Hello, and welcome to the Youth Development resource page!
Here, you will find activities, blogs, recipes, scholastic resources and other ideas to help you keep your children safe, engaged and active during these unprecedented times. It is important to remember that in times like this, young people look to us for guidance, leadership and comfort and we must do our best to ensure they are continuing to learn, grow and engage in activities that sharpen the mind, strengthen the body and nourishes the soul. Here, we have provided, and will continue to add, enrichment activities such as art projects, healthy recipes, STEM activities, story time, physical fitness activities and much more for the entire family.
In addition to fun activities, it is important to remember that kids need structure. Developing a daily schedule is critical as routines establish important habits and can strengthen relationships by focusing on time together. Children feel most secure when their lives are predictable and a regular schedule gives children a way to order and organize their lives.
Here's a sample schedule for school age kids that can be easily modified for your family:
7:00am–9:30am: Wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth
9:30am–11:00am: Academics (work given by classroom teacher)
11:00am–12:00pm: Free Time
12:00pm–1:30pm: Lunch, Outdoor Play (No Electronics)
3:30pm–5:00pm: Free Time
5:00pm–7:30pm: Dinner, Family Time (enrichment activities)
7:30pm–9:30pm: Free Time, Shower, Bed
We hope that you enjoy these resources and activities. Please reach out if you have any suggestions or feedback.
FIVE-MINUTE SUPERHERO WORKOUT
Get ready to save the world with these superhero exercises!START WORKOUT
GLUTEN-FREE PLAY DOUGH
A simple recipe for making play doughSEE RECIPE
PBS KIDS GAMES
PBS Kids features interactive, fun and engaging educational games and resources, for free!VISIT PBS KIDS
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys.VISIT SCHOLASTIC