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Week Beginning 25th May 2020
Quaggy Sensory Time
Stay at Home Activities
Eid Mubarak
Quaggy Storytime
Online Activities
Music and Movement with Sharon
Support for Families Staying at Home
Dear Parents and Carers
We hope that you are well, staying safe and that this newsletter is keeping you connected to Quaggy. We put in the pick of our online activities for you to enjoy but you can revisit all our videos, stories at our website videos page. Please feel free to contact us to give feedback or make any suggestions for anything you would like to be added to the newsletter.
Quaggy Sensory Time
Kate shows you how you make Butterfly Mobile from recycled milk cartons
Quaggy Stay at Home Activities Posted Online
Currently we are posting daily family learning fun activities on our Halo the Hippo Facebook page at 10am.
We are also posting music sessions, sensory sessions and a story everyday read by one of our staff members on our Quaggy Facebook page, Twitter page and our Instagram page. Please like and follow us!
All of our previous online videos are available on our website videos page. Why not pay a visit?
Eid Mubarak
Quaggy hope that for all those who celebrate Eid, that you had a happy celebration in these difficult times. For those who do not know what the celebration of Eid is, here is a short video explaining it. 
A short film explaining the Festival of Eid
Quaggy Storytime
Storytime is pleased to have Tim reading for this newsletter. This week it is The Jumblies by Edward Lear. Tim is reading the story from within the book, swimming in the sea and visiting all the places that The Jumblies visit. 
Quaggy post a story everyday on social media on our Facebook Page. Instagram and twitter. Enjoy!
The Jumblies
Links to Online Activities
You can access all of our stories, music sessions and activities that we post online by visiting our website. 
Newsletters - A page with all our most recent newsletters with links to all the activities we have recommended over the lockdown.
You can contact us through the site or click here.

Nursery Activity for Children Starting School Soon
Teresa has posted another activity for you to do with your child if they will be starting their new school soon in reception class. This weeks activity is a code breaking challenge. See if you can help your child solve the puzzle. You can download it here.

Here are some other websites offering activities and learning to do at home.

Cook with the kids
We all seem to be cooking more during lockdown. Baking is very popular in these times. Have you tried to buy yeast? This is a great opportunity to involve the children. Here is the BBC Good Food kids website. Why not try a recipe together here

One for adults too
Skillshare is a great site where you can access loads of tutorials on lots of different creative subjects. You get 2 months as a free trial so during this time why not learn something new. After 2 months the cost is £7 per month so don't forget to cancel if you don't want to continue. You can access it here. Also this site has lots of online learning for children around creativity. Have a look at some of the courses children can access here

It's not all about a screen
Not everything online needs a screen. Sometimes it's great to listen instead. Why not check out the CBeebies radio page where you can listen to loads of stories, find out about things and enjoy calming sounds to relax to? Visit it here.

Science Activities
Here is a link to lots of Early Years science activities that were part of British Science Week which was in March. Definitely worth a visit as there are lots of science based fun activities. Download the PDF here.

The DAD Lab
This is a YouTube channel with lots of science experiments that you can do with your child. A lot of these can be done at home and are a fun way to learn things with your child. There are loads of activities here and you don't have to be a Dad to do these. Visit The DAD Lab.

The Old Branch
This is a great YouTube channel where you can watch animated stories. They are produced very well and will make you smile. There are a number of stories to choose from. You can even access some of the stories told in Spanish. Visit this channel here. 

Royal Greenwich Museums
There are lots of activities for families to do at home that you can access from the museums just visit here 
Also to find out the latest information for you on the Fantastic for Families page.

Moon Lane Books
Moon Lane Books has a great YouTube channel. There are lots and lots of stories on there that are read by Hip Hop artists. Its a fantastic channel so give it a go here.

Government List of Links to lots of online resources for home education during this time
Thats all for now but check again when we send the next newsletter. 
Music and Movement with Sharon
Sing along with Sharon
Support for Families During this Time
During this difficult time there are still support services available for families to help if you find yourself in a difficult situation. Here are some services that you might find useful. 

Support from the Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Council has launched a major new initiative to support residents through their new Community Hub that will link thousands of volunteers with opportunities to help people who are most in need of support. You can watch an online video that is also in British Sign Language here.

Greenwich Community Directory
This has lots of information for residents on employment, carers, safety, health and more. Click here.

Breastfeeding Support
Accessing breastfeeding cafes and support groups is no longer available at this time. However, there is still support out there. You can access lots of support, please visit the NCT Website.

Foodbanks are closed due to Coronavirus however they are still providing a drop off service. Here are links to their latest information and support Greenwich Foodbank
Lewisham Foodbank

Domestic Abuse Support
You can get support and advice on Domestic Abuse from the local authority who have put together a hub of links to services
Greenwich Support and Advice
Lewisham Support and Advice
Greenwich have a poster with different advice and support services that can be accessed here.
Men can suffer Domestic Abuse too. Advice and support is available for men experiencing Domestic Abuse on the Men's Advice Line website. You can telephone, use a live chat or send an email.
Another service is the ManKind Initiative where you can also seek advice and support.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice
The NHS website provides great advice on keeping on top of your mental health whilst being in the current situation of staying at home. There are tips and advice on how to support your wellbeing here.
The Mental Health Foundation also provide advice and support during this time. Click to visit the site.

Financial Advice
Although face to face support is no longer possible with the Citizens Advice Bureau you can still access telephone and email advice. If they cannot supply the advice you need they will know where to signpost you.
Greenwich Citizens Advice
Lewisham Citizens Advice

Support for Older People
Older people are more vulnerable in these times. If you are an older person or concerned about someone you know then you can visit Bromley and Greenwich Age UK website for advice. Lewisham and Southwark Age UK can be contacted here. Find information about support, shopping, scams and how to cope during this difficult time.

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