Need some fresh ideas for keeping children engaged?
Most schools in the Bay Area have been closed for a month now and the novelty of this newness for kids is beginning to wear off. If you’re feeling the strain of keeping up with work while caring for children at home, or are a childcare provider looking for new ideas to keep kiddos entertained indoors, we’ve put together a list of our favorite resources for online activities, including some local favorites!
- If you and your little ones love music, they’ll definitely enjoy the catchy original tunes of Little Folkies! Classes are 40 minutes long and “feature finger play, hand movement, clapping, singing along, call and response, and dance”. Sign up for a drop-in, but if you get hooked they have weekly and monthly memberships too.
- Establish a sense of calm and include your children in an activity that’s relaxing. Donation-based studio, Bright Heart Yoga is offering Family Yoga classes every Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 – 4 p.m., as well as virtual art classes every Monday from 3 – 4 p.m.
- STEAM Fun is offering a variety of fun science and art-based classes for children in K-5th grades including Scratch Coding, Ballet, Cartooning and Watercolor!
- With fun “eye-spy” games and sets like “the Musketeers” and “Thor Hammer Jumps”, kids can still enjoy Phys Ed on P.E. with Joe. Afterwards, little ones can cool down with story-based yoga on the Cosmic Kids channel.
- And if you’re looking for more fitness instruction, Olympian and Bay Area resident, Elizabeth Swaney is sharing a series of kid-friendly adventure workouts too!