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Kids (and Kids at Heart) Corner

Need some help explaining Social Distancing to a little one? Watch this children's story titled, "Time To Come In, Bear" written by Kim St. Lawrence.

Elmo's dad, Louie, has a message for all you parents out there...You're doing a great job!

Check out these virtual holiday events  https://mommypoppins.com/
Want to get your whole family involved in some community service? Check out Elementary Connections for a Feel Good Fun: Community Service Opportunities For Families list of activities
Is your child’s school closed due to coronavirus concerns? PBS KIDS’ new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home. Sign up here!
Our children's mental health is just as important as their physical health. The National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health has multiple resources including videos, toolkits, activities to use at home and more to support parents and caregivers and their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find different resources on their website, Facebook page and Pinterest board.
Teens are also going through an unprecedented time. UNICEF shares Four Things You Can Do to Support Your Teen's Mental Health.
Open Culture has curated a list of over 200 free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. Check it out here http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources

Natalie Long of Long Creations created free COVID-19 Time Capsule worksheets to fill out with your children. Natalie shared, "We are all living through history and something I have said I wanted to do from the beginning is make a keepsake of this moment for us to look back on. I have saved newspapers and art work done by my kids, taken photos of all our days and kept a diary. BUT I have also been working on a "time capsule" work sheet for my daughter, son and I to fill out. This will be available as a FREE resource for any of my fans." Check out the free time capsule worksheets here: https://letsembark.ca/time-capsule

Winter is upon us, and we'll need things to do to keep the kiddos busy! Check out The Artful Parent's 31 Days of Winter Activities for Kids to keep those littles engaged!
Philadelphia's local radio station, XPN hosts a kid's call in radio show called, Kids Corner. You can listen to the show LIVE Monday-Thursday from 7pm-8pm. It's fun listening for the whole family!

Check out Kids Corner Radio Show by tuning into the stations below for your listening area! 88.5 FM Philadelphia, PA

104.9 FM Lehigh Valley, PA

90.5 FM Worton/Baltimore, MD

88.7 FM Lancaster/York, PA

99.7 FM Harrisburg, PA

91.9 Hackettstown, NJ

From the Kennedy Center: "Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together." Each new episode will be posted at 1:00pm ET. Follow this link for more information https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/?mc_cid=4ee8ff2f3d&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids (and adults too)

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.
Atlantic City teacher, Brittany Smith, started a Twitter thread to share books she has in her classroom that speak to race and racism. You can find loads of awesome books to read with your children to help with conversations about race, racism and social injustice. (photo cred yahoolife)
Need some more ideas for fun activities? Pinterest is the place to search. Available via mobile App or website, Pinterst is the place to search for fun kids activities! How about a Lego or play dough challenge? Want to make some slime? In the mood to color? How about fun science experiments? The possibilities are endless on Pinterest. Find the app in your phone's app store or go to www.Pinterest.com

Strategic Counseling Solutions has created and shared a Quarantine Family Workbook that offers activities and coping skills for families at home.

Don't kids (and adults...let's be real) just LOVE a blanket fort? Well, IKEA to the rescue to help you build the best fort you can! Read the article on the Good News Network website by clicking the link below. Photo by IKEA.
DCVA Young Naturalist Program's monthly educational nature immersion program is geared towards children from 5-10 years old with a focus on nature exploration, cultivating curiosity, and honing observational skills. Check out the calendar here https://www.dcva.org/page-18226

Credits:

Created with images by Zdeněk Macháček - "untitled image" • JillWellington - "mittens kid's mittens snowballs" • Anemone123 - "desperate sad depressed" • Couleur - "snowman snow winter" • Alireza Attari - "Music for everyone" • Aaron Burden - "untitled image"