a physics / science teacher

https://www.facebook.com/theatreofscience/

 

 

 

Educational – Tutoring

11plusteacher is now offering ONE-TO-ONE ONLINE TUITIONS to all students from Year 3 to Year 6.

Call on 07835929287 or visit the website: www.11plusteacher.co.uk.

 

 

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Anthony Briggs guitar lessons

Feeling bored on lockdown? How about some FaceTime/Skype lessons? I teach a range of styles. For details feel free to send me a message!! Stay safe 👍

https://www.facebook.com/anthonybriggsmusic/

 

 

Add Tuition can run online sessions in different subjects for small groups in a range of ages. We’ll be trying our best to make them as fun as possible as we believe that learning is so much more than sitting exams 🙂
Also happy to give some free advice to anyone so just pop over an email to [email protected]

www.addtuition.com

 

No photo description available.BH Tutoring – providing resources and online solutions to help your child stay on track with their GCSE Maths!

https://www.facebook.com/TUTORINGbyBH/

 

 

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Online guitar lessons with Fern McNulty

ONLINE GUITAR LESSONS – LETS KEEP ACTIVE AND LEARNING 🎸- LOWER RATES
Classically trained musician offering first class lessons  through Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp video etc.

To enquire email: [email protected]

 

 

At Kip McGrath Chelmsford South, we are offering online maths, English and 11+ lessons for all students who are not able to attend face to face tuition in the centre.

www.facebook.com/KipMcGrathChelmsfordSouth

 

 

Online Private Tutor     Experienced Essex County Council Tutor, now available for
Online Home Tutoring via Google Hangouts, Skype or Apple

Key Stage Levels 1, 2 and 3 and up to GCSE Foundation

Contact Suzanne on Mobile 07961 927640

 

Image may contain: 1 person, smilingQcontrol Tuition 

I have made up a free Google classroom where I’ll be adding free resources to it everyday. I’ll be getting them from different parts of the internet and also making up some resources myself.

www.qcontroltuition.co.uk

 

Image may contain: textRevision Rescue

My name is Miss Nichols and I am a year 6 teacher. I began by creating little revision packs for my pupils to help them learn while at home, and more importantly to enjoy their learning. They were such a hit – I have now made them available for everyone!

https://www.facebook.com/revisionrescue/

 

 

Georgia from Time to Learn More is a private tutor offering online learning

www.facebook.com/TimetolearnMore/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

 

Image may contain: textTotal Assist Education –  online 1-1 teaching and for small group sessions.
Our tutors can remotely support ALL key stages / ages and students for their ongoing eduction.

https://www.facebook.com/taeducation/

Vicky’s Tutoring Service – private tutoring

www.facebook.com/vickystutoringservices 

 

 

Educational – Websites & Apps

 

No photo description available.ABCya – After-school activities may be canceled for now, but that doesn’t mean your child’s afternoon won’t be filled with fun things to do! Your kids can travel the world virtually, exploring the pyramids or the Mayan temples right from your living room on ABCya… all before dinnertime!

https://www.abcya.com/

 

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is here to support you. Over the coming days and weeks we’ll be changing to bring you daily content that supports you as schools close across the UK, to help you with your education and wellbeing.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Image may contain: textIntroduction to animation  – 15 page learning pack and 2 minute videoSuitable for ages 7+ and designed for parents and children to learn animation together.

No specialist equipment required, all you’ll need is:

Smart phone, scissors, card or paper , coloured pens/pencils, blue tac, imagination.

https://www.facebook.com/AnimatingEducation/

 

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BrainPOP – BrainPop is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

Science, social studies, english, math, arts & music, health and SEL, engineering & tech.

https://www.brainpop.com/

 

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Budding Writers

Free online kids creative writing prompts and activities for primary aged children

https://www.facebook.com/hellobuddingwriters/

 

No photo description available.Clever Tykes –  Entrepreneurial homeschooling resources for children ages 6-9. Storybooks and resources available with fast delivery from Amazon UK.

https://clevertykes.com/

 

 

No photo description available.Curiosity Stream – Thousands of documentary films and series available worldwide on a range of devices. Dive Deep into science, history, nature, technology, society and lifestyle – anytime, anywhere.

https://www.facebook.com/curiositystream/

 

Image may contain: textDiscovery Education – Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. Discovery is leading the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning.

