The coronavirus outbreak has prompted serious closures and shutdowns, leaving lots of parents at home with their kids
With no more physical classes and an increasingly severe shutdown of operations in the state, parents and families will now have to manage their children's schooling and spare time with limited availability of resources to count on.
Below, you can find a list of free resources available for anyone interested in keeping kids learning and engaged, from online courses to virtual parks and museums.
ACTIVITIES & ENGAGEMENT
In response to schools shutting down amid coronavirus concerns, PBS Kids launched a new weekday newsletter with activities and tips parents can use to "help kids play and learn at home." PBS also has video and games applications that can be downloaded and accessed with no subscription required.
The San Diego Zoo has a free page for kids filled with educational activities related to animals and the environment, including games, videos and virtual stories.
The National Park Service offers a variety of virtual tours of Yellowstone National Park, from the Grand Canyon to impressive geyser basins.
While the outbreak may call for people to stay home, you can still explore the surface of mars with a virtual tour developed with help from NASA and Google.
Raddish Kids, a culinary subscription kit and cooking club for children, is offering free recipes that can be made with pantry staples, at-home cooking camp curriculum and other daily cook-a-long activities via social media. The company is also made 25,000 free cooking kits available to families.