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Entertaining grandchildren at a distance

These would mostly work with video chats:

  • Take turns in having an expression (happy, sad, surprised, bored etc,) on your face and ask the other to guess what the expression is.
  • Ask the children to tell what food/toy/book/joke/teacher they like/hate/find funny etc.
  • What sounds different objects/animals/birds make.
  • Virtual stickers and gifts as prizes for best expression/joke/answer etc may be given.

We have also been sent instructions (attached) of how to make and play Evie’s game. What fun!

 

Transport update

Covid-19 Transport Update:  The frequency of train services has reduced and most bus operators have reduced the frequency of bus services.  More information is available here.

Travel card restrictions have been removed so that concessionary travel cards can now been used before 9.30am

 

Activities to do at home

Here’s a link to lots of activities to do online when self isolating so people don’t get bored and may even learn something new.”

 

 

Entertaining grandchildren at a distance – skype

Skype, Face time and other methods of talking to family and friends with a video link are invaluable at the moment.  Some people who have far flung families are used to talking to their grandchildren, but others are new to the experience as their families are closer.  Some grandchildren are brilliant talkers and can chat away for hours, but others need more entertainment.  Does anyone have ideas of games, activities or topics of conversation that go down well, especially with the under 10s? Sometimes the children living abroad are bi-lingual and it’s an opportunity for them to practice their English, but it needs to be fun.