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Activities

 

Atadippa Yoga

A Jersey City yoga studio is opening these classes to the Jersey City Free Public Library.

 

Ultimate Activity Guide

NJ.com provides links to many free children’s activities, including virtual trips to zoos, websites that provide fun, educational content for children, and story hours provided by the Jersey City Free Public Library and other library systems.

 

Learn Activities from Home

Ted-Ed Earth School 

The United Nations and Ted-Ed present “Earth School,” an interactive educational platform that offers information on our natural world. Kids participate in 30 “quests” that inform and connect them to the earth and its resources.  https://ed.ted.com/earth-school 

 

Wide Open School 

In addition to academic lessons, Wide Open School offers social and emotional activities to support pre-K – grade 12 learners. https://wideopenschool.org/

 

The Genius of Play 

Play isn’t just fun! It is an integral part of learning. The Genius of Play offers hundreds of screen-free ideas that both entertain and provide numerous developmental benefits. https://thegeniusofplay.org/genius/community/promotions/playtoday.aspx 

 

Go Noodle 

Get kids up and moving with Go Noodle! In addition to their movement videos, Go Noodle also features mindfulness and meditation content. https://www.gonoodle.com/ 

 

Caregiver Resources 


The National Association of School Psychologists 

The professional organization for School Psychologists provides guidance and resources for students and families during the COVID-19 crisis.  

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/covid-19-resource-center

 

  

Classes 

Blissful Coding

Free Online Classes for Students in Grades 2 - 12 starting on June 26 - July 24. Please use this form to sign up for our highly engaging and interactive coding camps, classes and workshops!
 

Parents can sign up their children and learn more about our program dates using this form: Student Sign up for Summer 2021 camps and classes



Scholastic Chess Club

Intermediate Chess class at 9am on Saturday (for kids that have been attending classes, practice sessions and tournaments)  -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/199732856
 
Beginner 1 & 2 chess class at 3pm on Saturday (for beginners and newcomers though some have already started attending practice and tournaments -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/556640472

 

Diversity 

We Are Teachers A list of videos for kids, parents and teachers discussing race and LGTBQ acceptance.

 

Parent & Teacher 

Beyond the Stoplight

A teachers' guide about the events that transpired at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. It can be used by educators and parents who homeschool their children. It is a rich resource, containing links to slide shows and videos.

NJ Parent Link 

resource provided by the State of New Jersey to guide parents to a multitude of resources and assistance available for their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.   


History at Home
 

website that offering teachers, parents and students a chance to learn about history independently. This collection of the History Channel’s educational shows is being made available for a limited time and offers information and insight into middle school and high school core curriculum topics.   

 

Story Time

Mondays with Michelle Obama! 
 
As part of the PBS KIDS Read-Along series, Michelle Obama will read four of her favorite children’s books every Monday through May 11. 

 

Zoo Story Hour

Cohanzick Zoo in Bridgeton, NJ, is hosts Facebook Live story hour sessions with animals for children.

 

Story Time from Space

Astronauts reading children’s books as they orbit the earth in the International Space Station.

 

Author Readings

Links to children’s authors readings on social media and activities such as drawing classes with popular authors and illustrators.

 

#operationstorytime

Search this hashtag on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook for more story time readers. Here’s a description of some of the authors using that hashtag.

 

Young Adults Resources 

Visit Digital.com, a free online resource for students as they prepare to embark on their professional endeavors.