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Family Resources

Online Resources for your Family

Family Resources

Local Resources and Information

Do you need someone to care for your children during this time of uncertainty as we navigate this health crisis together? The Early Learning Coalition of Lake County can help! They provide childcare resources and information as well as community resources to help meet your family’s needs! Call 352-435-0566 and ask for the Child Care Resource and Referral Coordinator.

24/7 CDC Call Center - (800) 232-4636

Lake County COVID-19 Call Center (24/7): (866) 779-6121

Lake County Parent Survey on Technology - If you are a parent of a student in Lake County, please take this survey so the school district can figure out the best way to move forward with education.

Lake County Schools Facebook Page - Find out the latest information from the Lake County School District including lunch pick-up locations and the latest on school cancellations.

Family Resources

Are you looking for resources or ideas to help keep your children entertained and occupied? Here is a list of resources we have found to help you! This list is not complete; feel free to help us add to it. Email kidsmin.cumc@gmail.com to share your ideas!

Talking to your Kids about COVID-19

These resources can help you explain what the Coronavirus is, how it affects us, and why we are practicing social distancing.

Academic Resources

60 Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

Fun Brain – Play games while practicing math and reading skills!

Nat Geo for Kids – Learn all about geography and fascinating animals!

PBS Kids – Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!

Star Fall – Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stores!

Seussville – Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends!

Highlights Kids – Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments!

ABC YA – Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games!

Storyline Online - Books read out loud by some famous faces!

Arts and Culture Resources

Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park - Families can drive their own vehicle through the Safari Park

Georgia Aquarium Webcams

NASA Image Library

Hello, Wonderful - Creative arts, crafts, and playful products for kids

Imagineering in a Box - Learn how the Disney Parks come to life with this free Khan Academy lesson series

Cincinatti Zoo Home Safari – Join the zoo as they look at a different animal each via Facebook Live

Lunch Doodle with Mo Willems – Join the author and illustrator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus every day on Facebook live

Virtual Tours of Museums around the World

The Met Opera – Watch Opera performances each evening

Virtual Farm Tours - Tours of three different farms for kids of all ages

Seneca Park Zoo Projects at Home - Join the zoo with at home crafts and activities each day

Exercise and Movement Resources

P.E. with Joe - Daily exercise videos for kids with P.E. teacher Joe

Down Dog Yoga - Free yoga classes until April 1

Ballet Nova Live Streaming Classes – Practice ballet with these tutorial videos

Planet Fitness Home Work-Ins – Free 20 minute work outs posted daily