As parents, we know that school closures and long days at home with the kids may feel a little overwhelming. So we’ve created a weekly guide to keep your kids busy with lots of awesome videos, games and activities that make learning fun. We’ll also give you tips on how to stay active when you’re stuck indoors. 

Each week will feature a new theme, so your kiddos can build fundamental skills across a variety of areas. Kids can navigate our games and videos on their own, and we never have in-app purchases, so you can get things done while your little ones are in good hands. 

This week’s all about CODING.

1. Run Marco game

Total activity time: 50min

Best for kids aged 6 – 11 

Learning Outcome: Kids will learn how to code! They’ll be taught how to implement command sequences, iterations, and conditions. 

The Challenge: Following a cute avatar, kids will work through a maze by coding different commands. The progression is exciting, so every level feels like a victory! 

Bonus: The music’s pretty cool too.

 

2. Little Miss Inventor Coding game

Total Activity time: 25 min 

Best for kids aged 4 – 7

Learning Outcome: Kids learn how to create coding instructions to direct a character through the game. 

The Challenge: Kids have to figure out how to code instructions for Little Miss so she can complete her gardening tasks. The game breaks down coding into understandable real-life scenarios, so it’s easier to digest. 

Bonus: The main character’s extra cute!

 

3. Citizen Code TV series

Activity Time: 5-minute episodes 

Best for kids aged 6 – 11

Learning Outcome: This show is informative and teaches kids some of the more technical aspects of the technology they engage with daily.

The series: Different aspects of digital culture are explained in short, funny ways. The show investigates topics like the dark web, big data, cryptology, cookies, social media, and other aspects of the online world. 

Bonus: Learn how to surf without falling for a hoax.

 

4. Fitness Break: Freeze Dance!

Take a break from your inbox, throw on some tunes and shake it like a Polaroid picture! The rules are simple: Rock out when the music plays, and when the designated DJ stops the music, everyone makes like a statue and freezes. It’s a great way to get everyone off the couch, and introduce your kids to some of your favourite playlists!

 

We want to do everything we can to support our community during this crisis, and we’ll do our best to make sure your kids stay happy, nurtured and inspired. Thanks for being a part of our extended family!

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