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Staying busy during time away from school.

How’s everyone hanging in there? We wanted to share some of our favorite resources for filling the time home with your kids. Some of these are more time and labor intensive and others are simple things the whole family can enjoy together.

Our favorite children’s librarian, Miss June from Rutland Free Library has been sharing story time and crafts on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube page. And if you want even more stories read by talented narrators, we suggest Storyline Online for hundreds of children’s books read by actors and celebrities.

Science Mom’s YouTube channel posts awesome science and math explorations Monday-Friday from 8am-10am, but you can watch them on her YouTube channel anytime. Find her channel here

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden hosts a Facebook live each day at 3pm showcasing a new animal. You can watch the videos anytime on their YouTube channel.

The Kennedy Center’s artist in residence, Mo Willems, is one of America’s most beloved children’s book authors (“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” “Knuffle Bunny,” “Elephant and Piggie”). He hosts a livestream each day at 1pm doodling and giving a tour of his home studio. You can catch up on his videos here Find the playlist here

LeftBrainCraftBrain has a great set of activity plans and boredom busters available for download. You probably already have most of these supplies on hand. Download the plan here

If you’re looking for a fun (and practical) craft – try out this recipe for moldable soap dough from the blog Our Three Peas.

And last, our friends at Come Alive Outside have created an awesome 5×5 Challenge to encourage us to get outside and enjoy nature while we’re all staying home.