The kids are bouncing off the walls — excited about a break from school, but now you’re tasked with managing them at home all day for weeks, potentially months, all while juggling work, dishes, laundry, taking care of the dog, cat, fish and all the other adulting stuff we do. Oh, I forgot to mention, the added stress of having to scavenge hunt grocery stores to find food, toilet paper and cleaning products (that are no where to be found) while practicing social distancing of a minimum of six feet. You really wish you had more hand sanitizer. It’s enough to drive anyone crazy.
Take a deep breath. You’ve got this — and we can help. The upside to this is family. Turn the unexpected time at home into fun opportunities for learning, playing and connecting with one another.
The websites below have stories for you to read aloud and video storytimes, as well as, crafts, games and hands-on activities to keep you and your children entertained for hours. Forget hearing, “I’m bored,” they’re going to be too busy learning.
Exploring the world online can be exciting and educational. The websites below have games because we all need a mind break, too.
Even as we are trying to keep our distance from one another, it doesn’t mean we’re completely confined to the walls within our homes. With all the closings and cancelations, many organizations have started offering virtual tours. So, there’s never been a better time to explore the world from the comfort of your couch.
Our beloved teachers are doing an incredible job of adapting lesson plans to fit this new era of digital learning. However, we all know there are many obstacles for children when school and home suddenly becomes the same place. If your students need a little help with certain subjects or perhaps they’re really interested in other subjects, the websites below can help.
As we mentioned earlier, this is a big change for most of us, too. So, we rounded up some information about working from home, activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and anything else we thought could help.
Ask a Librarian is a service available to patrons via phone or email (online chat coming soon). Not only can librarians provide book recommendations for you and your child, they can help you in so many other ways — they can actually help you find answers to the world’s most fascinating questions. For example, they can …
So, the real question is … What are you going to Ask a Librarian?