We know this is a difficult time for all and we would like to help the community as much as we can, so here is some useful information and resources from us here in Ozanam House.
Our services will be closed until at least the 19th of April. You can still contact us through email (email@example.com) and by calling us on 01 8742804. (Our phones will be answered from 10am-3pm every day)
We also have our social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In fact, much of the remote structure and the supports we are putting in place will be through our social media, so follow those pages and keep updated with the latest activities in our services and groups, particularly our Youth and Childcare programmes. Please remember all of this is temporary and will pass.
Activities for the Kids
There are numerous online-based resources and activities our creative people in Childcare and the Youth Groups are putting in place. Some of them are as follows:
Online Educational Resources
http://www.dublincity.ie/library-eresources A-Z List of EResources from Dublin City Libraries.
Free secondary and primary school resources, papers and solutions.
Free primary school resources
Needs Dublin Library card number, they can also get temporary library card number online.
Quizzes, graphic novels, national geo videos games, puzzles, lots of learning
Educational website with animated movies
Coding for children
Scratch project ideas.
Coding for children
Educational Children’s Youtube Channels
YouTube has become enormously influential and has many educational channels. Here are some of our favourites:
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
Other Useful Links
Pretend to travel the world. Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
Children’s activity ideas
Art and Science
Design Socks for the whole class challenge with Irish Sock Society
Staying active is very important asis eating a healthy diet. Have a look at these links for some inspiration:
At-home workouts: https://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender/videos
Chair yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ts01MC2mIo
Easy Recipes: https://www.safefood.eu/Recipes.aspx and https://www.bordbia.ie/lifestyle/recipes/
Food Pyramid and Meal Plans: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b01555-healthy-ireland-food-plans-and-guides/
If Audio Books seem more like your cup of tea, try Audible, which is available with a 30-day free trial, and Spotify, Deezer and iTunes all have quality podcasts waiting to be explored.
Mental Health Resources
The importance of mental health cannot be understated. As this is a difficult time for all, it is vital we do not make it worse by listening and reading to the spread of false information on WhatsApp and Facebook. For news, view only the official sources of information. If you are unsettled by a particular piece of information, the HSE and World Health Organisation websites can verify it.
Other useful links can be found below:
More general information and links from the HSE
Steps and measures the family can use to deal with the stress and anxiety of COVID-19
Explaining COVID-19 to children
We will be constantly assessing the situation and letting our service users know about any updates through this website and our social media platforms.
Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you in Ozanam House again soon.