It’s no exaggeration to say, if you are a parent in 2020, you have used every single item in your bag of tricks to keep your kids entertained, stimulated and happy. We see you, pandemic parents, and we’re here to help with six ideas to spark joyful creativity in your house today.
- The Cobourg Public Library offers a wide variety of programming for children and teens, including LEGO challenges, Kids in the Kitchen, and early literacy activities. You can’t go wrong. @cobourgpl
- Do you have a young environmentalist in your home? Check out Music for Seeds at Westben and join their Community Sound Garden. (Not to mention their Digital Concert series good for the whole family.) @westben
- The Art Gallery of Northumberland Learning from Home page offers five complete lessons on various types of visual arts, including conversation starters and project ideas. The lessons are tied to curriculum so you can find what works for your child based on their grade. @artgalleryofnorthumberland
- Though summer is well and truly over, the Summer of SONG lives on. All the singing and strings games and activities are available on our website and Youtube channel, and can be enjoyed by everyone from the beginner to the seasoned SONG student. @songprogram
- The First Chapter podcast created by the Port Hope Public Library is a brilliant way to get your child interested in reading. Each episode they read the first chapter of a different children’s book – check it out! @port_hope_library
- Did you know Rebound Child and Youth Services offers free guitar lessons? In addition to helping your child find their inner rock star, they also offer a host of tutoring, mentoring and counselling services to children and youth. If your child is struggling to cope, these are the folks that can help. @reboundcys