James and the Giant Peach read by Taika Waititi and friends!

James and the Giant Peach read by Taika Waititi and friends!

James and the Giant Peach read by Taika Waititi and friends!

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Listen to your favorite stars reading James and the Giant Peach in 10 installments. Watch the entire series on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Sounds of British Wildlife!

James and the Giant Peach read by Taika Waititi and friends!

James and the Giant Peach read by Taika Waititi and friends!

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Looking for ways to reconnect with nature? Take a journey through a lush forest and relax to the sounds of iconic British wildlife!

Garden activities & Resources!

James and the Giant Peach read by Taika Waititi and friends!

Garden activities & Resources!

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Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to play in your garden. Check out these amazing garden-based activities for kids and youth brought to you by LifeCycles

Let's Bike!

Bloomin' Beautiful Esquimalt

Garden activities & Resources!

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The Victoria Cycling Coalition brings you new Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunts, Discovery Rides, and Ride the Distance routes. Send them your photos, stories or videos about your riding experience for a chance to win a prize! 

Bloomin' Beautiful Esquimalt

Bloomin' Beautiful Esquimalt

Bloomin' Beautiful Esquimalt

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Get fun tips & tricks on how to grow and maintain plants in this weather. Also, enjoy a beautiful virtual tour of residential gardens! 

International Virtual Tours!

Bloomin' Beautiful Esquimalt

Bloomin' Beautiful Esquimalt

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 Visit international museums & discover cultures from around the world. Take in some of the world’s most celebrated art. 

CBC Gem!

CBC Gem!

CBC Gem!

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Free Series, Films and Live TV!

Enjoy a wide range of services for FREE! Stream new episodes weekly or binge-watch past seasons of your favorite shows. 

ACTIVITIES to do at home

IVY League online courses!

Explore Animals in Live Action!

IVY League online courses!

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Satisfy your inner scholar with a wide range of free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale Universities. 


Learn Languages!

Explore Animals in Live Action!

IVY League online courses!

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Want to learn a new language? Duolingo offers 23 languages to choose from. Bon! On commence. 

Explore Animals in Live Action!

Explore Animals in Live Action!

Explore Animals in Live Action!


Watch all kinds of animals in their natural habitat through live cams on explore.org


Bring a tiger into your living room! Watch all kinds of animals in their natural habitats through live cam on Explore.org.

Check out Mars!

101 Self-Care Activities

Explore Animals in Live Action!

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Stuck at home? Let's take a trip to Mars!... using a digital 360° camera. Walk on the surface of Mars with NASA'S Curiosity Rover!

101 Self-Care Activities

101 Self-Care Activities

101 Self-Care Activities

Check out these amazing self-care ideas from a mom to a mom to help them create balance and develop


Check out 101 amazing self-care tips to help you maintain a balanced life.

Park of Keukenhof

101 Self-Care Activities

101 Self-Care Activities

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Let's watch Dutch flowers bloom in your living room!


 


Home Workouts!

Star-packed Education Service

Online Computer Learning

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Try these 10 amazing full body workouts at home!

These include HIIT, TRX, Family workouts, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Mediation, Core and much more.

Online Computer Learning

Star-packed Education Service

Online Computer Learning

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Join Byte Camp online learning series to learn Claymation,  3D Animation, and much more.

Star-packed Education Service

Star-packed Education Service

Star-packed Education Service

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BBC Bitesize: learn Spanish from the footballer Sergio Agüero, history by the actor Danny Dyer and music with the Brit award-winning singer Mabel.  Other tutors include  Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker, Oti Mabuse of Strictly Come Dancing and  the former One Direction star Liam Payne. 

Online @ Bateman Foundation

COVID-19 online support group - Mindspace

Star-packed Education Service

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Visit the Online @ Bateman Foundation website to explore the gallery exhibits, master basic art skills, and learn about the local environment even in self-isolation. 

COVID-19 online support group - Mindspace

COVID-19 online support group - Mindspace

COVID-19 online support group - Mindspace

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Join Mindspace's free online support group and explore how to manage various emotional and psychological difficulties that people are facing during Covid-19. 

UVIC Webinar Series

COVID-19 online support group - Mindspace

COVID-19 online support group - Mindspace

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The University of Victoria’s business school is providing free webinars to help navigate the business and personal impacts of coronavirus, with upcoming webinars focused on the stock market, forced family separation and  leadership practices. 


The Social Distancing Festival

Museum of Anthropology A Place of World Arts + Cultures

Museum of Anthropology A Place of World Arts + Cultures

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The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community with performers from around the world. Enjoy live dance, music, poetry and much more at home!

Museum of Anthropology A Place of World Arts + Cultures

Museum of Anthropology A Place of World Arts + Cultures

Museum of Anthropology A Place of World Arts + Cultures

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MOA continues to deliver arts and culture into your home. There is a long running list of #MOAFromHome activities and resources on their website. Take inspiration from them, learn something new, and enjoy a touch of beauty.                          

RBCM@Home

Museum of Anthropology A Place of World Arts + Cultures

Authors' Read-Aloud for Kids

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 RBCM @ Home will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 pm. Got little ones? RBCM @  Home(Kids!) takes place on Wednesdays at 11 am, visit their calendar for topics, presenters and a list of materials so you can join in with  hands-on activities at home. 

