Things to Do While School Is Closed

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Mar 15, 2020

Americans are being advised to practice social distancing for the next few weeks to help stem the spread of coronavirus and the illness COVID-19. There are resources to help families stay connected, engaged, and educated. Here are a few ideas from our teachers, staff, and experts around the area.

Stay connected online. Services such as FaceTime are a great way for children to see their friends.

Go outside. Remember social distancing is important, but a walk with your family or a bike ride can do wonders for everyone's mood. 

Visit the zoo virtually. The Cincinnati Zoo closed its doors, but each afternoon, it will offer Facebook Live sessions with its animals. Find details here.

Go to Camp Ernst virtually! Camp Ernst is offering live a camp activity every day at 1 P.M. You can join the session by logging on here. There will be a video link to the session posted later in the day.

Learn something new. Scholastic is offering free online courses. Just choose your grade level, and you're ready to go.

Take an online tour of a famous museum. You can visit museums around the world. More information can be found here.

Read! The library may be closed, but there is a lot of material available electronically. Check out this list from the Kenton County Library.

Be patient. Children may struggle a bit more with social distancing during the long spring break. Here are some tips to help them cope: 

Keep learning. Khan Academy has many online learning resources including SAT prep:

Parlez-vous français? Learn a new language with free language lessons.

Get fit. There are many free online exercise classes.

Look for more resources on our social media pages.

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