Lewisham Children & Family Centre

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Family Time Tips

Family Time Tips is an innovative new digital service for families and is FREE to join!

It offers fun, practical tips and advice to promote children’s learning and development family direct to your mobile.

Daily topics include language and learning through play activities, health and wellbeing tips plus nutritional advice for you and your child. We have carefully chosen these activities to ensure they positively support your child’s development. From hand jellyfish craft at the National Marine Aquarium to indoor bike ride adventures, enjoy!  

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Stories and reading

The Literacy Trust has lots of tips, info and great activities for babies to 11 year olds to encourage communication and reading. http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/baby

David Walliams reads 30 of his audio books https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=495841734624730

Cbeebies has a different story read every night https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

Did you know you can access e-books, e-comics, audio books, newspapers and films for free through Lewisham Libraries? Check out the link below for information on how to access these resources.


Crafts and Activities

Make your own paint using spices from the cupboard https://craftulate.com/sensory-spice-paintingThis website also has lots more craft activities.

Collect your own treasure using an egg box treasure box https://tinkergarten.com/activities/kids-collect Tinkergarten has lots of ideas for fun and learning outside. 

Watch seeds grow in this science lesson for children https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/seed-jar-science-experiment-kids/  This site also has more science themed activities. 

Bubbles are magic, especially to young children – download this document for ideas, songs and recipe.

Music and movement

Join in with Mr Tumble for fun songs with actions https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/something-special

These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!


Andy’s Wild Workouts – “Andy travels the world to amazing places and learns to move like the animals he meets on his wild adventure.”


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