While many have taken a turn to productivity in lockdown the past few months, it is a little tough to have children bake banana bread. But don’t worry, that’s where we got you!
There’s a lot of amazing content out there for children now, starting edutainment channels by the likes of Aaminah Sheikh and Khalid Anum, to arts and crafts conducted by Sarwat Gilani. But for the child that could benefit from lessons beyond the basic edutainment, there are places and channels that teach skills that can benefit your child in the long run.
So if there are still a little ways to go before school starts and the kids are jumping off the walls here is how you can keep them engaged in the waning days of mid summer!
**1) Reading Circles by The Reading Nook
Run by Sana Waqar, these reading circles keep children engaged in the art of oral storytelling and what is better than when a child is engaged in an enthralling story? Help your child’s imagination – along with language acquisition and literacy skills – grow!
2- Coding Camp by Crack That Code
There is nothing like preparing your children with 21st century skills and learning to code is something they will use in every aspect of their lives.
Faiqa Ghauri has been running the camp for a year and her students learn how to make games and programming commands. This is one course you would want to sign your children up for!
3- Writing Workshops from The Writers Den
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Class Activity: Cleaning up the attic! 🌤️ This super fun activity helps students de-clutter their minds and jot down any extra information that's been clouding their creativity. 🌤️ This is an engaging way to help students explore their creativity by simply making them rummage through the myriad thoughts in their head! 🌤️ We had a wonderful time listening to soothing, soulful music that allowed students to get into that creative space in their head and let the writing flow! 🌤️ . . #TheWritersDen #creativewriting #lockdown #zoomclasses #Covid #2020 #socialdistancing #Pakistan #bookstagram #quarantine #writersofinstagram #writersofig
Want to inspire the writer inside? Scezreh Rabbani teaches young children the art of creative writing from simple prompts.
Expressing themselves in writing is a lifelong skill that children will acquire and through these classes they can get a jump start on their creative endeavours.
4- Crafting lessons by Kurachee
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Join us for a free crafts class for kids ages 3 + tomorrow from 4-5 pm. Learn how to make a jungle themed shape mobile 🦁🐍🌱 . 🌴🖍🪐🔎 Our jungle and space themed crafts workshop for kids ages 3-8 will take place every Tuesday from 4-5pm. Head to findmyadventure.pk/courses/home or @findmyadventurepk to sign up. Regular sessions for the month of July: weekly on Tuesday from 4-5pm, limited spots. PKR 500 per class. . About this workshop: During these engaging sessions, children will learn fun facts about animals and outer space while working on craft projects. Promoting recycling materials and using fun and innovative ways to reuse them, whilst encouraging independent thinking and artistic freedom from a young age, these lessons will cement the concept of ‘there is no right and wrong’ in art and allowing children to develop an organic interest in art, storytelling and creativity. Instructed by @bushrapdf . . . #kurachee #onlineclass #karachi #workshop #artist #craft #localdesign #artistsfrompakistan #artsandcrafts #wfh #onlinelearning #artistsworkshop #kidsclass #kids #jungle #space
5- Guitar lessons with Zara Chohan
If music be food for the soul then let your child strum along to new and old tunes. Zara teaches your child how to make beautiful music with a flexi-time schedule that is perfect for busy moms and kids.