Quick Links for All Ages during #Lockdown

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We have taken these suggestions from various sources and will happily add more if received. We are looking to keep updating and adding to these pages as much as possible over the school closure period so do keep coming back for other Quick Links.. Please email mail@daisi.education or leave a comment at the bottom of the page if you have anything you have enjoyed or want to share with others.

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Fun Activities with your child at home..

We have collated ideas from a wide variety of sources – from baking to bear hunts; music to magic tricks – giving you 100s of fun activities to do with your child at home during #lockdown.


Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries are all closed but online – they are open and great for exploring. Brilliant resources available from many sources. Here are a few suggestions..

The British Museum 

has made its online collections free to the public. Enjoy hours of looking through the history of Britain.

Natural History Museum 

has free virtual tours plus lots of interesting guides and articles on different areas ranging from dinosaurs to the Romans and beyond.

British Library

Step inside the world of Harry Potter with the British Library exhibition. There are also other collections available here.

The National Gallery 

View the latest exhibitions of amazing art from a variety of artists with a virtual tour.

Tate Gallery 

has a 360-degree virtual tour online plus lots of different insights into modern art.

The Science Museum

Resources from all our Museums, including activities, games and videos. Discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics for use in the classroom, in museum galleries and beyond.

Imperial War Museums

Discover History with real stories from people who were there.

Ashmolian Museum

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a wide variety of learning resources available.

Nottingham Contemporary

Here in Nottingham, the Nottingham Contemporary has lots of ideas for parents on its webpages.

Musee D’Orsay

In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900.

Louvre

Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre… Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view.

Guggenheim Museum, New York

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Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.

Langley Research Centre

Explore NASA Langley. See an exciting new view inside our remarkable facility. For more than 100 years, our Researchers have been pioneers and innovators, working in the interlocking fields of Aerospace, Engineering and Science.

Virtual Tours

You can take a free virtual tour of many of the best museums around the world, from Europe to Washington, D.C. All you need is your computer (and maybe a book about art history) to get started.

World Museums

Have a virtual tour of museums around the world with the help of Time “IN” magazine.

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Tour the World and Beyond

Take a tour of some of the most famous places on Earth.. View the world from space, the snow in Lapland, gorillas and elephants in Africa, and the inside of Buckingham Palace..

See the Earth from Space

From EarthCam. Visitors can also enjoy views of planet Earth from this unmatched perspective. The station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, providing incredible views of a sunrise or sunset every 45 minutes.

Everest Base Camp

See the world from almost its tallest point

Sydney Harbour

See the iconic view of Sydney, Australia live with the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.  

The Taj Mahal

India’s architectural crown jewel

The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Nearly 5,000 years ago, outside the ancient city of Memphis, Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for their kings. Take a self-guided tour and explore one of the most famous archaeological sites on Earth.

Walt Disney World

Set aside some time, because there’s plenty to see here. Virtual tours you can take include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, just to name a few. There are also unofficial YouTube videos that feel just like you’re on famous rides like the Frozen Ever After ride, It’s a Small World, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Venice

A wonderful live view from the most beautiful live cams in Venice. See the canals and all the famous bridges.

The Sistine Chapel – Rome

View the Sistine Chapel and other wings and galleries with a digital tour from The Vatican.

14 world-famous city views

See Paris, Rio-de-Janiero, Barcelona, HongKong, Jaipur, Singapore, New York and more.. (with a little help from Google Street Map!)

Central London

Admire the city from sunrise to sunset with London webcams displaying daily shots and time-lapse footage, showcasing iconic landmarks including Big Ben and The Shard. 

Buckingham Palace

An iconic building and official residence of The Queen. Explore this magnificent building via a virtual tour. See the Grand Staircase, White Drawing Room and the Throne Room.

The Houses of Parliament

Explore the Houses of Parliament on this 360° virtual tour which including the House of Commons and House of Lords

Iconic Museums of the World

Have a virtual tour of museums around the world with the help of Time “IN” magazine.

Gorilla Sanctuary live

This feed – which operates day and night – shows gorillas doing what gorillas do best, at the GRACE gorilla conservation centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is where about 300 eastern lowland gorillas live – about 8% of the world’s total – and it won’t take long to see one on camera. For more cams like this – visit https://explore.org/livecams

Tembe Elephant Park

Close to South Africa’s border with Mozambique. Most of the time, there will be at least a few elephants milling about – and the ones living her are reportedly the world’s largest. Every now and then, you might catch leopards, lions, rhinos and buffalo popping in for a drink. And those small antelope you see are called sunis. For more cams like this – visit https://explore.org/livecams

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.

The World’s largest Model Village

Minatur Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany (with the help of Google Maps)

Lapland

This might win a prize for the most remote live-stream of all – the 360-degree footage comes from the deep snow of northern Finland, above the Arctic Circle. Escape to the land of Snow!!

