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Coronavirus Lockdown

Some suggestions to pass the time during the lockdown.

Some ideas to amuse the kids, when you've finished the home schooling!!

  • The James Dyson Foundation has some challenge cards that you can download and other challenges on their site.
  • Check out the BBC, who have games and quizzes on their CBBC and CBeebies pages, with learning materials on Bitesize
  • There are story telling videos to view at Wee Bookworms
  • Head to Chester Zoo to see the animals being fed.
  • For lots of educational quizzes in key stages head to Education Quizzes
  • There are free home learning packs available at Scholastic
  • Home learning packs are available from Twinkl enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS with your email and password.
  • Heep fit every morning with Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach
  • Free dance lessons at 11.30 every morning with Oti Mabuse
  • Become the next Greg James or Calvin Harris with this free dj app
  • Prepare to be baffled with a range of optical illusions at Optics 4 Kids
  • Time to hone your magical skilss with these easy magic tricks from The Spruce Crafts
  • Want to surprise the parents or have a test run for the next jumble sale.....bake something from this list of easy baking recipes from Baking Mad

Some thoughts for the adults in the family when you've finished playing teacher or if you don't need to start.

  • If you fancy doing some learning yourself head to the Open University for a range of free courses.
  • For a varied range of free courses try Future Learn type free courses into their search. You can then learn Norwegian, have an introduction to screenwriting and much more.
  • Give your vocal chords an airing with Gareth Malone don't forget to open your windows and entertain the village.
  • Now you've sorted out the vocal chords, time to exercise the rest with The Undefeatables
  • Time for some brain exercise and raise some money for charity with this quiz at The Rainbow Charity
  • More brain exercises from the BBC
  • Relax with an online jigsaw
  • Look after your brain with a range of intelligence tests at Mentalup
  • A fun way to pass some time....why not learn Origami
  • Keep in touch with family and friends by video conferencing with Zoom
  • Some fascinating optical illusions with explanations of the science behind them at 137 Visual Phenomena & Optical Illusions
  • For those old enough or for the young to discover the music of the sixties, see if you agree with this list of the 200 best songs of the sixties
  • With all the spare time we have during the lockdown, what about the garden, take a look at these tips for April from the RHS
  • It's spring time and that means spring cleaning, make it easier with these top tips from Asda

Fed up with the tele.....try some of these webcams from around the world

  • View the empty streets and beaches around the United Kingdome at Webcam Taxi
  • If wildlife is more your thing, have a look at the webcams at The Wildlife Trusts
  • Go on safari and see the elephants, lions etc at Africam
  • Try an interactive webcam and feed the chickens at The Critter Yard
  • As all travel has been banned why not stay at home and visit The Northern Lights
  • Maybe you would like to become famous....view this webcam and see if you can spot The Loch Ness Monster
  • Settle down and watch the brown bears fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls
  • Ever wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty.....well here is your chance...visit the webcam

Why not try a virtual experience......

  • For a limited time whilst The Postal Museum is closed, take a virtual tour of Mail Rail, from the comfort of your own home. London's Mail Rail
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