Hello everyone! Happy Monday! How are you holding up? We have a few fun ideas for you this week:
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Who has milk cartons ready for recycling? Why not transform them into some neat crafts! Here are some ideas. We love the little houses, the animal planters, and bird houses!
Join Dolly Parton, a longtime early literacy advocate, as she reads from her Imagination Library. Live times are at 4pm PST; but, all videos are available here.
Do you need to move? The National Ballet School is offering free online dance class for kids aged 3-6 years old, you can find them here. Plus adult ballet classes can be found here.
Hello friends of the ORCA Bus! We have some new ideas for you to keep busy and have fun this week!
School District #47 has launched Strongstart at Home; as well as an Instagram account. Live Strongstart sessions take place at 1pm PST M-F. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with Parent Name, Child Name and Age for the Zoom login info.
One of our favorite authors and illustrators, Oliver Jeffers, is reading a book a day (11am PST) on his instagram account; but, you can also catch all of the videos here. An animated short film of his book, Here We Are, has just been released on Apple TV.
Learn more about Local Food Literacy with School District #47´s Learning at Home with Food. There are tasty recipes and ideas for you to get growing at home.
Watch live animal cams from the San Diego Zoo. We especially love the apes and baboons!
Got ants in your pants?! How about trying a Cosmic Kid´s Yoga video.
And for the adults, local yoga studio Elements Movement is offering a free community yoga class on Sundays at 9am, email Andrew for the Zoom link: ElementsMovement1@Gmail.com
Hello! Welcome to our first Weekly Round-up blog post. Here we will list a few ideas to keep your ´littles´ having fun and learning!
The lovely Sonia Zagwyn, Children´s Services Coordinator, at the Powell River Public Library has continued with Preschool Storytime on Youtube. You can find the first four here:
A Place to Call Home
Cutlery & Cooking & Food & Foolery
Little Big People Big Little World
Not sure how to talk to your kids about the current health situation? Put the Coronavirus in kid´s terms with this Printable Coloring Book.
Make a batch of homemade Playdough. We use the small batch recipe and make creatures with googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and popsicle sticks. They are left to air dry and can be painted later.
We love to whip up these No Bake Energy Bites with the kids. These adapt easily with ingredients you have on hand (ie. any seed or nut butter, maple syrup instead of honey...you get the idea).
Oh! And, if trying to plan activities, cook, clean and stay calm is exhausting and overwhelming...remember you are enough.
Take care and stay healthy.
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