Online resources – A quick reference

We have all been receiving many useful posts on whatsapp about free story sites, delivery sites etc. Below is information collated from the posts we have received so far. A one-stop post for all the whatsapp posts and hopefully will come in handy! A big thank you to the original composers of these posts.

Topics of Interest

Jump to Local Information

Jump to Grocery

Jump to Books Reading

Jump to Online Schooling

Jump to YouTube Resources

Disclaimer: We have collected and presented information which is useful and appropriate to the best of our knowledge and intent. We, however, leave the responsibility to the parents and urge them to use their discretion in using these resources for their children especially the Online Schooling & YouTube resources.

Local information

SchlauMeier online: daily online lessons for kids and adults. https://www.schlaumeier.online/

Parental help: Learning tips for home schooling for parents: https://www.mit-kindern-lernen.ch/mehr-informationen/die-schule-ist-zu-wie-begleite-ich-mein-kind-beim-lernen-zu-hause

Apps: Anton

Everyday learning videos: This is a project of the department of education and they created these 65 video clips of everyday learning in early childhood.
Click here for the webpage.

Indian Embassy, Berne: The Indian Embassy website and the Embassy facebook page have regular updates about Consular Services, travel to India and other information.
https://www.facebook.com/IndiainSwitzerland/
https://www.indembassybern.gov.in/
The ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund)’https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1608851

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Grocery

SwissDelivery.ch: Please check this website for a list of online delivery stores. http://swissdelivery.ch/

Both the local and Indian grocery stores are stocking up quite regularly.
https://indianmomszurich.com/indian-grocery/ has a list of Indian grocery stores in Zurich, please call them before you visit.

The online stores are delivering understandably with delays.
https://www.coopathome.ch/
https://www.leshop.ch/en/supermarket/home

Indian Online grocery:
Hethey Grocery, Zurich & Basel: https://hetheygrocery.ch
Click n Pick, Geneva: https://www.cnpmarket.ch/
Click to Shop, Neuchatel: https://www.clicktoshop.ch/

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Books, Reading

India Text books: All the text books class 1 to 12 are available here in PDF & flip book form, click here.

Oxford Owl: Home of the Biff, Chip and Kipper series, browse the free e-book section. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle are offering their entire catalog free, till March 31st to help with social distancing. For the younger kids among your network. Please share. Here are the links:
Amar Chitra Katha: bit.ly/ACKFree
Tinkle: bit.ly/TinkleFree

Karadi Tales: With so many children at home, Karadi is opening up its treasure-trove of stories in picture-book, audio and video forms to everyone for a limited time. At Katha with Karadi, there are celebrity virtual storytellings, author readings, child readings and live storytelling events. May I request you to please share this as widely as possible especially with your students and known families with young children. www.karaditales.com/kathawithkaradi

Amazon Audible: Amazon’s Audible (which is usually a paid app) has made it free for anyone to use due to the Covid-19 situation world-over of being confined at home. There are a lot of good books on Audible that would be useful for all age-groups. Do check them out and enjoy your time at home.
https://stories.audible.com/

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Schooling/Online Classes

Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who home schools. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

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YouTube Channels: