Motherhood & Miscarriage

Being homebound doesn’t have to be miserable! It may be a temptation to slump around and be lazy, but this isn’t good for our physical or mental health. Kids especially need to stay stimulated somewhat regularly. The good news is that there are many free online resources for homebound kids! Keep reading for my picks.

Physical Fitness Resources

Go Noodle

GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are! This is one of my favorite free online resources for kids to move their bodies to.

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Cosmic Kids Yoga

More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jaime on the Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel. Parents and teachers report significant improvements in self-regulation, focus and empathy. But the videos are BRILLIANT FUN so kids love doing them!

Educational Resources

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. This is a great free online resource for kids and adults!

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hoopla

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Hoopla free online resource

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PBS Kids

PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity.

PBS Free online resource

Nature & Science Resources

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Join the Cincinnati Zoo for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.

Story Time From Space

Story Time From Space sends children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. Such a great way to foster a love of reading in your child!

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids has a wealth of information about animals, science, and nature. There are videos, articles, and activities for kids to enjoy. This is a surefire way to make learning fun!

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NASA Stem

NASA Stem is chock full of activities, interactive media, videos, and information about space and other STEM subjects. Got a future space explorer at home? Definitely give this site a look.



Webcams at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Watch live feeds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium tanks! Underwater web cam locations include the aviary cam, coral reef cam, kelp forest cam, open sea cam, otter cam, shark cam, and more! This is an amazing way for children to experience underwater life from their own home. There’s even a Guided “MeditOcean” with the Monterey Bay sunset.

I hope that you find these helpful! Being safe at home comes with many opportunities to spend time together and help your children learn in new ways. Which of theses resources is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

XO,
Sam

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