University of Oxford & Oxford Brookes Babylabs Community Partnerships Programme

Activity ideas

1) Illustrations by Julia Woolf from the book Calm Down, Zebra, written by Lou Kuenzier, 2) Illustrations by Polly Dunbar from the book The Hug, written by Eoin McLaughlin, 3) Illustrations by Laura Hughes from the book Quick, Barney, Run! written by Pip Jones, all published and kindly provided by Faber.

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To find out whether there is a free Peep group in your area, contact 01865 395145 or

If you think you might benefit from free, confidential, non- judgemental support, visit Home-Start Oxford

These activity packs are based on the early results of our Social Distancing and Development Study. To find out more about these results, you can watch our workshop recording or visit our study homepage

Did you enjoy the activities? Is there anything we can improve?

We would love to hear about your thoughts and experiences using these activities with your child, especially what went well and what could have been better.

Your feedback will be greatly appreciated by our team!

We hope to use your feedback to improve these activities and help us to apply for funding to provide families with fun and useful activity packs across the UK.

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This research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) IAA Award: 2105-KICK-673