Guardian of Giria, by June Molloy | www.junemolloy.com
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Keeping Kids Entertained During Social Distancing

It seems that the whole world is now on lock-down, with the term “social distancing” now a part of our daily vernacular. While social distancing will hopefully help to stem the spread of coronavirus, self-isolating in this manner is not without its challenges. This is particularly true if you have kids who are now home from school, meaning they are missing out on their education, plus you need to keep them entertained all day when they can’t go out and play with their friends.

To help entertain (and educate!) your kids during this social distancing period, I have decided to do a chapter-by-chapter reading of my middle-grade novel, Guardian of Giria. The first three chapters are now available online and I hope to post at least one chapter each day, time permitting.

If your kids would like to read along with me, the first six chapters are available here. You can also purchase the book (paperback and ebook versions) from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I am going WAY outside my comfort zone here as I hate having my photo taken, never mind appearing in videos! But if it keeps your kids entertained or prompts them to pick up a book, then it will be worth it. Hopefully, I will get more comfortable with it in the coming days and start to “act” a bit more”! In the meantime, stay safe.

PS: so you know what you’re getting yourself into, there are 70 chapters in the book, each about 8 minutes long.

5 thoughts on “Keeping Kids Entertained During Social Distancing”

  1. What a wonderful idea and I may not be a child but I really enjoyed your reading. I shall be joining in with each chapter, that’s a promise 😊 By the way, I have been absent for almost 2 years practicing a different sort of social distancing as a result of falling into a deep dark despair. Fortunately for me, though possibly not for the many, I have emerged blinking in the light of a new dawn helped by some wonderful and patient souls. It’s ironic that I feel stronger psychologically than I have in many moons just as the world is afflicted by this very scary moment. I send you strength from across the sea and the hope that all those you care for are safe and will emerge intact from the crisis. This too shall pass 💫

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    1. Hey Osyth. Thanks for your kind words – I hope you enjoy the readings! Sorry to hear you’ve been in a dark place, but very happy to hear you have now emerged, stronger than before. Stay safe. Jx.

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