We are in the middle of one of the most challenging times for our society. Parents of young children, with the rollercoaster of school closures and limitations affecting relationships and community support, have not had an easy time during this pandemic.
The ultimate list to keep up Portuguese at home!
Science related activities to do during lockdown: www.cienciaviva.pt
Downloadable illustrated book explaining the virus and what happens if granny catches it.
Books for children read by their authors: www.publico.pt
Online radio station for children and parents where children can listen to music, fairy tales, educational programs etc. A fantastic way to explore the world and develop children’s imagination while at home.
A blog with many children stories: historiasparaosmaispequeninos.wordpress.com
Family activities in Portuguese: estrelaseouricos.sapo.pt
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The ultimate list to keep up Spanish at home!
Babyradio.es is a Radio station for children and parents where children can listen to music, fairy tales, educational programs etc from Spain and Latin America. A fantastic way to explore the world and develop children’s imagination while at home. Lots of fun para los pequeños! A full directory of radios for Spanish speaker children can be found here.
Planinfantil provides a series of activities, including arts and crafts, theatre and recipes, to do at home in Spanish thought especially for the lockdown.
Free online theatre. In this website it’s possible to register for free and watch theatre plays for children in Spanish.
A directory of stories in Spanish that you can read to your children: www.conmishijos.com/
www.conmishijos.com – a blog for parents with plenty of ideas for learning through having fun and building children’s creativity through DIY and art at home.
lavozdelmuro.net 50+ activities to enjoy et home with children of all ages.
This is a YouTube channel that guide small children through the basic of the Spanish language with a lot of fun!
A book to learn meditation with the parents in Spanish.
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The ultimate list to keep up Polish at home!
Polskie Radio Dzieciom/Polish Radio for Children www.polskieradio.pl/18,Dzieci – a 24-hour Radio Poland station for children and parents where children can listen to music, fairy tales, educational programs etc. A fantastic way to explore the world and develop children’s imagination while at home or in the car. Lots of fun, children’s music charts and interesting competitions!
Polish your Polish www.pyp.edu.pl – Imagine that aliens visit Earth and land in Poland. They are curious about this new land, its inhabitants and language, so their mission is to learn about the country… This is how this educational game about Poland, Polish language and culture starts. Great fun while learning Polish vocabulary, grammar, geography and more!
Historia dla dzieci, a YouTube channel where school-age children can listen and learn about Polish history.
Moje dzieci kreatywnie www.mojedziecikreatywnie.pl – a blog for parents with plenty of ideas for learning through having fun and building children’s creativity through DIY and art at home.
Strefa Psotnika www.strefapsotnika.pl – a Polish blog about literature for children. Many beautiful pictures, book reviews, interviews with artists, competitions for children. Let’s find out what to read with your children!
iTeatr dla Szkół – the Polish National TV project that aims to promote theatre among children. Videos of theatre shows, school performances and video coverage from theatre-related events available to watch online.
Teatr Lalki i Aktora w Łomży www.teatrlomza.pl/spektakle-teatralne-online/ during the pandemic time, Łomża Puppet Theatre for children presents its performances online.
Bajkowisko.pl – a YouTube channel with fairy tales, songs and books to listen in Polish for young and school-age children.
The Warsaw Rising Museum/Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego presents live history lessons from the museum for primary and secondary school students (and everyone interested) on their Facebook page
Copernicus Science Centre/Centrum Nauki Kopernik w Warszawie – watch exciting experiments that your children can make at home, learn about DIY ideas that develop their skills, take part in a virtual walk through the Copernicus Science Centre and many other events online.
Pisupisu.pl pisupisu.pl/ – loads of educational content for preschool and school-age children, such as Polish language games, quizzes to primary school books, phonetic exercises.
Uniwersytet Dzieci/Children’s University Foundation wklasie.uniwersytetdzieci.pl – really nice ideas on lessons for teachers. Videos can also be used by parents who are interested in supporting their children’s education at home during the pandemic time.
Włącz Polskę www.wlaczpolske.pl/ – a Polish educational project that aims to promote and share educational materials for Polish children learning abroad. Everyone can find here many exercises grouped by children’s age, subject and knowledge level. You can create your own coursebook to learn Polish language, history and geography online of for print.
SuperKid www.superkid.pl/ – a website for parents and teachers of preschool and early school-age children. Educational materials for print and online, such as language games, colouring, puzzles, domino, reading and spelling exercises, quizzes for Polish primary school books, and the like.
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The ultimate list to keep up Italian at home!
Scienza Express offers interesting science articles and the content is very accessible.
Esercizi di Meraviglia is a printable book to get children inspired!
Io resto a casa contains many Ideas to engage children at home.
The lovely comic book Blanca magazine, a great read for the family!
Lezioni sul sofá is a collection of lessons and readings for children of all ages, put together by Italian writers.
Fabulinis is a website with lots of stories, rhymes and tongue twisters in Italian.
Games, activities, stories and much more on Portale bambini.
Audible Stories offers some free audio books in Italian during the school closure.
LibriVox has a range of audio books for children and adults in several languages.
For preschoolers, this channel has some simple songs associated with movements: www.youtube.com/
Storie da leggere offers downloadable books and activities.Actors from Teatro del Cerchio read a story a day.Teatro Verde has a very exciting YouTube Channel with daily theatre shows. More theatre from Piccolo Teatro.
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