Drawing, stories and online safety - Monday 11 May

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Here are lots of exciting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends. Whether you're at home with your children, working from home or a key worker, there's something for everyone.

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The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Here's a selection of fun activities for you today...


Draw-along with the Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College are releasing a short series of draw-along videos with children’s illustrator, Nick Ellwood. The first one went live last week, and the next one will be online this Thursday.

Get drawing >


Support with teaching PE at home

Take a look at these short two-minute videos of fun, free and easy-to-follow activities that you can enjoy alone, or with your family (special thanks to Mark Gransden, Head of PE at London Enterprise Academy for sharing this with the Healthy Lives team).

Get fit quick >

Ruby's Worry

Discussing anxiety and worries with children

To celebrate World Book Day last month, Thrive LDN streamed an immersive storytelling performance of children’s book Ruby’s Worry. The story is a great resource for parents and carers to watch with young children, providing a good foundation for conversations about childhood worries and anxiety.

The storytelling performance runs for around 20-minutes, with another 25-minutes for craft and drawing activities to aid discussion with young children about the story.

Learn more >

We are all made of stories

The wisdom of stories

Last week, the HEC Global Learning Centre started releasing very short videos using the wisdom of stories, old and new, accompanied by questions to make some sense out of the current situation. New stories are released every Tuesday and Thursday morning, with plans for Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Somali and more languages soon.

Tune in >

Child online safety

Keeping your child safe online

With the help of the leading privacy law firm Schillings, the Children's Commissioner have produced a digital safety and well-being kit for parents and a related safety guide for children. 

Learn more >

And remember...

Kobe Bryant

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”

Kobe Bryant

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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