Need to tucker out those kids? Isolation is hard on all of us but particularly so for kids - no school or weekend play dates can make life a little dull. Add some vibrant exercise to your daily routine with these virtual workouts and get the kids dancing, saluting the sun and having a whole lot of fun!
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Fun at home
Being a parent is stressful, add in a global pandemic and bored kids in isolation and you have a whole new level of stress (and frustration).
Thankfully, our fantastic team of at Yarra Libraries have started Stay at Home Storytime, a pre-recorded virtual Storytime that you can watch from the comfort of your own home. Yay for technology!
There are also some really fantastic initiatives popping up on social media, take a peek at New York Times bestselling illustrator Wendy Macnuaghton’s brilliant and quirky drawing classes for kids (and big kids) on her Instagram @wendymac.
Manuela Molina has created a short book that you can download in many languages to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about COVID-19. She encourages families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. Manuela also recommends printing this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times.