Brand new website, Family Life at Home, launches to help families during the Coronavirus crisis.

With families in lockdown, parents everywhere are struggling to work out how to home school their children – and stay sane at the same time. Thrown into it overnight, many parents have found it very stressful and confusing. The Family Life at Home website takes the stress out of home schooling by making it quick and easy for parents to find good, reliable resources and get help with educating and entertaining their children at home.

Family Life at Home has been created by the owners of Toddle About, a parenting magazine and directory that helps parents find things to do with their babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. The Coronavirus outbreak has caused this well-loved magazine, to be put on hold – and the founders have had to think on their feet; switching to promote virtual and online classes for Toddle About clients, and starting this brand-new initiative; ‘Family Life at Home’.

Pia Howe, who runs the Toddle About Suffolk franchise comments: “For many parents, including myself and my husband David, the idea of homeschooling is, quite frankly, terrifying. Unfortunately Covid-19 has made this a reality for the vast majority of parents. As one myself I found that the online resources and virtual classes have helped to keep the children entertained and continues to contribute to their education.”

Family Life at Home has been realised, built and launched in record time (less than a week). It provides the thousands of parents and carers across the UK with a useful and central, easy-to-search hub to help locate and access a vast array of online resources that will both educate and entertain children of all ages during this difficult time, and also hopefully beyond.

Parents can perform a free text search of all the listings within the Family Life at Home website and they can refine results by the age of their child, the subject they need help with, or the kind of resource they are looking for. The site also has an ‘Online Classroom’, giving parents a place to ask specific questions and get help with particular problems from teachers and others in the wider parenting community.

Family Life at Home is already proving to be very popular, with a directory that is growing on an hour-by-hour, day-by-day basis and an instant overnight following on Facebook and Twitter. The new online resource is constantly on the lookout for businesses that offer educational or entertainment resources online for children that would like to be added to the Family Life at Home website directory.

Tim Freed, Family Life at Home Managing Director comments: “The Coronavirus has caused many businesses to have to reinvent themselves overnight, and Toddle About is no different. We have instantly given all of our clients that advertise with us the ability to list their virtual and online classes, and also built and launched a brand-new website for Family Life at Home which already provides lots of great online resources for parents and carers all in one location. It’s been a hugely emotional couple of weeks, but I’m really excited to see how this will develop over the coming weeks and months to help support all families and their children”

Alec WadeyFamily Life at Home Chief Techie comments: “This is very much a project to help the parenting community, and we’re hoping parents will help us to build the listings – by sharing the site with their friends and the businesses they know that should be on there. Businesses can add themselves to the Family Life at Home website for free by creating an account, or parents can recommend resources to us that they like and we can add them and contact the businesses directly.”

Pia HoweManaging Director at Toddle About Suffolk comments: “I am excited to be part of this project and being able to the parenting community. Though this is a scary and worrying time, it is also time to reflect and spend quality time with the children and it could very well be a time the children remember as the best time in their life.”

To find out more about Family Life at Home, see the resources available or add your business listing, please visit www.familylifeathome.co.uk or call 07748 020141.