There have been many fantastic ideas of websites and resources circulating within the BH@Home community and we would like to share these with you. #BetterTogether.
It is crucial to note that safeguarding remains at the heart of all that we do and the resources below are suggestions from our community. These are designed to help parents keep children entertained, active and happy during these unprecedented times, we highly recommend an adult checks all of these links before use.
Please be aware that the YouTube video links may contain advertisements at the start. You may need to wait a couple of seconds and click “skip ads” at bottom right of screen before the content you expected appears.
The vast majority of these links offer free resources (at least on a trial basis) however a few require a subscription.
If you have any suggestions you would like to share here, or if links have changed or been taken offline, please email email@example.com.
“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” – Roald Dahl, ‘Matilda’
I have noticed one of the most popular sets of books for children to dip in and out of in the BHS Library is The Guinness Book of World Records (GWR).
We are lucky enough, following a number of kind donations to the library, to have an almost complete set from 2007 to 2020. These are particularly popular titles for sharing and discussing in pairs and groups during Lunchtime Library Club and Form Times, so I am including some links and ideas for children to follow who may be missing these opportunities whilst away from School.
GUINNESS World Records 2020 YouTube clip
Follow the hashtag on Twitter
Or look at the latest news on Facebook.com – GuinnessWorldRecords
There is even a GWR App in the Google Play store
Enjoy some creative ways to have fun in lockdown, bought to you by our Barrow Hills children.
First News 15-21 May – award winning weekly newspaper for children
First News 1-7 May 2020 – award winning weekly newspaper for children
Thinkyouknow – advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
Internet matters – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Parent info – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
LGfL – support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
King Edward’s Witley Community Counts
Our partner school, King Edward’s Witley, would also like to share the many great ideas, activities and initiatives circulating within their community.