If you get a chance to try this out I think you're children will love it.
You have free access to so many fun activities - there is even a Dabbledoo Radio station.
Lots of live music videos, games and songs available.
Here is all the content you have access too - don't mind the price - it is FREE for parents while schools are closed.
If you are finding the content a bit overwhelming, don't worry, Dabbledoo will be sending weekly emails with suggested activities each Sunday. You can just work through those activities or work your way through the activities at your own pace.
Remember, they are only suggestions - you don't have to do any of them.
Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on the website or download the app.
Have a look at the trailer below..
Twinkl have some educational games and videos too.
A mixture of maths, phonics and more.
Check it out here
The Facebook group "The Animation Challenge" are posting up a small challenge each day. You can use your phone or tablet and the Stop Motion Studio App. It's free and user friendly.
There are plenty of videos posted already which you can look at.
NOTE: Both adults and children can post on this group as it is public. I would recommend parents to have a look at the posts first to be sure it is child-friendly.
You can also view her YouTube Channel and follow the videos. If you are new to the app, maybe start with Challenge 01 and work your way up as they progress and become more challenging.
Here is an example of some of the Animation Challenges that were set:
If you are completely new to Stop Go Animation then you might like to check out some tutorials on YouTube.
Remember you don't need to have any fancy equipment or materials. You can make a DIY phone stand to keep it still and just use toys and items around the home. Keep it simple and just have fun with it.
Here's a snapshot of what you could try out:
Smyths Toystore shared this video :
"This is a confusing time for children, our friends at PLAYMOBIL have created this amazing video to help answer any questions they might have!"
Today FM presenter Alison Curtis chatted to a primary school teacher who had some tips for parents.
Follow this link to listen to the podcast: (5 minutes)
Some of the websites and apps they mentioned were:
Hour of Code
A message from Sesame Street:
"Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you and your family during the COVID-19 health crisis. We understand that these are very stressful times; our daily lives have been disrupted, and we are all coping with uncertainty. As we create a new sense of normalcy, it's important that we take care of ourselves, so that we can best care for our children.
This site provides content and resources you can use with your family to offer comfort and spark playful learning activities. Children thrive with structure in their lives and they learn best through play, even in everyday moments like mealtimes and morning and evening routines. We hope the content and resources help you and your family breathe, laugh, and play together! And remember—they are not prescriptions you have to follow, but ideas you can use to spark other playful learning moments.
We'll be adding more content on a regular basis, including new messages featuring your furry friends from Sesame Street—stay tuned and sign up for our newsletter for more! #CaringForEachOther"
Twinkl have created an April Fools Day page with lots of activities such as: maze activity, colouring pages, writing activities, reading comprehensions, wordsearches...
Follow this link
If you haven''t already set up your free account you can still do it now:
Offer Code: IRLTWINKLHELPS
One for the older children. They have LOTS of time to do this...
Write an essay entitled ‘How We Can Save Our Planet’. Entries can be posted or emailed. See details on website.
World Vision Ireland’s Climate Change essay competition 2020, for children between the ages of 8 and 18.
Please note that our deadline has been extended to the 30th of April 2020
€2 per essay but it can be paid online using the link on the webpage. This money will go to World Vision Ireland, a child-focused international humanitarian aid charity.
Follow this link
Joe Wicks has asked all children to design their own workout and post it to him via Instagram using #PEwithJOE.
He will pick one lucky winner and do their workout live one day next week!
How amazing it would be to have Joe Wicks perform your workout live for other children all around the world!
Get going everyone!:)
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This page has been created in response to the closure of schools.
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