More programs and activities
Other great resources which are being provided free of charge are as follows:
A huge list of great things for kids to see and do, download the sheet of links HERE.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free* short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.
There are fee-free courses to help you Develop Administration Skills, Enhance Your Digital Impact, Grow Health and Medical Knowledge, Improve Leadership Performance and learn Practical Business Skills. Click here to view the available fee-free courses.
Fee-free* short course enrolments are limited to a maximum of two (2) courses per person.
Join millions of people learning on FutureLearn. Find free online short courses from leading universities or organisations and start learning online today.
|- Business & Management||- Literature|
|- Creative Arts & Media||- Nature & Environment|
|- Healthcare & Medicine||- Politics & Society|
|- History||- Psychology & Mental Health|
|- IT & Computer Science||- Science, Engineering & Maths|
|- Language||- Study Skills|
|- Law||- Teaching|
There are also over 20 courses in the boredom-buster collection, including:
- exploring the many Moons of our solar system on The Open University’s course
- learning How to Write your First Song, with instruction from established songwriters
- learning basic Java programming to Build your First Mobile Game.
If you're embracing this as a time to slow down or if you'd like to explore techniques to help with mental health, Future Learn also has courses made by Mindfulness and Wellbeing experts to help you understand, adjust and incorporate ways to adjust to the present reality.
Watch all your favourite ABC programs on ABC iview. Click here to view the best of ABC dramas, documentaries, comedies, exclusive programs and more.
ABC ME is a place for school-aged children to find all the best shows from Australia and around the world. Here you can watch, play and even be on TV! Click here to access ABC Me.
ABC Kids is home to trusted and loved preschool programs. Click here to learn, play and explore with our games, apps, songs, clips, print and colour, craft and more.
Sydney Living Museums
While the museums are temporarily closed, Sydney Living Museums have drawn together a selection of craft activities and recipes inspired by their historic houses and exhibitions for children to enjoy at home.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. Click here to visit National Geographic Kids today!
You can view all of their videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVCgDuD_QCkI7gTKU7-tpg
Little People’s Literacy Learning
A free guide for parents and carers with many examples of activities you can enjoy with your child.
All activities are designed with an emphasis on learning through collaborative play and shared discovery.
Visit the Australian Literacy Educator’s Association website HERE to access.
The State Library of NSW
Listen to a painting
That’s right, you can now listen to art with thanks to our state library!
The soundscapes were created by identifying different tones, complexities and colours in the paintings, as well as using metadata, such as location and date to create the different sounds you will hear.
Visit the state library’s 80Hz website HERE to start your artful listening journey.
Virtual tour of Sydney
You might not be able to leave your loungeroom, but you can still go on an incredible journey! Visit Dictionary of Sydney HERE and explore historical Sydney on your smart phone or tablet by downloading the Walking Tour app.
Each tour is simple to follow with a GPS-enabled map of the route and its stops. At each stop detailed text, audio commentary and stunning historical imagery reveal the stories of the people, places, architecture and events that have transformed Sydney.
The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
We encourage you join the State Library of New South Wales online, it’s easy and free by visiting www.sl.nsw.gov.au/eresources-register. You will then be able to access thousands of free ebooks, newspapers, journals and other resources from home using your RTRL library card. You can also listen to podcasts, help transcribe oral histories and explore a wide range of digital stories.