So it's a strange time for us all, many of us are locked away at home with only minimal human contact. For some this is normal, for others it's a real strain. Having children at home and not being able to get out to do things can become tedious. Anyone with children knows that the six-weeks holiday is taxing, and this is different because there's very little on for our children to do. Even those without little ones to keep entertained and educated, there will be long days ahead where we struggle to keep our mind away from the doom and gloom. In this time of sudden change and anxiety, Homunculus Media will continue to provide the same quality content it always does.
This is a comprehensive list of resources and ideas for you, our readers, to make use of. It's not a complete list, by far, however it's hoped these ideas can kick start your positivity in troubling times.
You may already be long-term readers, but if you're not then why not start with us? Alternative Fruit is packed full of music reviews, creativity journalism, soft-skills education, and links to all kinds of great online adventures. You can expect to discover a lot all in one place.
After this site, why not explore The Electro Review? This is a sister site to Alternative Fruit and contains electronic music reviews. It's the opposite of this site in many regards. Where-as here we focus on a wide range of things with one thing in common, creativity, over there we focus on only electronic music. If you like that sort of thing then it's an amazing opportunity to discover new sounds.
The Smithsonian Institute just unveiled a plethora of public domain images. If you fancy a go at digital collage or need something to base an idea on then go ahead and browse. Maybe you're looking for art inspiration, something to put in a story, or you might just be one of those people who loves pictures of random things, like I am.
Google Arts and Culture now have 2500 virtual museum tours for free. Visitors can go online and observe exhibits and explanations from all over the world. Perhaps the smells are missing but the sights and often sounds are available today. How long will it take to do a world museum tour?
Self-isolation can mean self-education. There are loads of online courses out there, many are for free. If it's casual skills and interest from top universities you're looking for then why not look into the Futurelearn website? Their offers are free for well over enough time to complete the material. Certifications are affordable if you want one, too.
If it's qualifications you're looking for then also online holds the key. Rather than forking out thousands for a college classroom and tutor, online learners can pay into a video and web-based learning environment that dramatically cuts cost. It's so viable that real-life qualifications from John Academy in everything from aromatherapy to web-design are available for £10. This is international, folks,
There is a fertile jungle of varied and quality education across the internet and you can find links to a lot of it on our Certified section.
Any musicians among you? Now is your time to get into the groove. Improve, expand, develop, and nurture your talent like never before. There are loads of free resources out there for musicians, and if you want to find specific sheet music then look no further.
Art is always a winner. You'll need materials aplenty. You can still get your online delivery through the post or from Amazon. Use our links on the homepage to those places to help us out. Why not try a new style or medium? It can be your chance to completely evolve your skill-set. You can find all kinds of art-instruction on our Choose Love page.
Podcasts are a great resource. They're online listenables that come in small or medium sized files. Expect a wide variety of them, some of which may not be to your liking. Alternative Fruit has featured a selection of Podcasts in three separate posts which can be found here, here, and here. We aim to get another one up soon, too.
If it's audiobooks you love then we have our own playlist of them on YouTube. It's a great starting place. For an even bigger collection of curated and quality, free content, why not visit Audiobook Box. If you really want to explore the wealth of audio-literature available then go ahead and sign up for Audible. They have a free trial period so there's nothing to lose.
Provided you've enough paper and ink, you can print out thousands of colouring pages that are free to download. There's a great selection here and here.
Also, why not browse Open Culture's list of over 1500 free online films? They've got a massive selection perfect for those long days stuck indoors.
There should be plenty there for everyone! You can of course find plenty more to do with a little imagination. Go ahead and enjoy yourselves, stay safe, and watch out for the vulnerable members of society who are all relying on us now more than ever.
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