Summer reading programs are a great incentive to keep kids reading during the Summer months. Students who read over the summer break tend to avoid the "Summer Slide", or Summer learning loss. Students should be reading at least 10-20 minutes each day, and adults should be reading to non-readers for … [Read more...] about Over 15 Free Summer Reading Programs
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The Ohio History Center is having their first at-home Historian in Training program geared toward kids ages 3-6. They'll send the at-home Historian in Training kit to your home full of activities to celebrate that galaxy far, far away. A historian is curious and never stops learning. A historian … [Read more...] about At -home Historian in Training with Ohio History Center
Half Price Books is hosting a virtual “Feed Your Brain” Summer Reading Program to encourage kids of all ages to keep up with reading during these summer months. Virtual Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program Kids 14 and under should print off a Feed Your Brain Reading Log from the … [Read more...] about “Feed Your Brain” Virtual Summer Reading Program with Half Price Books
The Boys & Girls Club of Central Ohio wants to make sure that youth of Central Ohio have access to programming - even when they are at home. Their Virtual Club Experience (VCE) is a FREE online program for kids ages 6-18 offering fun, educational and meaningful programs. VCE … [Read more...] about Boys & Girls Club Virtual Club Experience
Get lost in a fairytale or two with Storybook Village on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10 am - 5 pm virtually through Ohio Village. Storybook Village is one of my kids favorite events of the Summer. The event can't be held in person this year, but there is a still a virtual celebration with storybook … [Read more...] about Storybook Village at Ohio Village goes Virtual
Dolly Parton has done so much for literacy and fostering the love of reading for children and their families by creating Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The organization gives each registered child one free, age-appropriate book per month from birth until they start school, and have given away … [Read more...] about Goodnight with Dolly: Story time with Dolly Parton
Polar Bears International is bringing the polar bears and the Arctic to you with special webcast series, “Chill out with Polar Bears,”. This will unique learning opportunity will give students and adults the chance to find broaden their horizons to the Arctic from their own … [Read more...] about Chill Out With Polar Bears webcast, live chats, and more!
Per recommendations of health organizations and world leaders, social distancing is important in these next few weeks. As a result, all events and activities have been cancelled, and attractions have been closed in Ohio. While it's uncertain times, we can prevail....and in the meantime, you can feel … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Virtual Events Calendar with lots of concerts
Anyone else missing the Columbus Zoo lately? Springtime is such an amazing time to visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, so its a huge loss to our community while its temporarily closed. While you can't visit the animals in person, you can check out the many Columbus Zoo Virtual programs to get your … [Read more...] about Columbus Zoo Virtual Adventures, Columbus Zoo School, and more!
Your kids are home with you for at least another month. You can do this! Make a (loose) schedule, do schoolwork, get outside, play board games, make crafts and art, cook together.... and when you run out of ideas or need a break, go virtual with live streams for kids! Instead of letting your kids … [Read more...] about Updated! Virtual tours, on demand videos and live streams for kids
Gyms are opening up, but there will be lots of restrictions in place for awhile, including reduced capacity, changes to group fitness, and more tba. Outdoor or at home workouts may still be your best option until things get back to normal. I'm a gym person. Whether working out on my own, or going … [Read more...] about Free at home workout options for all
Join the former first lady for story time with "Mondays with Michelle Obama" story time starting on April 20 at noon in collaboration with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS literacy initiatives. Each Monday through May 11, this story time with Michelle Obama … [Read more...] about Story time with Michelle Obama (and other read alouds)
Teaching kids at home can be hard - especially if you are also working at home and trying to maintain some level of cleanliness in your household. But you can do this! There are so many free educational resources to help! Most schools have prepared work for students to complete at home. That … [Read more...] about Updated: Fun and Free Educational Resources for Kids
Easter falls on Sunday, April 12, 2020! Easter may look a little different for you this year...okay, a lot different. No visits with the Easter Bunny, no (in-person) church events, no community Easter egg hunts, and no large family gatherings. While there won't be any Easter egg hunts in person, … [Read more...] about Virtual events for Easter in Columbus, craft ideas, Easter meals, and more
It's Spring break for many schools over the next couple weeks, but this year, you're not going anywhere. Having Spring break at home doesn't have to be boring - and it doesn't have to be jammed packed with exciting activities. Go day by day, and let the kids make suggestions. Let them have some … [Read more...] about Spring Break: at home edition