We’re on lockdown, so a host of celebrities have been offering their virtual help to keep kids entertained while everyone is urged to stay in their homes.
- Joe Wicks – PE classes Joe Wicks has appointed himself the PE teacher of the nation and is running daily virtual workouts at 9am Monday to Friday on his YouTube channel. In order to help keep kids fit and healthy while schools are closed for the foreseeable future, the free online exercise classes are running every weekday with simplified workouts which are appropriate for children of all ages.
- Bear Grylls –Bear has teamed up with the Scouts to create 100 indoor activities to ward off boredom while kids are stuck indoors for most of the day. The Great Indoors will be a weekly live video feed and activities include making lolly-stick catapults, origami and designing and making hot-air balloons and all activities can be done in the house or garden.
- David Walliams – will be providing daily free audio stories from his collection of children’s books in order to keep kids entertained. He’ll share one story a day, beginning with The Terrible Triplets from his The World’s Worst Children book.
- Myleene Klass has been providing virtual music lessons for kids in lockdown. Wednesdays at 6.30pm she will play a Disney-themed lullaby for babies, and Friday at 10am is Music Klass. Children don’t need to have their own instrument to be able to participate, though there are interactive elements with items from around the house.
- Carol Vorderman – The Maths Factor – Carol is putting her mathematical prowess to good use and stepping in as maths teacher while children are off school. Her online maths programme, The Maths Factor, has waived its usual £2 a week fees to provide free tuition to children of school age while the schools are closed.
- Oti Mabuse – from Strictly Come Dancing is hosting free online dance classes for children and adults to make sure people are still moving despite being in lockdown. She has been sharing videos on her YouTube channel teaching routines to Strictly-inspired dances to help fans learn a new skill while they are at home. The kids’ class airs at 11.30am while the adult version is at 7.30pm, so parents and their children can both enjoy learning to dance while staying in.