Expand your horizons
Are you and your family tired of watching television and movies? Are you done with baking (and eating) delectable desserts?
Spending more time at home these days offers opportunities for enjoyment and learning new hobbies. Here are a few possibilities to explore to bring more fun and variety to the term “staying at home!”
Learn a new language – several online sites offer both free and paid lessons/courses. Check out:
- Duolingo – https://www.duolingo.com/
- Open Culture – http://www.openculture.com/
- Babbel – https://www.babbel.com/
- Live Mocha – https://www.livemocha.co/
The next time you greet your friends, you can say it in French.
Do you have an interest in Art?
- Check out https://www.kanopy.com/product/introduction-drawing This streaming service offers a fun drawing course
Start an online book club – Choose a selection of light reading material which can be shared and discussed via Skype and Zoom.
Begin or restart a coin or stamp collection.
- The American Philatelic Society – https://stamps.org/
- American Numismatic Association – https://www.money.org/
Take a virtual online tour of art museums or zoos. Here are a few to check out:
- The New York Museum of Modern Art – https://www.moma.org/
- Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum – https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en
- The San Diego Zoo – https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/
- The Georgia Aquarium – https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/
Share your favorite recipes online or design and self-publish a cookbook with a variety of tasty dishes.
Re-visit favorite board or card games, there are many solitaire games to choose and enjoy.
Find a space to put together a multi-piece jigsaw puzzle – if you are unable to finish it all at once, leave it on a table so you can return to it at your leisure.
Even as the stay-at-home guidelines are relaxed, situations are different, and people will still be at home a lot. This time offers opportunities to expand knowledge, learn different skills, and explore unique discoveries.
It just may open up doors to exciting new possibilities.