a special feature from Kay & Leslie
We are grandparents; however, right now, we are not necessarily in charge of our grandchildren, because we are the ones who are the most at risk. It’s hard to believe that we are the “elders” (not a word we love!), and that we have to be more than careful. In light of that, Grandparentslink has found online programs and websites to enhance the at-home experience for our grandchildren and for us. Pass this information on to your children so they can share with the grandkids. And, pick out the ones you might like for yourselves. After all, we’re in this together.
KidNuz – Five-minute podcasts of each day’s top stories, current events, politics, science, entertainment, sports, and more – all non-partisan and age-appropriate. www.kidnuz.org
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Mo welcomes you into his studio at home and guides you through drawing activities using one of his favorite characters as inspiration. www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
The Met Opera – While the Met Opera is closed, they are streaming encore presentations from their award-winning Live in HD series on the company website. www.metopera.org
Common Sense Media – Find tips and resources that can help kids be entertained, engaged, and learning. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic
Nat Geo for Kids – Learn all about geography and fascinating animals. www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
Storyline Online – Listen to some of your favorite children’s stories read to you by television and movie stars. www.storylineonline.net
Museums that you can virtually tour – Wonderful world-class museums here from around the world. Sit back and tour!
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Watch live cams of jellyfish, sea otters, penguins, sharks, and more.
Cosmic Kids Yoga – Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+.
Yosemite National Park – Virtual Yosemite is an online interactive VR tour of Yosemite National Park and its surrounding areas in northern California.
Scholastic Learn at Home – Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and learning.
Seussville – Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends. www.seussville.com
Highlights Kids – Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments. www.highlightskids.com
Fun Brain – Educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history).
Art for Kids Hub – Here you’ll find all kinds of art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids. www.artforkidshub
Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience from Disney Imagineers – “Imagineering in a Box” is a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scenes peek into Imagineering’s development process. It combines 32 videos of actual Imagineers, real-world case studies, and lots of interactive activities to give you the opportunity to dream and design your very own theme park experience! https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/03/enjoy-a-one-of-a-kind-learning-experience-from-disney-imagineers/
Wishing you happy viewing….