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Super Happy Fun Times at Home

Super Happy Fun Times at Home

March 20, 2020

It is so heartwarming to see artists and performers from around the world share their work freely across the internet for us all to enjoy. We will be keeping this page up to date with the streams and collections that may inspire imagination and movement.

While it is a quite incredible to have so much digital content and connection at our fingertips, the most precious time spent will be playing and creating away from screens. In this unusual time, may you uncover hidden curiosities, talents and experiences.

From our Baboró family to yours, we wish you health and happiness!

THEATRE

WHITE BY CATHERINE WHEELS THEATRE COMPANY
2-4 YRS | THEATRE | APR 10 - 13 (VARIOUS TIMES)

A live recording of 'White' will be made available on their YouTube channel over Easter weekend 2020. Livestream times and details on their website.

View Livestream Schedule

BRANAR TÉATAR DO PHÁISTÍ
ALL AGES | THEATRE

Branar are releasing their wonderful performances online for limited runs. Follow their facebook for the latest releases!

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SOFA CINEMA FROM COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE
ALL AGES | THEATRE

CoisCeim Dance Theatre are live streaming award winning performances for children and grown-ups

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BIG KID LITTLE KID
3-6 YRS | THEATRE

A wordless show for audiences aged 3-6 years which premiered at the Ark at the Dublin Theatre Festival last year.

View on YouTube

WRITING

WE LOVE BOOKS WRITING COMPETITION
3RD - 6TH CLASS | WRITING

We Love Books is launching a nationwide writing competition. If you’re in third to sixth class, we want YOU to get wild, get weird and get writing. Entries must be 500 words or under and the deadline is April 13th.

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TROCAIRE AND POETRY IRELAND POETRY COMPETITION
ALL AGES | WRITING

This year the competition explores the theme ‘Standing Her Ground', inspired by the extraordinary stories of hardworking women who are holding their families together, battling enormous odds, including threats like violence, intimidation and drought, to provide food for their children and are battling to keep their children, and the earth, safe from harm. Deadline is the 1st May 2020.

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READING

OLIVER JEFFERS BOOK READING
FAMILY | READING

Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author who makes picture books for children. He is live casting daily readings on his Instagram (@oliverjeffers) and past readings on his website.

Watch Instagram Livecast (daily at 6pm)
Watch Old Episodes

IRISH LIBRARIES

ALL AGES | READING

Libraries in Ireland can be joined online and are using BorrowBox to distribute digital content. Join your local library and use the details to to login in to BorrowBox to download eBooks and Audiobooks.

Join Online

ELEVENSES WITH THE WORLD OF DAVID WALLIAMS
FAMILY | READING

David Williams is releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days.

Listen Here

CLIODHNA NOONAN STORYTELLING
EARLY YEARS | READING

Join Cliodhna Noonan daily as she shares some short stories and songs for babies on her Facebook Page.

Watch on Facebook

DRAWING

LUNCH DOODLES WITH MO WILLEMS
FAMILY | DRAWING

Mo Willems is an animator and creator of children's books who has worked on Sesame Street and The Muppets. Each week he is uploading a doodle videos to his YouTube channel.

Watch on YouTube

THE O'BRIEN PRESS DESIGN-A-COVER COMPETITION
UP TO 15 YRS | DRAWING

Children’s Books Ireland has joined with The O’Brien Press to give children the opportunity to have their artwork featured on the cover of a professionally published book. We are looking for help in re-jacketing Gordon Snell’s The Supermarket Ghost, first published in 2007. Deadline is the 1st May.

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THE ARK AT HOME ARTS ACTIVITIES
ALL AGES | ACTIVITIES

Since you can't come to The Ark, they're bringing a piece of The Ark to you, with this great selection of At-Home Arts Worksheets and Activities. New activities are released each weekday.

View on TheArk.ie

MOVEMENT

GENEVIEVE RYAN DANCE ACADEMY LESSONS
ALL AGES | DANCE

Genevieve Ryan is a dancer and choreographer who has been teaching in Galway since 2006. Her team are sharing some dance at home videos on their Facebook Page.

Watch on Facebook

COSMIC KIDS YOGA
3+ | YOGA

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

Watch on YouTube

P.E. WITH JOE WICKS
FAMILY | EXERCISE

Joe Wicks will be going live on his YouTube channel at 9am Monday - Friday with a 30 minute workout class for children of all ages. Have fun, interact, connect and laugh along with each other.

Watch on Youtube

MUSIC

MORNINGS WITH PAPA TOM
FAMILY | MUSIC

Musician Tom Chapin is presenting 'Mornings with Papa Tom' on his Youtube Channel.

Livecast on Facebook & YouTube

TRADOODLE TV
FAMILY | MUSIC

Tradoodle is a traditional arts festival for young people. They have started a channel on Youtube with musical shows.

Watch on YouTube

ACTIVITIES

DESIGNER MINDS DAILY EXPLORER
8+ | STEM

Designer Minds is for the children who can't stop tinkering with technology, the ones who love learning about nature and how the world works. They are sharing a 'Daily Explorer' activity each day on their Facebook Page.

Daily Activities on Facebook