You’ve probably already heard of Mo Willem’s Lunch Doodle videos, and maybe you’ve explored the Cincinnati Zoo’s digital safaris. But did you know that some of our favorite local educators are also making kid videos while school is closed?
Mo Bissonette and Katie McEachen of Living Forest Nature Programs have recorded a new hour-long story featuring Peter, Calista and Nell (if your kids have been to Katie and Mo’s camps before, they are probably familiar with those characters). Additionally, follow Katie on Instagram where she’s posting “14 Days of Connection: One activity you can do outside with your child every day.”
Ilsley Library‘s Tricia Allen is still doing story time! Look for her videos on the library’s Facebook page on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Local childcare provider Jennifer Cyr is recording stories for little ones, too.
Artist Michael Kin, former art director at Aqua Vitea Kombucha, is offering live doodle time on Instagram Live.
Middlebury Area Land Trust is posting hikes, lessons, stories, and interesting finds from the forest on its Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube Channel, as well as on a new page dedicated specifically for distance learning. Check out the first video here
MALT has also launched a new scavenger hunt, a follow up to the one in the Come Alive Outside winter passport. They’re calling it the Great TAM Hunt, Part II.
Here’s how it works:
Scattered around the TAM are five signs for The Great TAM Hunt Part II.
- When you find a sign, read the question and write it down to remember.
- Look up the answer online or do some research if applicable.
- Once you have answers for all five signs, email [email protected] to let them know. They’ll send you the secret code you need to decipher with your answers.
- Upon successful completion, you’ll be entered to win one of several raffled MALT mugs and gear!
Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool is working to “continue the learning” by offering some resources to help families play together (mostly outside). Here’s one of their videos.
Christal Brown, the Middlebury dance professor who runs Dance Xplorations classes for kids, is doing live Friday dance parties in her Instagram stories. Find them here.
Montshire Museum is offering weekly online experiences, including DIY science projects, community challenges, downloadable activities and tours of the museum’s exhibits.
The ECHO science center has Science and Story videos on its YouTube channel. You can also try out these at-home science experiments.
Do you know of other local educators or organizations creating special remote-learning resources for kids? Let us know and we’ll add them to this post.