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For Parents with Children at Home

Below are resources collected by local mothers and by National staff (see other resources on the National Mothers Out Front coronavirus resource page).

Kids Home?

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.

From our own Sonja Tengblad:

You might know Mothers Out Front East Boston's Sonja Tengblad from her musical testimony at the FUTURE Act hearing. She is offering Music and Movement Zoom Classes! Designed to 1) keep teams connected, 2) connect community and kids through positive music-making, and/or 3) give overwhelmed parents 30 minutes of "supervised" enrichment time for their kids so they can work (or finally take their first shower of the week), these Zoom classes have been a beacon of light and hilarity during these crazy times. 
We'll sing, dance, play drums (via kitchen supplies), make instruments, learn rhythm ... get all the feels and wigglies out. 
A "Tip Jar" will be open for parents who can pay, but please don't let it stand in the way of your participation. $5 a class - or whatever you can give.
For more information, see this Facebook page or Sonja's personal website

Educational

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 education:

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.

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