Some of our fave celebrities have created make-shift studios in their own homes and are inviting kids to join them in free, daily, educational and fun classes.
So, why not move the living room furniture to the side to create your very own at-home dance studio; get the camping mats out for some superman-style PE with Joe Wicks or turn your dining table into a science laboratory for some fun with CBB’s Maddie.
Here are some top fun and educational virtual shows from some of our favourite TV celebrities.
PE with Joe Wicks
Kick-start your day with the Nation’s favourite YouTube P.E teacher, The Body Coach. Daily, Monday to Friday at 9am P.E with Joe takes children, parents and anyone who fancies it on 30-minutes of easy-to-follow exercises. Don’t forget a bottle of water and take the class as easy or as intense as you like. The exercises don’t take up much space so you can turn your living room into your school P.E class. You may want to choose somewhere with a carpet or if you have yoga or camping roll mats they will help. It’s a great way to get the kids energised for a day of fun lessons.
Dance with Obti Mabuse
Dancing fans are joining Obi Mabuse from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing for at-home kids dance lessons live on her Facebook page, daily at 11.30am. If you’re not quite ready to bust some moves at this hour, head over to the dancing queen’s YouTube channel to catch up.
Her 30-45 minute dance routine classes are the perfect opportunity to dress up in your favourite Elsa or superhero outfit and why not video call friends or family to join you? Kids will love showing their friends their fancy-dress costumes and we’re fairly sure there will be lots of costume changes! Get teddies involved in the dancing or perhaps as an audience to bring more drama to your virtual classes. Make some Strictly-style scorecards. Parents can get involved and be the judges, giving out virtual marks out of 10! Younger kids may want to skip to the end where the routine is performed with music on and don’t forget the freestyle dance-off at the end! This week’s theme has been musicals and includes Frozen, Annie, Wicked and our fave, The Greatest Showman. Afterwards, why not draw your favourite characters too?
Music with Myleen Klass
10am Mondays and Fridays tune in to the talented Myleen Klass’ YouTube lessons – Myleen’s Music Klass. The classes are free from the singers home and no instruments are needed. On Wednesdays at 6.30pm, the talented singer and musician serenades your little ones with lullabies.
Science with Maddie & Greg
Keep imaginations active with some curious goings-on from two of CBB’s most-loved science presenters, Maddie & Greg. The educational duo have turned their spare room into a live studio to chat about their favourite topics, science and nature. This brand-new YouTube show called LET’S GO LIVE is on daily at 11am and you can join them live or catch the shows at your own time. For 30-minutes of wonder and discovery, tune in to this week’s theme of ‘Brilliant Bodies’, and learn how to make poo and what super-powers our senses can do! The show is interactive, with quizzes, chances to star in the show with your artwork and cool guest appearances too!
Storytime with David Walliams
Grab a cuppa and the biscuit tin to join the familiar voice of famous TV star David Walliams for Elevenses with The World of David Walliams. Kids are loving listening to a new story every day, whilst painting or colouring in or simply snuggling on the sofa. The stories are about 20-minutes long at 11am. There are printouts available from the David Walliams website also. The World of David Walliams is a place of beastly boys and gruesome girls – enjoy the wonderful daily, free audio stories.
Maths with Carol Vorderman
For ages 4-12, Carol Vorderman’s bumper-packed The Maths Factor website is currently free (usually £2/week subscription) so grab your laptop, a white-board and start your very own maths lesson. To make it even more fun, perhaps get children to mark their own work. You register to the website and can dip in and out of the free daily classes and stacks of interactive games and activities as a little bit of maths daily is better than cramming in one session. Everything is matched to the National Curriculum so it’s easy for parents to navigate.
Lessons at home have never been so much fun thanks to these lovely TV celebs offering their different classes for free, and daily too! With so much to do, don’t forget other fun stuff too, like ‘baking club’ and ‘playtime’.