With schools being closed and everyone working on social distancing, parents are home trying to figure out what to occupy their kids’ time with. Even though kids might not have the opportunity to go out to their favorite play area or class, many companies across the country are switching to live streaming! We’ve put together a list of companies and resources that will be offering virtual classes for kids during this quarantine!
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The Art Farm is a nature-focused educational center for children. Join them in these virtual classes that will cover art, music, and cooking-themed classes, playtime, and more!
Weekdays, Times vary per class
Continue to learn, create, and socialize while staying home! Cinema Kidz is offering classes in music video dance, scriptwriting, web design, storytelling, animation, and more. Classes are scheduled at various times through March 27 and offer private classes, remote play dates, and deliver to your door.
Chess NYC & Williamsburg Tutoring have joined forces to offer homework help to your little ones. Kids can get academic support through discounted online services to ensure continued progress for students. Additionally, one-on-one tutoring and workshop sessions are available to students for as little as $18.
The Coding Space
Offered any time, (subject to teacher availability)
Edinboro Family Martial Arts Center
Weekdays, 10 am
With school being closed for the next couple of weeks, the Sensei at Edinboro wants to keep kids happy and active while being home. The dojo will be offering free martial arts lessons to anyone who wants to learn karate. These classes are offered to both adults and children and will be streamed on Facebook Live.
After 17 years of working with NYC students, Ivy Tutors Network created an innovative virtual learning platform that features a selection of fantastic workshops by the same brilliant IVY tutors you know and love. Complement the “new normal” remote school days by empowering students to hone valuable skills, work on exciting projects, and add to their resumes, all while social distancing. Want to create your very own iOS app? Become an essay-writing ninja? Learn how to set goals and stick to them? Well, now’s your chance! And the best part? Taught by Ivy League instructors, these classes start at just $40.
Karma Kids Yoga
Monday-Saturday, Times vary per class
Keep your kids active while they are at home! Karma Kids Yoga will be offering a wide variety of classes that you can get involved in from the comfort of your living room. Classes will be streaming on Instagram and their YouTube channel. Times of different classes vary and schedules will be posted each week on their website. The yoga company will also be offering Family Yoga and Partner Yoga classes on their YouTube channel.
LUNCH DOODLES With Mo Willems!
Weekdays, 1 pm
Grab a paper and pen, pencil, or crayon and have fun creating with Kennedy Center Education’s Artist-in-Residence! Mo Willems invites everyone to join him virtually in his studio to draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing. Each episode will remain online to stream afterward for little artists to watch!
Online Music Lessons
At any time
Have your kids practice their music skills right from home. Take online classes via Skype from top-rated NYC musicians that create a special curriculum just for your child. They will be performing in no time!
Offered any time, (subject to teacher availability)
Got kids stuck at home? Private Prep is here to help create and support academic engagement, no matter where your child’s classroom may be. Private Prep provides a caring, trustworthy team to help students not just succeed but thrive. Whether for test prep, subject tutoring, college admissions, or help to complete assigned work, their personalized approach connects students with tutors ready to support them. Contact them today for 15% off their virtual tutoring lessons and highly discounted group study sessions.
Monday-Friday 11-1 pm EST
Keep your child learning during their time at home through these 2-hour Livestream lessons! Science Mom and Math Dad will be putting up shows that feature math and science lessons, as well as crafts and games! The lessons are tailored to kids ages 7-12, but the show is family-friendly for both kids and parents!
Kids can make their screen time count with engaging and entertaining STEAM classes and games. These programs are designed to inspire students who have access to LEGO® bricks and other creative materials at their homes. Check out their online activities and schedule a playdate!
Storytime With Author Mac Barnett
Weekdays, 3 pm
Children’s author Mac Barnett has written and published many books over the years and now you will have the chance to read along with him! Barnett will be reading one of his books out loud per day on Instagram Live. These streams will be available until he runs out of books to read.
Stories With Author Oliver Jeffers
Weekdays, 2 pm
The author and illustrator will be reading one of his books each day. While Jeffers is streaming, he will also be talking about what goes into making a book and his experiences creating it.
Taste Buds Kitchen
Tuesday and Thursday, 2 pm
Join the at-home cooking club and learn how to make delicious food during your kid’s time at home. Taste Buds Kitchen will be uploading new recipe videos each week that can be made with simple ingredients you hopefully have in your pantry. For every little chef that joins the online cooking club, TBK will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry to help children get the healthy meals they need.