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FUN LEARNING WHILE ENJOYING FAMILY TIME TOGETHER

If there’s one thing the Corona-crisis is teaching us, it’s that we are human beings first and lawyers and business people second. (It’s why this network of ours works so well; we’ve always inherently understood the importance of our people-connection).

So we are going to help our people – and your ‘little people’, whether that’s children for our younger and Next Gen Lawyers and teams – or grand-children for our more… ‘seasoned’ lawyers.

Elena Petzold from new member firm Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP recently posted on LinkedIn - a post that struck a chord and inspired an idea.

She posted ideas and resources for those working from home with children (particularly when you need to go on a video call or concentrate for a sustained period of time):

Gesmer Updegrove, member firm for Massachusetts has come up with a novel way to help their lawyers and clients with young children overcome the lockdown blues with a ZOOM party.

Raising Wonder: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsvQCzK51qBlts1GsXfXthQ - a website for parents that offers daily art activities

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - a website offering to make our kids stronger, calmer and wiser! (What’s not to like??)

Joe Wicks PE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na1rzigYlSU – Daily physical activity, education and brain-teasing

You on screen: And Elena’s own inspirational idea – if your children or grand-children are going to have extra screen time at the moment, make it you on screen. Set aside some time to record yourself reading a book or story or two. If you share it with other parents and grand-parents you know, the stories can go round – you can even vote for who does the best accents…

We have received other links from members and have added to this:

POTIONS AND EXPLOSIONS:

Colour changing potions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1m3YKla8-o

Colour changing flowers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeIS-GK0cYI

How to make a water pressure rocket in your back garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56v6cJryLvQ

Erupting volcano: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-a-volcano.html

COOKING TOGETHER:

Kid friendly Banana Bread: https://www.mashupmom.com/kid-friendly-banana-bread/

Cookies for kids: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-5-cookies-kids

Let the kids make your lunch for a change: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-5-savoury-recipes-cook-kids

CREATIVE THINKING:

String designs: https://babbledabbledo.com/math-art-idea-explore-geometry-string-art/

Recycled art: https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/water-bottle-wind-spirals

Beads galore: https://www.redtedart.com/easy-magazine-beads-diy//

Keep your own ideas coming - we'll share this with the whole Mackrell family - in any language.