We are not a family who play video games. We do not have a games console in the house, which, these days, seems very rare. Many of our children’s friends play video games, and if they don’t, their parents do
We’ve had stunning weather this week, how about you? It’s been glorious and we’ve taken the learning outside as much as possible, once all the bits and bobs we need to do online have been done.
These virtual parties use Zoom technology so that the entertainer can interact with all the children taking part and involve a mixture of magic, songs and games tailored to the age group of each individual party.
This week, some children in England have returned to school. In Wales, that hasn’t happened yet, but this week we have heard that schools in Wales will re-open at the end of June. It does not seem that this will be in a teaching capacity, but more of a checking-in with pupils prior to the summer holidays and September. Plans were also announced regarding extending the summer term by one week.
Home-schooling, crisis schooling, whatever you are referring to it as, we are now into our 11th week. Are you getting into a groove with it? Has it made you want to home-school full time? Or are you tearing your hair out?
This week would have been half term if the children had been in school, so we decided to take a break from formal learning and do much more outside in the lovely sunshine.
Playing outside has so many benefits for children. Climbing, jumping, swinging, running, twisting and turning in the fresh air dramatically improves gross motor skills.
We had our first family lockdown birthday this week, so there was lots of party preparations, gift wrapping and general birthday fun going on this week.