With COVID-19 changing the way we're living our lives, and many events and gatherings being cancelled or postponed, it's important to remember that not everything we love to do is on hold.
We're putting together new resources to support families spending time together during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be sharing some great resources from other like-minded organisations!
Be sure to keep up to date with information about COVID-19 at the official Australian government website - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert and the Western Australian government website - Coronavirus: COVID-19
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Awesome Resources for Families!
We'll be regularly updating this section as we find new and interesting resources for families. From cool nature livestreams, to lessons from zoos, museums and art galleries, right through to getting active with fitness videos, we'll share our finds with you.
Learning at Home
Learning at Home resources from the WA Education Department. Resources and information to support learning and wellbeing in the home. You can also help to maintain your family’s wellbeing by accessing their support services.
|Australian Reptile Park||Livestreams and educational videos|
|Melbourne Zoo||Livestream cameras from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo|
|Melbourne Aquarium||Stingray, penguins, turtles, sharks and coral streams along with talks from aquarists|
|Africam Tembe Elephant Park||Livestream camera situated on the hide at one of the park waterholes|
|Giant Panda Cam||The Smithsonian National Zoo (USA) live panda cam|
|Penguin Cam||Live penguin cam at Dublin Zoo|
|Manatee Cam||Underwater manatee cam at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park|
|Giraffes||Giraffe cam at Maryland Zoo|
|Hippos, Porcupines and more||Cincinatti Zoo "home safari" - highlights of amazing animals and an activity you can do from home.|
|Bird Watching Around the World||Seven live cams located across North America and Europe|
Jellyfish Cam from Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
|Kiddo||Free at-home resources for parents, carers, and teachers to engage in physical activity and fundamental movement skill development with their children|
|Go Noodle Get Moving||Fun dance and fitness videos for kids|
|Cosmic Kids Yoga||Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed for kids aged 3+|
|PE with Joe||
Phys Ed Videos from Joe Wicks The Body Coach. Fun, energetic exercise videos for kids
Yoga and mindfulness training and curriculum for kids
|Mr B PE||
Perth-based Phys Ed teacher delivering fun, fitness-based home workouts
|Yoga for Kids||
Free, 5-minute yoga & meditation videos for kids
Have a KIDZ BOP Dance Party in your living room to get the wiggles out
|State Library of WA||Access to free eResources such as ancestry.com, eNewspapers, eMagazines, educational tools and movies|
|National Film & Sound Archive||Hundreds of hours of film and sound, recording the cultural history of Australia|
|Australian Theatre for Young People||Theatre productions for young people, on demand. Primary and Secondary age theatre|
|Audioplay||Audio story games to play at home|
|Audible||Free audio stories for littlies, tweens, teens and grown ups.|
|Paper Bird Home Club||
Fremantle-based childrens' books illustrators and writers share their skills through video
|Internet Archive - National Emergency Library||
A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
|Harry Potter at Home||
Audio books, crafts, puzzles and activities.
|The World of David Walliams||Childrens' author and comedian David Walliams reads his stories for children in "Elevenses" and provides free downloadable activities and resources.|
|Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems||
Author and illustrator of childrens' books "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog" runs drawing classes for kids
|Alison Lester||Beloved Australian childrens' author reads her books online.|
|Scitech at Home||
Keep young minds occupied for hours with science activities for kids at home.
Daily Make At Home, Outdoor and Digital Learning challenges and activities. Show & Tells lets your mini creator show off their work!
|Learning Space||Space and science activities you can do with NASA at home|
|Science Channel||Learn about outer space, scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics & more with science videos & news|
|SciShow Kids||Designed for younger scientists, SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask "why?"|
|Skype a Scientist||Chat with a scientist over video chat from your living room? We will match you with a scientist for free!|
|Math Seeds||Free 30-day access to their comprehensive online maths program for kids aged 3–9.|
Art and Craft
Keep an eye on our Facebook, and come back to this page, for regular updates with new resources as we find them!