Virtual Activities and Resources for Parents

Culturally Diverse Books By Age (2 Years Old – Young Adult)

We live in a very diverse world, so it’s imperative to teach children about other cultures. 

Picture books that portray diverse characters teach children to understand these differences and serve as a window into other worlds. They help prepare children for life’s experiences. 

Introducing children to different cultures allows them to create a better understanding of people who don’t look like them and help to create a world with less discrimination. 

Here is a list of culturally diverse books by age and have reviewed a couple so you’ll have a sense of what the books entail.

Virtual tours of zoos, aquariums, national parks and more

Click here for a list of 12 virtual activities to do with your kids while they are off of school.

Including:

  • Visit the National Parks
  • Take a trip to a Zoo
  • See a Volcano
  • Visit an Aquarium
  • and much more!

Great Games for Early Math Development

Playing games is an engaging, developmentally appropriate way to support children’s mathematical learning.

Games are motivating. They provide meaningful contexts for children to apply mathematical ideas and skills while reducing the fear of failure and error, since children can always play again.


Preschool activities

You can plant the seed for a lifelong love of learning in your preschooler with interesting preschool activities. Simple, easy and fun activities can set the foundation for better learning and development. Both informative and productive, fun activities such as science activities, art activities and math activities will build your preschoolers’ confidence and unlock their imaginations.

Check out this collection of fun, free preschool activities!


Virtual tour of US National Monuments

Learn all about the Statue of Liberty from the comfort of your own home.

Get a 360* view of the Lincoln Memorial!

Check out the Jefferson Memorial with a 360* view.


Caring for Each Other with Sesame Street

Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you and your family during the COVID-19 health crisis. We understand that these are very stressful times; our daily lives have been disrupted, and we are all coping with uncertainty. As we create a new sense of normalcy, it’s important that we take care of ourselves, so that we can best care for our children.

This site provides content and resources you can use with your family to offer comfort and spark playful learning activities. Children thrive with structure in their lives and they learn best through play, even in everyday moments like mealtimes and morning and evening routines. We hope the content and resources help you and your family breathe, laugh, and play together! And remember—they are not prescriptions you have to follow, but ideas you can use to spark other playful learning moments


Talking is Teaching

When you talk, read, and sing with your child—even before she can use words—you’re building her brain and helping to prepare her for success in school and in life.

But it may not always be easy to talk to babies, especially when they can’t talk back. To help, we’ve pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, and sing with your child every day


Indoor activities for toddlers

Here is a list of 20 activities to do with your toddler while stuck inside


Great Pre-K Activities to do at Home

Use these fun activities to make the most of time at home with Pre-Kindergartners that boost their reading, math, and critical thinking skills and their mental health.