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Online Resources for Kids

We have been keeping busy homeschooling this week and it has gone pretty well. I must confess, I was really worried at first. It all looked a little much to study, work and homeschool at the same time. Plus doing anything outdoors is really not possible anymore. All that got me worried, but we got into it all as soon as the week started and it has been amazing. Having a routine similar to what the kids have in school works. Thanks to the hardworking teachers and amazing online resources, we got all the materials we need to smash it!

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Here are some of the amazing online resources for kids we are using this week –

Ruth Miskin Training

This YouTube channel is filled up lots of videos to help children learn their phonics. It is really helpful. The twins watch a video on the channel everyday and they are carrying on their learning thanks to the amazing team behind this channel. Ruth Miskin Training also has a Facebook page and the videos are posted on their as well, so it is worth having a look if you children are in KS1. There are new Youtube Videos posted everyday for different levels.

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is reading stories everyday on his website and the kiddies love listening to him read a book. It is a great way to mix up the learning from home. I read to my twins everyday and they read to me as well, but having somewhere read a book is a great way to broaden their horizon. You can have a look at his website to listen to his readings.

 

Kidz Bop Kids

If your children love dancing, they would Kids Bob Kids! It is a fun Youtube Channel filled up with catchy tunes and lots of moves. My twins enjoy dancing along and sometimes I find myself dancing too! It is a fun way to get the kids moving.

Oxford Owl

Another great website for children is the Oxford Owl. It filled with expert advice, tips and activities to help your child’s reading. There are lots of ebooks available on the website. We have read two books already on Oxford Owl. The Duchess read Ballet and the Duke read Code for Dragon Training. We are reading Everyone Got Wet next and we can’t wait. Oxford Owl is a website worth subscribing to. It will definitely keep the little ones busy.

What do you think of these online resources for kids? How are you finding homeschooling?

 

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Working, Schooling and Homeschooling the Twins

I have deliberately avoided writing about Coronavirus on here because I don’t want to dwell on it. There’s enough news about it everywhere else and I don’t want to add to the hysteria going on, but it is becoming more and more difficult not to talk about it. This pandemic is affecting lives all over the world. The kiddies are now homeschooling from today due to this virus. So I am now supposed to work, study and homeschool the twins all at the same time. This will take a lot of planning and determination, but I am sure we will work it all out. Health and safety comes first, and I support the powers that be in this decision.

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Working from home

I will be blogging as usual. The topics will vary as they usually do. Do not expect to see topics on Coronavirus on the confusion it is causing. I am rising above that and talking about other things no one seems to be talking about. If you need a good distraction from the current pandemic, you may find the blog posts really interesting. I will also carry on doing my other online jobs and see where the opportunities take me.

Schooling from home

Like many of you know, I started studying with The Open University last year. It has been going really well. I am self-motivated, so I do what needs to be done and I am also really enjoying studying the modules. However, it has been a lot harder to concentrate with all what is going on in the world. Luckily, I have managed to stay on top of my study and assessments somehow. This will carry on as normal.

Homeschooling the Twins

Homeschooling the twins is the biggest change. Normally, the kids are in school for a good few hours and I use those hours to get work and uni jobs done. At the moment, this is no longer the case. Schools are closed here indefinitely and I are meant to homeschool the twins. Fitted this in is the hardest part of all but it has to be done. The twins are in year 1 and are exceeding their targets, I won’t want them to fall behind. So we will be following the curriculum from home as much as possible, to keep them engaged.

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If you are stuck at home and wondering how to engage the kids, you should try out these YouTube channels below.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

This YouTube channel focuses on mindfulness, yoga and relaxation for kids. We watch the videos and they are really nice, the twins love them. The videos are adventurous and they help children build strength, balance and confidence.

Little Sports

This YouTube channel has loads of workout videos for kids. For those of us that are unable to go out as much, you can still get the title ones moving with these videos. They are also great for indoor activities on rainy days.

I usually join in with the kiddies and I enjoy the videos too! If you are stuck indoors and wondering how to spend a few minutes keeping the kids moving, you should check out these videos. Safe stay.

 

Product Review: Aveeno Baby Products

*PR samples.

I love using Aveeno Baby products on my children’s skin. The products are very gentle on the skin and they work really well. We have used many Aveeno products over the years. I am a huge fan of the brand. Many of their products are included in my daily skincare routine so I know how nourishing and moisturising Aveeno products are on the skin.

Here are the Aveeno Baby products the kiddies have recently tried –

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AVEENO® Baby Dermexa Moisturising Wash

This moisturising wash contains Colloidal Oatmeal, Oat extract and Ceramides. It helps to soothe the skin and preserve its natural barrier.

AVEENO® Baby Dermexa Daily Emollient Cream

This emollient cream is specifically formulated with a Triple Oat Complex. It is clinically proven to moisturise and soothe the skin. The cream helps to combat flare-ups of very dry skin and is also suitable for little ones who may be prone to eczema.

AVEENO® Baby Dermexa Good Night Emollient Balm

This emollient balm moisturises and soothes dry skin all night long. It is made with Triple Oat Complex and Ceramides and is clinically proven to help relieve eczema and other dry skin conditions.

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PROS
  1. I love the texture of these products. They are all really moisturising.
  2. The packaging of the products works great. I like the fact that they are compact and easy to pack away when needed.
  3. These products are gentle for babies and little children.
  4. All three products are free from scent.
  5. The emollient cream and balm are easily absorbed into the skin.
  6. The moisturising wash is soap free and tear free, which is great for sensitive eyes. The wash also cleanses the skin without damaging the skin barrier. It is free from dyes, soap and alcohol.
  7. A little goes a long way with these Aveeno Baby products.

 

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CONS

None. I love all three products.

What do you think of these Aveeno baby products? Have you tried any before? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

 

 

 

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