4. Create a challenge
A fun way to get thinking out-of-the-box and stay in touch with friends is to start a challenge which asks everyone to take part. Try one of these ideas:
Choreograph a dance, get the whole family involved (if they’re willing…), and encourage your child to share the video with their friends for them to learn and film responses to.
Feeling fancy? Hold a digital dinner party. Your child can nominate their friends to share their favourite recipes, cook each other’s suggestions (with support where needed), and sit down to share a virtual dinner together.
Develop a quiz. Share some categories and encourage your child and their friends to think of a few questions each. Utilizing any video platform, Skype for example, your child can enjoy a quiz with their friends whilst learning about some new topics or knowledge-testing the subjects they are covering in class.
5. Photographer of the Year
It’s not often that we sit back to appreciate or explore the things we have right on our doorstep, so this is a great opportunity to get your child seeing their surroundings with new eyes. Get them thinking by setting different photography challenges which encourage them to explore the garden, the local area or different elements of the home. What’s the best photograph your child can take of a family member, the household pet or a flower in the garden? For older students, draw on inspiration from those they follow on social media, for example, or photos they can take to document a particular hobby they have. A blog could be an interesting next step…