Did you know that apple-picking season typically starts in September? It often ends in mid-October (or when orchards run out of apples), so now is the time to plan your family’s fun “u-pick” outing – a perfect activity while social distancing.
Engagement in the arts is not only an important avenue to creative expression, it also helps improve math, reading, verbal and problem-solving skills. There is a plethora of local art classes, at-home projects and online arts enrichment opportunities at your fingertips. This round-up offers something for everyone.
I learned quickly that juggling a small business in the wake of a pandemic while homeschooling two kids meant that weekends were spent reviewing work and modifying assignments as needed. I also realized that not all parents have the background knowledge to make modifications that ensure meaningful learning at home. This two-part series is for those parents—parents who want to build their toolkit and be active participants—including those who are banding together to form supportive learning pods.
As a child I was jealous of kids who could visit their grandparents after school. Having grandparents who lived close by seemed like so much fun! But when physical and social distancing is necessary for everyone’s health, maintaining connection can be a challenge, even for grandparents who live just down the street. If you’re looking for new and inventive ways to maintain close relationships between generations, try these ideas.
This is a period of time your family will never forget. A pivotal, formative time that will shape kids’ memories and their worldview for life. What impressions do you hope will last? Here are some simple strategies (and how to put them into practice) to help families make meaningful memories for every chapter of a child’s quarantine story.
Extracurricular activities have always been important, but with COVID-19 continuing to disrupt normal school days, what kids do during afterschool hours may be more important than ever. Fortunately, extracurricular activities come in many forms and offer some key opportunities at this time.
Take the fun with you, whether you’re home or out and about. Check out this month’s exciting mix of virtual and in-person activities that kids and families will surely love.
Providing tips offered by local teachers, parents and school staff about how to make distance learning more successful moving forward.