Play in a time of lock-down

Play is essential to the mental and physical well being of children wherever they are. During the period of lock-down we will continue to support schools, parents and carers with ideas to enrich children’s’ play opportunities. We will do this by posting links to the many other organisations providing great ideas, posting bi-weekly updates of ideas from the OPAL team and linking with some of our national partners.

Links

The Conversation – A discussion on the value of play during lock-down

Play is more than just fun –

Encourage Play – Ideas for play at home

Websites:

Play Scotlandhttps://www.playscotland.org

Youth Sport Trusthttps://www.youthsporttrust.org

Scouting Associationhttps://www.scouts.org.uk

Play Wales (Playful childhoods)https://www.playfulchildhoods.wales

Cbeebieshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 (a variety of games, activities and resources to keep children learning at home).

Zoo webcams https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/g31784857/live-animal-webcam-zoo/

Indoor activitieshttps://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

Live shows, outdoor expeditions, Deadly 60http://www.stevebackshall.com/  

Website has lots of fun activities for kids that are reasonably easy to organise and fun https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com

Interactive learning through songs, art, videos and games. https://www.sesamestreet.org

Music, exercise and activity

PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl  

Go Noodle  (lots of songs with actions to keep fit)  https://family.gonoodle.com/

BBC Super Movers  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Cosmic Yoga  https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Learn to dance with Oti Mabuse every day at 11.00 and at any time

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020-03-25/oti-mabuses-dance-lessons-for-kids-how-to-watch/

Our Partners

Sport England Logo - London Sport

Stay in Work out

Ideas for keeping active from Sport England – https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout

The Daily Mile UK

The Daily Mile at home – Ideas for keeping active during the lock-down https://thedailymile.co.uk/at-home/