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- Current news and recommendations
- The "new normal"
- Explaining Coronavirus to kids
- Educational activities to access online
- Getting exercise at home
- Updates from our advertisers
Current news and recommendations
The "new normal"
- Dealing with Uncertainty During the Coronavirus Pandemic (PARENTGUIDE News)
- Coronavirus Questions for Your Camp
- Indoor Activities at Home (PARENTGUIDE News)
- Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine (PBS Kids)
- Struggling With Your Teen in this New Normal
- 5 Enrichment Activities to Enhance Learning
- Changing Behaviors and Mindsets
- Back to School Sleep Tips During COVID (Slumberyard)
Explaining Coronavirus to kids
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus (NPR)
- Learning module about Coronavirus (Brainpop)
- Preparing for a Disaster (Ready.gov)
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS Kids)
- New Picture Book to Help Young Children through COVID-19 Mask Magic by Rachel Collins
Local library resources
Sussex County: sussexcountylibrary.org/free-resources
- Montville Township Public Library: www.montvillelibrary.org/virtual-library
Mercer County: https://www.mcl.org/
Educational activities to access online
- Beanstalk is filled with live and on-demand classes that will have your children learning about different body parts, making tasty snacks, jamming to music, and even falling asleep to a bedtime story. Their core audience are children aged 1.5-6 years. Currently free.
- Scholastic Learn At Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. For K-Grade 6+
- Teachers Pay Teachers - activities, crafts, lessons, free or cheap.
- Brainpop and BrainpopJr - Learning tool currently offering free access to children whose schools are closed. Module about Coronavirus here.
- Arcademics: educational arcade games, up to middle school age.
- Storyline Online: Where the world's best storytellers inspire a love of reading in children. Choose a book you have so your child can read along!
- Prodigy: Fun math games, Grades 1-8
- All Kids Network: Free educational resources, worksheets, writing prompts, themed coloring pages, craft and snack ideas.
- Bamboo Learning: Free voice-based applications (Alexa skills) that cover a range of academic subjects, including math, ELA/listening comprehension, and social studies. Ages 5-12.
- These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch
- Mo Willems: Children’s book artist is offering art classes online
- Mr. Amazing's Circus Corner: Every Wednesday at 4pm and 7pm via Zoom
- Whitney Kids Art Challenge: Art projects designed especially for kids and grown-ups to do together. All of the activities are based on works of art in the Whitney's collection. They introduce you to some of the diverse ways that artists think and work, and we hope they inspire the artist in you too!
- Whitney Summer Studio: Free Online Art Lessons this Summer
- The 75 Best Virtual Museum Tours Around the World [Art, History, Science, and Technology]: An ultimate list of 75 world-class museums that offer virtual tours that you can visit from the comfort of your couch!
Getting exercise at home
- Kids' yoga on YouTube: Cosmic Kids Yoga or Bari Koral are popular channels
- Planet Fitness is offering daily free workout classes during the Coronavirus Pandemic, via YouTube
- Mashable: A number of options outlined (including Beachbody and Yoga)
- Healthista: 19 Free Workout Videos (including Yoga and Meditation)
- Red Bulls Youth Programs’ Train @ Home: Get weekly youth soccer activities, challenges, and quizzes straight to your inbox every Monday.
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