Travel the world from home
The world may be in lockdown, but you can still take the kids to the British Museum, the San Diego Zoo, even the Louvre in Paris these school holidays – all from the comfort of your living room.
Educators, teachers and savvy parents have combined their online resources to deliver a comprehensive list of reputable and educational sites, helping families keep entertained during lockdown:
- Visit 2,500 museums and galleries from around the world via a virtual tour, including famous places such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum at artsandculture.google.com
- For animal lovers several zoos have opened their virtual gates, offering live streaming of animals, travel to the San Diego Zoo and check out their live webcam at zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams or the Melbourne Zoo by heading to zoo.org.au/animal-house
- For space enthusiasts, explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover: accessmars.withgoogle.com
- If you’re tired of reading children’s books to your kids, let a famous person do it for you – head to storylineonline.net
- Get out the scissors, paint, paper and glue and get crafty with a whole range of interesting and exciting craft projects at allkidsnetwork.com
- For budding historians, dive into the decades and centuries bygone with online history classes for all ages from preteen through to adults at school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive
- Get cooking with illustrated recipes designed to help kids aged from two years to 12, recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, maths and science: nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library
- If the kids are going stir crazy, get them moving with some kid friendly workouts: choose form strength, agility, flexibility and balance, warm up and cool down activities or create your own workout at app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts
- For future marine biologists, dive into ocean life at ocean.si.edu
Premier Daniel Andrews announced additional steps to combat the spread of coronavirus on Sunday, including bringing forward the school holidays to Tuesday this week. The decision to re-open schools after the term one holidays will be determined following advice from the chief health officer.
For more information about learning from home, head to education.vic.gov.au.