Need to tucker out those kids? Isolation is hard on all of us but particularly so for kids on school holidays - no play dates and family adventures can make life pretty dull. Add some vibrant exercise to your daily routine with these virtual workouts and get the kids dancing, saluting the sun and have 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.
If you’re looking to tucker the kids out, we have some virtual classes for the whole family at the top of this page and land based Learn to Swim resources to come!