COVID-19 Self Isolation Resources for Families

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.

Access Learning at Home

 

Animal Live Streams

Exercise, Yoga & Dance

Libraries, Museums & Creative Artists

Science & Maths

Animal Live Streams

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
Jelly Fish

Jellyfish Cam from Monterey Bay Aquarium, California

Exercise, Yoga & Dance

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 Ed

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

Kidz Bop

Have a KIDZ BOP Dance Party in your living room to get the wiggles out

Libraries, Museums & Creative Artists

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.

Science & Maths

Scitech at Home

Keep young minds occupied for hours with science activities for kids at home. 

Brilliant Labs

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.

Coming Soon:

Coding Courses
Gardening/Backyard
Educational Apps
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!

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