Alternatives to going online.
(most recently added are closer to the top of the page)
Ironically, we are sharing this via our online website! But... after the information has been accessed from the internet, the activities can be done in the real world.
It is really important that the children don't spend all of their time at a desk / table or in front of a screen. This is to maintain both their physical and mental health.
There are always skills that a child can learn around the house by helping adults. All learning is learning and helps the brain to develop appropriately.
Too much visual stimulation from digital devices, including TVs, does not provide this balance.
Here we have provided non-digital ideas
from the Curraghs Wildlife Park
Kids Adventure workouts (PE with an adventure story)
Audible (spoken stories) have made hundreds of titles completely
free to help during coronavirus crisis.
A Virtual tour of the British Museum (online activity)
Galleries around the world (online activity)
Playing Card Games or "Top Trumps" is a great way to develop many "number" and "communication" skills as well as resilience and thinking processes. Keeping the brain active in this way is great for the whole family and your brains too.
How we learn is as important as what we learn. Here is a link to the Government's page about Learning Habits which are also called Learning dispositions
Closely linked with "resilience" is a Growth Mindset. This link below is a good place to start understanding GMs