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk

 

Easy Peasy Homeschool – Complete, all free cirriculum.

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

 

 

 

Ed Place – Join thousands of parents using the most trusted home education app from year 1 to GCSE

www.edplace.com

 

Education.com

We are offering our registered Basic members free access to our best premium resources to help support you during school closures. Sign up for a free account to gain access

www.education.com

 

e-learning for kidsE-Learning for kids –  Master the basics of reading, science, math and computers.
E-learning for kids is a non-profit organisation providing free, fun, curriculum based quality primary education to all children world wide.

 

No photo description available.Funbrain – Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

https://www.funbrain.com/

 

 

No photo description available.Hopster – a Bafta-nominated preschool play and learning app platform that is filled with educational and fun kid’s TV shows, stimulating learning games, beautiful books, nursery rhymes and music.

www.hopster.tv

 

 

IntellectoKids is a media, entertainment & education platform for parents and their kids ages up to 7 years old. We strive to create a lifestyle for parents aiming to provide high quality digital products for various daily parenting activities which entertain and develop young kids in a safe and controlled digital environment

intellectokids.com

 

Into Film – Free resources that utilise the extraordinary medium of film, with activities to use in your classroom or club, including PowerPoint presentations with embedded clips.

www.intofilm.org/resources

 

IXL – Bring learning to life with IXL! Help your children discover the joy of maths and English through vibrant images, colourful illustrations and meaningful content at every turn.

Membership from £7.99 per month

 

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Jamie Oliver – Keep cooking and carry on!

Cooking with Jamie, every weeknight

https://www.channel4.com/keepcookingandcarryon

 

 

No photo description available.Khan Academy Kids – Khan Academy is a  nonprofit organisation with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy Kids is a free app for children ages two to six and was created by experienced early learning experts

https://khankids.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

 

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Myleenes’s Music Klass

Music classes with Myleene Klass

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

No photo description available.National Geographic Kids –  National Geographic for the younger set: An appealing mix of articles on wildlife, entertainment, science, technology, extreme sports, adventures, amazing kids, and world wonders.

 

Night Zookeeper

We want to help parents and teachers to continue to provide them with an amazing education during this difficult time. Therefore our plan for the foreseeable future is to offer a free trial and half-price access to our online tutoring service and gamified remote learning platform

nightzookeeper.com

 

No photo description available.OutSchool – We provide small group classes that meet over live video chat where learners are connected with teachers and classmates who share similar interests. Parents can find and register their children for great classes offered outside of regular school.

   https://outschool.com/

 

Image may contain: possible text that says 'PBS KIDS'PBS Kids –  

PBS KIDS offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital content and community-based programs.
Let PBS KIDS be your children’s guide through life’s adventures!
Explore science, math skills, develop early literacy skills and so much more.
                                               https://pbskids.org/
Planet Earth and The Blue Planet
Weekly quiz sheets for kids

Purple Mash

Whether it’s inspiring your writers, extending your coders or boosting the creativity in your children, Purple Mash has everything you need to deliver a unique Edtech experience which is simple to use and loved by all. 14 day free trial.

www.purplemash.com 

 

Science Kids - Fun Science & Technology for Kids!

Science for kids –  

the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the                                                                                                          world.  Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects.

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

 

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Scholastic –  Home learning resources for parents.

 

The Skoolbo Spiral Learning Algorithm evaluates everything a child does and works out the perfect program for them accordingly. The Daily Challenge draws from thousands of learning activities to provide just the right mix of new concepts, along with revision.

skoolbo.com

 

No photo description available.Starfall education – Our mission is to help children learn through exploration Our games employ visual, auditory, and kinesthetic interaction that are especially successful with special education and English language learners (ESL, ELL, ELD).

https://www.starfall.com/

 

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Wildlife Live with Steve Backshall.

