Below are resources collected by local mothers and by National staff (see other resources on the National Mothers Out Front coronavirus resource page).
We're making so many adjustments personally that it is completely understandable if all you can deal with is children out of school. Here's some great resources. To share ideas you've found, please comment on this page.
Earth Week programs
See all Massachusetts Mothers Out Front's Earth Day activities for April 22-24 here.
Thursday April 23 at 12-1pm, Children Explore and Design Renewable Energy. This Zoom program is for children ages 5-10 to have fun and be empowered to create while their parents participate in one of the many events at the same time.
Thursday April 23 at 6:00-6:30pm, Earth Day Supper Time Concert. Mother and father duo sing and play guitar with songs for the whole family.
Live programs by Mothers
Mothers Out Front East Boston's Sonja Tengblad offers regular music and movement classes by Zoom.
We'll sing, dance, play drums (via kitchen supplies), make instruments, learn rhythm ... get all the feels and wigglies out.
Mothers Out Front Amherst's Anna Sobel offers a free, weekly crafts activity using simple materials. Tuesdays 3pm at Talking Hands Theater Facebook page
. Every week she makes another puppet or prop starting with a toilet paper roll! Past episodes are available on the page.
Home Schooling, MA Dept of Ed with WGBH
Scholastic Work at Home: Day-by-Day Projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing
Khan Academy, a non-profit organization with daily schedules and lesson plans for students ages 4-18 to keep them learning.
Parenting during coronavirus: What to know about play dates, education and more. Washington Post, March 14, 2020
Click here for a sample family schedule (planned and actual with humorous notes you'll relate to) from a fellow Mother Out Front
For fun and enrichment:
Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video), Travel & Leisure, March 12, 2020
Need to Get Outside? These 5 National Parks Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take From the Comfort of Home (Video)
Audible.com just made hundreds of audiobooks available for free
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) 1,100+ Online Photo Classes Are Currently Free; just click here to create your free account.
Guitar Salon International and Elite Guitarist have teamed up to offer free guitar instruction for 30 days.