Here you will find fun and engaging activities for families. Enjoy.
AUDIOBOOKS, VIDEOS & MORE FROM SF LIBRARY
Tons of resources
Let it Ripple offers over 5000 resources to help develop character. Included in these resources are an abundance or articles, books, films, apps, games, and more. All of these can be done together as a family. Use the filter and pick “parent” to target your results.
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
Watching enriching films, documentaries, and outstanding animation from this free resource. The National Film Board of Canada is Canada’s public film and digital media producer and distributor. An agency of the Government of Canada, the NFB produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries, and alternative dramas.
A great way to establish connection between parents and kids is by having a regular check in. This can be done while sitting down at a meal. Parents can start and provide a model. Some effective prompts are:
- Name one thing you’re feeling grateful for today.
- What would you like to have been different today?
- Name one thing you learned today. (Although important, this ideally should be things other than academics.)
A BREAK FROM TECHNOLOGY
More than ever, taking a break from technology and screens is vital. Watching the news and social media, especially in the time of COVID-19, can raise anxieties of children (and adults) that they may not know how to deal with. That said, what do you wish you had more time to do? Join the #TechShabbat Challenge! Unplug for 24 hours this weekend, and spend the day doing activities you love, with people you love. Check out Week 4 below for tips on taking a #TechShabbat, or begin with Week 1 and check them all out (each week includes great articles, videos, and ideas).
SECOND STEP RESOURCES
Second Step is a social emotional learning curriculum commonly taught state-wide for kiddos from TK through high school