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Enrichment Activities

Adventures in Poetry

Writing nature haiku with children is a wonderful way to help build vocabulary, creativity and a respect for the natural world. It’s an adventure in science, language arts, ecology and art all in one!

What's Happening With Summer Camp?

Summer camp in this time of COVID-19 is not going to be the same.The American Camp Association (ACA), a national non-profit that offers accreditation for camps, along with YMCA of the USA, recently released guidelines to help programs that open do so safely.

Camping Under Quarantine

If you want to take the kids camping, but parks and campgrounds are still closed — or if you just want to stick close to home this summer — you can still get a taste of the great outdoors and a camp experience.
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How to Pick a Camp – Online or On Site

While day camps may be different this year because of COVID-19 and social distancing, there are still many of the same things to consider when choosing one.

Keeping Young Athletes in Shape Mentally and Physically

Help your young athlete stay conditioned during the shelter-in-place.

Don't Stress About Academics

Panicked about schools being closed for the year? One expert advises that less is more for at-home learning.
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One-Stop Shop for Online Learning

Help navigating the new world of at-home schooling.

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.

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.
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