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Keeping children entertained

Here you will find a list of resources and fantastic activities to keep children entertained at home – from the Science Museum to Cosmic Yoga Kids YouTube channel and many, many more.

Bag books

Bag Books is a charity that offers free Do It Yourself multi-sensory books for children with learning disabilities – stories told interactively through voice and emotion rather than words and pictures.

Story massage

Story massage is ideal for young children – something calm and relaxing to do with them, maybe before bed. Led by author and therapist, Mary Atkinson, who will be posting regular live broadcasts on the ‘Story Massage Programme’ Facebook page.

Disney Dance-Along

Get moving, learn fun routines and workout whilst singing and dancing along to Disney songs!

Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel

Yoga and mindfulness videos designed for children aged 3+ and used in schools and homes all over the world.

Bumble Bee Physio Facebook videos

Video catch up and live children’s physio session for all abilities.

Science Museum

Interactive science and maths activities (including activities from items that can be found in the kitchen!), resources, games and apps.

Animal webcams

A range of animals that you can view via webcam from farms, zoos and wildlife parks all over the world.

Fun activities for children from Home-Start

A great range of fun activities and suggested games for families with younger children.

Stoma Stoma Colouring in Book

A downloadable PDF colouring book featuring animals like the Hippopostomy and Tracheosaurus to colour in – a great activity for children who might be feeling self conscious about their devices.

Explaining coronavirus to children

Free digital book explaining coronavirus to children illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Or, play the audio book version narrated by Hugh Bonneville.

Downloadable Local Offer Guide

This great guide from the Council for Disabled Children helps you to find and navigate the Local Offer that every local authority will have specifically for families of children with complex needs and disabilities.