On-Line Resources And Activities For Kids Of All Ages During Covid-19 Social Distance Measures

Here are some great resources TownAppeal found. Feel free to post a comment if there’s a link you would recommend!

Virtual YMCA – All Ages – YMCA 360: Your Virtual YMCA – Great Resource to keep you fit while gyms and studios are closed.

Outreach Program – Adults – Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Brookfield has launched an Outreach Program for vulnerable and older residents. Residents requiring assistance with supplies, food, or transportation should call 203-775-7312 or email  social@brookfieldct.gov  to register for help if it becomes necessary.

From The Brookfield Library: We are working to continually update our website to provide as many digital library services as possible.
We know people miss our storytimes and book clubs and other programs so we are gearing up to provide web-based help.

Here’s some links of resources and activities to keep us all busy! There are links for on-line learning, events and activities.We’re updating expired library cards online.
We’re increasing digital download limits and suspending fines.
We have listed virtual storytimes from favorite authors, STEAM lessons and activities, as well as online “field trips” you can take with your children.
Teens home from school can find a list of fun web resources on the library website .
We have compiled a list of links on our website for FREE resources while children are home from school, day care and normal daily activities. The Adult Services department has a wide variety of electronic resources for our patrons including Overdrive, where patrons can access Ebooks and Audio Books for free.
We’re creating and posting videos to assist patrons on how to download free ebooks and use our digital resources.
Hoopla is our free streaming service where patrons can download movies and music.
RBDigital is our digital service for magazines and newspapers and we have databases which can be used to do research or investigate scholarly topics.
The staff is highlighting some of their favorite books that can be accessed through the library’s digital resources. The library’s social media is a great place to go for general updates, details on eBooks and eAudiobooks and reading recommendations.
For more information go to the following: https://www.facebook.com/brookfieldlibrary/ https://www.instagram.com/brookfieldlibraryct/ https://twitter.com/BrookfieldLib

The Pottery FactoryAll Ages– Stuck at home? Try Pottery TO-GO! Need to social distance? Of course you do! But what are you going to do for the weeks to come? It’s the fun of REAL pottery painting at home! Make a great, treasured gift you will definitely remember for years to come! Everything is included and is either available for curbside pickup or delivered to you at home. We include ceramics, pottery glaze & brushes! Once completed, return your item to be fired to make it super shiny and FOOD SAFE!

Lakes Appreciation Month Poster Contest – Calling All Grades 1st-12th July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 22 years. This spring, we are inviting elementary, middle, and high school students to submit posters reflecting on how important lakes are to all of us. Submitted artwork will be a big part of NALMS’ celebrations through July across North America. Show us your love for lakes by sending us your artwork!

Scholastic Learn At Home -Elementary School – Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! Please visit their website for more info.

The Today Show website – Elementary School – With everything from free lessons, Operation Storytime, a daily doodle with Mo Willems, podcasts, and online educational websites, the Today Show’s website will help you find all you need to keep your kids happy and active. Keep in mind younger children may only be able to focus on a task for 10 or 15 minutes. Take lots of movement breaks, sing songs and get outside when you can.

Use free educational websites – All Ages – Many educational websites are offering free subscriptions during school closures. The Facebook group Amazing Educational Resources gathered them into a public spreadsheet. It includes resources for reading, math, history, Chinese, coding, music and more. Prodigy Math, which is used by many school districts, has free video game style math learning. And the language program Duolingo offers free online learning tools. And the website CK-12 has age-appropriate lessons in all subjects for different grades.

The Epic! reading app – All Ages – Epic! announced Monday that it would be free to parents for the rest of the school year. To unlock free at-home access, students and their families need a digital invitation from a teacher or school librarian, who can sign up free to provide access to their students and even assign books to read remotely. Educators can now share Epic with parents to give free Remote Student Access through June 30th. No credit card required. Login to your Educator dashboard to see how: https://t.co/paTly779r8 pic.twitter.com/8GyCWmb0Ox

Americas Test Kitchen – Kids- K-12 – is offering free recipes, activities and experiments for kids during the coronavirus crisis.

Sign up for the PBS Kids newsletter for activities to try with kids.

Zoos and national parks – All Ages – Live Streaming

1. Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed, they’ll be live-streaming from the zoo each weekday at 3PM EDT. Each stream will highlight one of the zoo’s amazing animals, and include an activity that can be done from home.

2.San Diego Zoo Take a peek into various zoo exhibits with these live cameras from the San Diego Zoo! There’s also an archive of old footage, if you’re really looking for some animal fun.

3. National Parks Service Get some virtual fresh air and explore some of the country’s most famous national parks with the National Park Service’s YouTube channel! Full of information and gorgeous footage, dozens of parks are featured.

Museums and art galleries – All Ages

1. Google Arts and Culture Thanks to this partnership with 500 museums around the world, kids can get a glimpse of some of the most incredible collections available. Take a look at internationally-renowned sites like the British Museum in London, England, or the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence, Italy. If you’re looking for something a little more niche, try taking a look at the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky! There’s also the Google Art Project, which gives you access to more than 1,000 works of art featured in 17 of the world’s greatest museums.

2. MetKids This site from New York City’s Museum of Metropolitan Art lets kids explore the famous museum with an interactive map. Behind-the-scenes videos feature kids just like them, and a “time machine” allows them to explore thousands of years of art! Fun facts and creative projects abound, so kids won’t get bored during their social distancing period.

