We understand that social distancing, working from home and home schooling can feel rather isolating and that frustration and boredom are an issue. Please find listed below some suggestions to try in these challenging times:
Milton Keynes Libraries: Digital Books
Your library is always open with #RBdigital.RBdigital offers an easy way to access eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eBooks from Milton Keynes Libraries. You can download books and magazines to portable devices such as iPads and tablets, mobile phones and computers - all 24/7 with no waiting lists. Click here to go to RBdigital. Click here to go to Milton Keynes Libraries for further information on digital books.
Entertainment: The National Theatre
During the lockdown, the National Theatre has come up with a novel way for the public to still enjoy the best from the stage. Every Thursday at 7pm BST on the theatre's official YouTube channel, fans will be able to stream a selection of performances for a week.The best part of it all is that it's free to watch. Go to https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre to find out more. If for any reason this link doesn’t work you can use your smart tv, or go to the National Theatre website.
National Theatre at Home schedule
• Thursday 2 April: One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
• Thursday 9 April: Jane Eyre by Sally Cookson
• Thursday 16 April: Treasure Island by Bryony Lavery
• Thursday 23 April: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
On-line Resources to beat boredom
Go to Chatterpack.net for a list of free online boredom-busting resources.
Milton Keynes Play Association
Milton Keynes Play Association are still trying to encourage play in this difficult time: Stay Safe, Stay Positive, Stay Engaged. They are aiming to be very present on social media, releasing regular family activities to do at home if they are isolated or working from home. Please click here to go to their Facebook page for more details.
On-line Boredom Busters for Children
Why not try 50 Indoor Activities for Kids on a Rainy Day for some fun suggestions!