KEEP KIDS CONNECTED
Scavenger hunt! During a Zoom call, set a timer and see who can gather the most of the listed items (attached to email). Share the items with one another and see if you can do it faster finding new items!
Journaling can be a nice way to stay connected without daily contact. Perhaps you can mail, or drop off, a journal and a nice pen to your Little for them to keep their thoughts in throughout the week. Then during a virtual visit, there will be plenty to talk about from the past week!
Just because you are at home doesn't mean you have to miss out on cultural events.
Try virtual exploration with your Little by visiting museums!
Here is a link to 12 museums that you can visit online:
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Fun and educational games, videos, and books for Pre-K to 8th grade.
NATURE + SCIENCE
ARTS + CRAFTS
Mo Willems, #1 best selling author and illustrator of children’s books like "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" is producing a video at 11:00 am Mon–Fri with a new drawing project for all ages. You can view all the videos on YouTube.
The Exploratorium contains a vast amount of free resources, such as the "Explore" section which includes websites, online activities, apps, and more. They also have a dedicated "Teaching Resources" section that provides tools and resources for teaching and learning.
Explore ASU's "Virtual Field Trips" and then head over to "Ask an Anthropologist" and "Ask a Biologist" to learn about fossils, brains, and more!
STORIES + PODCASTS
Listen to different actors read favorite children's books while watching creative illustrations, a free resource during COVID-19.
Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows. *This is only available on Chrome browsers on desktop or laptop computers.
Did you know you can have a Netflix party?!?! Yep, you and your Little can watch the same Netflix movie via a web add-on. Here is an article on how to set that up: