#BeastFromTheEast

Tips For Keeping The Kids
Safe And Entertained During
A Snow Day!

We've Got You, Parents!

A Snow Day! Great......

Don't worry parent's we feel you.

So all we have heard about this week is #TheBeastFromTheEast and how Brennans bread have had the most successful week in business. 

The arrival of today’s snow has not come as a surprise and while you may have been excited to spend some time with the kids at home getting those Insta ready snaps of #SnowDay, you may not have anticipated what comes next. When they (or you) get bored of the snow. When they’re moaning about their cold hands and feet. Or (and worst of all) when you spend hours building the most epic snowman and they come along and simply knock it over! Yes yes, we feel your pain.

The Saviour Internet

So its just after lunch time and they’re fed up already. You’re at your wits end about what to do with them for the next few days as the weather is predicted to stay bad until the weekend. You’ve tried your best to keep them offline and enjoy this fantastic once in a decade weather but the time has come for you to succumb to your good old friend and sometimes babysitter, the Internet. That’s okay, we’ve got some tips for you so you can allow them to enjoy their day without feeling guilty. As I said, we are parents too and we feel you. 

#BeastFromTheEast Snow Day Tips For Parents

#1 Mathletics

Most schools are now using this great website for teaching kids maths so your kid may already have their own log in. If they don’t you can get a free trial here for parents: http://uk.mathletics.com/home/trial  

This is a brilliant resource for getting the kids to practise their math in a fun environment. They learn all levels of maths through games. Making learning fun. Yes, anticipate a little drawback once you tell them they have to “do math” on their day off but once they get up and running, it will feel like any other game! They have games for all ages and level of maths! Give it a try!

#2 Amazon Kindle

Ask what books your kids are reading in school or ask them what type of books they enjoy reading and check out Amazon Kindle for similar books. The Kindle App can be downloaded for free to any device and you can set up a child account on your own account or simply set them up with their own account and add restrictions. 

Kindle Unlimited allows you to read unlimited books for just £7.99 a month with a cancel anytime policy. Finding a good book is absolutely priceless so why not use this #snowday to ignite the love of reading in your kids. 

You can search for books by age and if you do register for Kindle Unlimited there are endless amounts of books free to download to any device with the Kindle App. 

Download Kindle App from any App Store and either sign up or sign in to get started! There are also plenty of free books available from Kindle too like the childhood classics you may have read yourself! 

#3 A Family Game

Admit it, it feels like Christmas all over again! And this means one thing only….. Family time! 

Is there anything better than a fun family game? Kahoot is a free website that allows you to create your own games and quizzes of any topic you which! 

If you don’t want to create your own, get together as a family and play one of the many pre made games! This is a really fun game for bringing out the competitive side of all the family!  

Click below to be directed to the site! 

#4 Apps, Apps, Apps

There are countless apps on the App Store. Thankfully for you, iKydz have blocked all the nasties so you can enjoy this snow day knowing they are safe online. However if you would like to recommend some apps to the kids or even get involved yourself, here are a couple of kid-friendly apps we recommend. 
quiz of knowledge app

Quiz of Knowledge

This is a fun game for the whole family. Lots of learning involved and lots of testing your knowledge.

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Rubes Lab

This is a fun game for the whole family. Lots of learning involved and lots of testing your knowledge.

Code Spark Academy

This is a brilliant game for introducing kids to coding. The game includes drag-and-drop coding puzzles and is the perfect introduction to the logic of coding.