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Our Guide to Staying at Home with Kids through the Coronavirus for Andover families

Many parents, including myself are now facing the worry of what to do with our children now that schools have been closed. It is normal to be feeling worried at what the Coronavirus will mean for you and your family.

All the latest Goverment updates will be shared by us on Andover Radio , so be sure to tune in to us at 95.9FM

All local schools have send out learning packs and links to online learning, so that our children don’t miss out on their education. Visit your child’s school website or social media pages to find out details on these.

Free Fun and Educational Online Classes and Resources for Kids in Andover can be found here

All clubs and events are cancelled, so what else can we do to entertain our children ?

There is a new Facebook group, called Isolation Tips for parents – Hampshire, set up for local families full of ideas on how to keep our children entertained . Click here to join.

Andover Fire station are runnng a online colouring competition, where you could win a fire engine bed !!. Click here for further details

Andover Library have a fantastic Digital Library which includes ebooks and e-audiobooks, newspapers and magazines as well as many other resources. They will be adding more to this collection over the comng weeks.

Joe Wicks The Body Coach is running a PE lesson on Youtube every morning at 9am.

Marwell Zoo are offering free worksheets. All their printable support materials are linked to the national curriculum and are specifically designed for a variety of ages. You can choose from a selection of engaging learning activities for all key stages (from EYFS to A-Level). Whether you want to learn more about our amazing animals, their adaptations or conservation – we have it all! Need extra support? Check out the SEN resources on our website which have been specifically created to support those with Special Educational Needs. Click here for details

Free YouTube sessions from Coyote KIds, click here to view

The Army Flying Museum are inviting children to create their own badge, kite or balloon , sign or symbols using the templates email the museum for further details. Email for more information

Winton Community Academy have set up a Youtube channel for its pupils, ( I am sure they wont mind if others watch) Where they share PE with Mr Parsons and school assembly . Click here to watch.

JIggly Wrigglers , Lighthearted classes are now on ‘you tube’ , new ones added a few times a week ?? creating much needed fun and exercise . Click here for further details

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