On-Line Resources And Activities For Kids Of All Ages During Covid-19 Social Distance Measures

Here are some great resources TownAppeal found. Feel free to post a comment if there's a link you would recommend!

Virtual YMCA - All Ages - YMCA 360: Your Virtual YMCA - Great Resource to keep you fit while gyms and studios are closed.

Outreach Program - Adults - Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Brookfield has launched an Outreach Program for vulnerable and older residents. Residents requiring assistance with supplies, food, or transportation should call 203-775-7312 or email  social@brookfieldct.gov  to register for help if it becomes necessary.

From The Brookfield Library: We are working to continually update our website to provide as many digital library services as possible.
We know people miss our storytimes and book clubs and other programs so we are gearing up to provide web-based help.

Here's some links of resources and activities to keep us all busy! There are links for on-line learning, events and activities.We’re updating expired library cards online.
We’re increasing digital download limits and suspending fines.
We have listed virtual storytimes from favorite authors, STEAM lessons and activities, as well as online “field trips” you can take with your children.
Teens home from school can find a list of fun web resources on the library website .
We have compiled a list of links on our website for FREE resources while children are home from school, day care and normal daily activities. The Adult Services department has a wide variety of electronic resources for our patrons including Overdrive, where patrons can access Ebooks and Audio Books for free.
We’re creating and posting videos to assist patrons on how to download free ebooks and use our digital resources.
Hoopla is our free streaming service where patrons can download movies and music.
RBDigital is our digital service for magazines and newspapers and we have databases which can be used to do research or investigate scholarly topics.
The staff is highlighting some of their favorite books that can be accessed through the library’s digital resources. The library’s social media is a great place to go for general updates, details on eBooks and eAudiobooks and reading recommendations.
For more information go to the following: https://www.facebook.com/brookfieldlibrary/ https://www.instagram.com/brookfieldlibraryct/ https://twitter.com/BrookfieldLib

The Pottery Factory - All Ages- Stuck at home? Try Pottery TO-GO! Need to social distance? Of course you do! But what are you going to do for the weeks to come? It’s the fun of REAL pottery painting at home! Make a great, treasured gift you will definitely remember for years to come! Everything is included and is either available for curbside pickup or delivered to you at home. We include ceramics, pottery glaze & brushes! Once completed, return your item to be fired to make it super shiny and FOOD SAFE!

Lakes Appreciation Month Poster Contest – Calling All Grades 1st-12th July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 22 years. This spring, we are inviting elementary, middle, and high school students to submit posters reflecting on how important lakes are to all of us. Submitted artwork will be a big part of NALMS’ celebrations through July across North America. Show us your love for lakes by sending us your artwork!

Scholastic Learn At Home -Elementary School - Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! Please visit their website for more info.

The Today Show website - Elementary School - With everything from free lessons, Operation Storytime, a daily doodle with Mo Willems, podcasts, and online educational websites, the Today Show's website will help you find all you need to keep your kids happy and active. Keep in mind younger children may only be able to focus on a task for 10 or 15 minutes. Take lots of movement breaks, sing songs and get outside when you can.

Use free educational websites - All Ages - Many educational websites are offering free subscriptions during school closures. The Facebook group Amazing Educational Resources gathered them into a public spreadsheet. It includes resources for reading, math, history, Chinese, coding, music and more. Prodigy Math, which is used by many school districts, has free video game style math learning. And the language program Duolingo offers free online learning tools. And the website CK-12 has age-appropriate lessons in all subjects for different grades.

The Epic! reading app - All Ages - Epic! announced Monday that it would be free to parents for the rest of the school year. To unlock free at-home access, students and their families need a digital invitation from a teacher or school librarian, who can sign up free to provide access to their students and even assign books to read remotely. Educators can now share Epic with parents to give free Remote Student Access through June 30th. No credit card required. Login to your Educator dashboard to see how: https://t.co/paTly779r8 pic.twitter.com/8GyCWmb0Ox

Americas Test Kitchen - Kids- K-12 - is offering free recipes, activities and experiments for kids during the coronavirus crisis.

Sign up for the PBS Kids newsletter for activities to try with kids.

Zoos and national parks - All Ages - Live Streaming

1. Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed, they'll be live-streaming from the zoo each weekday at 3PM EDT. Each stream will highlight one of the zoo's amazing animals, and include an activity that can be done from home.

2.San Diego Zoo Take a peek into various zoo exhibits with these live cameras from the San Diego Zoo! There's also an archive of old footage, if you're really looking for some animal fun.

3. National Parks Service Get some virtual fresh air and explore some of the country's most famous national parks with the National Park Service's YouTube channel! Full of information and gorgeous footage, dozens of parks are featured.

Museums and art galleries - All Ages

1. Google Arts and Culture Thanks to this partnership with 500 museums around the world, kids can get a glimpse of some of the most incredible collections available. Take a look at internationally-renowned sites like the British Museum in London, England, or the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence, Italy. If you're looking for something a little more niche, try taking a look at the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky! There's also the Google Art Project, which gives you access to more than 1,000 works of art featured in 17 of the world's greatest museums.

2. MetKids This site from New York City's Museum of Metropolitan Art lets kids explore the famous museum with an interactive map. Behind-the-scenes videos feature kids just like them, and a "time machine" allows them to explore thousands of years of art! Fun facts and creative projects abound, so kids won't get bored during their social distancing period.


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