Learning for Families

The holidays are here!

As part of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, free holiday clubs are available for children who receive free school meals, at various locations around the county. Contact HAF@lincolnshire.gov.uk to find out more or visit https://qoo.ly/3d8nsk

So many of us are going to be enjoying a staycation this summer and if you’re looking for things to do as a family then you’re in luck! Find out what’s happening in Lincolnshire in July and August at https://www.visit Lincolnshire.com/. Lots of fun activities wherever you are, for all the family.

If you’re planning to visit the coast did you know you can collect a free wristband from a lifeguard to write your phone number on in case they struggle to find you at any point on the beach? Find out where your closet lifeguarded beach at https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeguarded-beaches. Download the RNLI advice booklet for more ideas of how to be safe on the beach.

On the Beach – Safety Advice

Here you will find some of those fun-filled activities our learners enjoy at our Family Learning courses and great idea suggestions for in and out of the home.

If you would like to share your stories of you and your family trying out one of our activities, please complete the consent form ‘‘LCC photography video guidelines’ and send this as well as your story to BS_LearningLH@lincolnshire.gov.uk.  We would love to hear about how you are getting on and what else you’d like help with.

 

YMCA Lincolnshire Hardship Fund

YMCA Lincolnshire works with communities and partners to support people at all times of their life to fulfil their potential, including when times get tough. They have worked with Barclays in response to the difficulties people have experience through Covid and have been awarded funds through Barclays Covid 19 Community Aid Package to support people in Spalding, Gainsborough, Boston, East Coast and Lincoln. Available to those most in need this fund can be utilised in numerous ways for example, clothes, kitchen equipment etc.

Requests must be completed by a referral agency, such as a Social Worker, Youth Support Worker, Housing Assistant, Job Centre Adviser, Careers Adviser, Teacher. Find out more here.

 

Reading Together

Rhymes

Measure it!

Are you sugar Savvy?

Digital Detox

Swan art

Observe, draw and imagine!

Modelling with recycled items

Encourage wildlife to your garden

Lincolnshire Children’s Centres

 

 

Recommended Websites

 

 

The new Visit Lincolnshire website has lots of ideas for families to put a smile on everyone’s face. Find attractions, events and entertainment near you.  Discover a county of contrasts, from rolling countryside with historic market towns and villages, to an award winning coastline and Britain’s Best Small City.

Early Years Alliance – Lincolnshire Hub

Projects include:

  • Delivering the Best Start contract within Lincolnshire County Council’s children’s centres and in some outreach locations. This service has two elements:  the Early Years Service (services for children) and the Skills Development Service (supporting parents into volunteering, adult learning and/or employment)
  • First and Foremost national project — supports speech and language development to narrow gap at age 5 between disadvantaged children and their peers
  • Crèche services.

 

The Sleep Charity –   We are one of the leading, independent expert voices on sleep issues in the UK and we are here to help everyone get a better night’s sleep. Whether it’s advice, education or support for children, teenagers, adults, workplaces or professionals, we are on hand with expert knowledge, resources and accredited training.  It’s time to wake up to sleep!

 

 

eParenting – Activities For Kids

 

 

National Literacy Trust – The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life.

 

 

 

Library Services In Lincolnshire  are still continuing to offer eBooks, eComics, eMagazines and eNewspapers, as well as a range of audio books, take a look and visit their Online resources page.

 

 

 

The Investigate Learning  team have loads of learning activities for all ages to try at home until the sites reopen!  Why not have a go at our fun activities from the online resources list below. They include interesting topics from the history and life at the castle e.g. medieval castles, Magna Carta and the Victorian Prison.

 

 

 

Advice Centre – The latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online.

 

 

Family Services Directory and Local Offer –  Your online guide to services and information on local organisations for parents, practitioners, children, young people, partners & providers.

 

Parent Zone – a website to support you in your family digital life