COVID-19: Activities and online resources for kids
We've collated a number of activities and online resources for parents to keep their tamariki (kids) entertained.
Let's keep the tamariki entertained!
We hope these resources, with an educational spin, will help keep your tamariki from climbing the walls while in lockdown.
Favourite places for whānau (families) to visit are now online, all sharing activities to help keep the tamariki entertained for free.
Museum of Technology and Transport - MOTAT
Other fun stuff
Auckland Libraries offer film streaming, online courses, and the latest collection all for free. You can sign up online for a free library membership.
TumbleBooks have allowed free access to the below online resources:
- Tumble Math: Year 1-6 maths eBooks
- TeenBookCloud: Year 7-13 eBooks, graphic novels, videos and more
- AudioBookCloud: Kids collection
Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education has put together resources, guideance, and information to support distance learning during this time. This is for parents, whānau, teachers, and leaders from early learning to senior secondary.
Ministry of Education: Learning from home
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)
You can watch, learn, and practice sign language via Learn NZSL free learning portal.
Health & Wellbeing
COVID-19 official website
The official COVID-19 website offers guideance to help parents, caregivers, whānau, and teachers on how to reassure tamariki at this time.
Parenting place is a charity with a heart for New Zealand Families, everything they do is designed to inspire, encourage, and support the strengthening of relationships. They've also created a Family Lockdown Hub section with information to support families.
Sparklers provides parents and whānau with some simple wellbeing tools and ideas for the tamariki.
My Lockdown Diary
The downloadble My Lockdown Diary aims to help give tamariki a chance to talk through their eyes, created by Stephen McCarthy a NZ artist from Christchurch.
Oat the Goat
This is a pick-a-path digital story book to help 4-7 year old tamariki learn the power of kindness, brought to you by Bullying-free NZ.
Super Felix eBook
Is a free downloadable digital children's book about COVID-19, for ages 4-8. Created by Phoebe Morris a freelancer for NZ.
If you know of any other activites or resources that should feature here then let us know, email us on email@example.com