Here's a link to an article about ways to stay healthy and engaged while spending most, if not all, of our time at home. This comes from Harpreet Gujral, program director of integrative medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital at Johns Hopkins University.
This week's Itty Bitty Story Time is a silly story about a silly pig named Olivia. Here's the link to the video on YouTube. Enjoy!
This week's story is about a boy named Edward who LOVES to read! There's a library in the story, adventures, and, of course, pirates! My kind of book!
If you use Facebook, here's the link to PBS videos in which all kinds of books are read aloud, authors are interviewed, and you can learn about virtual book festivals and fairs:
From NPR, https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/10/849164258/too-much-alone-time-tips-to-connect-and-find-joy-while-social-distancing :
"Does the idea of becoming a citizen scholar sound intriguing? The Smithsonian has digital volunteer opportunities. For instance, "citizen scholars are invited to transcribe historic documents including diaries and working papers of prominent Americans," according to the Smithsonian website. To get involved, you can check out the Smithsonian Transcription Center."
How cool is that?
Looking to add some meaning to your pandemic isolation? Volunteer Match is a website that has many, many virtual volunteer opportunities; that means you can help out from home! Included on the site is a list of communities and groups that need help because of COVID-19. Here's the link to the website, followed by a link to the NPR article where the website was mentioned:
Here is the link to this week's virtual Itty Bitty Story Time. Today I'm reading Taking a Bath with the Dog, by Scott Menchin, a very silly, happy book. Enjoy!
"[A] program for seniors, Live a Dream, collects video montages to brighten a senior's day. Young people can submit a short video to share. You can tell a joke, play an instrument, or just give some encouraging words.
Here's a link to this website:
And a link to the NPR article where it is mentioned:
Vidcode is an online coding platform for students ages 10 and up. They have free, drop-in sessions on Tuesday afternoons, where they will tutor anyone who wants to learn to code, starting with "the absolute basics".
This week's story is Two Good Friends, by Judy Delton, a sweet story about a Bear and a Duck who are, indeed, very good friends.
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