Creative arts Treasure Chest Keep moving! Words, writing & stories Borrow Box is a free app that allows you to download up to 5 ebooks and 5 audio books at a time. All you need is a library card and you can now join online or over the phone.Other online libraries include: Epic! Oxford Owl (free E-books). Practise reading, spelling and phonics atwww.nessy.com;Reading Bear Reading Eggs (can sign up for free trial); Teach Your Monster to Read (Covers letter sounds to reading full sentences). Book Creator app to create stories. Artists of all kinds are making stuff available: readings, draw-alongs, #operationstorytime. #CreativeBursts. For a brilliant blog about kids’ books and what you can do with them, check outhttp://www.playingbythebook.net/Children’s Books Ireland have great resource packs for exploring books shortlisted for their annual award. You might find some books that your kids have read/are reading or some on similar themes. The packs (with questions and activities) can totally be adapted to suit your needs. Downloadable for free here:2020 shortlist pack;2019 shortlist;Bold Girls initiative pack. We Love Booksis a new podcast from RTÉJr all about kids’ books and writing, featuring interviews with readers, authors and illustrators, reviews by kids, writing by kids and writing tips by Dave Rudden. As isFighting Words (this one is open to children aged 7-12 and offers a story starter). Sharethis video of a read-aloud of Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis and ask the kids to translate it into English/Irish. (It’s written in a made up language, but with help from the pictures, punctuation and general code-breaking skills, it’s totally understandable). They might come up with different wordings, which is interesting too. Branar theatre has made available full recordings of their plays for young kids.Anna Newell Theatre Adventures have put up arecording of their wordless show Big Kid Little Kid, 30 mins, ages 3-6. Check outEmily Arrow who turns picture books into songs with her ukulele. Could the kids be inspired to turn their favourite book into song too? Musician Thomas Johnston is doing daily half-hour music sessions for kids on hisTradoodle TV Youtube channel.