CJC Kids Resource

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CJC Kids Resource

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 editor@ctjc.co.za 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

Funbrain
Lots of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in maths, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
https://www.funbrain.com/

PESACH Activities:
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
https://www.natgeokids.com/za/

30-Day LEGO challenge
https://tinyurl.com/qrud85h

Storyline Online
Favourite kids books read by famous people.
https://www.storylineonline.net/

Jewish Music
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.
Shalom Aleichem
Modeh Ani
Adon Olam
Shema

GoNoodle
Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
https://www.gonoodle.com/

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers
https://tinyurl.com/u2t89c4

Easy Origami craft
Cat instruction video: https://tinyurl.com/vwdylsx
Paper Flower Card instruction video: https://tinyurl.com/qn625ww

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