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Check Out These Online Environmental Educational Tools from the UN, NASA, & WWF

During the global pandemic, parents around the world are using online educational resources to help kids learn about the environment. Here is a list of some great apps and websites to help teach your children about the world around them- even how we can help prevent climate change. United Nations Mission 1.5 Game – a web-based game for kids to learn about all the different things that can be done to

FREE Mindfulness Program for Kids of All Ages in English and Spanish

With schools closed across the country, stress management, communication and resiliency are critical to helping families who are staying home. An app from Inner Explorer offers the non-profit’s audio-guided mindfulness program – an extension of a program used in more than 30,000 classrooms – to families everywhere for free for the first time, so parents and their kids can practice mindfulness at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Inner Explorer –

Noggin Launches 60-Day Free Trial for New Subscribers

  Noggin has launched a 60-day free trial for all new subscribers to support families during this uncertain time. The extended trial is available for a limited time at www.Noggin.com, the App Store, Google Play and Amazon, as well as through Noggin’s channel partners Amazon, Apple and Roku. Given school closures and disrupted childcare arrangements, Noggin is more committed than ever to providing high-quality, interactive learning experiences for preschoolers and their families. Noggin builds critical skills through

Group of NYC Doulas Providing Virtual Support

The NYC Doula community has come together in this time of need to offer virtual labor and birth support to NYC residents. Hotline Labor and Birth Support NYC was launched in response to the ever changing labor & delivery protocols at NYC hospitals and will provide 24 hour access to on-call virtual doulas. The hotline will be based on Facebook. Pregnant individuals will need to request approval to  be part

Take a Trip to the Poconos from Your Living Room

If you’ve ever had the chance to visit Woodloch Pines in the Poconos (check out our previous travel features to Woodloch here), then you know they’ve been all about quality time with family long before this quarantine. So it’s no wonder that during this time of social distancing, they’ve launched Woodloch at Home- a page with fun, games, recipes, music, interviews, activities, and more. If you’ve ever been to Woodloch,

YMCA @ Home Features Virtual Workouts and Community Resources

  While distance learning and working from home has us glued to our computers for a big part of the day, it’s important we also take time to be active. Luckily the YMCA has plenty of home workouts to choose from on their YMCA @ Home page. From live workouts to meditation and relaxation, there is something for everyone. There are also some great resources for parents on keeping their

Local Bronx Party Business Offering Drive-By Character Appearances

As we continue to self quarantine due to Covid-19, folks everywhere are looking for creative ideas to get through this time. Parents are spending their days keeping their children busy, and small businesses are forced to think outside of the box to stay afloat. That’s why we want to share one idea that can help do both. Local Bronx party business Confetti is currently hosting Character Appearances- where children can

New York Botanical Garden Launches NYBG at Home

If you didn’t have a chance to check out the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden before self quarantine, you’ll still have a chance to admire the beauty virtually! NYBG has launched NYBG at Home- a page where folks can enjoy virtual events such as the upcoming Facebook Watch Party video tour of The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope on Wednesday, March 25, at 12 p.m. EDT. The site

NYCDOE Regional Enrichment Center Enrollment Form

The NYC Department of Education has shared the link for first responders, health care providers, transit workers, and other key personnel to sign up for childcare. Regional Enrichment Centers will be open 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday-Friday, starting on Monday, March 23rd. Children who are enrolled can attend anytime during open hours. Fill out the survey here to begin the enrollment process.   Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit

Over 60 Virtual Field Trips You Can Take to Explore NYC Landmarks

If you’re looking for some virtual field trip ideas during operation home school- the New York Landmarks Conservancy has a great video series highlighting some of the most iconic landmarks in New York City. The Conservancy’s Tourist in Your Own Town video series highlights over 60 NYC landmarks- including the New York Botanical Garden and Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in the Bronx. Conservancy President Peg Breen is your stay-at-home tour

Weekly Bronx Storytime For Kids Will Now Be Hosted Online

Boogie Down Books usually hosts their weekly storytime on Saturdays at Mottley Kitchen in the Bronx. Unfortunately those meetups have been suspended until further notice, but founder Rebekah Shoaf will keep the reading going virtually for the Bronx and beyond to join in. To join in, head to Zoom on Saturdays at 10am for a live storytime. This week’s story will be Judith Viorst’s classic lemons-not-lemonade picture book, Alexander and the

How to Request Loaner Device for Remote Learning

If your children need a tablet or laptop for school work, the NYC Department of Education is currently accepting requests for loaner devices.  The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you to discuss when and where you can pick up a device. Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later