Embrace the Arts - Use Your Time Productively and Positively - Free Online Resources
Visit an Online Art Gallery or Cultural Site, Sing, Pick up an Instrument and more....
Travel restrictions are in place at the moment for many countries but we can still improve our minds and take in the beauty of the world around us. Art and culture are great places to start.
Google has created a library of online art museums and cultural sites from all over the world that you can visit from the comfort of your home. To learn more click Here
Great British Home Chorus
Gareth Malone (Choir Master who developed the Military Wives Choir) is launching a digital music project to allow people to sing together while they are social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. For more information #greatbritishhomechorus
Why not start a bullet journal and use your time productively to get creative and organised. For more information click Here
For information on startting a Gratitude Journal click Here
Create A Time Capsule
For ideas on creating a time capsule with children click here
Local libraries and free reading materials
Although public libraries across NI have closed from 5:00pm on Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice - you can still access some library services digitally.
Many books can also be borrowed as e-books and downloaded directly to your device - download the Free Libby App from the App Store (link is external). If it's been years since you used your local library why not see what they have to offer. Click on the image below to learn more from the Libraries NI webpage. (click Here)
To access ebooks and audio books - follow these instructions
To access over 250 Free Magazines - follow these instructions.
Other sources of reading materials
- Free audio books from Audible – 30-day free trial – https://www.audible.co.uk/
- World of Stories – https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/
- World Book Online – https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html#!/
- See astronauts read from space – https://www.scarymommy.com/astronauts-story-time-in-space-kids-books/
- Elevenses with David Walliams – free audiobook from 23 March at 11.00 am, for the next 30 days https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
- BookTrust – enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some favourite characters. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/hometime?utm_content=122768969&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-858588729077903360#!?q=&sortOption=AtoZ&pageNo=1