Messy washing his hands

Tips on keeping little scientists busy.


As concern about COVID-19 spreads, some of you will be staying in at home with your small scientists and looking for safe ways to keep their brilliant brains ticking over.

We believe that every home can be turned into a scientific research centre, artist’s studio, space station and more. So while we wait for today’s top scientists to solve this conundrum, here are some tips for entertaining and educating tomorrow’s…


Sock-eating Messy monster

Watch Messy goes to OKIDO

Endless episodes of your favourite blue, sock-eating monster are available on CBeebies and Netflix.

As Messy would say: “When you need to know, go to OKIDO!”



How do we protect ourselves from germs


OKIDO Magazines

If you want to explore the science of health in a fun, creative and gentle way, here’s a fun way to explain how we can protect ourselves from germs?







Bust out some brain building recipes

Recent studies have revealed the very real developmental and cognitive benefits of cooking with children, from picking up new vocabulary to maths skills like counting, weighing and sorting. Want to read more? Go to our blog.



Recycled craftsReinvent your recycling

Think that empty cereal box is fated for the recycling bin? Think again! With a little curiosity, critical thinking and some more prosaic pritt stick, it could become a robot or a car. Not sure where to start?  Read our blog to inspire both you and your little scientists.






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