Everyday at 9.30 for answering all your wildlife, biology, conservation and exploration questions.

https://www.facebook.com/stevebackshallofficial/

 

 

Teach It Primary – Free, unlimited access until the end of April 2020.Save time with our downloadable teaching packs – a collection of teaching ideas, activities and resources on a particular skill, theme or topic.
Subscribers can download all our packs for free.

www.teachitprimary.co.uk/teaching-packs

 

No photo description available.Turtle Diary –   Interactive online games for kids in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade & up. From phonics to math and science to art. Games are designed to help kids build a foundation for academic success in school.

 

 

Twinkl

We’ve not only created home learning and school closure packs, but have also introduced an offer for all of them to be completely free. Whether you’re a teacher, parent or home educator we’ve put together a simple, step-by-step guide about this offer of help, for you to use. This guide is not designed to override or replace any official guidance, but is intended to advise on using the Twinkl website during this period.

www.twinkl.co.uk

No photo description available.Tynker – The #1 coding platform for kids

Tynker fuels creativity in thousands of schools and powers the imagination of 60 million kids worldwide.With 40+ award-winning block & text-based courses and over 3,700 learning modules, there’s a learning path for every kid no matter their age or level.

  https://www.tynker.com/

 

Image may contain: textUdemy – Udemy is the largest global marketplace for learning and teaching online with great courses for kids.

https://www.udemy.com

 

 

Entertainment, Drama & Music

 

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Andy and The Odd Socks

The Crazy world of Andy and the odd socks is bonkers! They love telling stories and singing about all sorts of things from Aliens and Dinosaurs to Rapping Robots and even a Groovy Hoover!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p08375lx/andy-and-the-band

 

No photo description available.Audiable Uk

With school closures and social distancing affecting us all, Audiable UK have created something in the hope that it makes your life a little easier.

Audible Stories – 100s of kids’ audiobooks for free. Just click, stream and listen 😊

  https://www.facebook.com/audibleuk/

 

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B2B Theatre

Free daily online creative activities for homeschoolers.  A different fun task every day from yoga, to puppet making, dance sessions and art.

https://www.facebook.com/Bound-2B-Theatre-312773288759883/

 

 

 

Bam Bam – Britains got Talent Children’s entertainer,

Videos and silly stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyPl9oSdifvhoI9I7in0gtg

 

No photo description available.Big Fish Little Fish live stream – 

FREE RAVE AT YOUR PLACE! By families, for families. From our home to yours. The original family rave Big Fish Little Fish return, hot on the heels of our launch of the world’s first, home-streamed family Kitchen Rave.

https://www.facebook.com/events/203425194329957/

 

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Bollywood Classes – free online Bollywood Classes

 

https://www.facebook.com/JayminisBollywoodDance

 

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Captain Fantastic

Online Interactive entertainment, fitness, and fun lessons.

https://www.facebook.com/CaptainFantasticKids/

 

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Chameleon Theatre Arts

Live classes on Facebook/ Instagram and our normal classes have all been transferred online with extra challenges, activities and new tools for our students.

www.chameleontheatrearts.com and Facebook.com/chameleontheatrearts

 

 

No photo description available.Dantastic Productions

Weekly online childrens parties!

https://www.facebook.com/dantasticproductions/

 

 

No photo description available.The Detective Project

A maths based junior detective murder mystery!

https://www.facebook.com/thedetectiveprojectsouthessex/

 

 

 

Diana Kamedia – Kids Active Media Self-Publishing Platforming for Authors & Illustrators in Children’s publishing

Children’s drawing tasks & competitions.

https://www.facebook.com/diana.kamedia.1

 

Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, textDramaEd – Teaching children through performing arts

Early Learning at home

https://www.facebook.com/Drameduk/

 

 

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Escape From Home! 

