Handy tips

Isolation doesn't mean all learning, fun and activities have to stop. There are plenty of activities to cheer you up during this scary time. We will be updating this page weekly with ideas, activities learning opportunities that will be sure to keep the whole family occupied. 

You don’t have to be an expert in medieval history or science to keep your child learning during a period of self-isolation. 

Keep reading; you literally cannot do too much reading. If you want to go all out and turn the book into a play, or build the characters out, or draw your own illustrations.

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, now may be the time to get into den-building, tent-pitching, picnicking, birdfeeder-making, minibeast hunting, gardening or even just digging a really, really impressive hole. 

Indulge your inner children’s TV presenter into home schooling. papier-mache, build, paint and be generally creative.  

Now it’s more important than ever to keep yourself and your family active and we’ve got all bases covered no matter what your age, ability or space you have available. 

Be sure to like and follow our Wakefield Wellbeing Facebook page to watch our short videos and get involved by submitting your own suggestions and demonstrations.  

 


Handy Tips Episode Four - Wrist do it!

Sebastihand Coe reports on the Move Crew to help children stay active New activity missions are available from 8am every day Ukactive and Nike have teamed up to launch Move Crew, a brand-new programme to help children stay physically active while they're off school. It allows children to take part in daily 'activity missions' created by school staff members, coaches and elite Nike athletes like Dina Asher-Smith. New missions are available each day at 8am and are designed to help children reach 60 minutes of daily physical activity through fun at home activities.

https://ukactivekids.com/movecrew/

David Haninborough looks at all things wild. Taking notice means actively bringing our attention to the world around us, being present in the moment and observing what is beautiful or unusual. A good way to do this is to try and pay more attention to the natural world around us. The plants and animal sharing our homes, gardens and streets, that we are often too busy to notice. A number of wildlife organisations and charities are currently promoting ways we can get closer to nature during the current COVID-19 situation. (The RSPB website has a natures calendar, which highlights which plants and animals to keep an eye out for in your garden or while out your daily exercise. While other organisations are running lockdown wildlife watching events such as the British Trust for Ornithologies (BTO) Garden Birdwatch and BSBI's Garden Wildflower Hunt.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/natures-calendar/

https://www.bto.org/our-science/projects/gbw/join-gbw

https://bsbi.org/garden-wildflower-hunt

Hand Index report on your Saturday Night Take Away, with great money saving and healthy option Take Aways.

www.wakefield.gov.uk/nutrition

Bare Knuckles encourages you get out and about around your house to make Doorstep Discoveries

www.wakefield.gov.uk/walking

Harry Nails TV Aliehand Fun Capsule asks you to send us your best joke


Handy Tips Episode Three - Now that's magic!

Join Bruno Carpel Tonionli put your hands in the air like you just don’t care. Join Dazzl Dance for recorded and live dance routines www.facebook.com/DAZLwakefield

Bradley Wristings is firmly in the saddle. There’s never been a better time to learn to ride a bike. www.letsridelocal.co.uk

Handrew White discovers all things walking. Get out there and Discover your District. Living streets have a #Try20 campaign encouraging people to walk for 20minuutes everyday throughout May with resources and activities to support everything #WalkingFromHome www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school/primary-schools

Help our Old Mitt Donald our resident Farm Hand looks at VEGETABLES and how to Eat them to Defeat them https://vegpower.org.uk Learn a magic trick with The Great Handini in one of his FREE magic workshops www.facebook.com/MatthewJMagic


Handy Tips Episode Two

NAIL ARMSTRONG - NASA:       
Well after the festival of the moon in Wakefield last year … we know a few of you wondered what happens at NASA? Well now you can find out without isolating yourself in space!!! Both Virginia's Langley Research Center and Ohio's Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some "augmented reality experiences" via The Space Center Houston's app.

BARBARA PALMER - MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

  • The Louvre: You don't have to book a ticket to Paris to check out some of the famous pieces in the world's largest art museum. The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The works of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jeff Koons, and Franz Marc are just some of the 625 artists whose work are a part of the Guggenheim's Collection Online.
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Move at your own pace through the 360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum.
  • Van Gogh Museum: You can get up close and personal with the impressionist painter's most famous work thanks to Google Arts & Culture.
  • Getty Museum: Los Angeles's premiere gallery has two virtual tours , including "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry," which is a closer look at food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • The Vatican Museum: The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and Raphael's Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican's virtual tour.
  • British Museum, London: The Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.


HANDY MURRAY – TENNIS       
It’s time to give the hands a rest and get those feet moving. Tots coaching are offering some great online activities on their Facebook page. They have great training ideas and drills to get involved in. Remember washing your hands is still the best defence !


RICHARD HANDAYOADE - THEME PARKS      
It’s time to give the hands a rest and get those feet moving. Tots coaching are offering some great online activities on their Facebook page. They have great training ideas and drills to get involved in. Remember washing your hands is still the best defence !

ALAN HANDSON      
Check out the Lawn Tennis – At Home offer to try something new or get your hand in practice for Wimbledon 2021.
for you to learn about Before the Now. From Vikings to Victorians and everything in-between. These short videos are not only entertaining but also very educational, it doesn’t matter what age you are we are sure you will learn a thing or two.

Joe Grips 
Yorkshire Sport Foundation have launched #ThisIsPE resource to support parents to deliver physical education during the lockdown.

Dino DiHando 
Now is a great time to try cooking as a family. Take away a fakeaway tonight. There’s a whole range of tasty and quick, cheap and cheerful fakeaway recipes that are sure to become your favourite fast food.

Kirsty Handsoap 
Make the most impressive tower and share with us. The top three will feature in next weeks Hand Finally section. Good luck get building. 


HANDY TAYLOR OF X FACTOR STARDOM – Record us a short Hand song – dress your Hand as your favourite singer and belt out some tunes. Best 3 will feature in next weeks Handy Tips section.
Stay Safe and Keep those Hands washed.

Handy Tips Episode One

Hands Christian Handerson          
Our Library service has a fantastic online resource, with loads of family titles available of audio and e-books available. A different selection of titles is available on each site and can be accessed on tablets, smart phones and PCs. We got everything books, audiobooks, kids magazines.

Robert Handon
Histrionics are releasing two weekly videos for you to learn about Before the Now. From Vikings to Victorians and everything in-between. These short videos are not only entertaining but also very educational, it doesn’t matter what age you are we are sure you will learn a thing or two.
Joe Grips 
Yorkshire Sport Foundation have launched #ThisIsPE resource to support parents to deliver physical education during the lockdown.
Dino DiHando 
Now is a great time to try cooking as a family. Take away a fakeaway tonight. There’s a whole range of tasty and quick, cheap and cheerful fakeaway recipes that are sure to become your favourite fast food.

Kirsty Handsoap 
Make the most impressive tower and share with us. The top three will feature in next weeks Hand Finally section. Good luck get building.