Resources for kids during lockdown – 28 April 2020
We were thrilled to see the stories that Grade 2s from Emmarentia Primary School wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa to thank him for keeping them safe during lockdown. Find their delightful stories and drawings here. https://www.parent24.com/Child_7-12/Fun/mr-president-youve-got-mail-grade-2-pupils-voice-their-appreciation-in-cute-letters-20200424 And if your children are writing stories, poetry or drawing/painting, and they’re happy for us to put them up on our website and Facebook page, please send them.
It seems school education is not going to get back to normal for a long time. We have drawn up a list of some educational/entertainment resources especially for kids.
If you have other resources, please feel free to share with us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page: Emmarentia Residents Association (Emmarentia is a multi-faith community, please be aware of this when you share links. ERA also reserves the right not to add a resource that we feel does not adhere to the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution)
Jozi Kids https://www.jozikids.co.za/
- Ideas on how to entertain small babies up to teens including story time and a mini circus.
- Online classes on drawing cartoons, virtual cooking class, fitness, dancing and drama (some free because of Covid-19, others you’ll have to pay. Please support them – these small businesses are struggling to stay afloat like everyone else.)
- Ideas for virtual birthday parties including magicians.
Department of Basic Education. https://www.education.gov.za/
- links to fun books to read for both primary school kids https://nalibali.org/ (in many of the official languages)
- and teens (also in many official languages) https://live.fundza.mobi/.
- Both sites are encouraging young readers to write in and submit to the websites.
Other free learning sites:
Virtual tour of these 12 famous museums – https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Market Theatre is running an online career expo from 28-30 April about options for Arts career choices. Directed at primary and high school kids, it will also advise on assistance for tertiary education applications. Join them live on Facebook @TheMarketTheatre
Civic Theatre – Never seen the annual pantomime at the Civic? Now’s your chance. Watch Janice Honeyman’s South African take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs here… https://www.joburgtheatre.com/video-stream/#