Shapes, games, boxes, and more! Crafters will love these math-themed crafts made from odds and ends you already have on hand. Turn cardboard into a working scale, use fractions to give rain boots a splash of color, and let geometry inspire emoji photo props from recycled paper. Color photos and step-by-step instructions will walk readers through each activity. Extend learning with more detailed how-to images are accessible online via a QR code.
For most of us, our everyday lives have changed in a big way, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay active and learn new skills while we adjust to the new norm. We’re focused on helping you find positive, meaningful ways to spend this time. Fortunately, our local organizations are stepping up with lots of at-home activities to keep your family engaged, learning and having fun!
We've put together a list of 25 easy indoor exercise ideas to do with kids at home. It's a really simple way for a family to integrate movement and exercise into any day. Most of these can be done right in your living room, and will even work in tight city apartments (or hallways). We promise everyone will be tired and laughing after attempting just a handful.
Depending on your needs, peruse the list for indoor games to get your kids moving, educational and learning ideas, as well as pen and paper games for when you need to keep things a bit calmer than usual.
More than 35 literacy games for kids cover a variety of skills, from learning phonic sounds to sight words, and many of them are very simple to make. There are even some terrific literacy games for active kids, because we know that many kids absorb information better when their bodies are moving!
Create bookmarks worthy of envy using watercolor paints and an imagination bounded only by the universe!
Naxos Music Library[NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 143,000 CDs with more than 2,223,000 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 600 new CDs are added to the library every month.
The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 800 record labels, with more labels joining every month. Along with classical music, jazz, world, and pop/rock are also represented.
NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the iPhone/iPod and Android mobile apps, subscribers can also access the service on the go, and the HTLM5 player can stream music though the standard internet connection of the most phones and tablets.
The contents can be searched by composer, work, genre and label; by keyword search; and by a sophisticated advanced search engine with up to 13 combined search criteria. In addition to allowing subscribers to listen to recordings, NML provides liner notes for many recordings. Listeners can create personalized playlists or use predefined Naxos Music Library playlists. For student around the world the library also offers playlists for graded music exams (ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall) in various categories and grades.
Freegal is a music service which offers access to over 16 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Freegal works with most computers, players, tablets, and smartphones. No special software is needed, but there are Apple and Android apps available for a more mobile-friendly experience. You can download 5 songs per week and access to unlimited daily streaming using your valid library card number and PIN.