Here are the restaurants across our area still serving food (WHSV) — On March 23, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the closure of many non-essential businesses and required others to either enforce the state's 10-patron limit and social distancing requirements or close. (Justin Henry / CC BY 2.0) Mindfulness of Emotions Mindful Schools has created ten free mindfulness classes for kids. Join us online – for mindful activities, mindful movement, read-alouds – and let’s have fun exploring mindfulness together. Free Online: Mindfulness Class for Kids!
Six Age-Appropriate Books and Resources for Teaching Kids about COVID-19 - MindShift Schools are closed, teachers are adapting to distance learning, and many parents are juggling child care with remote work. Meanwhile, kids are at home navigating lots of news, as well as plenty of hoaxes, about the global pandemic that has radically altered their days. What do they need to know to understand current events without being overwhelmed? “We always recommend that kids get their information about the news from important adults, not directly from the news,” said Jamie Howard, a senior clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute and the director of the Center’s Trauma and Resilience Service. Here are six age-appropriate books, videos and lesson plans that teachers and parents can use to help young people understand COVID-19 and its effects.
Talk about feelings Dolly Parton will be reading bedtime stories for your kids! Want someone new to help entertain your kids while we are all staying at home? Dolly Parton posted on Facebook Monday that she will start reading to kids every Thursday night for the next 10 weeks. Calling herself "the book lady," Dolly invited everyone to join her for "Goodnight with Dolly." "I want you to join me April 2 when I start 'Goodnight with Dolly.'
For Kids and Families Latest Additions The Carbon Cycle Game: Travel along the marine carbon cycle and learn about the ocean. (Grades 9-12) James Webb Space Telescope deployment flipbook: Use paper and a binder clip to learn how the telescope will unfold like a Transformer once in space. Hey, Parents! We're Hosting Free Digital Cooking Classes For Kids Every Week Day Heads up, parents! Delish's editorial director Joanna Saltz and her kids will be going live on Instagram every week day at 1pm EST to share cook-along videos for you and your little ones. Or just you—we do not judge. Come back here each week so you can sneak a peek at what we'll be cooking (and make your shopping list). And don't stress if you can't join us in real time; the videos will be saved on our Instagram for 24 hours.
What is Marco Polo, and how does the video messaging app work? With most of the planet on lockdown and more people than ever turning to video calling apps to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues, there's been a surge in the download and use of those apps. One app that takes a slightly different approach to your traditional video calling platforms is Marco Polo. It's a video messaging application that's available for both Android and iOS. Best free video calling apps: Keep in touch with friends or colleagues
Listen to Michelle Obama Read Popular Kids’ Picture Books for Free Michelle Obama is cracking open some of her favorite children’s picture books — which the former First Lady will read aloud in free live-streams over the next four weeks for kids stuck at home. In “Mondays With Michelle Obama,” she’ll read aloud from a different classic children’s book every Monday at noon ET, starting April 20 and running through May 11. The project is a collaboration among Obama, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS Kids. Each of Michelle Obama’s reading will be live-streamed simultaneously on PBS Kids’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page. The videos will remain available for on-demand viewing on each platform afterward.