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Catherine Tyldesley on children’s lifeskills in lockdown

24th July 2020
Posted by Aston Avery

There are some life skills we wish we’d been taught in school, but lockdown’s little ones will have no such regrets, according to new research commissioned by

With many parents stepping up to educate their children during the coronavirus pandemic, teacher-pupil time hasn’t been exclusively dedicated to subjects like maths and history. While at home during the coronavirus pandemic, children have learned new life skills that will benefit them for years to come.

According to the results of the survey, four in five parents say their family has benefited from the time spent together at home. Almost half of children (47%) have learned new cooking skills, a third have taken up gardening and a quarter have begun painting.

Despite half of families arguing over homework and a fifth over the remote-control during lockdown, parents say they’re going to miss their little angels. A third wish their children could stay at home rather than going back to school. It’s perhaps because children have turned their hands to more than just cooking and gardening.

Aston spoke to Catherine Tyldesley, former Coronation Street actress, star of BBC’s Scarbrough and 2019 Strictly Come Dancing participant to discuss the new skills our little ones have learnt during lockdown.

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