10 fun things to do with your family

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We have selected 10 resources you can use to keep you and your family happy and engaged (using tech) whilst being at home. As with all our recommendations, it’s important to check they are age-appropriate before use.

Start having fun now! Click on the links below to discover:

Netflix Watch Party

Watch movies, programmes, shows and chat at the same time with loved ones

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Netflix Party allows you to sync your viewing with other people and provides a ‘group chat’ function so you can all comment on what you’re watching.

See our Netflix parental control guide.

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Facebook Watch Party

Host a watch party!

Facebook offers a Watch Party feature that allows its users to watch Facebook videos together. Streams are synced so you can comment and react in real-time. Please note: Facebook Watch doesn’t offer any parental control features — at least for now. However, you can restrict visibility through privacy settings.

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Operation Storytime by @Romper

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Making reading virtual and fun

Operation Storytime was created by @Romper via Twitter who have asked their fave authors, illustrators, celebs, and childhood educators to perform their stories online for kids’ enjoyment.

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BookTrust Home Time

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Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games and much more

Looking for ways to entertain your children while they’re at home? BookTrust has lots of top authors and illustrators who have come up with fun stuff for your family to do.

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Virtual stories from Josh Gad

A new way of listening to bedtime stories

Actor and comedian Josh Gad (voice of Olaf from Frozen) has started a nightly, live storytime on his Twitter feed and has proved already popular. You can view previous stories below:

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The Great London of Fire Interactive World

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Bring the world to life at home

Created by the Museum of London, this is a one-stop interactive site for everything you’ll ever need to know about the 1666 Great Fire of London.

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Google Virtual Tours

Tour famous sites and landmarks

Discover and explore the world. Google is offering virtual tours from the comfort of your sofa.

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Tate Kids

Discover and explore games, quizzes and other things for you and your family to enjoy

Thanks to Tate Kids, children can play free art games, quizzes, activities and share their artwork with others!

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DK Findout!

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A safe place online for children to see, learn and explore

DKfindout! lets kids explore subjects as broad as transport, space, dinosaurs, and computer coding assisted by quizzes and videos.

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Natural History Museum

Explore your passion for nature
The Natural History Museum offers a range of activities and apps about nature you can do together as a family.

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Ensure parental controls are enabled and discuss with your children that they should always think before they share – and to stay vigilant about who they are talking to online.

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