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Coronavirus Lockdown At Home: A Guide To Online Resources For Kids

Mar 30, 2020
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Being stuck at home with children isn’t always easy, but RNZ is here to help. Here’s our comprehensive guide to online resources for children to learn, have fun and explore at home

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Stories/books

Storytime is RNZ’s collection of free children’s audio books. All written and produced in New Zealand for pre-schoolers, kids and young adults.

The Best of Storytime can be found here and on any podcast app.

Storytime is RNZ's collection of free children's audio books

Storytime is RNZ’s collection of free children’s audio books Photo: SCREENSHOT

RNZ’s Not for Children collection has 13 stories for young adult readers – parental guidance advised.

Children’s author David Walliams is releasing a story a day from his ‘World’s Worst Children’ book series. The British author reads the stories, and shares links to them on his website.

A group of New Zealand children’s authors will launch an online writing competition for kids from 30 March – they start the story and kids write what happens next.

Wilding Books has released a free reading of the best-selling children’s book Aroha’s Way, hoping it will help children with fear and anxiety around Covid-19:

Or you can watch New Zealand celebrities and notables – including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – read bedtime stories, or listen to children’s books being read aloud by well-known Hollywood actors.

In response to lockdowns throughout the world, Audible has also made its children’s stories open and free to all.

Most New Zealand libraries also offer e-books via their websites.

Source: rnz.co.nz Republished by arrangement.

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