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    Keeping Children educated, fit and entertained on Covid-19 lockdown

    A place to share ideas on our children's well being for the forceable future...

    Many countries are predicting that students will be off till September!

    The impact could be disastrous for children at a very important time in their lifes, or we can turn it into a positive.

    Already exams have been cancelled and the knock on effect will be felt for a year or two.

    My idea would be to bring the 5/6 week summer holiday forward to now and combined the Easter and Summer hols giving a potential 2/3 months off now with minimal adverse effect on the schooling calender.

    Students could work through July and August instead of March,April and May then start the new school year in September.

    We'll see how things pan out.

    The main thing is now!

    Don't let them spend to much time on their screens, easier said than done.

    We started the fitness and P.E classes lat night with Just Wii Dance videos, a great fun cardio workout.

    Here's a few to give you an idea...







    You don't even need a Wii, just copy the youtube dance moves on screen

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    Sats year for the youngest, he's come home with this lot today.
    There's more online as well.
    Gotta be a few hours home schooling here every day of lockdown. .

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    Nope, treadmills wired to the grid and get the little shits to power us. Perhaps i was a stern parent.

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    Dusting off the board games tonight,gonna be an interesting challenge these coming weeks.
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    My daughter insists on playing chess every night now!
    Feel for the kids and their real life social interaction loss.

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    Teach them to cook :-)
    We've been using Flipgrid here at my school, judging by some of the response a return to normality is badly needed as we make are way into Day 50 and at least another 30 to go.

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    @chitty - watch the movie Contagion, if you haven't . The teenage daughter found the lockdown restrictions tough.

    For me, zumba works - it's similar to that Wii thing, but it's real people on the vids. Might try some TaeBo too, if I get bored of zumba. Lots of vids on YouTube. Maybe your boys will like TaeBo better, since it's more of kickboxing than dancing.

    Ooh. I've watched several cooking vids too! Thanks goodness for YT!

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    Teach them bushcraft, survival skills, and tactical knife-fighting.

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    Get them to learn an instrument. No lock-down here but the kids playing outside are few and far between. So my kids did this tuther day.




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    Were those dulcet midlands tones I heard there?

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    Yep, keep those brains stimulated to prevent them from dozing off in front of a screen.

    Not sure what we're going to do, nowhere to go and it's easy to fall into a deadening routine, but will keep an eye on suggestions here, so tia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Dusting off the board games tonight,gonna be an interesting challenge these coming weeks.

    My daughter insists on playing chess every night now!
    Feel for the kids and their real life social interaction loss.
    My daughter loves chess and I really encouraged it until she started beating me. I've got her onto backgammon now... it's a bit less intensive than chess and a little easier after a couple of Ya Dongs... also it teaches her the valuable art of gambling.

    I've noticed that between online lessons she will happily stay in front of the screen and sneak in a bit of Roblox. The difficulty will be getting her up and outside for some excercise between lessons. It's gonna be hard work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Dusting off the board games tonight,gonna be an interesting challenge these coming weeks.
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    My daughter insists on playing chess every night now!
    .
    Standard when I was a kid in the winter. Light nights would see me home from school at 3.45 followed by a 5 minute sandwich then out in the park playing football until my mum shouted me in.

    Dark nights were home from school at the same time followed by football under the streetlights until the neighbours chased us off for using their gates as a goal.

    Then it was Monopoly, Cluedo and Scrabble inside with my dad and my sister. Occasional card games and betting 5p a hand on them.

    Apart from Thursdays, of course, because Thursday was Top of the Pops night. Dust off some 80s TOTP classics and they'll never go back to their screens again.

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    Cosmic yoga is great for younger kids. Available on YouTube.

    We've been filming music videos, science experiments etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Were those dulcet midlands tones I heard there?
    Coventry to be precise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Get them to learn an instrument.


    KUDO's Prag, you got a good sounding group there, no Dad karaoke vocals in the background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    KUDO's Prag, you got a good sounding group there, no Dad karaoke vocals in the background?
    I can assure you that you wouldn't wanna hear me singing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Get them to learn an instrument. No lock-down here but the kids playing outside are few and far between. So my kids did this tuther day.

    Excellent, the kids are a credit to you. Loved the look on your daughters face when she detected your son playing a bum note

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Excellent, the kids are a credit to you. Loved the look on your daughters face when she detected your son playing a bum note
    No credit to me thanks but to my wife, as it's her that pushes them. Yeah my eldest daughter makes it known when you make a mistake, irrespective of who you are. Not really the Thai way but ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Coventry to be precise.
    All the same in the West Midlands.



    Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and wherever: you all sound like mongs.

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    Fatherless Ray and Camelle adding absolutely fuck all to threads again.

    Good on you Chitty.

    A proper fuckin dad unlike those two self isolating tefling wankstains

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    ^^ Terry Hall's a top red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Yep, keep those brains stimulated to prevent them from dozing off in front of a screen.

    Not sure what we're going to do, nowhere to go and it's easy to fall into a deadening routine, but will keep an eye on suggestions here, so tia...
    Scrabble, Monopoly? A good 500-1000 piece puzzle. Make a pizza from scratch?

    Repeat if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    So my kids did
    Excellent Prag, love miss serious in the middle, she'll be a heartbreaker. I imagine your son feels a bit outnumbered at times bless im.

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    Rainbows

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    Pictures of rainbows have started springing up in windows after schools closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak.


    Hundreds of schools are encouraging pupils to put up paintings to "spread hope" after a trend started online.



    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51988671

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