Offline & Online Things To Do at Home with Children (includes how to talk about race and racism, books online, craft ideas, tours, etc): Link to resources.
TAKE & MAKE KITS: CRAFT CAMP
One kit per child each week.
This is a creative project meant to open up your imagination! We often include a brief guide with ideas here, but we encourage you to make up your own idea and create something… just for the fun of it! Craft Camp Challenge! Count this as your “Create” activity for the current Reading Program! More info here.
Read the Kids Naturally Newsletter Deborah Proctor, Wisconsin Master Naturalist, shares tips and ideas on how to unplug your children and grandchildren and get them into the great outdoors where they can learn naturally. Newsletters for 2020
LET’S TAKE A WALK Going for a walk? Why not download the Scavenger Hunt Card to the right and see what you can find!
Going for a walk in the woods, a park, along a creek, or in a nature center is a wonderful way to inspire children to appreciate and love the wild things around them, even if you live in the middle of the city. Natural things are great for children’s playtime and we know that playtime is the best time. FACEBOOK VIDEO LINK HERE.
KIDS NATURALLY DISCOVERY TIME
This Family Fun Night event is held the first Monday of the month online. Please check the Calendar of Events for details. Online with Zoom and livestreamed to Facebook Live.
Send them to bed with nature in their head. Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt along with Wisconsin Master Naturalist, Deborah Proctor and various guest presenters will entertain families with children's books and activities about nature and wildlife for about 30 minutes on the first Monday of the month. Get your PJs on, curl up on the couch, and join us online!
November 2: Naturing in Madison: Journey Sticks craft. Pick up supplies using Curbside Pickup.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program which encourages parents and caregivers to provide positive, nurturing early experiences by daily reading aloud to their children ages birth to five.
The AWE Early Literacy Station is a dynamic computer for children ages 2-8; programs can be played in Spanish & English.
Reading is Important
This video is a celebration of reading, and emphasizes the importance of helping children develop early literacy skills.
Free Wi-Fi Access
Charter and TDS are offering free temporary broadband and Wi-Fi access to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a broadband subscription.