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Quick Links for Lockdown

Educational Resources  |  Early Years  |  Discover New Things  |   Museums  |  Live Theatre Productions  |   Craft Ideas   |   Baking Ideas   |    Tours of Famous Places   |   Music and Dance   |   Reading Resources |   Free Colouring Sheets | Get Outdoors

Fun Activities with your child at home..


Discover Something Amazing

Find out more about the world we live in. Fascinating facts about Space, animals, humans plus live cams and games..

NASA Kids 

This is perfect for space fans. Learn all about the universe we live in by viewing these online videos.

National Geographic

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is where you can discover some of the coolest facts for kids from around our planet. From animals and geography to science, nature and history, there are so many amazing facts just waiting to be discovered.

DK Find Out

Find out fascinating facts about nature, the human body, computer coding, and so much more..

GeoGuessr Free

A free map game that takes you around the world. Navigate around and look for clues – then look on the world map and find out where you are. 

Project Explorer

Travel the world through the eyes of our storytellers. Lots of Videos to enjoy and explore from around the world.

BBC iPlayer 

has many educational and arts and culture videos available for free. From the royal ballet live to the history of Paddington the Bear..

Explore

Explore nature in all its glory with the live cams from Explore. From an eagle’s nest to wild bears to the depths of the ocean – its all here..

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Live Theatre Productions

The theatres may be closed but the show must go on – ONLINE. Watch shows live from the West End and Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! we’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free! It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend!

National Theatre

A new play streamed every week starting with James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors.

Coming soon Twelfth Night and Treasure Island

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe will release 40 productions on its Globe Player service for free, it has been announced.

The shows are Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Winter’s TaleThe Two Noble Kinsmen and The Merry Wives of Windsor. All Globe Player productions are captioned, with each show presented for two weeks on a rolling cycle from the 6th April.

The Royal Ballet

Live in your Home over the internet – one new performance every week.

Peter and the Wolf, Acis and Galatea, Così fan tutte, The Metamorphosis, Gloriana, The Winter’s Tale.

Broadway Shows

Check out this list of Broadway shows you can watch over the internet. Includes Billy Elliott, Into the Woods and many more..

What’s On Stage

Check out this updated list of Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free.

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Dance and make Music

Join in at home and make music yourselves. There are many different places offering free lessons – here are a few suggestions. Plus a few options for those who love to dance…

Live Concerts

Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis (page constantly updated)

BBC Sounds

Listen along to a Music Mix or Podcast – you might learn something. Don’t forget the radio too!!

Fun Kids – Children’s Radio

There are podcasts, books, videos, games, digital radio for kids only and so much more to enjoy. Definitely worth a look!

RadioBlogging.net

RadioBlogging.Net is a LIVE daily radio broadcast that teaches literacy and is aimed at families and schools. It’s interactive so that children can write and their work is published during and after the show, with immediate feedback to develop children’s learning.

Classic 100

ABRSM’s Classical 100 is a fantastic collection of 100 carefully selected pieces of music and activities for you to share with your families over the coming weeks.

Virtual Musical Instruments

Our online musical instruments include the virtual guitarvirtual pianovirtual drumsvirtual bongos and the virtual pan flute.

Learn the piano for Free

25 free lessons with Skoove. Join over 1 million people taking interactive piano lessons for beginners and advanced players.

TwoMinuteLessons

Learn the drums (on pots and pans) or the piano with Nottingham Music Hub plus lots more..

Prodigies Music

Over 450 educational videos, lesson plans, activities & more for primary age children – 21 day free trial

Musical Dots

Original Music for young children that bridge the gap between nursery rhymes and pop songs.

Learn a Dance Routine

The following handpicked dance tutorials contain some of the most iconic music video moves of all time. From Justin Timberlake to Thriller and Britney Spears to Lady Gaga! Then put it on TikTok!!

Ballroom Dancing – move like they do on Strictly

Learn the ChaCha or the Salsa basics first then grab a partner and off you go with Passion 4 Dancing on YouTube.

Ballet classes from English National Ballet

Learn Ballet using these online lessons from the English National Ballet.

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Quick Links for Lockdown

Educational Resources  |  Early Years  |  Discover New Things  |   Museums  |  Live Theatre Productions  |   Craft Ideas   |   Baking Ideas   |    Tours of Famous Places   |   Music and Dance   |   Reading Resources |   Free Colouring Sheets | Get Outdoors

Fun Activities with your child at home..


Activities for Early Years

These links show activites and links for those at home with 3-5 year olds.

​EYFSHome

We offer a simple, organised programme of activitiesadvice and  support  and a much needed community for all those looking after 3-5 year-olds and their siblings. 

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Musical Dots

Original Music for young children that bridge the gap between nursery rhymes and pop songs.

