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Community Children's Educational / Activity Resources:

Nighttime Stories: Neighborhood Edition
Visit: facebook.com/geccdallas/videos/248304252994090/
Hosted by the Goldberg Family Early Childhood Centerand JCC Dallas. We are so excited to launch the next edition of Nighttime Stories! Our school has a whole slew of incredible people that work behind the scenes to help us be the #bestschoolfamilyever and this is your chance to see some of them up close and personal! Join us every Sunday night at 6pm to watch our community celebrities (some of them you may recognize!) as they read their favorite stories!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Hosted by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Visit: facebook.com/events/2544781839094130/
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. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1:00 p.m. ET.


Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!
Visit: coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/?fbclid=IwAR1j7UE1i0ikDLS9HUM5M9vDPVb1P18B4pmddeLypXRLG2iBi5J3UuePRhE
If there is a silver lining to COVID-19 closings, it’s that our favorite children’s book authors are now doing virtual storytimes! 

Franklin Institute | Sparks of Science

Visit: fi.edu/sparkofscience
Our #SparkofScience series at the Franklin Institute showcases our incredible Science Interpreters sharing their favorite science experiments.

The Academy of Natural Sciences Online

Visit: ansp.org/exhibits/online-exhibits/
Experience the Academy beyond what you can see when you visit! Delve deeper into the Academy's collections, exhibits, and history through our online exhibits.

Listen to Astronauts read books from space!
Visit: storytimefromspace.com/library/?fbclid=IwAR3B_jfS8rOCVB6gxoOFVb0NRI62mOqhSkOM7sh4Z-Sckwf2F11lc18l1fY
Imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below. Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space!

Listen to Broadway star, Josh Gad, read a story!

Visit: twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OdKrqwYAgyxX

Michaels Creative Fun for Crafty Kids

Visit: michaels.com/boredombusters
Need stay-at-home boredom busters for your little makers? We've got 'em!

Amazing Educational Resources

Visit: amazingeducationalresources.com
This website compiles many, many free resources from education companies offering content during the school closures. Check back daily as the website is updated every few hours. 

JKid Remote
Visit: jkidphilly.org/jkid-remote/

With an abundance of resources, activities, and ideas, we can still have fun and build community with other jkid families near and far! Check this page for updates to explore fun and engaging things to do with your family.

IAC at Home
Visit: israeliamerican.org/keshetonline
IAC at Home. Online events for kids!

Facebook Group: School's Out
Visit: facebook.com/groups/1098446117181067
Request to join. Connect with other caretakers and trade resources during this "schools-out" time!

20 Screen Free Activities with Kids
Visit: savedyouaspot.com/2020/03/12/20-screen-free-things-to-do-with-your-kids-indoors-when-school-is-closed
Check out 20 ideas of screen-free things you could do with your kids, during this time. Staying indoors to keep safe and healthy is imperative but it doesn’t have to be boring or detrimental.

Free Educational Resources for Kids During Coronavirus Quarantine from New York Family
Visit: newyorkfamily.com/free-educational-resources-for-kids-coronavirus-quarantine-new-york/
This is school limbo, and many of us will be treading new territory as we keep all sane and, most importantly, keep our kids on the learning path. We have rounded up free educational resources to keep kids occupied at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

The World of Nancy Krulik Wesbite
Visit: realnancykrulik.com
You are now entering a world of burps, barks, robots, dragons and magic winds!  Get ready to laugh! Check out the audio radio plays which are great content for pre-k or kindergarten online story time (check audio and podcasts). Listen to the amazing self-contained stories that can be used as listening exercises!

Talking to kids about Coronavirus

Visit: reformjudaism.org/jewish-life/family/parenting/how-talk-kids-about-bad-things-happening-world
The world feels complicated and uncertain right now. Every day, a torrent of news comes out that can be difficult for adults to process, let alone children. As parents, we have an obligation both to keep our children safe and to give them the tools that they need to cope with a changing world.