This is an incredibly challenging time for parents and caregivers. We are struggling to keep our families healthy, fridges stocked, work from home, AND provide education and entertainment. I wanted to compile a list of educational, AND FUN ways to spend some time with your kids ONLINE. Thanks to all of the amazing local businesses that have adapted their services so we can continue to educate and support our kids while maintaining distance. We love you and are thankful for all that you do.
Mel O’Drama is bringing you a taste of their favorite teachings online. Go to their Facebook page and sign up to join their private group. Hosted daily!
Footprint Kids Yoga is streaming their classes. Click to sign up!
Pretzel Kids Yoga is offering online classes for ages 8-12. Visit their page for more information and the weekly schedule.
New England Aquarium is sharing tons of videos of animal feedings, keeping us up to date on all of our favorites, and of course lots of education and facts about marine life! Follow them on Facebook for more.
Story Time with the Swim Moms! The fabulous moms from Powers Aquatics share their favorite stories with their kiddos and teach us about water safety.
Musical Story Time with Ms Bethany, Child Development Instructor & Teacher on the South Shore
Breathe & Play Every Day is offering free online & video content to keep the kiddos movin & groovin’. Another mama duo I adore!!
Little Happy Nest is sharing tons of activities and sensory play like homemade obleck, play dough, and more!
Galoop Music is also sharing activities PLUS some free online music classes.
Clap for Classics is offering free virtual music classes on Friday and Saturday. Another locally owned mama business!
Shark Story Hour with the Atlantic Shark Conservancy on Cape Cod. Have a shark lover in your house? This is perfect. A story tied in with so many fun facts!
Puzzle Pieces is offering remote support so that all kids can continue their therapies and have support from clinicians. Reach out to them for more info.
Creating Communicators is offering support for any students needing speech therapy, language or literacy support.
Simply Knead, a local mom making OUTSTANDING play dough sensory kits is offering free pick up or delivery. So much fun and will buy you hours of time!
Music at the Blissful is serving up virtual music classes TWICE daily. At 9:30 for all ages, and 1pm for babies.
Though Museums may be closed, Boston Children’s Museum is sharing a list of 100 ways to play. This is truly awesome.
Audible is offering free streaming of their incredible kids collection for as long as schools are closed.
ABC Mouse – Perfect for ages 2 – 8. You can sign up for a FREE 30 day subscription.
Mystery Science – Offering K – 5 science lessons to keep your kids engaged and learning.
PBS Kids – Games, videos, and more available on their website. You can also sign up for daily newsletters to get even more inspiration.
Scholastic – Free website for kids in pre-k through 6th grade. Head to the website, by clicking here.
Storyline Online – Give your kids a break of your own voice and tune into this virtual story time platform.
Amazing & very comprehensive list of educational resources from the Boston Children’s Museum
And finally, don’t forget about our local libraries. Although they are all closed, many are still operating behind the scenes and can offer suggestions for programs you can use at home. The Milton Library is offering curbside service 🙂
Just for Fun!
Lunch Doodles with Mo Wiliems– Fabulous author and illustrator takes the kids through how to draw some of his favorite characters. Definitely check this one out!
Author & illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, reads a story each day on instagram live
15 Broadway Plays & Musicals to watch now
Daily Read Aloud with fabulous local author, Peter H Reynolds
Pete the Cat story time & drawing on instagram live with author & illustrator, James Dean
The always entertaining and centering, Cosmic Kids Yoga
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is hosting amazing animal adventures on their daily home safari tours where you learn about an animal and a fun activity you can do at home. Every day at 3pm.
Virtual Field Trips – Take your kids away to a place that you may have visited before or can plan to visit in the future. Click here for tours of the San Diego Zoo, Great Wall of China and more.
Story Time with Pinkalicious! On Instagram Live
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