How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home-Resources

How to Keep Kids Engaged at Home-Resources

Finding yourself in some weird undefined new norm? Well, you’re not alone. The world has been thrown in a box shuffled up and turned upside down. So now with just days notice many of us are thrown into a brand new environment with little to no guidance. We’ve got kids home, no schedules, no activities, no outside adventures, parents working from home it’s a little crazy. With all this, we’re left with one simple yet complex question on everyone’s mind. How to keep kids engaged at home.

We have no idea how long this will last. A few weeks? A few months? Who knows. So might as well make the best of it and take advantage of some AWESOME resources out there right now. And the best part? Most of them are free. So let’s see what we have.

Story Times

Josh Gad read aloud with all the voices

https://twitter.com/hashtag/GadBookClub?src=hashtag_click

Shark Story Hour

https://www.facebook.com/pg/atlanticwhiteshark/videos/?ref=page_internal

Check out the videos for their shark storytime followed by Q&A

Story time with Betty White

Storyline Online

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnBdzaRy-Ky9Vh54XJlFz1Q

Pete the Cat

New York Public Library

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/you-can-now-download-over-300-000-books-from-the-nypl-for-free-031820?fbclid=IwAR3HWltsbwlv2HaEjiiN_xJ47Yc13ybvGbhTJqZRh_SB_idDUZ33bh9Y04s

This could be really fun to explore in general and maybe even more so for older individuals. Have fun.

Get Active

BalletNova Center for Dance

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=198685881404143
Check out some virtual dance classes to enjoy from home

Arts & Crafts

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

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Virtual Field Trips

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR2oMNxZtCu5Njf_JLEVtGcmX7pDA2hYqMCBA42PoBsUClU1RHDK2sx2b1M

12 Famous Museums

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/travel-trivia/stuck-at-home-these-12-famous-museums-offer-virtual-tours-you-can-take-on-your-couch-video/ar-BB119nm6?li=BBnbfcL&fbclid=IwAR0_OBJH7lSyTN3ug_MsOeFnNgB1orTa9OBgilKJ7dhnwlVvHEsptuKkj1c

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Winchester Mystery House

Animals

Georgia Aquarium Webcam

Check out some friends under the sea

Oceansinitiative

South Florida Eagle Cam

https://dickpritchettrealestate.com

Performances

Check out this virtual marine biology camp here.

Seattle Symphony

https://seattlesymphony.org/live

Comprehensive lists of resources

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

This is a HUGE list of various resources that are available right now. Probably has something for everyone somewhere on this list.

​https://virtualschoolactivities.com/

Color Coded by activity by time slot

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/121u24nzZE7hLduT8zdDHowZ8Vvl-lUrorUP5E5UBkts/htmlview?usp=sharing&fbclid=IwAR2uxXhY928g2R3q2KkgqIrEQZqG-Pc_EVZ4f-vn3q336DLrx_0K6bRmarA&sle=true

Subscription Options

Broadway

https://www.broadwayhd.com/

This one is a cool find for me personally. Not sure how I feel about yet another subscription but if you dreamed of going to see the shows I can tell you this is probably a cheaper easier way right now.



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