Escape From Home is the latest way you can enjoy an Escape Room without the hassle of having to travel. Held in your own home,  the escape room experience is brought to you. Challenge yourself and your friends to see if you can Escape From Home.

http://www.escapefromhome.co.uk/

 

Free online toddler sessions from Drama Llama Bing Bong

www.facebook.com/dramallamabingbong/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

 

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Hartbeeps Uk Radio

Party in your Happy House – tell your friends to tune in so we can socially distance together! Every Sunday morning @ 10am

https://www.facebook.com/hartbeepsradio/

 

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Story Time with Big Jim

Let’s have fun reading with the kids… Big Jim’s Story Time is here for one thing, to give you a break during these times and for the little ones to enjoy a story.                         New stories every day at 11:00 (UK time)

https://www.facebook.com/bigjimsstorytime/

 

Storytime with David Walliams!

David Walliams is releasing a free children’s audio story every day at 11am for the next month.

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

 

Image may contain: 2 people, textFreeStyle theatre School – 

Through this very confusing period where children are now off of school and could be isolated within their homes we have designed some fun, exciting, engaging and even active live stream and video performance challenges.

🌟Challenges will be posted at the start of every week via our FB and Insta page and suitable for children of all ages and levels 🌟        https://www.facebook.com/freestyleuts/

 

Forte Vocal Coaching will be providing live video link lessons to all existing and new students

www.facebook.com/fortevocalcoaching/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

Image may contain: 1 person, glassesFrostie Entertainment –  We are going ‘Live’ with an absolutely MIND-BLOWING bit of magic which will need you to take part!

Tell your friends, families and neighbours

https://www.facebook.com/magicfrostie/

Hartbeeps @ Home classes launching shortly!! You can find them on your local Hartbeeps pages

Hartbeeps Chelmsford, Billericay, Burnham & South Woodham Ferrers

No photo description available.Highlights Kids – Helping children become their best selves – creative, curious, caring, and confident- since 1946.

https://www.highlightskids.com/

 

 

No photo description available.Hopster – a Bafta-nominated preschool play and learning app platform that is filled with educational and fun kid’s TV shows, stimulating learning games, beautiful books, nursery rhymes and music.

www.hopster.tv

 

 

 

Jelly Jades –  STORY TIME AND CHIT CHAT!📖

You can expect a fun filled story time at 3pm everyday  with some Jelly Jade chat so let your children know and add it into your daily schedules!

https://www.facebook.com/jade.h.foster

 

JC Party Pets We will be posting a picture of our lovely Macaws MAC & Benson for you guys to draw. Post your pictures in the comments & a winner will be picked. We will also be doing a live chat on our lovely Macaws.

www.facebook.com/jcpartypets

 

Joanne Davis – I am a violin teacher and am currently teaching via Skype in Epping, so if any young violinists would like extra help over the coming months please contact me on [email protected]

 

 

Jo Jingles Colchester and Tendring are offering live online classes

www.facebook.com/jojinglestendring/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

Lego Kids: Fun, Lego-based activities

www.lego.com/en-my/kids

 

 

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Lucy’s Princess Parties Live!

The Long Hair Princess is going live and  kicking off the week of princess live-streams!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/626061648186721/

 

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Magic Dave

Live mini magic shows for great entertainment at home.

https://www.facebook.com/TheMagicDaveUK/

 

 

Image may contain: textMagical Princess Parties – Personalised Video Message

Receive a video message from your little ones favourite princess wishing them anything you would like! From birthdays to get well soon, special occasions or just to brighten their day, and just £10!☺️💕🌸💖🎀🥰
Message us to book in!❤️ https://m.facebook.com/magicalprincessparties/

 

NT Dance House – I am a local dance school in Rayleigh and we have a Facebook group where I will be posting lots of dance related activities and videos to follow (lots form brilliant dance artists) as well as our own live dance classes, our own pre recorded classes and more. We are offering this at a £5 weekly subscription rate so I can cover wages for my teachers providing the videos. To gain access they need to email [email protected]

www.ntdancehouse.co.uk

 

