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We know how hard it can be to keep kids occupied and manage stress levels while we are all staying at home. We wanted to share some helpful information that we have gathered with help from friends and colleagues. Thank you to all who have shared resources! We have tried to put a good selection of virtual resources for families together to help you stay healthy and engaged while we all stay at home. Here are links to help you through. Thank you to all of you who are staying home to flatten the curve. We hope this helps!

Educational Resources:

Audible from Amazon has free titles for all ages as schools are currently out:

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

The Denver Public Library has many free resources for parents and kids of all ages: 

https://www.denverlibrary.org/

Scholastic Learn at Home has projects and materials for all preK-9th grade: 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

For little ones who can’t read independently yet, Vooks offers tons of books read aloud with pictures for preschool/ early elementary ages. Currently offering one free month for parents. After that it’s about $5/month.

Vooks.com 

Local Virtual Field Trips and Tours:

The Denver Zoo is bringing the zoo to you with live cams featuring different animals daily:

https://www.denverzoo.org/zootoyou/

Visit the Denver Art Museums online collection:

https://denverartmuseum.org/collection/

Clifford Stills Museum online collection:

https://collection.clyffordstillmuseum.org/listing

Research and Learn online at the Colorado History Museum:

https://www.historycolorado.org/research-learn

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is encouraging you to battle boredom at home with science:

https://www.dmns.org/learn/at-home-science-fun/

Explore Outdoors Indoors:

National Parks: https://www.nps.gov/index.htm

Virtual Field Trips Around the World:

https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/

https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/virtual-field-trips/

https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/virtual-field-trips-for-kids/

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html

Self-care:

Calm App- you can download a free version. This app includes guided meditations, sleep meditations, and many resources for kids:

https://www.calm.com/

Shine App- Build skills based on your self-care goals:

https://join.shinetext.com/

Exercise: 

We know getting up and moving and staying active helps improve mood and can boost your immune system. There are tons of free videos out this is one of our favorites and it also includes fitness for the whole family: 

https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos

Comprehensive Guide from Common Sense that includes media/free educational apps/self-care advice:

http://view.commonsense-email.org/?qs=5651c92ff8ba28babcecae7fa77d679486a89fce790dd11f53c603d201f66ecabaa13acd8b1755f59c1ce19cdfa004c7274df5fe45f175faab349b718a301a413dbbac7a648ca342b02efccf334a1855d02d80f883ed43d7