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So, you’re stuck in quarantine…

So, I am going to assume a lot of you guys are homebody introverts who are kind of cool with an excuse to stay home and read more books (so many free books around now! Yay!) But maybe you are going to go a little stir crazy. Or your kids are. Here is a list of ways to try to combat that for them and you 🙂

Museum Tours:

The Louve: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

Guggengeim: https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online

Smithsonian: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Women’s History: https://www.womenshistory.org/

Boston Children’s Museum: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour

National Parks/ETC Tours:

NATIONAL PARK/ ETC TOURS:

Yellowstone: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Great Wall of China: https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china 

ZOO CAMS:

Aquarium: https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/indo-pacific-barrier-reef/

Puffins!: https://explore.org/livecams/national-audubon-society/puffin-loafing-ledge-cam

SanDiego: https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

PandaCam!: https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

Houston Zoo Animal Cams: https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

FUN ONLINE LEARNING

  • Adventure Academy (personal fave here)
  • Khan Academy
  • Scholastic /learnfromhome
  • Duolingo
  • Highlights Kids
  • BBC History for kids
  • Fun Brain
  • Starfall
  • The KIDZ Page
  • How Stuff Works
  • Code. org
  • Exploratorium 

READ MORE

KindleUnlimited has a ton of kid books too!

Your library might be closed, but their ONLINE library probably isn’t!

Have an astronaut read books from space: https://storytimefromspace.com/

MEDIA CLASS

Do you guys remember media class? When they made us listen to old radio shows? Like “War of the Worlds? or, yes, even “Dragnet?” I had so much fun with that class. Your kids (or you!) might too: 

War of the Worlds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0K4ApWl4g

Mystery Theatre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWO7sjvI2XI&list=PL6U_Lk_PlFCU2qwytcNP_2AtEfQCYY3XL

THEATER:

7 Day Free Trial of Broadway HD: https://www.broadwayhd.com/subscription

TAKE A CLASS (ADULTS)

  • Udemy
  • Skillshare
  • Coursera 

STAY ACTIVE!

Free workouts can be found  OnDemand, on Youtube, etc, with no equipment required. Long walks with the doggo. Bike ride, etc.

STAY SOCIAL!

Online Movie Night With Friends!

  • Facebook Watch (only public domain titles)
  • Discord (screen share up to 50 people)

Online Board Games With Friends!

Digital Happy Hour!

  • Facetime, Google Hangouts, Skype, FB Messenger, etc

Start a Bookclub or do a Readalong or Buddy Read!

  • Facetime, Hangout, Skype, Messenger, etc to discuss the book when you’re finished.

Or, you know, binge-watching TV shows, movies, and Youtube, and playing video games isn’t going to kill any of you. No pressure to be World’s Greatest Quarantine Mom. You do you. 

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