Due to the CoronaVirus and government advice, all schools in Kent are now closed to general public, the exception is if you are a keyworker/front line service worker who still needs to go to work, and in those circumstances schools will take in your children as usual.
For the rest of us, its a whole new ball game! Many of us have been told to ‘work from home’ BUT thats easier said than done with young children around the house! To them everyday is like the weekend, with mummy and daddy being around at home to play with them! But unless you have a very understanding employer thats easier said than done!
We are all struggling with this new reality. Heres a few things you can do to keep the kids entertained, while also trying to continue with some form of education! Note – we are not affiliated with any of these services. These are just our own teams recommendations based on their own experiences, we will be adding more to the page daily as we discover further things to do!
EXERCISE: Although most parks are closed for health and safety reasons, theres still plenty of ways you can get some excercise and burn off some of that energy!
Joe Wicks (the Body Coach) – 9AM (GMT) every day live on Youtube! A great way to start the day. Kids can even text in and get your names read out ive on air if you are lucky.
Jumpstart Jonny – Lots of exercise videos ad well as a daily live workouts. A bit crazy but the kids seem to love it!
EDUCATIONAL: Its not easy but we all need to try to continue some form of education for our kids. Luckily theres a ton online…
Audible – Loads of books for all ages on all topics. You can get a 30 day free trial.
Education City – For several of the staff here at www.SchoolsInKent.co.uk, this site seems to be the education website mostly used by Kent schools to distribute the childrens homework. A really good system, which the kids seems to enjoy using too, which makes life a bit easier!
Education.com – Good mix of online educational games as well as more formal learning activities, via worksheets.
FUN: We’re finding theres nothing better than to run around and play in the garden for fun, but heres a few alternatives.
Disney+ has just launched in the UK! Free trial for 7 days, then just £5.99 a month. Search about though as some mobile phone firms are giving discounts.
Ancestry – a great (and very interesting) way to find out more about the family!
Hope this helps get you all through these crazy times!
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