Kids’ Lockdown Hub
Kids’ Time in Quarantine
During lockdown, many kids spend more, not less, time on their personal devices. As a community we can educate children and families about ways to keep active, engaged, entertained and informed in a fun way. Lockdown is trying for many families across New Zealand, so we hope these links help.
Find out the best ways to help your children, family/whānau and yourself in this pandemic.
Scan the QR code on this poster and it will take you to the COVID section on the KidsHealth website. It brings together relevant “how to” content for tamariki and their whānau.
Even when times are tough, there are lots of simple things we can do to look after our wellbeing, and our friends and whānau.
If you or someone you know is struggling, there is support available. You don’t have to go it alone.
For simple advice, click on the link below.Find out more
Lots of parents have asked for help explaining COVID-19 to their children.
Here is a quick video that we hope will help explain what we currently know to your little ones.Watch Video
World of David Walliams
As you’re here, taking a peek into The World of David Walliams, chances are you already know what a brilliant author he is. In fact we’re willing to bet that he might even have written one of your most favourite books ever.Find out more
Discover an exceptional range of New Zealand teaching resources to help kaiako teach and tamariki learn.Find out more
How fun can Lego be? Click on the button below for 50 best LegoDuplo play ideas. With ideas like this, your kids will never be bored!Watch Video
Have you always wanted to travel around the world and see your favourite international destinations? Global restrictions may have halted travel around the world, but EarthCams make it easy to see historic sites and the great plains of Africa.
To view the many cameras around the world, click the link below.Find out more
Looking for screen-free activities for the kids?
We’ve put together a list of neat ideas to keep tamariki active and away from screens during lockdown.
- Go for a teddy bear hunt.
- Spa day! Pamper yourself and use up some cool bath products you’ve been meaning to try. If you don’t have anything special, just relax in the bath and use lots of lotion.
- Get dressed up as if you were going out to see friends for a walk around the neighbourhood. Getting properly dressed can have a positive affect on your mood.
- Is it getting a bit cold? Try making a fancy hot drink – like from a café! Make a creative concoction.
- Have any spare fabric or T-shirts you don’t enjoy wearing anymore? Try making t-shirt pom-poms.
- Try your hand at life drawing. Have a go at drawing one of your family members!
- #SelfCare session! Think about what really makes you feel good. A short run? Reading a book? Using a bath bomb? Work on lifting your mood in the best way for you.
- Look for a unique recipe for dessert and make it for your bubble.
- Get moving and practice mindfulness with websites like GoNoodle.
- Ride a bike, skateboard, or scooter around the block.
- Build a blanket fort in your lounge (+ camp there overnight)!
- Make a list of things to find in your neighbourhood and go on a walk to find them.
- Write a poem about these strange times.
- Make slime! There’s plenty of recipes online.
- Plan a dinner from a cookbook (not the internet).
- Write a letter to your future self in 10 years about being in lockdown.
- Write a short story.
- Create a ‘COVID-19 Diary’ and decorate it. Think of it as a time capsule of this very odd time in history!
- Redecorate your bedroom! Have you always wanted to move your bed to the other side of the room? Try it out. It’ll help you feel fresher.
- Find a song that matches how you’re feeling today.
Join Our Online Community
It’s an important time to be connected. Connecting with your community is an incredibly powerful way to beat isolation at this time.
Join our online community today where you can speak with CPS staff, and other families around New Zealand who either have, or know someone living with Cerebral Palsy.Visit our Facebook
Request A Call From Our Team
We’re here to help. If you’re feeling isolated or need support, our team is available to talk. Sometimes, having someone to chat with can make a huge difference during this time of isolation.
Why not request a call or email from the team today?Request a call