Fun and learning for families
If you’ve got a bit of time on your hands why not learn something new together? Here are some recommendations put together by the Southwark Libraries team.
These packs are full of fun and engaging ideas with simple instructions to follow at home.
A series of how-to videos for children and families. Suitable for ages 0-5 but anyone can join in!
This weekly video series introduces real life experiences from the past, like those of Kitty Baxter, who spent nights in a communal bomb shelter in Camberwell with her family.
Try out these activities and songs with the libraries staff.
Try out these family activity sheets from one of Southwark’s cultural gems.
Record your take on life in lockdown, or whatever you like with these downloadable zine making templates.
The Speech Bubbles team of drama practitioners have put these together for you to try at home. Check out their YouTube Channel too.
The Dulwich Wood Children and Family Centre team of Early Years Practitioners have put together a brilliant collection of downloadable activity ideas to support families at home during lockdown
An engaging and fun workshop for ages 3 - 7 centred around the story of Cinderella, with a focus on positivity, fairness and encouragement. Also available in Spanish.
Want to learn how to print like Andy Warhol or create a Matisse snail? You'll pick up some amazing skills in this colourful online space.
Use these resources to start conversations at home. From prompts to open up discussions to youth culture colouring books and games for families.
Learning resources from futher afield
Curriculum linked videos, resources and advice for teachers and parents.
Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, games and book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
One of favourite children’s authors, (who brought us the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom) is sharing stories and art thorough Facebook.
A new draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Happy drawing!
A wonderful resource for nap time courtesy of We are Teachers
Fun ideas, crafty activities, and free booky resources you can enjoy together.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school. Join her for some classic story readings online.
Instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, teaching ideas
Coder Dojo and Digital making at home from Raspberry Pi
Fun coding challenges for beginners. You’ll need to download the free programme Scratch and then away you go!
More fun games for tomorrow's programmers.
Page last updated: 01 February 2021