BEST STARTS FOR KIDS
Best Free Links For Self-Isolating With Kids
3-6 Year Olds
Sesame Street ABC Kids
This provides a range of engaging games that will keep your kids entertained while teaching them language and maths concepts.
4-12 Year Olds
This is likely one of the largest range of free games you can access and kids love it.
4-10 Year Olds
The Fact Detectives
I love this as an input to encourage kids to want to learn more about science subjects. If your kids are interested in science it's really worth checking out.
5 Years +
I really like this website as it caters to older kids too and it's not gimmicky. I think it would be best if you go through and highlight the areas of the site you think are particularly useful and then are available or nearby to assist your child the first times they use it.
Learning Games for Kids
This has some great games although it may need you to walk them through it. I was impressed with the quality of the games and the range of topics covered.
You will need to check this out first and find the games that suit your kids interests as there's a lot on this site.
There are a range of games you can access without logging in to the site although much more is available if you do log in.
Learning Games for Kids
This has some great games although it may need you to walk them through it the first time or so they play it. I was impressed with the quality of the games and the range of topics covered.
N.B. After consulting with a number of colleagues these are some of the best free websites we've found. But this doesn't imply that they're the full list of best sites available, or that you may agree that every game on every site is consistently the best.
2-12 Year Olds (although many activities could be fun for the whole family)
87 Energy-Busting Games & Activities For Kids (Because Cabin Fever Is No Joke)
I LOVE these activities and I think the adults will likely enjoy many of them as much as the kids. They are really worth checking out.
2-6 Year Olds
Cosmic Kids Yoga
This link provides a great range of activities to keep young kids entertained and moving. And best of all you don't need to be involved so can work while your kids are being both entertained and exercised.
4-6 Year Olds
A simple way of practising maths skills in a novel way.
I have LOVED Khan Academy for around ten years now. It allows kids to learn at their own pace and caters well for those who require remediation and extension. It now requires a parent sign up.
This website can give you much greater insight into what your children are learning.
If you're self isolating with kids the following tips will help:
1. Set up a predictable routine... The key to success is providing a variety of activities: Some active, some passive. Some challenging, some relaxing or easy. Some creative, some chores.
2. Maintain clear boundaries for behaviour and explain what is expected ahead of time. If you're working you will need quiet time to be able to work. Set aside quiet time
3. Notice the positive where ever possible and reward positive behaviour. What you notice you'll get more of.
4. Be consistent. What you let your kids get away with shouldn't be determined by your mood.
5. Be a leader for your family. Provide a good example. Kids are quick to spot hypocrisy.
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