If they can’t go out, bring story readings, sing-alongs, and dance parties home with these livestreams. With rules of social distancing in full effect, kids are spending a lot more time indoors — and online. Everything from online school to homework help to birthday parties have moved into the digital space — including extra-curricular fun. While there are still DIY crafts, indoor activities, and backyard games to keep them entertained IRL, they can also take to the internet for dozens of livestreams for kids that give them a little mental vacation.
The best places to look are local: gyms, libraries, dance studios, and local musicians have started offering music classes, sing-alongs, dance parties, and story hours on Facebook and Instagram. And once those schedules are set, you can filter these livestreams in whenever the I’m-bored blues start to strike.
- Bennett Live: Chicago’s Bennett Day School has launched free, virtual hourlong classes via Facebook Live that are open to everybody in topics like Creative Play. Classes are at 11 a.m. CT and 2 p.m. CT, and then are posted to the school’s YouTube channel.