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Activity Ideas from our autism project team

SCHOOLS are closing but our Cumbria Autism Family Support Project team have some great ideas and links regarding home schooling and activities.

Posted Thursday, 19th March 2020

OUR Cumbria Autism Family Support Project team member Nicola Brockbank has put together some links to activities you can get your child to do from home.

Says Nicola: "Please email me any questions you might have. I am a qualified teacher (although I have been out of the loop for a long time) and I did home educate my son for two years, so I might be able to come up with an answer that is useful. And although I can’t promise that, I will try my hardest."

"Please also remember that this is the perfect time to involve your children in cooking, budgeting, doing chores, learning how to use the washing machine etc. it’s all learning.  All the things that they will need to know in the future. Don’t beat yourself up about doing all the subjects your child would have been doing in school, your children will all have different interests. And make sure you try and do physical activities as well."

Nicola's email address is nicola.brockbank@carlislemencap.co.uk and below is the list of links to activities you may find useful.

Educational:

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home?fbclid=IwAR2TgbmqSZAPSTMi7oFayv-1CxkksPUBBzvAyudO3bMyjR9mgbirazdHFvI

https://theeducationhub.github.io/?fbclid=IwAR1DBVK7skJm8k6Nvhji1QOWQwTHtKECeEHtYji6FYJpsqdXvLbmEXn3tYw

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html?fbclid=IwAR3rS5NVgsUqC2ihd2MEly7nNsgRM0CWLbS4GiWpxGdOQeaaUvc5SOEZeEw

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning?fbclid=IwAR0uS0RVHmtGNMQlB0obGI8L1BgWNVcF2tfMSiIWnRM8OdyyZTlzE7ThPZI

https://watch.vooks.com/browse?fbclid=IwAR2N8WnirK32OJc83EeaSz9hgtBH1pXelucOlUrrxGSsgA4HRVlOZ0xbQZM

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html

https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/easy-cool-science-experiments-for-kids

https://www.whizzpopbang.com/science-experiments-for-kids/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.jumpstart.com/parents/activities/kids-activities

https://funlearningforkids.com/literacy-activities

https://nurturestore.co.uk/100-kids-literacy-language-activities

 

 

Random activities/games:

https://medium.com/@lilsarg/weird-and-fun-ways-to-keep-your-kid-from-being-bored-901e406fc38c

https://www.momjunction.com/articles/indoor-games-and-kids-activities-for-this-season_00369105/

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/group-games

 

Lego:

https://thecanadianhomeschooler.com/lego-challenge-cards-printable/?fbclid=IwAR0OqMM_HjzUkEL_9LoFf39ai9cjBco23SoMMbQNNvqbJNF3nxTUHSf7jQM

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/kids-lego-activities/

https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/lego-activities/

 

Craft activities:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/PaperDollsByCory/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3534290959977416

https://www.facebook.com/didyouknowworld1/posts/928061324035591

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-slime

https://www.theottoolbox.com/how-to-make-crayon-play-dough-recipe/

 

 

Coping Strategies:

https://www.thepathway2success.com/100-coping-strategies-for-anger-anxiety-and-more/?fbclid=IwAR3S3cDwzrFhFUqtNTBbbTbTw5rdCzkuXN6K5GxEmgIMikj3VWZBxwkdLCs

 

 

Outdoor activities (please make sure you are social distancing for everyone’s sake):

https://outdoorfamiliesonline.com/free-outdoor-learning-kid-activities/?fbclid=IwAR2VlOvuOq9f7xf0eFvKyiLOeNOw7BnqoNZIY38PzBic_5hWtnGSexdmGcQ

 

Sensory activities:

https://www.theottoolbox.com/about-us/ (these guys are on facebook to and have put up lots of useful ideas)

 

Mindfulness:

https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/

 

Yoga:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/pe-and-sports/gymnastics-dance-and-yoga-pe-subjects-key-stage-1/PE-physical-education-yoga

THANK YOU for your support ...