Links For Parents

Links To Educational Initiatives & Activities

What follows is a collection of helpful links for parents looking to entertain and educate their children. Featuring a variety of interesting cultural activities and websites that offer support to those who are suddenly faced with homeschooling.


What would life be without music? Whether from the balconies of Northern Italy or (less tunefully) the backyards of Berlin, here you'll find ideas about how to make (pleasant!) sounds and good music with everyday objects. 



If you're on the lookout for the very best children's book tips, then you should subscribe to kinstabuch, a page by Rike Drust, on Instagram.


Get Creative

Arts & craft tips, tutorials, ideas and more…



We'll help you redecorate. It's time to start those projects you had always planned but never found the time for.


Digital Games


Free Online Courses For Parents

It's never too late to learn and this site provides courses on a range of subjects and languages free of charge. Once you've completed your online course, you can even request a certificate.


Public library services are now available online and free of charge for three months

The digital services of the Verbund der Öffentlichen Bibliotheken Berlins (VÖBB / Association of Berlin Public Libraries) are now free of charge for the next 3 months. The VÖBB currently offers e-books, film and music streaming, encyclopaedias, databases and a wide range of e-learning materials. Further materials are regularly being added to the collection.

  • Aa library card granting access can be obtained online at


Help Out

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz / German Red Cross

  • At, you'll find a list of places where you can make urgently needed blood donations.


Space For Kids

ESA Kids - Space for Kids
ESA Kids brings you the latest news from outer space as well as other space-related information, cartoons and downloads. For children aged 6 to 12.


Relaxation for Parents

Berlin a live
How can culture gain an audience when everything is closed down? Berlin(a)live is the place for everyone and everything to come together during a crisis. Featuring music, performance, film, comedy and much more.


Tips For Every Age Group

Digital learning - a COVID-19 special from Helliwood media & education: Online-Akademie has offers for all target groups - from pre-schoolers to parents.

Live every day since 24th March (in German):

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    #Code Your Life, Programming with the TurtleCoder
    (For children aged 10+)
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    #IT fitness, develop future skills, discover AI 
    (For young people aged 14+)
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    #Teacher Academy with a different daily focus 
    (For teachers and parents)

This is the place to improve your teaching skills in a range of subjects. A live video session regularly featuring experts on the chosen topic. The session takes place on various streaming platforms. More information about Online-Akademie...