Online skills and activity links –

click or tap on the name to go to the website


Online skills

Easy read guide – Staying Safe on Social Media and Online

Thinkuknow – activities to help parents and children learn about online safety

BBC Step-by-step guide: How to video call your family or friends

How to video call using WhatsApp

How to use Microsoft Teams

How to use Zoom



helps develop digital skills in older people, vulnerable adults, carers, and the community groups that serve them. Remote community tech support service providing 1 to 1 support for computers, tablet and mobile phones. Helping people with email set up, video chat, online shopping and essential form filling


Online activities

Access Sport

Huge amount of links to fun inclusive activities



Audio visual fun

Bouncy balls

Balls bounce in response to sound. Choose from plastic balls, eyeballs, emojis or bubbles!


Patatap – portable animation and sound kit 

Every letter key on your keyboard produces a different synth sound, with a simple but elegant animation. Online or app. Contains flashing images.


Croydon Libraries have a

wide range of books, magazines and films online

you can join the library online

The library also has activities on their Facebook page

Croydon Mencap Challenges – YouTube videos can you beat Beckie?

Croydon Mencap Quizzes – YouTube videos a new quiz every 2 weeks

Heart n Soul – creative and inclusive activities include art, music, dance

Jigsaws online

Joy of Sound – inclusive activities include mindful breathing, dance and movement, poetry, sensory session and games.

Mencap online community

Mencap Gig Buddies Unplugged activity pack

Museum of Croydon – Museum at Home explore collections, activities

NASA at home ebooks, virtual tours and apps, podcasts, videos and more!

National Autistic Society online community

Palace For Life Foundation – Create Your Club challenges to take part in at home

PAMIS (Profound And Multiple Impairment Service) online activity programme

Purple Patch Arts Daily activities and Colouring sheets

The Baked Bean company – a range of activities on Facebook (also on YouTube)

Wordsearch puzzles online




Animal webcams

Chester Zoo – virtual zoo days, plus videos on Facebook and YouTube

Edinburgh Zoo – live 24 hour animal webcams

London Zoo – virtual zoo, webcams and videos also learning resources

Longleat Safari Park – virtual safari

National Marine Aquarium on Facebook also on YouTube

Wildlife Watch spotting sheets

Wildlife Trusts wildlife webcams



Art and craft

Croydon Mencap Craft with Beckie videos

Colouring pages for adults – over 1500 free pages

Happiness is Homemade – 50+ Quick & Easy Crafts

Sutton Mencap tutorials on YouTube

The best ideas for kids – crafts

Art for kids hub on YouTube fun art lessons




Croydon Mencap Cooking With Liz videos

Cookability cooking videos made by and for people with learning disabilities

Bromley Mencap Easy read recipes

Pictorial recipes on TES (register to download)



Dance and exercise

Change 4 life 10 minute Disney shake ups

Croydon Voluntary Action – Keep Active video playlist

Dance Syndrome inclusive dance workshops

DDMix 30 minute dance sessions Friday 9.30 am on Facebook

Disney Dance Alongs

Flamingo Chicks inclusive active-learning dance classes

Get Yourself Active – at Home accessible pre-recorded videos to support disabled people to get active at home during the coronavirus outbreak

Malooko Dance classes on Zoom, email for details

Sadler’s Wells family dance workshops

UDOIT! Dance Foundation inclusive dance

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Joe Wicks, the Body Coach

NHS fitness suite exercise videos

Tai Chi Simplicity on Facebook




30 day free access to symbols from Widget 

150 Sensory Learning Ideas from Inclusive Teach

BBC Bitesize – primary, secondary and 16+ resources ​

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit (Leeds Comm Healthcare Trust)

Cyberkidz free online lessons and games

ELSA supporting emotional and social learning

Hungry Little Minds simple fun activities for newborn to age 5

iCAN Activities to develop speaking and listening skills

Isolation ideas and educational resources collated by Sunshine Support (pdf)

Learn English, games and activities from the British Council

National Geographic Kids – primary resources

Seneca – secondary resources

The Makaton Charity – free resources

Twinkl home learning hub

What’s on Stage at home list of favourite show related educational packs




Classic FM The best classical music and opera live streams available online

Disney music on YouTube

Electric Umbrella musical experiences to combat social isolation and make connections for children and adults with learning disabilities everywhere!

Gig Buddies Croydon At Home playlist on YouTube

London Mozart Players online performances

One World: Together At Home online performances on YouTube

Singing Hands nursery rhymes / pop songs and signed stories with Makaton

Soundabout fun interactive music for people of all ages with PMLD and SLD. Variety of fun, interactive and educational sessions on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom



Shows to watch online

Cirque du Soleil 1 hour specials and more

Chickenshed Theatre on YouTube

Tales TV – stories, songs, learn a dance or sign language and more

What’s On Stage At Home a list of online theatre shows, updated daily




Audible Stories free children’s audio books

Bag Books multi-sensory storytelling for people with SLD or PMLD, on Facebook

Bedtime stories free online books, short stories, fairy tales, rhymes and poems

Booktrust Story Books / Games interactive books, read online, watch with signing

Booktrust Storytime authors read their books, on YouTube

Bright Stanley read by Music Therapy Works on YouTube

Cbeebies stories online

Oxford Owl online e-library with over 100 free e-books

Storyline Online – celebrities reading children’s books, with illustrations

Story Massage – combining creativity of story with the benefits of positive touch



Stories – Harry Potter

Harry Potter: A History of Magic – explore the British Library exhibition

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Quidditch for Muggles activities at home

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour at home



Various – lots of ideas and activities on each link

Lifehack – 30 fun things to do at home!

Disability Grants – self isolation activities

March Network – creative isolation links



Wellbeing / mental health

Feeling down: looking after my mental health (Easy read)

Headspace – website with brief mindfulness exercises (there is also an app)

Hub of Hope – database of organisations and charities who offer mental health advice and support

Mencap and Mind – top tips to feel better (Easy read)

NHS list of online mental health apps

Relaxation and wellbeing YouTube playlist