How to keep kids occupied and learning while home | Resource List

March 19, 2020

Kids are home. Now what to do with them?

How to keep them occupied, learning, and physically active is on the minds of parents everywhere as we all practice social distancing. Maybe that’s you or someone you know.
We want to help.
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Here’s a list of 7 wonderful FREE resources to engage kids during this unprecedented period.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is taking kids on a daily safari right from home. Live each weekday at 3:00 p.m. EDT, each episode highlights an amazing animal and includes a companion activity kids can do from home.
Learn to draw fun illustrations with famous children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems, known for the Pidgeon, Elephant and Piggy, and Knuffle Bunny series.
Livestream performances and access a lineup of digital learning activities and workshops from Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts.
Check out Instagram Live daily at 12:00 p.m. EDT for a reading and drawing tutorial with Pete the Cat creator James Dean.
See the country, right from you home, with virtual tours of these national parks. Perhaps your family can use these to plan a vacation down the road
Day-by-day projects from Scholastic keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.
Sign up to receive a newsletter every weekday filled with activities and tips to help your kids play and learn at home.
And here’s some more … a link to an unbelievably extensive list of additional options compiled by an Oklahoma television station.
Our thoughts are with you in these uncertain times. Thank you for all that you are doing in your communities as we take each day at a time together.

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