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Stay at Home Entertainment

Most of us are staying pretty close to home these days. A big Thank You to all of you who are doing your part to protect your family and our communities!

For those of us home, some of us are with our families, some of us are alone. Some of us have small children or teenagers who are missing their friends, others need a breather on their own.

It is a challenging time for many of us.

Entertainment offers a welcome distraction. In light of the current crisis, many new opportunities have become available and many are sharing some amazing resources. I tried to capture some of these opportunities below. If you have other things to offer, please share them in the comments below.

For as long as schools are closed kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

The Vancouver Sun has pulled together a list of free Vancouver online resources.

A great list of UK-based Virtual tours (a Roman fort, London museums!), online learning opportunities, exploring nature, music (online concerts and opera!), arts and culture, literature online, learning new skills, and more!

Cosmic Kids Yoga: Yoga and mindfulness for kids

Great collection of things to do from day to day. Activities such as exploring Mars, Hawaii National parks, Smithsonian Zoo webcams, and more.

A great tool for kids to capture this time in their lives.

An entire list of US education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

Here’s 33 National Park tours you can take virtually from the comfort of your home.

18 craft ideas for kids.

For you grown-ups. SFU Public Square has compiled a pretty comprehensive list o ways to engage with your community during a time of physical distancing and isolation.

What else are you up to? Share with us in the comments.

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