In danger of melting down in lockdown?

In danger of melting down in lockdown?

Here are some suggestions to help buy yourself some precious time at home......

Children being off school is adding to the pressure; fresh air and exercise, maintaining a semblance of routine, setting aside space and time for work and supporting home learning, the demands are endless.

To help, we've got some ideas to occupy them and buy you a little guilt-free time.....

Yoga is the perfect way to blend excercise with calming relaxation. With Cosmic Kids Yoga you can also secretly introduce younger children to mindfulness.

We love Whizz Pop Bang magazine. They have free online resources, should you trust your children to perform science experiments at home.

Audible Stories are offering free children's audio books during lockdown. Screen-free escapism, suitable for all ages.

For culture vultures, big and small, many of the world's greatest museums and galleries have collections, special exhibitions and performances online.

Tate Britain's online gallery includes a 12 virtual room Walk Through British Art.

The Royal Academy's Family How To section is a treasure trove of inspiring ideas. If you missed their recent Picasso and Paper exhibition there's a video exploration hosted by curator Anne Dumas which gives a fascinating insight into his methods of working.

The more bookish will enjoy the British Library's digital collections which include beautiful historical maps and (Yr 7s take note) key documents from the life and times of Tudor King Henry VIII.

NYC's MOMA has almost 85,000 of their 200,000 works online and Madrid's Prado has many of their wonderful El Greco paintings to explore.

 If you have any tips to buy guilt-free time for parents and help avoid lockdown meltdown, please email us and we'll share them. We'll also give a free selection of products to whoever comes up with the best ideas.'s something you should never try at home, even if you're an astrophysicist (especially if you're an astrophysicist, in which case stick to putting up shelves)...

Keep well and please; stay home, stay safe and save lives.

Tania and Dandydill Way xx


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