With so many undertaking self isolation and social distancing due to the outbreak of #COVID19 I’ve pulled together a list of free resources to keep people entertained over the coming weeks. I will update it regularly with new links. Feel free to share any good resources.
Now TV: Kids
Kids Passes free to parents that might need a bit of a breather. 3 month free which includes 1000s of episodes and 6 channels including Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
Sign Up: https://www.nowtv.com/ie/wfh
YALE: The Science of Well Being
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.
MUBI: Free Films
Storyhouse has partnered with MUBI to continue to share fantastic films.
You can enjoy three months of MUBI – entirely free.
Sign Up: https://mubi.com/storyhouse
FENDER: Free Guitar Lessons
Fender are offering 3 months of free online guitar, bass and ukulele lessons to the first 100,000 who sign up for Fender Play.
Scribd: Free Books, Magazines
Scribd are offering 30 days access for unlimited books, audiobooks, magazines & news.
Sign Up: https://www.scribd.com/
Rosetta Stone: Free language courses
Rosetta Stone are offering 3 months free access to their fantastic online learning portal. Why not brush up on your rusty 3rd language?!
Paris Opera: Free access to archive
From 17 March, the Paris Opera will be putting its most beautiful shows from its archives online free of charge. From Don Giovanni to Swan Lake and The Tales of Hoffmann, there are many great classics to see or rediscover from home.
The complete program:
March 17 – 22: Manon (2020)
March 23 – 29: Don Giovanni (2019)
March 30 – April 5: Swan Lake (2019)
April 6 – 12: The Barber of Seville (2014)
April 13 – 19: Tribute to Jerome Robbins (2018)
April 20 – 26: The Tales of Hoffmann (2016)
April 27 – May 3: Carmen (2017)
March 17 – May 3: Cycle of Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies played by the Orchestra of the Paris National Opera, conducted by Philippe Jordan
Watch Online: www.operadeparis.fr
Tidal: Free Music
With over 60 million tracks and tons of exclusive interviews and videos experience 90 free days of TIDAL. Cancel anytime before your trial period ends and no charges will apply.
DownDog: Free Yoga Apps
Select your time, level, focus, voice, and music, and Down Dog creates a unique, personalized yoga practice every time.
Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – completely free until April 1st.
Sign Up: https://www.downdogapp.com/
Audible Stories: Free stories
Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
BitDegree: Free courses
During the COVID-19 crisis, all these learning paths on BitDegree are free for everyone wishing to advance their career or learn something new during the quarantine.
BFI Player: Free Films
Get a free 14 day trial of BFI player to stream landmark classic and cult films from across the decades.
Whilst this is predominantly a US resource, there is still plenty of great things for parents to use for school children across Ireland and Uk during shutdown.