Boredom Busters! Online resources to entertain and educate kids at home

Boredom Busters! Online resources to entertain and educate kids at home

Amongst all the craziness and uncertainty of the world right now, its heart warming to see how people are using social media and technology to come together as a community, not only to stay in touch, but to share their gifts and talents!

Like many other parents right now, with working and schooling from home becoming our new normal, we have been struggling to create any kind of work-life balance and structure to our days! One lifeline has been discovering so many fantastic and creative online resources which help keep the kids both entertained and educated, and give us that precious few minutes' peace.

Check out the round up below of some of our faves:

Rainbow for Coronavirus 
Such a simple idea but so inspiring! A suggested activity from my kids' school, we asked the children to paint a rainbow and put it in their window, the idea being to spread the symbol of hope plus it makes a fun game for the kids to spot them if they go out for a walk! Don't forget to tag any pics you post with #rainbowwindow and #rainbowtrail 

 

P.E With Joe 
Joe Wicks (aka the Body Coach) is currently offering daily live YouTube fitness videos on his channel. Whilst the exercise routines are aimed at kids, this is one the whole family can get involved in - get those endorphins going and start your day on a high! 


Play-a-long Live with play.hooray 
Play Hooray is a community of parents, carers and educators who celebrate everything about the world of play! Their practical and hands-on Play-a-long live crafting sessions are guaranteed boredom busters - you might even get time to clear your inbox.. Classes held daily via Instagram Live.


 

Dance Classes with The Ballet Coach 
For those missing their weekly dance classes, Sarah Du-Feu is an English National Ballet School trained dancer bringing live classes for your little ones. Tune in via her Instagram and Facebook live channels.  

We were excited to hear that Amazon has canceled the subscription of bookds and audio stories for children as long as schools are closed. Kids everwhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages!
Pic: via Amazon

 

Kids' Kitchen Raves with Arielle Free 
If we can't go out, DJ and Radio 1 Presenter Arielle Free is bringing the party to us with her fantastic Kids Kitchen Raves. With requests taken and feel-good tunes guaranteed - glow sticks are optional! Mondays and Thursday at 3pm on her Instagram and Facebook Live Channels. 
PS - you can check out the interview we did with Arielle over here

 
Pic: via hitc.com


Wellness Expert Jasmine Hemsley 
Let's not neglect our own health and wellbeing! We love following author and wellness expert Jasmine Hemsley where we can find practical tips to improve our wellbeing. Try tuning into Jasmine's Instagram Lives where she offers regular sessions such as meditation and sound baths - pure bliss! 

 
Pic: via JasmineHemsley.com 

We hope you are all staying safe and well at home and if you have any other suggestions for online kids activities we'd love to hear so please pop them in the comments below!

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