What I do:
My top tip for remote learning is:
Sign up for Auckland Libraries eMembership! It’s free and you don’t need a current library card to register online for eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Something I’ve learnt over the past week in lockdown:
When the public libraries are all closed, and the neighbours are running out of things to read, I can offer a neighbourhood supply of books stacked outside my front door without violating quarantine.
My best advice for the school holidays:
Don’t read Station Eleven (by Emily St John Mandel) right now, because it’s about a pandemic that wipes out 97% of the population, and the entire civilisation collapses. On second thought, go ahead and read it and maybe you’ll be thankful that the coronavirus pandemic is not as bad as the book’s fictional pandemic.
Right now I’m loving:
To skype with my grandkids every day for bedtime stories. I read heaps of picture books like Winnie-the-Pooh to the toddlers, and am reading Harry Potter to the older ones. Note that Winnie-the-Pooh stories must be acted out with stuffed animals. To hear Megan read a snippet of Winnie-the-Pooh, click here.
The first thing I’ll do when I come back to school is: