Did you know that art, music and dance improves mental health, improves problem-solving skills, enhances the imagination and creativity and for the brain, increases connectivity and plasticity which means that will probably end up with a genius child in your home after lockdown? The following live art, music, dance and physical education sessions can help you get there.

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ART

Draw with Ed Vere: Does your child enjoy drawing? Why not join a live tutorial every Wednesday and Friday by a renowned children’s book illustrator and New York Times bestselling picture book author, Ed Vere. All you need is paper and a pencil to begin. 

Draw with Rob: Join Rob Biddulph, a bestselling and multi-award-winning author and illustrator who also happens to be the official World Book Day Illustrator of 2019 and 2020, for draw-along  sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. Parents could follow along with their kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures at the end of the session.

Isolation Art school: Here you will find projects, lessons and tips by artists to help people get creative while housebound during Covid19 crisis. Projects for adults and children are in plenty.

MUSIC

Meet the Musical Instrument by the Seattle symphony orchestra: Watch your child’s excitement as they meet a new musical instrument from the orchestra each week. Each instrument is introduced through short excerpts performed by the Seattle Symphony musician hosting that week’s video.  

BBC Ten Pieces At Home: Open up the world of classical music to your 7-14 year old. These live sessions explore exciting films and equips you with lesson plans that will help you get your child excelingl in music. 

Myleene’s Music Klass: No musical instrument? No problem. Join Myleen for this fun musical experience that is curriculum based and suitable for all ages and capabilities. 

DANCE

Oti Mabuse kid’s class: If you love Oti Mabuse from strictly come dancing like we do, this class is for you and your child. Happening daily on Facebook Live and YouTube, enjoy different themes and relive some of your most exciting childhood moments together with your child. 

Ragdolly Anas: Jam packed with high-energy fun for pre-schoolers, turn up the music, dance and rhyme in this online class everyday of the week.  

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Jump start Johnny: Why throw in party games, tricks and a fancy dress theme to a PE class? Well, why not? Johnny brings excitement and a special twist to each of his classes for kids of all ages. You can catch the live sessions on Facebook and Instagram. 

PE with Joe: Also known as the body coach, Joe takes the kids through fun PE classes every morning. This class is a great way to get kids’ energies up each morning and a great way to get them excited about the day ahead. Don’t worry if you miss the live sessions, the recordings are always available on his Youtube channel immediately after.

Cosmic Yoga: Join Jaimie as she takes the little ones on magical and interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence. It’s never too early to get your kids into yoga!

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