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  1. Play in a time of lock-down

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    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.


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

    Encourage Play – Ideas for play at home


    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


     (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


    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/

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