Image may contain: textJiggly Wrigglers – Online personalised birthday parties

Worried about your little ones not having a Birthday party? We are NOW offering online personalised Birthday parties that guests can join in with from home.

https://www.facebook.com/JiggyWrigglersUK/

 

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Party Bugs

Online Story Time

https://www.facebook.com/PartyBugsCheltenham/

 

 

Image may contain: possible text that says 'PQA FULL-TIME ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS' Pauline Quirke Virtual Academy

Pauline Quirke is joined by her son, Charlie introduce you to the fun and interactive PQA Virtual Academy!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4JAPk9bMxBFPlgJz7aY2EQ

 

What will you do today? Use the Random Idea Generator to  choose an activity to do at home. Watch out – hidden in the Random Idea Generator is a sneaky one. You might not like it!

whatshallwedo.co.uk/things-to-do-at-home

 

SeussvilleSeussville – Seussville is an educational institution focused on child’s interests, concerns, and differences; providing an environment conducive to creation and development of early childhood knowledge and skills.

 

 

Image may contain: 1 personSilly Tilly live on Facebook – Starting from Monday 23rd March  1.30pm Silly Tilly will be doing either a live Facebook stream to make your little ones smile🙂 they will involve different activities, some silly, some educational and some just to help you out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/203205500964655/

 

Sing and Sign are offering classes online for next term!

Singandsign.co.uk

 

 

Storyline OnlineStoryLine –  Storyline Online is a FREE literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. During these times of distance learning, check out our digital library of 57 books and activity guides to help educate and entertain your kids at home!

https://www.storylineonline.net

Switch Zoo app - Click here to learn moreSwitch Zoo – Animal-themed educational games and activities.

 

 

No photo description available.Tiny T’s Storytelling & Theatre – Live storytelling from tara from Tiny T’s.

Live Storytelling The Gruffalo themed with a few imagination exercises for the little ones!
Live on Facebook AND Instagram  @tinytsparties

Www.tinytsparties.co.uk

Image may contain: text that says "Unite"Unite for Literacy –  Unite for Literacy focuses on creating Picture Book Abundance, sharing global public books for new readers everywhere.

 

Exercise & Fitness

Image may contain: possible text that says 'ACTION amanda's CLUB WASH YOUR HANDS SONG'Amanda’s Action Club…At Home

Let’s get active together! Children need to MOVE. Join me week days for some fun, fitness and music. Adults are welcome too.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/826060407888807/?ref=share

 

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Baby Ballers – Live, fun Interactive sessions.

Every Friday morning delivered by Baby Ballers coaches

https://www.facebook.com/BabyBallersPortslade/

 

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Boogie Bear Music & Drama

Boogie Bear Music & Drama Bilingual videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH70y0_O5tKl6kK3TO6zIZQ

 

 

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Captain Fantastic

Online Interactive entertainment, fitness, and fun lessons.

https://www.facebook.com/CaptainFantasticKids/

 

 

C.F.D Dance School for online dance classes

www.facebook.com/CFDDanceSchool/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

Dance Trix are going to be running online sessions for all our age groups.

www.facebook.com/dancetrixessex/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

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Fit & Fun to Learn

Physiotherapy videos to keep children’s core strength and fine motor skills to enable them to improve academic achievement

https://www.facebook.com/Fit-and-fun-to-learn-114437166858221/

 

 

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

www.gonoodle.com

 

 

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Mama Loca 

On Line Mum&BabyDance Group

💛THE HIGH VIBE MAMAS TRIBE

https://www.facebook.com/mumandbabydance/

 

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Mr Move it

Fun YouTube Work outs with Mr Move it.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL52n-yl7BFuBdyaDDCFgqQ

 

 

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Musical Mayhem Online!

**INTRODUCING OUR FIRST ONLINE TERM**.
Acting, singing and dancing our way through self isolation ❤.

https://www.facebook.com/musicalmayhemlondon/

 

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Shake it with Oti Mabuse 

Live latin and Ballroom Classes everyday at 11:30

https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/

 

 

Image may contain: possible text that says 'PARKFIT EAST'ParkFit East 

Live stream Yoga & Pilates sessions

https://www.facebook.com/Parkfiteast/

 

P.E. With Joe

Starting Monday 23rd March I’m going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on my YouTube channel. With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it’s more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive.

