Introduction to DIY tools

This week I have put together a fun and very practical activity to introduce your grandchildren to DIY tools. The activity includes 4 how-to videos that show you the best way to let children safely have a go with the most common DIY tools you might have around the house.

Have a great weekRob

Published: Sunday 19 July 2020

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Activities and resources

An introduction to DIY tools for children

This activity teaches children how to use a hammer, a wood saw, a screwdriver and an electric drill. Learning about hand tools and how to use them safely helps children understand the physical world around them and helps build their confidence at the same time.

Articles from the web

Number of grandparents getting state pension help to look after grandchildren surges but still too many miss out

Wednesday 15 July 2020 · Royal London

As a grandparent looking after grandchildren you may be eligible for support with your state pension. This article lays out the process for adding National Insurance credit to your pension if you are looking after grandchildren whose parents have gone back to work.

Mental health and wellbeing guidance for parents and carers on supporting children during the coronavirus pandemic

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Regardless of their age, this may be a difficult time for children and young people. Some may react immediately, while others may show signs of difficulty later on. This guidance from the government gives some useful guidance and is well worth a read.