Free activities for isolation
- Burwood Library
- Whether you’re interested in learning a language, reading the latest romance or watching a story with your little one, click on the link below to join Burwood Library for free and discover a new online experience
Burwood Library has a huge range of resources to help you take care of your physical and mental health while staying at home. From online mindfulness colouring activities, to eBooks and eAudio books on health and wellness topics, and digital magazines on sport, yoga, meditation and healthy eating. https://burwood.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRNGEN/WPAC/WELLNESS
New members are welcome to join online and can then access the Digital Library immediately.
- Join the Burwood Bear Hunt
- Social distancing can be difficult for children, as they miss their friends and regular activities. In a bid to entertain and engage children who may be experiencing isolation, we’re encouraging you to take part in the Burwood Bear Hunt. Place a bear in your window, for local kids to spot on a bear hunt.
If you would like to participate, or if you spot a bear in Burwood, please share a photo on social media and add the hashtag #burwoodbearhunt
- Digital Lunchbreak
- The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) has recently launched a new website called Digital Lunchbreak. This youth friendly platform has collated all the wonderful resources and activities that have recently emerged for children and young people in response to COVID-19. The new Digital Lunchbreak website assists children and young people with finding online resources and activities to do at home in their lunchbreak, around learning hours and on weekends during the current social distancing measures.
Visit https://www.digitallunchbreak.nsw.gov.au to find digital workshops, learning materials, virtual excursions and more.
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- The Families in Australia: Life during COVID-19 survey
- Understand how everyday Australians are coping with and adjusting to the Coronavirus pandemic. The government wants to find out how people are coping, and if they're getting the supports they need. Survey insights will be shared with the general public, government and non-government agencies, to help them serve families better.
- Undertaken by a reputable services - Australian Institute of Family Studies - the Australian Government’s key research body about family wellbeing. Data will be de-identified. Nothing confidential will be shared.
Research will focus on:
How are families adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic?
How are they feeling the social impacts?
How are they feeling the economic impacts?
How are they supporting each other, even when they can’t be together?
- To take the survey, all you need is to be 18 years old or over and living in Australia. We are interested in every person in every type of family. Because everyone has a family, and families come in all shapes and sizes.
- The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete.
Link to the survey here: https://surveys.aifs.gov.au/