When regular routine has been thrown out the window, many families are trying to find the ‘new normal’. Being able to access live-stream activities that are often run by professionals in their fields is a positive way to keep children active, engaged and enjoying each day as it comes.
Joe Wicks PE Lessons
2 million people joined Joe Wicks’ first online PE Lesson, making it the most popular choice for families. Joe Wicks has pledged to run daily PE classes at 9am BST on his YouTube channel TheBodyCoachTV until schools reopen!
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Cosmic Kids Yoga teaches yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+. The disruption in children’s routines may be anxiety-inducing, so Cosmic Kids Yoga is needed now more than ever! On the YouTube channel, they release hour-long Saturday yoga sessions, as well as having an app that has been named ‘Essential App For The Weekend’ by app store!
The Enchanted Nanny
Head over to @enchantednanny on Instagram to find out the weekly schedule! The Enchanted Nanny hosts live streams on YouTube twice a day (11am & 2:30pm BST) featuring storytime, songs, crafts so little ones can learn in a fun environment. The Enchanted Nanny has years of childcare and parenting experience to make her live-streams educational and fun!
Draw With Rob
Best-selling children’s author and illustrator Rob Biddulph creates drawing tutorials at 10am BST on Tuesdays & Thursdays for children and parents to draw along and make their own masterpieces. You can view all his previous tutorials in the link here: http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob. Share your creations with rob @RobBiddulph on Twitter & @rbiddulph on Instagram.
Everyday David Walliams is releasing an audio story for free. These short stories are around 20 minutes so you can take a fun break. You can catch up with previous stories on his website here https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses-catch-up/
Another helpful resource includes BBC teach website https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach offering free curriculum mapped activities for children and advice for parents.
There are countless free workshops online that are run by professionals all making our time at home that bit easier. Who have you been live-streaming to get you & your little ones through this time? Tag us in any suggestions @letoyvantoys so we can share with our parent audience.