Storytime with Zuko & Jane (Meyer!) ON THE ANCIENT FAITH FACEBOOK PAGE
Let's share stories and prayers with our friends to keep us hopeful during this hard time. Jane G. Meyer is a beloved picture-book author and children's editor at Ancient Faith Publishing. Zuko is her adorable dog. He is large and fuzzy, and he is looking forward to reading you stories.
Zuko and Jane will be LIVE on the Ancient Faith Publishing Facebook Page, at 5:00 PM Pacific time, 8:00 PM Eastern time Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday night each week, always at the same time.
Art for Kids
All kinds of art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids. -- Joanne Gish
Tons of ideas for kids and parents, including online story time--Joanne Gish
Free version of "TIME for Kids," its 25-year-old school-based publication. The package includes the entire TIME for Kids digital library.
A new website with free content and educational coronavirus resources, like videos of SpongeBob SquarePants teaching children how to wash their hands.
AUDIBLE (An Amazon company)
For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Free Arts & Crafts for Home Learning (Recommended by our friends Sam and Jake!)
Did you know that students who study art are four times more likely to earn academic honors? Arts and crafts have been around for centuries, and there are many different ways that you can make art. From scrapbooking and sewing to painting, sculpting, and drawing, there are lots of different types of arts and crafts to enjoy, and you can explore many of them at home.
Celebrating different holidays and seasonal events throughout the year is a common part of any school year, so plenty of students have found themselves coloring in pictures of pumpkins or doing worksheets or puzzles about Earth Day. There's a reason these sheets are a schoolroom staple. People tend to categorize certain experiences with certain seasons and holidays. There are lots of printable puzzles, crafts, games and pictures to color at this link for a wide variety of holidays and for the seasons.
MOVIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Faith, Hope and Love (On Netflix)
is a heartwarming, romantic comedy about two vulnerable, lost souls who have each suffered deep losses and have their guards up, as a result. When they enter a dance contest, and become partners, they begin to discover new perspectives on life, love and faith. THE MALE LEAD CHARACTER IS GREEK ORTHODOX – BOTH IN THE MOVIE AND IN REAL LIFE! Lots of references to the Orthodox Faith, including the opening scene, which is a shot of the inside of the dome of an Orthodox church. – Valerie Y.