21 amazing ideas to keep yourself and your children busy at home during coronavirus outbreak

It’s not easy keeping the whole family entertained and now the challenge is made even more difficult as we are advised to stay indoors due to the coronavirus epidemic.

With the schools closed, parents will want to ensure that younger members of the family are also learning while they are keeping busy.

Luckily, there are plenty of entertaining online resources for kids which are both educational and fun.

Here we round up our favourites as well as look at some good old-fashioned activities to keep boredom at bay.

1. BrainPOP

This brilliant online resouce ticks all the boxes when it comes to mixing learning with enjoyment.

There’s free access to traditional subjects like English, science and maths as well as well as arts and crafts and even a ‘new & trending’ section where they can learn about everything like  top movies, the solstice and even coronavirus.


2. Tynker

Everything needed to learn computer programming the fun way!

Aimed at ages 5+ and broken down into three age groups, this online tool is used by thousands of schools and now parents can get free access. There’s everything from beginner puzzles to even coding with Barbie.


3. Creativebug

If you’ve got a creative steak – or even if you haven’t – then this is another online resource you should check out.

There are classes on literally everything, including making finger puppets, knitting, creating animal hats and fairy wands.



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