After the Holidays: activities for children

So the holidays are over, school is still out and your kids have read everything in the house, including the cereal packets. What next?

Here are some awesome activities to help keep those busy, active minds learning. 

  1. Make Stories Like Roald Dahl: this program was created by the learning team at the Roald Dahl Museum in the UK in 2018, but is still great for kids today. Space it over the 6 weeks as it challenges kids to explore different ways to write stories and create characters.
  2. Tate Modern Kids: Who said art couldn’t be fun? The Tate Modern is a great resource for educating kids and adults about art in a fun and interactive way. You can make and explore. There are quizzes, games and more that are updated regularly.
  3. The Smithsonian: For anyone who loves to learn, the Smithsonian is home to 19 museums, galleries, gardens and a zoo. While they maybe closed at the moment, you can explore virtual tours of space, make robotics, colour in and more!
  4. School On TV! We can’t promise it won’t be reruns of skippy, but ABC TV Education are expanding their educational TV from 10am until 3pm Monday to Friday for Term 2 to help support primary and secondary students, teachers and families with home based learning.
  5. ACMI (Australian Centre For Moving Image) Film School: This is a great resource for older youth, learn how to storyboard and script write, develop video games and edit films.
  6. 50 Words: The 50 words project aims to provide fifty words in every Indigenous language of Australia. Discover the diversity of languages around Australia.

Your library card can also open up a world of possibilities 

  1. Libby by Overdrive/ BorrowBox by Bolinda / RB Digital: Libby by Overdrive and Borrow Box by Bolinda are our 2 main platforms for borrowing eBooks and eAudio books, both non-fiction and fiction. RB Digital covers our online magazines and has a great collection for kids, teens and adults that include titles such as SFX, National Geographic Kids, Molly Make & Frankie Magazine.
  2. Kanopy - The Great Courses: Kanopy has a education aspect to it’s film streaming services whereby you can learn about all kinds of amazing topics from ancient egyptology to practical topics such as dog training and relies your inner creative with learning to bake & cook desserts.
  3. Lynda.com: This resource is fantastic for older kids and youth interested in all things technology, web and design based. Learn how to code and build your own website, become an 2D animator and learn tips on producing a great song demo.
  4. Transparent Languages Online (ByKi): Brush up on your language skills and turn learning a new language into a game by labelling everyday household items in a different language.

Pokemon

Frankie

National Geographic Kids

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Tegan Connelly, Program Coordinator 

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