Toddlers & Preschool

Toddlers and PreschoolWe’ve gathered together a few great resources and activities to help Paso residents Be Well. The resources are organized into categories to help you find the right tools to match your needs.

Fitness


Kidz Love Soccer: The KLS coaches have adapted their classes into an online platform that are free for everyone. Check out new activity videos posted each week to enjoy from home. Week one is a dribbling session that you can watch here.

CaliKids ToddlerCaliKids FitnessJoin Ms. Brittney of CaliKids Fitness for virtual at home fitness challenges for the entire family. For information about how to join, text Brittney Jones at (805) 651-8149.

 American Heart Association: 25 fun and simple ways to stay active just for kids.

Happiful: Ten great online activities to help keep your children fit and active.

Busy Toddler: 40 super easy toddler activities using materials you have around the house to keep those developing brains busy! Follow Busy Toddler on Instagram for ongoing ideas to keep the kids active and entertained.

Mindfulness


Yaya Yoga: Vanessa Orr of Yaya Yoga has lots of videos for you and your little one to enjoy. Find live classes and events on the Yaya Yoga Facebook page.

Save the Children: Six simple exercises you can do with your child to help calm during times of anxiety.

Cosmic Kids Yoga: Yoga and mindfulness videos for little ones ages 3+.

Be Like Nature: A practice for teaching preschool children the basics of mindfulness by drawing on the elements of nature from Mindful Magazine.

Toddler Mindfulness: Watch a video featuring five simple mindfulness activities for you and your toddler to enjoy together. 

Social Connection

 

Birthday Wishes from Queen ElsaA Dream Party: Your child can receive a birthday shout-out from a favorite princess during a virtual story time. Message A Dream Party to request a princess shout-out.

Art Classes with Stormy Capalare: Enjoy these free online directed art lessons for the entire family. All that is needed is paper and something to draw with and any coloring supplies you have on hand (paint, pastels, markers, crayons or colored pencils).

 Babyation: Five video chatting tips with babies and toddlers.

First Things First: Why virtually connecting with family and friends is good for little ones plus tips to help make your video chat more engaging with babies and toddlers.

Education

 

Kindermusik: Sign up to receive free activities weekly from Kindermusik including a themed activity kit, easy to make craft, how-to video with instructions, musical pairings with each activity, parenting tips, access to Kindermusik songs and more!

PBS Kids: Daily activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home.

Baby reading a  bookScholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Khan Academy: Daily schedules for students ages 2-18 to keep them learning.

California Department of Education: Resources to provide educators with options for creating a foundation for communication, sharing, and digital learning.

Oxford Owl: Oxford University Press’ learning activities by ages.

Additional Resources


California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Learn about Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19.

#CovibookA Mini Comic Book for Children Explaining the Coronavirus in English or Spanish for ages 2-6 by Manuela Molina.

Child Mind Institute: Supporting Families during COVID-19: Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians daily at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (ET) plus Daily video tips for parents to help navigate the Corona Virus with children and families found here. 

PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19: Tips, videos & resources appropriate for preschool and early elementary age school children. Includes links to special episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Sesame Street, Curious George and Super Why!