During this time of staying home, or maybe working from home, you might start to feel a little stir crazy. I know that we are already having some cabin fever symptoms…you know, wanting to get out but realizing that you cannot. If you haven’t had this feeling, give it time. You will.
Our big kids are adjusting to a new normal. A few hours of school work, some chores, a little Disney plus. They have had some cooking classes (making brownies), they have had childcare 101 by helping out with their baby brother. Needless to say, by Sunday they were feeling a little cabin feverish.
So, I thought I would get creative, offer some suggestions that we are going to be checking out and share some links. Just in case you haven’t found them yet.
Kanopy is a streaming service for classic movies, award-winning movies, and documentaries (I am really excited about this find!) You can stream from anywhere, anytime, and use any device! The good news is you can use your public library card or college or university for access. I used my SIU email address and am able to view and see a variety of different movies and documentaries!
Plus it only took a few minutes. Give it a try or create an account if you want to try another streaming service!
For those of you who are military buffs, military spouses, veterans, or family members, Fold 3 offers historical military records and a variety of other military documents. Here’s a peek from their website:
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.
I did a quick search for my grandfather and found a lot of information for him. The best part of it is a 7-day free trial!
If you were wondering about the name, here’s an explanation too.
Traditionally, the third fold in some flag-folding ceremonies honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.
For those of you who love the Royal Family, check this link out!
You can visit a variety of rooms in Buckingham Palace without travel to England! These 360-degree photos also offer historical facts when you click on the “I” for information.
Another virtual tour is the Great Wall of China. The kids enjoyed this one a great deal.
While there are other ways to keep yourself entertained, these are a few new finds that we are going to try in our house. I might be the only one who takes the Buckingham Palace tour, and that’s okay, but hopefully, we won’t go stir crazy!
Stay safe out there!