Amid the Coronavirus quarantine, we know that this is an uncertain time for all of us, wrought with anxiety and confusion. For some of you, you may have the added unexpected reality of working from home fulltime while taking care of the kid(s), which can be difficult, to say the least! We are here for you, and we will all get through this together! As a company and as mothers, we will support you in any way that we can. Today, we’ve compiled a list of activities and online resources that you can use to make staying at home a fun and educational time for you and your littles.
- Spot the Station: this one is great for elementary-school-aged kids who love space and learning about anything NASA-related. Through this program, you can track the International Space Station and see where and how you can track the space station. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to see it passing by overhead!
- San Diego Zoo Live Cams: this is perfect for your toddler or preschooler who loves animals. Many zoos offer their own versions of incredible online live cameras showing different animal exhibits. Check out your local zoo’s website to see what they have to offer, too! On the San Diego Zoo’s website, you can watch bamboos, penguins, pandas, polar bears, apes, giraffes, and more! It’s sure to be a toddler favorite activity!
- Kids’ Yoga: Get yourself and your kids moving with a fun round of yoga in the morning. This channel teaches mindfulness to kids and is a great start to the day! Each video is only 15 minutes long (perfect for your toddler’s attention span!) and features a cute theme and simple yoga moves.
- Lakeshore Learning: for a more educational activity, this website provides over 1,000 free resources for learning at home, including printable worksheets, flashcards and more!
- Storyline Online: this is a great resource for tuning in to virtual story time any time of day. This website has a great collection of children’s favorites being read out loud in a fun story time format, including “The Kissing Hand,” “The Rainbow Fish,” and “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”
Any other suggestions? Please share with our community below! And remember, we are all in this together!