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Please see a list of links and resources which may be useful during COVID-19:

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Usborne is launching Play and Learn at Home, a digital campaign to keep children stimulated during the lockdown, alongside reducing all its e-books to 99p across all platforms until the end of April.

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/usborne-launches-play-and-learn-home-digital-hub-1198269

Andersen Press has partnered with Seven Stories to provide weekly virtual story times free of charge throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/andersen-press-partner-seven-stories-virtual-storytimes-1197740

BBC Arts has launched Culture in Quarantine, a virtual arts festival “rooted in the experience of national lockdown”, with highlights including "The Big Book Weekend", a puppet show from Margaret Atwood for Front Row Late, Bac Beatbox Academy’s hit show Frankenstein and classic Shakespeare with the RSC.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/culture-in-quarantine

Artists including Sir Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry and Jeremy Deller have shared ideas for activities during the coronavirus lockdown.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-52107276

Authors and illustrators running online readings and activity sessions.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/26/one-big-virtual-love-in-how-childrens-book-authors-are-creating-online-sanctuaries

English teacher's Facebook lessons an 'overwhelming' success

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52047103

Minecraft offers free lessons to children.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52017873

Social Media support during school closure.

https://researchrichpedagogies.org/news-awards/details/social-media-support-during-school-closure

Lucy Mangan's reading list: Timeless classics, hilarious capers and new adventures: a tots to teens reading list that even parents can enjoy.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/30/kids-at-home-the-books-you-should-read-to-keep-everyone-entertained

BBC's Tiny Happy People online resources, weekly updates.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people?dm_i=3YNL,146QV,5TQZZ5,3X7MB,1


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