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html 

 

 

Playball – 

Playball has created a number of skills and games for you and your child to do together “@ home”.

Please register at www.playballkids.com and you will receive an email with the Playball @ home pack FREE OF CHARGE!!!

 

 

 

PTP Wellness – online PT sessions

www.facebook.com/lisanneptpwellness/

 

 

 

No photo description available.Scouts, The Great Indoors – 

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families across the UK, as the spread of Covid-19 causes schools to close.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors.

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

 

Sweaty Mama Southend will be running online live classes for exercise for the whole family and bootcamps in the evenings

www.facebook.com/sweatymamasoutheastessex/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

Sweaty Mama West Thurrock is offering online fitness classes, and will signpost to other Sweaty Mama instructors in different areas

https://www.facebook.com/SweatyMamaWestThurrock/?hc_location=ufi

 

 

Tim Pitman Personal Training – I have taken my FIT 4 BRENTWOOD & FIT 4 ONGAR classes online & would like to invite you ALL to join us in a 30 minute HIIT workout to keep you from going bonkers 🤪 To book your space on a session, please send me a private message and I will get back to you on how you can get involved ☺️

🔵 Facebook.com/TimPitmanPT
💻 www.timpitmanpersonaltraining.co.uk

 

No photo description available.Tumble Tots

Tumble Tots at Home classes!Tumble Tots are doing LIVE classes on Facebook, every weekday at 10am for little ones to join in with at home:

Tumble Tots UK

 

 

Image may contain: textYoga Bellies – Online kids Yoga camp.

YogaBelliesKidzKamp is FREE for all!  Yoga Bellies are Aiming to have this ready by Monday 30th March.

https://www.facebook.com/YogaBellies-Southend-2440944329519607/

 

Support, Wellbeing & Mental Health

 

 

In light of everything that’s happening at the moment, we understand that many families with children with Autism may feel overwhelmed with managing a change of routine.

We are offering a free consultation and advice on the management of behaviours and learning schedules to suit family needs.
Anything from managing emotions, self- stimulatory behaviour, over eating, Self-injurious behaviours, inappropriate sexual behaviours and all.
We also provide support on specific learning needs, structured programmes that work with school curriculum targets.

Email us at [email protected]  or call 07542 289626

 

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The Bloom Project – Yoga & stress relief classes for adults and children, live and online.

https://www.facebook.com/LetsBloomProject/

 

 

Image may contain: possible text that says 'yoga for modern life'Calm & Reset – A simple yet effective small practice to you every Thursday evening. One that should help you have a small pocket of time to reconnect to yourself, find some calmness in your own home. So utterly important right now more than ever.

https://www.facebook.com/events/144630963558003/

 

Do It Like a Mother are bringing children’s and adult’s Yoga, mixed ability Pilates, Pregnancy Pilates, Baby Massage, Mindfulness Mediation and many more classes to you live online and for download.   Check out our website www.doitlikeamother.co.uk where you can join the mailing list if you wish for updates as new classes are added or follow us on FB https://www.facebook.com/do.it.like.a.mother.HQ/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/do.it.like.a.mother_hq/ for updates too.

 

Ky Harkins Life Counselling Services will be offering telephone sessions

www.facebook.com/Ky-Harkins-Life-Counselling-Services-104633180947519

 

 

 

Lisa Pawlowski therapist-  Free online group therapy sessions.

