With more time being spent indoors and at home there’s never been a better time to learn a new skill, spend more time with family and be entertained by a range of online educational shows and programs.
We have put together some ideas for indoor activities and will continue to compile more which we will share with our community.
We understand families are going on walks but can no longer see their friends or go to playgrounds.
We would like to see children create drawings and other artwork to put in their street-facing windows so families can see these on their walks – it’s like a giant neighbourhood wide game of I spy.
Chalk can also be used to write positive messages on driveways for families to read on their walks.
Here are some great websites for children and parents to visit.
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals on the National Geographic website - https://www.natgeokids.com/au/
Want an up-close look at animals? Visit https://www.zoo.org.au/animal-house/ where Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo are streaming their animals for you to enjoy.
Enjoy Melbourne Museum's exhibitions through virtual tours - visit https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/at-home/
Get the kids in the kitchen and making these fun recipes that will keep both their hands and brains busy - visit https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/collections/cooking-with-kids
Now is also a great time to download an app that teaches you how to play the piano or guitar, learn a new language or try out an app that teaches you how to draw step-by-step - there are many tutorials on YouTube.