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Activities to do at home with children from 1 to 2 years oldPublished 06/04/2020 by Kids&Us
Here is the schedule that we have put together for this week. If you prefer, you can also use the blank planner to keep track of chores, games, or meals for the week as a family. These days, we are all reorganising!
With Stay at home with Kids&Us we are making a small contribution so that you have some ideas of how to spend these days in a different, fun way with the whole family in English!
It’s impossible to forget the reason why we are all at home. We’re well aware that COVID-19 has affected our daily lives, just like it has to so many other families around the world. That’s why we want to shift the focus onto spending some quality time with our babies by taking advantage of this opportunity we have to learn together.
Keep this post handy. We’ll upload songs, videos, crafts and recipes in English every week, all specially adapted for the littlest members of your household.
Don’t miss our activities on Instagram Live!
Also, this week we’ve got some news. As you know that we miss our characters, for two days this week we will be live on our Instagram account @kidsandus.
On Wednesday 8 April at 5.00 pm, we will be reading the Betty's Family and other animals story on Instagram Live!
On Friday 10 April at 5.00 pm, don’t miss our Phantom Manor Storytime live via our Instagram channel at @kidsandus.
We’ll be waiting for you!
Songs and dances in English for each moment of the day to make your routine fun
It’s not a new idea that babies, like adults, need a routine. The current situation has forced us to adapt our everyday life to new schedules and plans and also to adapt or improve our hygiene at home.
Song and dance for going to the toilet
At Kids&Us we grab any opportunity to practice English. From the start we realised that groups of students and smaller students need to go the toilet during class. And as you know, if one little one has to go…the others aren’t far behind!
Thus, the “Toilet Song” was born. It’s a song to take advantage of every time someone needs to use the toilet during classes so that the English practise never stops. This week, we’re giving you the dance. Who’s up for putting it into practice?
You can download the words here:
Song and dance for meal times
These days we’re more aware than ever that the supplies in the pantry and fridge don’t last for many days. Do you know the feeling when your little ones have just had breakfast and are already asking what’s for lunch? This fun song and dance is dedicated to them, because any time of the day is perfect for practising English.
Starting today, we set the table to the beat!
You can download the words here:
Dance for washing hands
For this week we’re giving you a little song and dance to wash your hands really well. You can sing it as many times as you need to. Remember that the recommendation is to wash your hands with soap, thoroughly and carefully, for at least 20 seconds.
On your mark, get set…let’s dance!
Dance for picking up toys
Yes, we know that picking up is boring, and we also know that babies…don’t quite get the concept of picking up (and we hate to tell you this, but it doesn’t get much better as they get older).
At Kids&Us we know that music makes things easier and if there’s a dance, even more so. That’s why this week we’re sharing our song for picking up, and while we can’t promise that the bedroom and living room will be immaculate, we can promise some family laughs.
Song in English for waking up your children
Hello Rap is one of the songs from our Babies course. It’s only 25 seconds long, but that’s long enough to make up a little dance that helps get us going every morning, or even to get your baby up from a well-deserved nap.
Song in English to finish the day
While it’s important to follow routines to face these days at our best, it’s also important to get the necessary sleep. With the video Dream in English, our friends Gina Ginger and Charlie Chives travel through the land of dreams and encourage our little ones to dream in English.
Repeating these rituals every day can help them know when it’s time to go to sleep and can become one of their favourite routines.
Cartoons in English for babies from 1 to 2 years old and for children from 2 to 4 years old
Maybe you don’t know Betty Sheep, the littlest star of our publishing collection. She’s a little sheep who always surprises us with her fun, mischievous adventures. Her stories are for boys and girls from 2 to 4 years old.
What’s more, Betty also has her own cartoon series for children in English and this week we think you should see the two new episodes:
I spy at the market
We’re sure you know the game “I spy” and that you’ve played more than once with your sons and daughters. Betty Sheep loves that game too, and in one of the episodes that we’re bringing you this week, she goes to the market with her mum and plays and has a good time. Even though we can’t go to visit the market like we normally do, we can play- in the kitchen, the living room, on the balcony, or looking out the window.
Remember the rhyme - in English we say: “I spy with my little eye something…” and then we say the colour of whatever we’re looking at. Do you want to play with us?
Do you know what sound parrots make? Monkeys? Lions? Get your rucksack ready because in this next episode we’re going on an excursion with Betty Sheep and her family to a very special wildlife reserve. There we’ll get to see animals from all over the world up close and we’ll learn a lot about them. And always in English!
Today is a very special day. It’s Betty Sheep’s birthday, and her parents have thrown her a surprise party in the park with her friends and family. They’ve also got another present for her. Don’t miss this episode. At the end you’ll have another craft to do!
Good Night Betty
Betty, like us, is at home. And after a full day where she could play, draw, colour, do some homework from school, have some fun dancing, and play again, it’s time to go to sleep. Shall we go to bed with her and wish her sweet dreams?
Betty invites us to play a detective game to find out what is happening in the forest. We think there’s no better way to welcome springtime because, even though we’re at home with or without balconies, terraces or gardens, spring has arrived and we have to celebrate!