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Entertaining and educating kids at home is a challenge for all parents and carers which we all find ourselves in at the moment. We’ve collated some fun and interesting activities and resources which kids will love from brilliant sources on the internet.
Kids everywhere love to get their crayons and pencils out for a good colour-in. We’ve found some great colour-ins which link in perfectly with some of our favourite books, authors and illustrators.
Quentin Blake is the illustrator on some of our most-loved children’s books from Roald Dahl and David Williams. The official Quentin Blake website has loads of great colour-in activities featuring drawings in Quentin’s distinctive style. Best of all, they are free!
Author Liz Pichon has created one of the most well-known characters recently with the hilarious Tom Gates series. Fans can get their hands on colour-ins based on the stories on her website. That’s not all though, there’s also activities and quizzes too. Loads of content to keep even the biggest Tom Gates fans happy for a while. Visit the official Liz Pichon website to find loads of unexpected goodies.
What kid doesn’t love a good story? Online there are loads of great storytimes and storytellers with video content. Find which one suits your little one and have a look.
Goodnight with Dolly
Who wouldn’t love a storytime from the fabulous Dolly Parton. Through her own initiative, Dolly’s Imagination Library, the lady herself has recorded and posted various bedtime stories on YouTube. You can catch a story with Dolly on the Imagination Library YouTube channel.
Books are great and with kids, you can take the stories beyond the pages with some exciting activities. Find some great sites to help you do that below.
The fantastic book review website Toppsta provides reviews, activities, special online events, author readings and more and it caters for all ages too. If you are looking to keep your little book worm busy, this is a great place to look. Check out the Toppsta website for loads of reading-inspired fun.
There are loads of online courses and tutorials that can be fun and interesting for you to learn new skills when it comes to helping children.
This one is more for teachers looking at some interesting CPD. Into Film have an online course called Teaching Literacy Through Film which is a really interesting and inspiring look at different techniques at teaching literacy.