SENDMatters: Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Keeping occupied - indoor activities

Keeping the family occupied and entertained at home is made easier with these online resources. This is your Local Offer and so your feedback is always welcome. If you have any ideas or suggestions for more links that we could include please use the feedback form to let us know.

Virtual rides at Disney Parks

Go on a virtual ride at Disney World, Disneyland and beyond! Head to YouTube for “rides” on Space Mountain, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and more.

Everything Dr Seuss related for kids and parents! 

www.seussville.com

Free audible listening for children

For as long as the schools are closed, Audible are letting all children and young people  listen free on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Stories.audible.com/start-listen

David Walliams will be releasing an audio book every day for 30 days for free:

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/#load-more

Makaton story of the day:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B97488JKQHM&feature=youtu.be

Learn to write computer code with Scratch - only on PC’s 

scratch.mit.edu/download

Build 3d models online ** warning advanced IT skills may be required!

www.mecabricks.com

For older teens - free art classes 

www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-10-university-art-classes-free-online

Live first aid sessions for children 

youtu.be/Q3y_WE75UJs

Learn British Sign Language with Natasha Lamb 

youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA

The Forestry Commission England

Have produced a range of activities to keep kids entertained during lockdown. Find their fun activity sheets and virtual reality expeditions here.

www.forestryengland.uk/blog/

The Scouts, The Great Indoors

Activities for children and young people

www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Discover your family’s history

Always starts with a free trial, so now may be the perfect time to sign up. Your kids will be amazed to see their grandparents’ and great grandparents’ names listed on the old censuses, and who knows what else you might discover?

Ancestry.com

Science experiments

There are lots of science experiments for kids. Science Buddies has some great ideas online.