For many of us, the thought of infinite time at home with our kids, struggling with set school work or finding endless fun and interesting things to do is pretty daunting. We all have great intentions for making the most of a more confined life with our children. But it’s crucial that we don’t beat ourselves up when we don’t stick to the plan.

Whatever systems your school has put in place now they are closed, for children who are usually in school, home isn’t school. The dynamics are completely different. We have a huge amount to learn from the home schooling community about how to manage these dynamics, and how to balance learning and nurture and we will be using our digital channels and social media platforms to give you daily advice and tips.

When your children are off school you might want some ideas and resources on keeping learning going and continuing a structure for your child. However, this is also an opportunity to offer your children lots of nurture, relationship opportunities and a bit of fun with their parents. Here are some Adoption UK suggestions on both education and nurture activities and games. 

Nursery and Primary Resources

Activities for little ones that don't need a houseful of expensive toys to entertain  - PlayHooray

Yoga, Mindfulness & relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+ - Cosmic kids 

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Primary & Secondary Resources

A range of fun, interesting and relevant activities and challenges for children - Pawprint Badges 


ChatterPack Home Learning Resources List for Schools and Families - Chatterpack

 Learning resources for adults, children & parents: find videos and audio clips by level, subject and topic - BBC Bitesize

Interactive Maths learning for your whole school - My Maths

Home Schooling and Unschooling Resources - John Holt GWS

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Late Primary and Secondary Resources

Fun, informative & Captivating talks to inspire young minds - TED Talks

 1000's of documentaries - Curiosity Stream

 Amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more - Nat Geo Kids


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