Books and Reading
“As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Here are other ideas for ways to stay busy and have fun at home.”
Storyline Online streams videos featuring award-winning actors reading children’s books with illustrations. Each book includes a supplemental curriculum developed by an elementary school educator, which aims to improve comprehension and verbal and written skills.
Museums, Galleries, and Attractions
Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.
The Toronto Zoo YouTube channel “Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants” takes you directly into the animal exhibits and answers your questions live! Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants “brings science, exploration, conservation and adventure live into classrooms through guest speakers and virtual field trips.”
Explore NASA’s image library online.
“Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!”
“GoNoodle engages and inspires millions of kids every month to channel their boundless energy, getting them up, moving and becoming more mindful.”
Learn to draw with author and illustrator Mo Willems. Having just reached the “first anniversary of the LUNCH DOODLES videos, Mo invites you back into his studio to doodle, reflect on a year of the Covid reality, and create abstract art together.”
Educational Games and Activities
Activities and educational games for students ages to do from home.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Kids is offering free stories and cool activities to explore. Learn something new and have fun!
“Building things from LEGO is a popular past-time for curious kids, but even the most creative kids sometimes need ideas to jumpstart their building sessions. Introducing these LEGO Challenge cards! With just over 250 cards to choose from, your child can almost do 5 challenges a week to be creative and inspired in their LEGO designs.”
This soap and pepper experiment is a great way to explain to children how proper handwashing with soap helps wash away viruses.