Orchard Toys

Browse our range of free, printable worksheets and activities that will keep your little ones busy for hours! Children will love the simple designs and favourite characters whilst also learning too.

Literacy Trust Family Zone

Free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges – all created for Birth to 4 year olds.

Johnny and the Raindrops

Sing-along with Johnny and his fantastic array of songs. Cool live music for kids! Live music for cool kids!

Oxford Owl

Take a look at our fun learning ideas for toddlers and beyond. Includes worksheets to download, games to play and more

Book Trust HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Teachers Pet

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Home Learning Resource packs including ideas, colouring, make your own playdough and more.

Printable I-Spy Games

These fun games are great for holidays, road trips, or whatever you need. Make a book out of them and you’ve got a collection of activities to keep the kids busy without a screen.

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DAISI Fun Activities

Daisi Education has a long list of fun activities to try at home. Try our craft ideas , baking fun or free colouring sheets.

Phonics Play

In response to the ongoing situation, we have decided to make PhonicsPlay free to use during this period.

Creativity at Home

In this resource I would like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of creativity, to share of my thoughts and to give some tips for fun options for encouraging creativity at home.

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five. Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference.

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White Rose Maths

Join in the Starting with a Story Series including great resources with Supertato.

Somewhat Simple

Craft ideas for young children and parents.

Change 4 Life

Kids should aim for 60 minutes of activity each day. We know that may feel difficult right now, but we have loads activities to help.

Boromi #DailyPlay

The #dailyplay is a FREE daily email with an activity for parents to do with their early years aged children, using bits and bobs from around the house to create exciting, play-based learning opportunities.

CBeebies

Games, Activities, puzzles, quizzes, singing, programmes and more..

CrickWeb

16 Free online EYFS educational games. Fun learning through play helps kids achieve Foundation stage goals. Teach initial sounds, colours, compare and order, counting, matching and mouse skills.

Department of Education

Published 19th April 2020. “No one expects parents to act as teachers or childcare providers. Or to be able to provide all the activities that a nursery might. While children gain a lot from nursery, things that parents do at home can help their development more.”

Free Childrens Stories.com

Best selling children’s stories online for free. Watch the videos and find out more. READ MORE ABOUT US HERE!

Twinkl

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FREE taster packs for use with EYFS children. Our packs cover a range of topics, resource types and EYFS curriculum areas.

Get a month of free access using code CVDTWINKLHELPS

SEN Resource Blog

Advice, learning activities and recommended toys, books and resources for children with SEN

Little Owls Resources

FREE & FUN Printable LEARNING Activities, Games and Displays. Sign up to the email and get more.

Story Parks

Here in Nottingham, we took libraries to the parks last year. From bug-hunting and drumming to mindfulness and storytelling, everything you love about StoryParks is now online – in a brand-new Library, packed full of activities to engage and inspire your little ones at home.

CBeebies Bedtime Story

A different story read each night just before bedtime. 30 Episodes Available on iPlayer.

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Free Colouring Sheets

Sometimes the best activity is to just colour something in. It can be really calming for adults and children alike…

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Say Thank you

Say THANK YOU to our key workers with these printable colouring-in sheets from Twinkl

Crayola

100s of Free colouring pages for you to download from Disney characters to adult patterns.

Just Color

Free colouring pages for Adults and Children.

SuperColouring.com

It’s wonderful that, through the process of drawing and colouring, the learning about things around us does not only become joyful, but also triggers our mind to think creatively.

Patterns for Colouring

Looking for some free samples of our pattern colouring pages? Here are some from our archive. Happy colouring!

Printable Colouring

Dinosaurs, Disney Princesses and more. All Free!

7 Uplifting Patterns for Adults

from Hobby Craft – Spend an hour or so scribbling away inside or outside the lines with pens or pencils of your choice.

World Book Day

Famous characters from books and more – lots of downloadable prints for children and adults alike.

Forestry England

Are you getting artsy on lockdown? Download our FREE forest-themed colouring sheets to help pass the time

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Orchard Toys

Each colouring sheet is bold and uncluttered meaning they are great for younger children creating simple art and for older children who want to create with some finer detail.

Book Trust

Lots of different book related colouring sheets available to download.

Sesame Street

Try this wonderful pictures of your favourite characters from Sesame Street

EasyPeasyandFun

You’ll find it all, easy coloring pages for kids and even intricate designs that adults will love too. From animals to alphabet learning, you will find them all!

Tate Kids

Great ideas from the TATE museum. Painting, Building, Colouring and more..


Quick Links for Lockdown

Educational Resources  |  Early Years 
Discover New Things  |   Museums 
Live Theatre Productions  |   Craft Ideas 
Baking Ideas   |    Tours of Famous Places    
Music and Dance   |   Reading Resources 
Free Colouring Sheets | Get Outdoors

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