Authors' Read-Aloud for Kids

Authors' Read-Aloud for Kids

Authors' Read-Aloud for Kids

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This is both educational and fun!
Many authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. Enjoy listening to them with your little ones.



Cirque du Soleil at Home

Authors' Read-Aloud for Kids

Make Self-Isolation Fun!

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Click here to enjoy a dazzling 60 minute performance by the largest contemporary circus producer in the world, Canada's own, Cirque du Soleil!

Make Self-Isolation Fun!

Authors' Read-Aloud for Kids

Make Self-Isolation Fun!

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Self-isolating doesn’t mean we can’t have fun!

Here are some fun activities for you and your family:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NaD_V9e8jucCY1mwJzTQbQhWabuPST6C/view?usp=sharing


Amazon Global Audiobooks

Art Gallery of Victoria - Activating Emily Activity Book (App)

Art Gallery of Victoria - Activating Emily Activity Book (App)

Free audio-books with content ranging from preschool to classic literature.
https://stories.audible.

  

Free audiobooks with content ranging from preschool to classic literature in various languages.

https://stories.audible.com/discover

Art Gallery of Victoria - Activating Emily Activity Book (App)

Art Gallery of Victoria - Activating Emily Activity Book (App)

Art Gallery of Victoria - Activating Emily Activity Book (App)

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This dynamic, educational and fun new resource invites you to experience renowned BC artist Emily Carr’s artwork and stories in unique ways. Download the Activity Book App here.

Greater Victoria Public Library

Art Gallery of Victoria - Activating Emily Activity Book (App)

Greater Victoria Public Library

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The library's digital resources are available for your enjoyment: https://gvpl.ca/digital/ Sign up for a card online and start reading, watching and learning instantly.


For book recommendations, click here for our monthly book club's selections over the last year.

Royal BC Museum

Shaw Discovery Centre - Activity Sheets!

Greater Victoria Public Library

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You can visit the museum digitally! Browse through the Learning Portal, or watch videos on the BC Museum's YouTube channel!  Why not start with the 100 Objects of Interest!

Shaw Discovery Centre - Activity Sheets!

Shaw Discovery Centre - Activity Sheets!

Shaw Discovery Centre - Activity Sheets!

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There are tons of free, downloadable activity sheets for all ages to be found here in French and English! Plus, fun videos of ocean creatures. 

STEM Activities from NASA!

Shaw Discovery Centre - Activity Sheets!

Shaw Discovery Centre - Activity Sheets!

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Launch rockets, build a hovercraft, create a winning science fair project and more! These activities are perfect for K-4 aged kiddos, and all available for free! 

Take a tour of Craigdarroch Castle!

15 Broadway Musicals to Watch at Home

15 Broadway Musicals to Watch at Home

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Take a tour of the interior of Craigdarroch Castle on YouTube! Or, want to see the castle from the sky? There's a YouTube video for that too!

15 Broadway Musicals to Watch at Home

15 Broadway Musicals to Watch at Home

15 Broadway Musicals to Watch at Home

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Now, if you can’t make it to New York City or just want to see a show you may have missed, there’s an ever-growing list of productions available to watch wherever you are. (P.S. they're not all free, but some of them are available on Amazon Prime.)

12 Museums You can Visit Online!

15 Broadway Musicals to Watch at Home

12 Museums You can Visit Online!

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Fortunately, the digital age has made it possible—easy, even—to visit some of the world’s most famous museums from the comfort of your own home. Here are a dozen of them.

The Metropolitan Opera at Home!

The Metropolitan Opera at Home!

12 Museums You can Visit Online!

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Every single day during the Met's closure, they will be offering a different opera to watch online, for free! Enjoy the show! 

Free Online Education Options

The Metropolitan Opera at Home!

Free Online Education Options

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Here's an entire list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. 

Banff & Lake Louise Webcams!

The Metropolitan Opera at Home!

Free Online Education Options

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Visit Banff and Lake Louise through our webcams - with cameras at all the choice spots around Banff National Park you can stream spectacular views straight to your screen.

Green Schools of Nova Scotia Activities

Compost Education Centre Online Learning

Green Schools of Nova Scotia Activities

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Check out these fun, nature based activities for children of all ages from the Green Schools of Nova Scotia. Fun, free hands on crafts, activities, and lessons all about nature.

At Home Science Experiments!

Compost Education Centre Online Learning

Green Schools of Nova Scotia Activities

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Check out these ideas from Mad Science using ingredients you'll likely have on hand!

Compost Education Centre Online Learning

Compost Education Centre Online Learning

Compost Education Centre Online Learning

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Join The Victoria Compost Education Centre to learn about all things gardening. They're offering a variety of workshops online for free or low cost.

Go for a Walk

Online French Classes

Compost Education Centre Online Learning

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Oaklands and surrounding neighbourhoods offer a safe and accessible environment for walking. Check out our list of walking routes for detailed directions, maps, and some fun historical facts!

Online French Classes

Online French Classes

Online French Classes

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Join the Alliance Française for online French language classes. Classes are offered for children, teens, and adults from beginner to advanced. Visit their website for more information and registration.