5 activities to entertain kids and teens

5 activités pour divertir les enfants et les ados

Out of idea to entertain your children and teenagers at home ? In this period of confinement, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) has undertaken to enhance its digital offering already well-stocked with new content and workshops virtual, sometimes even broadcast live, for at least 18 years of age. Here are five examples of activities that are offered free of charge.

1. Introduction to the guitar

Oscar Salazar Varela, a librarian at the music section of the Great Library, is also a guitarist. During the confinement, he decided to produce a video introduction to the guitar, on the site of the BAnQ.

If you can get your hands on a guitar, nothing prevents you to learn the basics. Thursday evenings until 30 April, the librarian in the music section Oscar Salazar Varela presents on the web an introduction workshop to this instrument. The episodes are

3. Tales virtual

For most young people, the national library offers the reading of a fairy tale, live every morning. As for other activities of this kind, you need to download the free app Zoom. At any time, it is also possible to listen to more than 250 stories for a few minutes on the platform R@conte-me a story. then archived on YouTube.

2. Introduction to knitting

In the same spirit, always on the portal BAnQ, the mediatrix digital Kim Gauthier-Pelletier will propose next Tuesday a live event on the basics of knitting, a technique which continues to gain in popularity. It will cover all basic concepts, such as types of wire and the mounting of the mesh.

4. Hours of reading

The digital books are not foreign to the BAnQ, including the virtual catalog reached nearly 400, 000 documents of all kinds. In these times of isolation, the crew of the Space Young people also suggests a selection of books and comics to borrow at a distance.

5. Diy

In one of the capsules available, Space Small guide young children in the realization of a cardboard suitcase.

Always in the Space the Young people of the site of the BAnQ, the editorial team offers several hands-on activities to stimulate the creativity of children. There are a few capsules original video and links to other diy activities.

  • For more information : banq.qc.ca
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