While the internet has no shortage of links to resources to keep your kids busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are scattered all over the place and some seem a bit unrealistic (I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the emotional capacity for cleaning up a giant foam spewing volcano from my kitchen right now, and I need to save my strength for when home schooling starts again next term).
The CJC has collated a bunch of doable, fun resources, all in one place for you to keep kids busy during this time. Feel free to send suggestions that you come across to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to the list!
Pick n Pay School Club
With schools across South Africa closing, School Club recognises the need for parents and caregivers to have access to educational materials. Pick n Pay is offering all Smart Shoppers a month’s free access to CAPS-aligned workbooks, posters, and support materials for learners and teachers for up to three grades.
For more info and to register go to www.schoolclub.co.za
Lots of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in maths, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
• Build a matzah house https://tinyurl.com/vqwt8jd
• Pesach for kids at Chabad.org Videos, songs, stories, recipes, crafts… https://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/354750/jewish/Passover.htm
• PJ Library kids Pesach activities https://pjlibrary.org/passover
National Geographic Kids
30-Day LEGO challenge
Favourite kids books read by famous people.
Our Jewish Music maestro Ivor Joffe has recorded Shalom Aleichem, to bring in the shabbat bride, Modeh Ani which we sing as we wake up in the morning, the Shema which we recite three times a day and a beautiful version of Adon Olam. Find recordings below. Thank you Herzlia.
Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
Indoor Activities for busy toddlers