COVID 19 - Online Resources

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  2. Seniors and Caregivers Resources

Online Resources:

We have compiled online activities, videos and resources to help your family stay home, stay occupied and stay safe.  

Chestermere Parent Link Centre

As a reminder, the Parent Link team is available to offer support/resources to parents with kids ages 0-6 via phone (403) 207-7050 or email plcinfo@chestermere.ca

Chestermere Public Library 

Chestermere Library is posting story time online! www.chestermerepubliclibrary.ca

Camp Chestermere

  • Online Interactive Sessions for Young Children and Teenagers - iCampC. ’iCampC’ is a program that we are launching on Wednesday April 1, 2020 at 11am! The program is targeted towards 5 - 10 year olds. We want to bring the experience of Camp Chestermere into your home through Zoom! Sessions will include things like sing alongs, cooking and baking sessions, book readings, art projects, physical activities and more. Check out this link for more info and to register!  Registration is FREE! If you end up missing a session or something goes wrong along the way, know there will be future sessions coming - you won’t miss out.
  • Virtual Prayer and Faith Services: Camp Chestermere has launched an email whereby people can contact Camp Chestermere for emotional and spiritual support. People can email in to campcares@campchestermere.com and they will be contacted by Camp Chestermere staff. Our staff serve as mentors to many campers throughout the year and, in some cases, to their families as well. This is a specific way that youth, young adults, parents and seniors can connect with someone in the community for emotional or spiritual support.

COVIBOOK 

A children’s play therapist has developed a free booklet to help children under 7 work through their emotions about coronavirus. This downloadable book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. You can print this material so children can draw on it. 

Audible 

Audible is offering free streaming for kids content! www.audible.ca

NEW* Carla Sonheim

Carla offers some free drawing lessons perfect for older kids who enjoy the challenge of trying new techniques. https://www.carlasonheim.com/product-category/classes/free-classes/ 

Cosmic Yoga

Cosmic Yoga is a great kid-friendly online yoga channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Debbie Doo Kids TV

Debbie has awesome, colorful and musical videos that are sure to entertain! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyyXCurk6jXXOWt2eKyCgg

Ever Active Schools 

A selection of free resources to support children and families during the COVID-19 response with activities to keep them engaged. The resources can be accessed here: https://everactive.org/

Glenbow From Home

While the museum may be temporarily closed, Glenbow is offering opportunities for you to experience art outside of Glenbow’s walls. https://glenbow.blog/glenbow-from-home/

GO NOODLE

Go Noodle offers active and educational videos for kids of all ages. https://family.gonoodle.com/

Hip Hop with Benjamin Allen

A collection of fun, easy to follow, dance workout videos. If you have 5 - 10 minutes in your day, try putting these routines into your daily schedule. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC2C841486EB885F1

International Children’s Digital Library

This is a huge library of digital children’s books from across the globe. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel

Dance, sing and learn with Jack Hartmann! https://www.youtube.com/user/JackHartmann

Music

National Orchestra of France: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj4pE_bgRQI#action=share

Boston Symphony Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/bostonsymphony

Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall: https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home

Vancouver arts and entertainment: https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/local-arts/covid-19-vancouver-arts-and-entertainment-live-streams-and-online-content-you-can-watch-at-home/

NASA

Learn something new about space from NASA!  https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAgovVideo/videos

Online/Virtual Tours

See which museums are providing virtual tours. https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Explore what museums, zoos and theme parks are showcasing. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

PBS Kids 

PBS has some education games your kids are going to love! https://pbskids.org/games/

Scholastic Books

Check out the reading resources and activities offered by Scholastic Books. www.scholastic.ca and https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/student-activities/

Smart Girls

Check out Amy Poehler’s resource for older kids, with fun activities and information about inspiring women.  https://www.youtube.com/user/smartgirls 

Storytime from Space

Watch astronauts reading stories from space - https://storytimefromspace.com/

Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo has some amazing videos about our favorite animal friends! https://www.youtube.com/user/houstonzo 

TED-Ed 

TED-Ed offers ’lessons worth sharing’. https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation

Telus Spark

Telus Spark is offering fun learning programs and activities online. https://sparkscience.ca

Virtual Learning

BBC Earth Kids: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO_DaPp4ifhMAmiyybSLx9w/about

Wizarding World: https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Youtube App for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/kids/

PBS Science Games: https://pbskids.org/games/science/

A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus: http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/zQiC5uQqBYwwaioqGXTX7n/live-science-ultimate-kids-guide-to-coronavirus-covid-19.pdf

The Solar System for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/minutephysics

Whizkid Science

Try some fun at-home science experiments with Whizkid! https://www.youtube.com/user/WhizKid8881