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Enrichment Activities

7 Steps to Unschooling

Unschooling is a style of home education that allows the student's interests to drive the path of learning. A veteran unschooling mom says that sheltering in place is a good time to give it shot.

Media to Keep Kids Entertained

We've rounded up the sites that will keep your kids entertained while stuck at home.

The Best Virtual Field Trips at Home and Afar

“Walk through” a museum without the crowds or travel to a faraway rainforest, geyser or even outer space.
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Boredom Buster! Playdough Recipes

Looking for a way for the kids to while away the hours? Let them make their own playdough or slime with ingredients from your kitchen or crafts cabinet. It's easy.

Handling Screentime During School Closures

With schools closing throughout the Bay Area and an increasing number of parents working from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, families are sure to be grappling with how to handle screentime. Here's helpful advice.

Gardening With Kids

Staying home more because of coronavirus concerns? This can be an opportunity to get your whole family into the garden – to grow flowers and food.
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At-Home Science Projects

Heading to one of our wonderful hands-on science museums may not be wise during the coronavirus outbreak. But here are opportunities for science fun and learning at home.

Coronavirus Impact: Educating the Kids at Home

As the coronavirus continues to spread and schools close or limit hours, Common Sense, a Bay Area-based, nationally-recognized nonprofit offers these suggestions to help you make the most of online educational resources.

St. Patrick's Day Events around the Bay Area

Kids and adults will be going green in celebration of Irish traditions and culture. Here’s where to join in the St. Patrick’s Day fun for 2020.

Circus Camps for Kids

There was a time when there were few opportunities for circus training. Now, camps are popping up all around the Bay Area and becoming mainstream. Here’s where your little performer can learn to juggle, clown and soar on the flying trapeze!

Cooking Classes for Little Chefs in the Bay Area

If you worry your child may never learn how to do more than use a microwave and toaster, there’s plenty of help. A variety of cooking classes throughout the Bay Area expand kids’ culinary skills and set them on their way to becoming competent home chefs and healthy eaters.

Guide to Geocaching

Geocaching is a fun way for families to get exercise and spend time outdoors while using their brains. Here's a step-by-step guide.
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