Lockdown Support

Throughout lockdown we will post regular content which may help to keep your little ones entertained. This content will mostly be centred around the baby, toddler, preschool age range but it could easily be adapted for older children as well. Remember there will be more online / virtual groups and classes available on the What’s On Guide which may allow you to have 30 minutes of peace to enjoy that cuppa or to make that important work call. 

This page will feature some of the resources, ideas and activities we have posted on our social media for an ‘easy to find’ guide of things to do. If you have any ideas get in touch and we’ll have a go then post about it!

Resource Guide

Below is a list of resources you may find useful to help with ‘home schooling’ or just simply to give your little (or big) ones something else to do.

Kindly shared by Jac Stores. FREE, fun activities and colouring available to print for your little ones.

Vanessa & Rosie will be back from 11th Jan putting new things up for you to do and sing and listen too. There are also LOADS of great videos and activities on their Facebook page from Lockdown 1.0

The very popular Jo may not be able to carry on with her classes but she is hoping to record a few sessions for everyone to join in with. There is also LOADS of material already on their YouTube channel

Local dance company Move It, wants to get the Island dancing and have come up with a MAMOUTH selection of FREE dance sessions for all ages. Anyone can join in, just join their Facebook group or private message them for more details

Unesco Biosphere Isle of Man shared a great link to The World’s Largest Lesson, an educational resource about the US Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for our lives. These include a crash course for parents, comics, games, videos and brand new resources created for home tuition

The Family Library in Douglas may be closed but they will be sharing lots of fun ideas to keep your little ones busy

Toy Zone (based on the Isle of Man) and made a section on their website called ‘Toys for Lockdown’ which includes a range of crafts, puzzles and role play items that will keep your little ones busy for hours! And of course, like any Toy Zone product, all these toys are £5 or less!
FREE outdoor learning ideas for 0-11 year olds
Huge range of activities from birth to 4 years old

A fun LIVE show every weekday (except Monday) at 10AM. Aimed at different age groups each day, some are silly and some are educational but all are lots of fun!

As well as the TV channel, the website has games, puzzles, quizzes, shows and things to make on the website / apps

For the older ones and as well as the TV channel there are games, quizzes and shows on the website/apps. PLUS Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day will see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch

At home learning for year 1 – 9. BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support the GCSE curriculum, with a least two hours of content each weekday

Let’s Go Live family science shows by Maddie Moate & Greg Foot. Vast back catalogue of videos from Lockdown 1.0 as well as live shows Mon / Wed / Fri at 11AM

You know the drill… PE with Joe. Is this for the kids or for the mums? Who even cares anymore..

 An amazing lady who provides FREE groups most days for toddlers

Activities for children aged 1-5

A great range of FREE reading & writing lessons (including phonics)

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. As our very own Miss M says when she does it… ‘Lamb-a-stay’

Fun activities for toddlers and pre-schoolers

Actiphons are here to help you practise your phonics, keep fit and have some FUN!!