Taking all the hard work off your hands.
Following the government announcement to close UK schools at the end of last week amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the nationwide lockdown, many parents/carers have reverted to home learning.
Now, it's not an understatement to say that a lot of us aren't natural born teachers.
For parents/carers up and down the country, home schooling for what is currently, an unconfirmed amount of time, is a very daunting task. This is why we've created a daily timeline of FREE educational activities, live events and workshops that are being hosted by celebrities.
Designed to keep kids learning and help parents out at the same time.
9am - PE with Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks, AKA 'The Body Coach', has become PE teacher for the nation and is hosting live classes for all to get involved in at 9am each weekday on his YouTube channel.
? PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV ? Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ioFGeFRpuK— The Body Coach (@thebodycoach) March 19, 2020
It has proved an extremely popular week for Joe so far, with nearly a million viewers across the world tuning in live for the first session and those numbers increasing each day.
You can join in here.
10am - Maths with Carol Vorderman
TV presenter and maths wiz Carol Vorderman has made her maths school 'The Maths Factor', which usually costs £2 per week, FREE to download whilst schools are out during the coronavirus pandemic
These maths classes are aimed at children aged four to 11 and match the national curriculum.
My maths school https://t.co/EO8lwRzGs7 is usually about £2 a week.— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) March 23, 2020
I want to help ❤️ so it's now FREE for children age 4-11 ? until schools open.
We're uploading massive server capabilities, pls bear with us.
With all my love ❤️#HomeSchooling @themathsfactor @PearsonSchools pic.twitter.com/1jQShe0zcU
You can get involved here.
11am - English with David Walliams
Actor and comedian, turned children's author, David Walliams, is releasing a 30 FREE audio stories for children from his collection 'The World's Worst Children'.
Those stuck at home with their kids may be able to relate to ‘The World's Worst Children’. I’ll be releasing an audio story every day for the next 30 days for free. First up is The Terrible Triplets! Enjoy. xxx— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) March 23, 2020
Click here to listenhttps://t.co/Azfp8zFPbt pic.twitter.com/e0Gl6CnyjD
You can listen to these daily stories here.
12pm - Cooking with Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver has compiled a list of FREE easy, child-friendly recipes on his website and has offered up a wealth of tips to 'get kids cooking'.
You can find the recipes here.
1pm - Music with Mylene Klass
Singer, radio presenter and TV personality Mylene Klass is hosting FREE music tutorials on her YouTube channel, aimed at igniting a love of music in children of all ages.
You can watch and take part in 'Mylene's Music Klass' here.
1:30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussell
Former professional ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Darcey Bussell, is working with Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX) to bring you daily live dance workshops aimed at getting kids moving after lunch.
Don’t forget to tune in to the DDMIX Facebook page tomorrow and join a member of the DDMIX for Schools team for a LIVE kids shake up just after lunch at 1.30pm! Dx ? https://t.co/qxNHvRLJNk— Darcey Bussell (@DarceyOfficial) March 22, 2020
Tune in and take part via the DDMIX Facebook page here.
2pm - History with Dan Snow
Historian Dan Snow AKA 'The History Guy' will soon be rolling out live history lessons on the Timeline YouTube channel.
Nearly ready to roll out the first @historyhit live with our partner, @youtube's best history channel: Timeline. https://t.co/DsOxfrccS3— Dan Snow (@thehistoryguy) March 25, 2020
First episode will be looking at the impact of the Black Death.
Teachers! Any particular areas you want us to focus on?
You can also download the 'History Hit' service FREE for 30 days here.
4pm - Food Technology / Home Economics with Theo Michaels
Chef and author, Theo Michaels, is hosting cooking tutorials 'Kids Cook with Theo'. These classes are FREE to watch and take part in on Instagram live every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 4pm.
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OK everyone, I have no idea how this is going to go! I’m hosting a live cook along every Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 4pm (GMT). UPDATE: ingredients list now up - link in my bio!! . I’ll publish a list of (easy, quarantine friendly) ingredients the day before each cookalong and feel free to message me if you have any questions or want to swap an ingredient you don’t have or for dietary reasons. Listen, we’re in this together. I can’t promise this will be pretty, but we’ll have a bit of fun, maybe learn something and ultimately end up with dinner! I’ve said this is a kids cookalong but in reality it’s for everyone. This Monday we’re making homemade flatbreads (two ingredients) with various toppings so the idea is at the end of it you’ve all got dinner aswell! Anyway, let’s have some fun and cook some stuff! Please share with anyone who might like to join in. Theo xx PS. I take no liability for anything my kids say or the amount of mess caused.. #theocookswithkids . . . . . . . . . . . . . #theocooks #cookalong #kidscooking #activityforkids #lockdown #lockdown2020 #kidslockdown #lockdownwithkids #thismorning #homeschool #homeschooling #isolationinspired
Follow along with the cooking classes here.
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Special Guests
Scientists Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince and other special guests have partnered with The Cosmic Shambles Network to bring you the 'Stay at Home Festival', streaming lessons direct from their YouTube channel.
These aren't daily events, but there's plenty planned for the foreseeable future, covering a wide range of astrological topics for all ages.
ANNOUNCEMENT: You can watch today’s live show, a tech run of Science Shambles, with @robinince, @helenczerski, @ProfBrianCox, @NatHistGirl & @mattwmusic from https://t.co/CpR9ihYO6c or direct on YouTube at https://t.co/n98SHbjieX from 3pm. pic.twitter.com/FSWPuK9n2m— The Cosmic Shambles Network (@cosmicshambles) March 21, 2020
You can keep on track with the full schedule of upcoming events here.
Geography Q&A with Steve Backshall
One of the UK's best-known wildlife presenters, writers and naturalists, Steve Backshall, hosted a virtual live Geography lesson and Q&A across his social media channels this week.
He asked people to get involved via the #SteveBackshallWildlifeChat hashtag.
Tomorrow at 9:30am GMT I will be doing a LIVE Wildlife Chat on Facebook, Instagram AND YouTube https://t.co/UzUleC9PBX— Steve Backshall (@SteveBackshall) March 24, 2020
Post your questions below and I’ll do my best to answer them. #SteveBackshallWildlifeChat pic.twitter.com/7d3sCck3qy
The chance to watch and join in with the Q&A live has now passed, but you can still watch it back on Steve's YouTube channel here and get learning anytime.