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COVID-19 Fun things to do

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

Many of you will have timetables to structure your child's day around their learning. Don't forget to fit in time for some fun in your day.

For children aged 0-5 years 

Hounslow Children's Centres

Children's Centres are still offering support and weekly online activities, singing and story times recorded by Children's Centre staff.

They have great ideas for fun things to make and play with your child. This week why not try:

The Early Years SEN Team have created a wide range of resources for families with young children that can be carried out in the home. See Fun things to do at home with your child with special educational needs and/or disability

Baby Club (CBeebies), where parents, carers and their babies can play, sing and listen to stories together. Get comfy and join in the fun from your sofa!

Hungry Little Minds Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five.

Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for parents and carers of early years children who have not yet started school. www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Over 5 and family fun

HOMESKOOL Beatbox Adventures with Shlomo Learn incredible mind blowing beatboxing skills with SK Shlomo and help the NHS at the same time. Live on Facebook and YouTube every Thursdays at 2pm. beatboxadventures.com/

BookTrust HomeTime hub Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

FREE digital information book for primary school age children to help explain the coronavirus, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Disney inspired 10-minute shakeups will ensure the young ones can get the activity they need when they can’t get outside.

London Youth has created a list of great arts and culture activities young people and groups can get stuck into.

Take a trip to Dublin Zoo. See what the animals are up to right now with their live webcams. Why not watch the elephants being fed at 12.30 or the penguins at 2.30.

Tate Kids: play free art games and fun quizzes, find art activities, read about artists and share your art.

Visit museums and landmarks around the world. Take a virtual tour from your own home.

Keeping active at home:

OneYouHounslow - Hints and tips on how you can stay active from home. They list activities for adults, disabled people, older adults, pregnant women and children and families.

imoves for 4-11yrs are helping keep primary aged children as active as possible by offering free access.

Change4Life - Disney themed indoor activities will get the kids moving and visit nhs.uk/change4life/accessible-activities  - for some adapted versions of the activities


COVID-19 related pages: Websites to help with home schooling - The latest on school closures - Financial support and advice - Health and Well-being - SEND information and adviceInformation for Young People - Under 10’s Domestic Violence Support Programme - 11-18 years old Domestic Violence Support Programme