With the rise and fall and rise again of COVID-19 cases, staying indoors in reoccurring stretches may become a fact of life in the near term.
As we adapt to changing situations, so will the way we deal with our children to keep them from feeling bored and antsy.
The good news, however, is that there is still a bevy of fun things to do in West Chester, PA – most of which only require a computer and a strong internet connection.
From interactive art and music classes to virtual storybook readings and family-friendly concerts, here are some of the things that can keep your kids busy when they’re stuck at home.
Join virtual tours
While a number of museums and zoos remain closed, they offer virtual tours to make it easier for your kids to immerse themselves in fun and edifying environments.
The world’s most renowned museums are now online:
- National Museum of Natural History
- The Smithsonian Museum
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Vatican Museum
- The Louvre
The zoos, nature sanctuaries, and aquariums that have started offering virtual tours, meanwhile, include:
Aside from virtual tours, enjoy 24-hour streams of their exhibits on their respective websites and YouTube channels.
In Pennsylvania, institutions that have followed suit include:
Attend virtual classes and workshops
Kids can also participate in arts and literature classes and workshops such as those offered by:
Also worth noting is The Walt Disney Family Museum, which provides drawing and animation resources for parents and their kids.
Individual artists have likewise offered their own virtual classes for children, mostly in the form of pre-recorded videos and other tutorials on YouTube. These include professional children’s book illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka, and Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems.
Your young readers, on the other hand, will enjoy virtually hanging out with celebrated authors such as Susan Katz, Oliver Jeffries, Dan Gutman, and Peter Reynolds, who all host read-alongs on their respective websites and social media channels.
Watch virtual concerts, theater performances, and more
Join your kids in broadening their appreciation of the arts.
Music classes are also in full swing, with online lessons and tutorials now being offered by the likes of YouSician, Levine Music, TakeLessons, and the Orpheus Academy of Music on their respective channels and websites.
Learn how to play musical instruments. Making Music Fun is made up of parents and music teachers, a 23,000-strong online group offering children’s classes on a variety of instruments, including the piano, recorder, drums, clarinet, trumpets, and bagpipes.
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Staying home does not have to be boring for you and your kids. There’s a world of options online. Think of the links above as your starter pack and then look for other sources as your appreciation deepens.
If you’re thinking of moving to a roomier home that’s conducive to hunkering down for stretches at a time – or if you’ve decided to work from home permanently – we at RE/MAX Direct have an array of residential options in West Chester, PA.
You’ll find homes with spare rooms that can be converted into offices and study rooms, access to high-speed internet connection, carpeting for insulation and improved acoustics for online meetings, and backyard space for kids to run around in and release all their pent-up energy.
If you’re ready to take that leap and move to a new home in West Chester, PA, RE/MAX Direct is well-equipped to help you find a place that matches your needs and complements your lifestyle.
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