IMPORTANT NEWS & INFORMATION

COVID -19 or Coronavirus Information & Resources

April 5, 2020
Please take a look at the Communication and Productivity tools offered on the right.  Most of these offer at least 3 months of free service.
Also, scroll down to take advantage of the many resources offered below, these are very useful resources that can provide a lot of material for virtual and onsite Club activities!

March 26, 2020
A pandemic can be very confusing for everyone, especially for young people.  The World Health Organization and other organizations have created materials that can help in explaining the current situation.Follow this link for six one-page tips for parents, from the World Health Organization, so parents can constructively interact with their children. Topics include: Planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress and talking about COVID-19. 

March 22, 2020
COVID – 19 Facts via WhatsApp – The service can be accessed through a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Users can simply type “hi” to activate the conversation, prompting a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19. 

WFYC – IMPORTANT COVID-19 or Corona Virus Message

Additional Links
Virtual Activities for Club members and families

ANXIETY and how to deal with it
Excellent Website with mindfulness exercises that can help with dealing with anxiety, depression and other negative thoughts. Has exercises specific to dealing with Covid-19 and managing Coronavirus related stress.
https://mindfulnessexercises.com/breathe-away-anxious-thoughts/

HAPPY Spotify Playlist
Here is a list of songs that may give you, your staff and Club families, an energy boost. Enjoy!
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX7KNKjOK0o75

YOGA for Kids & Parents
Alo Yoga for Kids
This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about yoga, finding calmness, quieting negativity and more!  There are numerous classes, which can keep kids engaged.

Yoga With Adriene
This YouTube channel offers high quality free yoga videos. Excellent for staff and families.

CARDIO for the Family
PopSugar Fitness: Family-Fun Cardio Workout

This video provides a great family workout.  Because it’s on YouTube, it can also be watched on a phone or sent via WhatsApp.  Parents and kids can participate, and can challenge each other.

Here is a Buzzfeed compilation of exercises that can be done at home. Try them and see which one(s) you, your team and your Club families enjoy. If your team finds one that everyone loves, make it a contest, and share the videos with us!
Click HERE

 

Mystery Science:
Great website with curriculum based science videos, with experiments to go along with them.  There is no sign up or login required.  https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

Printable Resources:
Over a million pages of free printable worksheets. The site also includes hands on activities, printable games and a lot more to make learning FUN!  https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

All Kids Network offers tons of printable crafts, art, math, reading and many other worksheets that can be downloaded and are FREE!  https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

History Activities:
A step by step guide from the Royal Ontario Museum, where youth can learn how to write their name in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. What other words can they come up with?  Fun for kids and adults!  https://www.rom.on.ca/en/learn/activities/classroom/hieroglyphs

Digital Library:
FREE access to high quality children’s books from around the world in different languages.  It hosts books for all ages.  Start browsing the library here.

Playworks:
Here’s an opportunity to explore hundreds of games based on group sizes, virtual, limited space or equipment, age appropriate and development skill options.  Games are designed to keep kids playing.  Click on this link to go to the Website

Scholastic:
Learn at home Website https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html, full of activities, from story telling, drawing and more.  A site for all grades, and includes resources for parents and instructors.

Science:
The CrashCourse.com is a great way to keep kids and Club members engaged on YouTube.  They offer science courses, from Astronomy and Anatomy, Physiology and much more.  It’s a fun and engaging Club like virtual learning experience.

Virtual Field Trips:
FreeHomeSchooling.com offers opportunities to visit, the Anne Frank House, with a 360-degree tour, Buckingham Palace, Great Wall of China, Mars, Monterey Bay Aquarium and much more! 

FREE Communication & Productivity Tools

RingCentral: Free video conferencing for educators (K-12 schools), health-care provider, or non-profits.

Zoom: Free video conferencing tools for K-12 schools and non-profits.

Google: Free, premium version of its workplace video chat tool until July, to help businesses and schools working remotely due to coronavirus. Those features include having up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.

Intermedia: Free Video Conferencing for all of 2020, and Pro Video Conferencing until 2021.

Zoho: Free suite of Remotely apps until July 1. There are 11 apps in all, including ones for online meetings, training sessions, storage, project management and everyday work (in the form of word processing, spreadsheets and presentations).

Dropbox: Free Dropbox Business and HelloSign Enterprise subscriptions for a three-month period to nonprofits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19. Organizations working to stop the virus or providing relief to those impacted are encouraged to apply.

Docusign: Free access to Docusign for managing electronic agreements.

World Health Organization Educational Videos

MYTH BUSTERS from the World Health Organization