A totally non-judgmental space to chat to others and Lisa about how you’re feeling. To connect with others who may be feeling similar.

https://www.lisapawlowski.co.uk/grouptherapyonline?fbclid=IwAR1ulWP5x4wlVo05pLpj7i9pUw6YykEB9j_lIR20nwanraWTNfUAp6htptA

 

 

Mini Mindfullness

Mindset coaching for kids.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/797681167305671/

 

Pandemic Angels aim to help those who have been quarantined or ordered to self-isolate, by bringing together those who want to help their community, with those who desperately need their assistance to carry on living. We can’t do anything without you! If you can help your local community, with trips to the shops, urgent supplies or anything else, then please register your details and what you can help your community with now, so we can start to assist those who need it the most.

www.pandemicangels.org/

 

Renaissance Wellbeing Clinic – offering group online meditation sessions and distance healing

www.facebook.com/renaissancewbc

 

 

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Relax Kids – We have had so many requests from parents and teachers for tips and ideas to help children manage their anxiety during this unsettling time and have created a FREE CALM PACK to help give reassurance and a feeling of calm and safety to help children and their families manage changes and navigate these uncertain times.

https://www.relaxkids.com

 

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Rested Mama

Helping exhausted families get more sleep by guiding and supporting them to make gentle and gradual changes.

https://www.facebook.com/restedmama/

 

 

Tiptree and Maldon Cloth Nappy Library are running ‘how to’ videos for people suffering with nappy and wipe shortages

www.facebook.com/maldontiptreenappylibrary

 

 

Well Westcliff will be moving to an online format form for perinatal mental health support.

www.facebook.com/wellwestcliff/

 

 

Social Media Groups

Ask a Teacher Essex

There are hundreds of teachers on there already with lots of specialisms, teaching lots of ages. It’s strictly free advice as well – just lots of lovely teachers offering their support for nothing.

www.facebook.com/groups/220831422612058/

 

Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas

This group has been set up to provide support, tips and ideas if you are at home with your family in light of the Coronavirus. Being at home with children can be challenging at the best of times and so extra help, support and planning can make this uncertain time hopefully a bit easier!

www.facebook.com/groups/871176893326326/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf

 

Keep the Kids Active

Gives fun ideas, activities, games etc to keep the kids active & happy

www.facebook.com/groups/205567584028262 

 

Love Laugh Learning

Regular entertainment and videos for you all to enjoy together

www.facebook.com/lovelaughlearning/?hc_location=ufi

 

Three Ferals and Us

Homeschooling blog with great ideas for keeping the kids entertained

www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=237119684350946&id=105122447550671

 

Board Games

A game is a great way of spending some family time. Here are some of our favourites – would love to hear yours!

  • Cluedo
  • Uno
  • Exploding Kittens
  • Othello
  • Risk
  • Game of Life
  • Camel Up
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Labrynth
  • Jenga
  • Dobble
  • The Resistance
  • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
  • Cash and Guns
  • Mastermind
  • Boggle
  • Scrabble
  • Codenames
  • Wits and Wagers
  • Don’t Get Got
  • Bananagrams
  • Carcassone
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ticket to Ride
  • 7 Wonders

 

Online Tours

(Thanks to Three Ferals and Us  for this list!)

The louvre https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

National Gallery of art https://www.nga.gov/

The British Museum https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum

Museum of National history https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Nasa https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

The Vatican Museum http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

Nation History of Woman Exhibit https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/online-exhibits

The British Museum https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/schools/ages-7-11/ancient-britain/virtual-visit-peek-prehistory

The Great Wall of China https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Stone Henge – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/

Machu Pichu, Peru – https://www.youvisit.com/tour/machupicchu

Youtube Channels

Crash Course Kids – https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Science Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceChannel

Scishow Kids – https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids

National Geographic kids –  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVCgDuD_QCkI7gTKU7-tpg

Free School –  https://www.youtube.com/user/watchfreeschool

geography focus – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8HYERScBt-e0kV0fpe0asg

The Brain Scoop – https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop

Kids Learning tube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EFWpvc1wYuUwrtZ_BLi9A

Geek Gurl Diaries – https://www.youtube.com/user/GeekGurlDiaries

Mike Likes Science – https://www.youtube.com/user/comaniddy

Science Max – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw

SoulPancake – https://www.youtube.com/user/soulpancake

Kurzgesagt  –https://www.youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt

 

 

 

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