Stay connected these school holidays

Lightwire Rural Broadband child playing on tablet
We share our top tips for keeping kids entertained in the lead up to Term 3!

It’s that time of year again – school holidays! The good news is we’re halfway through them. But, if you’re feeling the pressure to keep your kids entertained before they head back to the classroom, our winter school holiday survival guide should see you through the final few days.

Extra data for your devices

Churning through the data? That’s not surprising. After all, when the kids are at home, the number of devices in use tends to skyrocket. With one child watching Netflix and another on their tablet, not to mention multiple mobile phones in use, you’re likely to consume a lot of data in a short period of time. If you need more data, give our local customer service team a call today to discuss an upgrade that’ll tide you over.

Fun – and free – online education

Just because it’s the school holidays doesn’t mean your kids don’t want to learn. Get your kids excited for the new term, with our favourite FREE online teaching tools:

  1. Funbrain.com – an interactive, educational website. With top quality content, there are literally hundreds of games for years 1 – 13.
  2. youngoceanexplorers.com – Kiwi father-daughter duo, Steve and Riley, bring environmental education, with an ocean focus, to your home.
  3. starfall.com is one of the largest educational websites around. Teaching through interactive play, there are hundreds of games available for reading, writing, and maths.

Stream movies to your home

Bring the movies direct to your home via your Lightwire connection and online streaming. For less than the price of a movie ticket, you can now watch recently released movies online through Google Play Movies, Amazon Prime, Lightbox, Neon and Netflix.

Haven’t seen Captain Marvel or Disney’s latest Dumbo live action movies? Purchase them for just $6.99 on Google Play. You’ll just have to make your own popcorn!

Online crafts and creations

YouTube is a mecca for ‘how to’ videos, readily available to guide you through any project. If your holiday plans have changed due to the elements, move your plans online by finding an indoor craft project, recipes for baking, or DIY activity.

To experience the joy of doing, try: 5-minute crafts. This channel has it all, from fun Barbie outfit hacks, through to making soap. It even has something for the budding Gordon Ramsey in your household, with quick and easy recipes for kids. You’ll find their page here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC57XAjJ04TY8gNxOWf-Sy0Q

Stay connected these holidays!

At Lightwire we believe in keeping communities connected – no matter the weather. If you need help with your rural broadband these school holidays, our local Hamilton-based customer service team are only a phone call away.

Looking for fast, reliable rural broadband at your place? Check your coverage today!