How to keep everyone entertained at home

Running out of things for everyone to do at home? We've got you covered

Joe Wicks PE

27 Mar 2020

Schools are shut, the kids are at home and you are trying to get some work done. The big question for many parents is how to keep the kids entertained, while making sure they continue to learn.

We’ve found a list of podcasts, online support and free classes that everyone can enjoy. You can even use the below to create a new routine (with or without kids) while staying at home!

Do you need something to do? - discover a wide range of support, activities, tips and things you can do while self-isolating or keeping a social distance

https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/self-isolating-need-something-to-do/ -

Joe Wicks daily PE lessons – burn off some of their energy every morning by joining Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Carol Vorderman’s maths school – an online resource from Carol Vorderman herself, now completely free for kids to use so they can continue to learn to crunch the numbers

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Dancing with Oti Mabuse and Dianne Buswell – another way to burn off some energy, perhaps for those who don’t like PE or if you have any dancers in the family. Head over to Instagram to find these dancing masterclasses

Myleene’s Music Klass – Three times a week Myleene Klass will be using her YouTube channel to give free music lessons that everyone can enjoy, regardless your musical ability

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

Floella Benjamin storytelling – head over to YouTube for some free storytelling from Floella. Several other celebrities are also providing similar services, with David Walliams releasing daily audiobooks

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Theo Michaels kids cookalong – Theo will be providing virtual food tech lessons via YouTube and Instagram three times a week specifically designed at meals for kids.

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

Jamie Olivers Keep cooking and carry on – Jamie Oliver is back on our TV’s every weekday night at 5:30 on Channel 4, demonstrating easy to cook, healthy meals for all the family

HistoryHit documentaries – Dan Snow is providing his hit podcast series for free for the next month, a great way for your kids to learn their history in a visual way

https://www.youtube.com/user/BallistaMedia\

Houseparty App - a free video social app so you can chat ‘face to face’ with your friends and family when you’re not together. It splits the screen so you can all chat and even play games together too! Find it in your app store.

Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing – a few links below:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#TakingCareOfYourMentalHealthAndWellbeing

https://www.rickhanson.net/being-resilient-during-coronavirus/

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Check back on this page for the latest ways to keep the family entertained while we’re all staying at home.

Keep safe – Stay at Home