Learn and Play while at home
Usually we get together at PIC and play...which we know means learning!
Playing and Learning
- 10 Quarantine Activities for Kids
- DIY for Train & Car lovers
- National Parks Natural Sounds
- 25 Virtual Field Trips for Kids (We Are Teachers)
- Spanish Development Playgroup
It's a West Philly thing
- Online Jigsaw Puzzels
From 6 piece to 247 piece puzzles
- National Parks from Home
Fun for all ages, but don't miss Sesame Street friends!
- 7 EASY Dramatic Play Ideas from Inspired Motherhood
- The doctor's office, art gallery, coffee shop and more
- 50 Indoor Activities From Mommy Poppins
Think baking, books, slime, make-your-own instruments
- Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
- Early Childhood Weblinks
books, learning, and play from the Philadelphia School District
- Resources for Early Learning
- PBS LearningMedia
PBS and WHYY bring you content for preK to high school
- Bread-in-a-bag with Kids (Busy Toddler Blog)
Did you know you could make bread in a bag
- Meet me at the Museum
Arts & crafts based on the the story "The Mitten."
- Getty Artworks Recreated with Household Items
This is just cool!
- Livestream Puppetry
Center for Puppetry Arts
- LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus author in his home studio
- 12 Famous Museum Virtual Tours
Tours You Can Take on Your Couch
Music and Movement
- Make Your Own Musical Instruments
- Three Little Birds played from around the world (YouTube)
Grasshoppers Teacher Brooks Wilson writes: I hope this song helps you feel a little hopeful given our current distance.
- Home Concerts with Alex: ONE | TWO | THREE
of Alex and the Kaleidoscope fame
- All Around this World music classes LIVECAST
- What the World Needs Now
Berklee School of Music students
- Online concerts with Ants on a Log
- Do the Five!
Latest kids dance craze!
- Philadelphia Orchestra on YouTube
Assortment of videos to inspire
- Free Guitar Lessons from Fender
3 months of unlimited access - no credit card required
- Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube)
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+
- Fluency and Fitness
Helping children excercise their brain and bodies - 21 days free!
- Yoga Ed. (YouTube)
- Calisthenics for Children
from bunny jumps to bear crawls
- Sesame Street: Murray and Ovejita visit a recycling center
- Kids Learn Why Bees Are Awesome from National Geographic
- Easy DIY balance from Early Learning Ideas
Use what's around the house to introduce the concept of weight
We're in uncertain times, and Skype a Scientist is here to help!
- Mystery Science
Free list of K-5 science lessons that are easy to do at home
- PCCY READ TO ME series
A wonderfully curated selection of books for all ages.
- Time to Come in Bear
A video story for kids about staying at home right now.
- The Wheels on the…Uh-Oh (Sing-along)
- The Big List of Children's Authors doing online Read-alouds
- Grover reads The Monster at the End of this Book
- Storyline Online
children's books read by celebrated actors
- Story Time from Space
“What you cannot imagine, you cannot do”
Now imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below.
- Philadelphia Free Library Kids
More resources for families while PIC is closed:
- Free Grab-and-Go meals through Philadelphia School District
PIC's CACFP lunch program has told us that all families can get meals through National School Lunch Program sites. Locations provided in the link.
- Youth Meal Sites map
- Comcast Internet Essentials free for new applicants who qualify
a great resource for finding age appropriate viewing options