Photography and Video calls

As the weather improves here in the UK and more lockdown restrictions are lifted it's time to get back outside. This week's activity is a photography walk, great for children of all ages.

Have a great weekRob

Published: Sunday 12 July 2020

Week 2

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Activities and resources

Photography walk

Learning how to take digital photographs is a great skill to learn whether that's on a smartphone or using a digital camera. This photography walk activity challenges you to take a set of 10 pre-decided photographs.

Understanding Video calls : Skype, FaceTime and Zoom

During lockdown many of us have come to rely on apps that help us keep in touch with family and friends. In this post I'll show you how to use the 3 most commonly used video calling apps.

Articles from the web

When can grandparents see grandchildren again – and help with childcare?

Friday 10 July 2020 ·

Understanding the current rules and guidance around grandparents seeing grandchildren can be confusing to say the least. This article explains the current when, where and how of visiting and interacting with grandchildren.

How to Use Technology to Keep Grandchildren and Grandparents Connected

Wednesday 08 July 2020 ·

An article from Tennessee, America that talks about the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships with grandchildren and how using technology can be really positive. The article includes some interesting suggestions for games to play over a video call.

Coronavirus: Kate Silverton on her fear for children's mental health

Thursday 02 July 2020 · BBC News

Newsreader and trainee child psychotherapist Kate Singleton writes a short piece for the BBC about her concerns for children's mental health during and after lockdown. The article also includes some stories from parents and tips on coping during these strange times.