Staying in?

A list of adventures you can take while staying in.

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For all ages:

From the Natural History Museum in London – how to press flowers

John Fluevog (yes, the shoe man) reading The Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.

Learning Resources from UVic – information for parents, links to resources in math, science, social studies.

NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service) has a list place to find ebooks and storytimes.

Gale Cengage online resources – for pre-schoolers to adults.

Digital Learn – computer basics for everyone

Royal British Columbia Museum

Goldfish School – learning English or French

Samuel West – new poems everyday read by him and his friends from suggestions from his Twitter followers.

Audible Stories – mostly for children but some adult classics. Six languages!

Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall – sign up for 30 days free

Learn to weave. – aimed at kids but anyone can try.

Virtual Tour of the Louvre

Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian

Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel

Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China

Virtually tour sites in Yorkshire

Discover the British Library’s online exhibits

Watch historic film of Scotland – National Library of Scotland, Moving Image Archive

Visit galleries around the world.

Especially for Children:

Wide Open School

Crabtree Publishing‘s elibrary is available free until 30 June 2020. Non-fiction books.

Neil Gaiman reads from his children’s stories

LeVar Burton, of Reading Rainbow fame, is livestreaming children’s stories on Twitter @levarburton Mondays, 9am PT

Novel Study Guides – Janet Somerville is an author and teacher.

Keep Learning BC – from the Ministry of Education.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

David Walliams – reading a new story each day

Internet Archives – children’s resources

Open Library – Children

Storyline Online

World Book Online

Oliver Jeffers – he’s reading his books and you can find them in two places: on Instagram –  click on the logo, choose “watch live video” or on his website Stay at Home Story Time . A new story each day at 11am Pacific time.

Book Trust Rhyme Time – a selections of songs from this UK organisation which works to get kids reading.

Penguin Kids live story times on Instagram – click on the logo, choose “watch live video”. New story at 8am Pacific time each day.

Read Brightly story time on Instagram – click on the IGTV tab. New story at 11am Pacific time each day.

International Children’s Digital Library


National Geographic Young Explorers


Robert Munsch – yup, Robert Munsch reading his own stories!

Scholastic Learn at Home

For adults:

LeVar Burton Reads – a podcast. Mr Burton is also livestreaming on Twitter @levarburton.

Open Library

The London Library Podcasts

Coursera – online courses from leading universities and companies from around the world.

TechBoomers – online learning specializing in popular apps and websites

GCFGlobal – another online learning site