With schools and nursery closed and many parents working from home, activities for kids have never been more essentials to ensure kids are still moving, learning and having fun.
We're so lucky to live in a world with many varieties of technology and this has allowed businesses and services to develop online via live streams, video calls and much more.
I've collated a list of online classes, workshops and activities available for children of all ages which can be accessed simply from the comfort of your own home.
Note: As usual, I will update this post as and when I hear about them. If you know of any in particular, please email recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Games, Dances & Fitness Activity Videos from Launch Academy of Dance - FREE Miss Francesca has a selection of FREE videos for children including dance, fitness and games for children to follow or parents to get some inspiration for activity and entertainment ideas to get children moving.
Chester Zoo LIVE - FREE Watch the animals and the zoo keepers at Chester Zoo LIVE on Facebook. See the animals up-close and hear all about the different species from the keepers themselves.
Story time with David Williams - FREE FREE daily story time videos with David Williams via his website: Website: www.worldofdavidwalliams.com
Activity Sheet Downloads from Wishbone Collective - FREE Beautifully designed activity sheets available to download you can print at home such as forest explorer cards, bug hunter cards, drawing and creative activity sheets, about your day sheets and much more - All kindly FREE of charge to keep the kids entertained during homeschooling periods.
Happy Hour at Home from GirlAboutBlogSquad - FREE A Facebook group from GirlAboutBlogSquad offering FREE #HappyHouratHome videos and live streaming aimed to keep children occupied and to give parents some time out with videos hosted by GirlAboutBlogSquad members with an "activity every day which guarantees an hour of relative peace and quiet". Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HappyHourAtHome
Nursery Entertainment with Little Angels, Uppingham - FREE Live Facebook videos of dancing, story time, fitness and more! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleangelsuppingham/
Online Performing Arts with Little Voices Rutland - POA Lauren and the team at Little Voices Rutland are providing online performing arts classes for children and teens aged 4 to 18.
More information: https://www.littlevoices.org.uk/contact
Video Entertainment with GoNoodle - FREE A popular platform to get children 'moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves.' Videos: www.family.gonoodle.com
Wildlife with Steve Backshall - FREE Daily at 9:30am on Facebook answering all your wildlife, biology, geography and exploration questions.
Live Interactive Entertainment with Captain Fantastic Kids - FREE Live videos for children aged 1 to 11 with a timetable of interactive videos with classes such as toddler groups, fitness, wellbeing, science, English, history, maths and more!
Science with Maddie Moate - FREE Weekday videos at 11:00 am with Maddie & Greg chatting about science and nature.
Video Workshops with Ragdolly Annas - FREE Music, rhyme, craft and story time via live videos on Facebook and Instagram or watch them later via Ragdolly Annas YouTube Channel.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ragdollyannasltd Instagram: www.instagram.com/ragdollyannas Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2fXGBYSE-feT_Hj4x9zU2A/videos
Music with Myleene Klass - FREE Take part in music with Myleene Klass twice a week via her Youtube Channel.
Dance with Oti Mabuse - FREE Daily live videos at 11:30 am of dance with Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse.
Paint at Home with Paint Republic - FREE Live video workshops to bring you creativity through your screens providing classes for children, adults, and grandparents. Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepaintrepublic Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepaintrepublic
Yoga for Children with Cosmic Kids £7.78 a month or £50.56 a year after 14-day free trial Accessible video streaming for children of all ages with unlimited access to streaming on desktop and iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku apps. No commercials, links or suggested videos with the aim of helping millions of kids love yoga and mindfulness! Instagram: www.instagram.com/cosmickidsyoga App: https://app.cosmickids.com
Maths with Carol Vorderman - FREE Access maths through Carol's websites to help with home-schooling.
PE with The Body Coach - FREE Joe Wicks is creating live YouTube videos with an online PE session for children daily [Monday-Friday] at 9:00am. Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebodycoach YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1