Resources for Children (free)
With school children now homebound indefinitely, many parents are wondering how to fill the time between online classes during the day. It is a good idea to create a regular daily schedule, to keep the kids in a routine, giving them emotional safety and giving you a bit more sanity.
IDEAS FOR NON SCREEN ACTIVITIES
Puzzles, blocks, lego, craft, books, draw, write a story, bake or cook, sort out bedrooms and drawers, play an instrument etc.
JEWISH ONLINE RESOURCES
**Always check out the websites that your children visit to ensure that they are apropriate for your family's standards and to your child's age level.
Menucha Publishers is offering free Audio Books for Kids on their website. Go to their site, bypass the purchase button, and listen to the audio books by chapter on the purchase page.
Free Online resources compiled by yiddishkeit.info
There is a lot of Torah entertainment for free, including:
Mitzvah Island for young children
KabbalaToons for children and adults
Itche Kadoozy for children and children-at-heart
Space Rabbi for older children and children-at-heart
Stick Figure Vignettes for older children and adults
JEM’s 70 years series
JEM’s new jem.tv
Torah Treasure (fee)
Small Wonder Puppet Theater (free during coronavirus pandemic)
Chabad.org’s Inspiration and Entertainment section (also has multimedia)
Various online English books at https://hebrewbooks.org/english
SECULAR ONLINE RESOURCES
Dr Tanya Gruenenwald explaining coronavirus to kids
Usually $14.99 a month, Audible is offering free access to kids books for as long as schools are closed due to the coronavirus. Please download their app. Remember to supervise your kids and use your discretion in what you allow your kids to read. www.audible.com.au
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