Lockdown resources

During the Covid-19 Lockdown we wanted to list some useful resources to help. Please contact us so we can add other resources you know about.

NameCategoryDescriptionLink
AudibleBooks and ReadingWhile school is out Audible are making their collection of childrens books available for free.Go to site
Parenting PlaceParrent SupportDiscussing family life in lockdown. Live events or you check out their website for articles and resources daily.Go to site
Cosmic Kids YogaFitnessawesome yoga sessions and story telling in one.Go to site
RNZ StorytimeBooks and ReadingStorytime: RNZ's collection of free children's audio books. All written and produced in New Zealand for little kids, kids and young adults.Go to site
The Goodnight Kiwi TVNZ OndemandBooks and ReadingCelebrity storytellers bring the magic of New Zealand story books to life!Go to site
Porirua Library Childrens ChatBooks and ReadingLocal and fun, librarian Bee reads different stories daily.Go to site
The Imagination TreeGreat ideas for entertaining the kiddies.Go to site
Teachme (ideas for teachers and parents)EducationShort videos of ideas to keeping the kids entertained.Go to site
Art for kids hubArtfree lessons teaching kids how to draw a huge range of cool thingsGo to site
DSE International - Activities for babies with Down SyndromePre Schoolers, EducationThis film empahsises everyday family activities for children's learning and developmentGo to site
DSE International - Speech and language activities for preschool children with DSPre Schoolers, EducationThis film explains and demonstrates activities for promoting communication, speech and language development for preschool children with Down syndromeGo to site
DSE InternationalEducationDSE International are offering some tips and advice for lockdown on their Facebook pageGo to site
Matua WhaitiriKapahaka for kidsTe Reo, MusicMatua Whaitiri Poutawa has filmed a series of cool relaxed videos teaching beautiful waiataGo to site
Learning from homeEducationcontains advice and resources spanning early learning through to senior secondary to support learning at homeGo to site
Local Impact JSK5.0 TaranakiFitnessFree daily Martial Arts lessons online for the duration of the lockdownGo to site
The Body Coach TVFitnessP.E. with Joe - half an hour workouts with your very own trainer right in your loungeGo to site
The Ballet CoachFitness, DanceGo to site
Les Mills OnDemandFitnessBorn to Move - 15 episodes free - exercise class with cool moves from dance, martial arts and yoga
education.govt.nzEducationGreat piece with tips on how to talk to your children about COVID-19, along with some tips to deal with anxietyGo to site
Learning at homeEducationSocial stories about Coronavirus plus the website has heaps of other resources, favourite is movement resourcesGo to site
People First NZCovid-19, Special NeedsEasy Read factsheets for people with additional learning needs. Lots of information about CoronavirusGo to site
Time to come in Little Bear: A childrens story about social distancingCovid-19, Books and Readinggorgeous short video story about social distancing and staying insideGo to site
Through BlueDepressionIndividual or group support for woman experiencing depressionGo to site
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