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Free ideas for Children at Home


Name Description Link
National Geographic Kids   Information, activities and quizzes for children.  
The Kids Should See This Videos for children, educational and fun  
Nature Detectives Woodland Trust provides nature activities to do with children / craft activities  
David Walliams – Elevenses 11am each weekday, 20 minutes storytime from the World’s Worst Children book.  
World Geography Games Geography games for children  
Wildlife with Steve Backshall Wildlife videos to watch including a live Q&A recently held for children
DK Find Out From the makers of DK Books, watch video introducing children around the world and learning about their lives  
Edinburgh Zoo live webcams Webcams of some of the most popular animals in the zoo  
RSPB Wildlife Challenge Some fun wildlife challenges for the family  
Activity Packs from a local artist, K Graphic Design Download or create online using these free activity packs  
Dyson Engineering Challenges Fun challenge cards for children’s engineering activities  
Joe Wicks – The Body Coach 9am weekdays – available anytime. A 30 minute workout designed for children but all the family can join
Oti Mabuse Dance classes Themed dance sessions for children, many taken from popular children’s films. Live 11.30am, available anytime  
Newsround The BBC’s child friendly news headlines and articles.
Music with Myleene Klass Live three times a week at 10am, but available anytime, teaching children basics of music
Glasgow Science Centre Various videos showing the fascinating world of science, including some live views.
Storytime with James Mayhew Daily stories for children, live streamed at 3pm of available anytime  
Drawing with Steve Harpster Videos helping to teach children how to draw cartoons  
Royal National Lifeboat Institution Water Safety Education information and live sessions aimed at children
ABC Home Music Home music-making, sign up for free classes every day at 10am