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Staying at home doesn't have to be hard

Connectivity is more important than it has ever been. We want to ensure that you and your family can balance work, school, and fun throughout this ever-changing situation. Whether going on virtual safaris, listening to stories, trying new recipes, touring museums, or staying fit, there is still a lot to do while in the comfort of your own home. Bookmark this page for up-to-date tips on how to both connect and disconnect each day.

🎓 Educational resources for kids and adults

Teachers Pay Teachers
Provides educational resources for every grade. Register for free.
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Hoopla Digital
Provides free books for anyone with a library card.
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LinkedIn Learning
A wide range of classes offered online. Free for anyone with a Hamilton County library card.
Check it out


New York Public Library
Offering free downloads of over 300,000 books.
Learn more


Get access to thousands of free worksheets, spanning every grade level as well as other homeschooling tips.
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Ted Talks
Choose between thousands of talks to watch with your family or on your own.
Watch now

ABC Mouse
An early learning academy; offering 30 days of online curriculum for children ages 2-8.
Learn more


Joseph-Beth Booksellers Storytime
Virtual Storytime every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11am EST via Facebook Live.
Find here


Scholastic Learn at Home
Offers free day-by-day projects for each grade online.
Learn more


Storytime from Space
Features astronauts reading children's books.
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Download books, music and more from your local library using this app.


Take lessons each day to begin speaking and reading in a different language. 
Start learning


Ohio's Public Libraries' Online Programs
Choose from a variety of different activities to participate in virtually throughout each day. 
View here

😄 Fun for adults and kids

Virtual  Tours
Visit museums around the world, for free! Check out the Louvre Museum in Paris, or the Beluga Whale live feed at the Georgia Aquarium.
The Louvre Museum

Georgia Aquarium


Broadway Shows
Broadway has released 15 shows and musicals you can watch online, start with a 7 day free trial. 
Start watching


Josh Gad Read Along
Read along with Josh Gad as he reads books on his Twitter page each day.
Check it out


Virtual Field Trips
Take trips all over the world (and other worlds!).
The Great Wall of China

Yellowstone National Park



Cooking with your Kids
21 fun recipes that you and your kids can create together.
Start cooking


Whipped Coffee
Act like a barista for the day by making this fun and delicious coffee.
Learn more

Kids YouTube
Provides shows, DIY tutorials and other fun and educational content, suitable for young ones.
Check it out


Virtual Musical Instruments
Use your mouse and keyboard to learn and create music by playing musical instruments online.
Play now


Daily Lunch Doodles
Draw alongside Mo Willems during Daily Lunch Doodles, everyday at 1pm ET. 
Get doodling


Cincinnati Zoo
Home Safari live streams, featuring different animals, including Fiona the hippo! Every weekday starting at 3pm ET.
Check it out


Netflix Party Chrome Extension
Watch Netflix with your favorite people using a Chrome extension to chat during the show.
Install now


Craft Ideas
50+ quick and easy crafts anyone can make.
Try them out

👟 Wellness Resources

Fitness Blender
Hundreds of free workouts that can be done at home with no extra equipment.
Fitness Blender


Jessi Fit Pilates
YouTube channel featuring Pilates videos that can be done at home.
Start watching


My Y Virtual
Access some of the YMCA's classes for free on YouTube.
Check it out


Sesame Street Healthy Tips
Get tips from Sesame Street on how your family can incorporate healthy eating and exercise in your life.
Learn more

Dancing and games for kids on YouTube.
Get dancing


Cosmic Kids
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specifically for kids aged 3 and up.
Check it out


Mindfulness Exercises
Headspace is offering access to meditations, sleep and movement exercises, free for everyone. 
Access now


Home Gym
Struggling to workout at home with no equipment or machines? Read this article for tips on how to build a gym in your own space. 
Read more

🍔 Food deliveries and services

Local Restaurants
Businesses are adjusting their operations to still be able to serve delicious carry-out. Support local businesses.
See the list


Door Dash
Use their app to get meals delivered directly to your door from participating restaurants. Available for both iOS and Android or order online.
Order food


Instead of calling an Uber for a ride, you can order food, straight to your door from participating restaurants. Get the app on iOS or Android devices or order online.
Order UberEats 


Another food delivery option is GrubHub. Use the app from your phone or order online. 

Kroger Clicklist
Browse and purchase your groceries online and schedule a time to pick them up at a time and location that is convenient to you. A Kroger employee will bring them to your car and load them in your trunk. Free for the first 3 times you use the service. 
Start shopping


Get groceries and other goods delivered from local stores, straight to your door. 
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Target Pickup
Place orders for food and other items online. Choose a store and time that is convenient for you and the items are brought directly to your car. 
Start your order

🔌 Ways to disconnect

As critical as technology is right now, we recognize that an important part of staying connected also means taking time to unplug. Here are some fun and therapeutic ideas for taking things offline. 

  • Learn a new hobby like photography, guitar, or origami.
  • Break out the jigsaw puzzles and board games. 
  • Write letters or send cards to seniors in retirement homes, most of which are quarantined and not allowed to receive visitors.
  • Clean and organize your closet or whole room. Then, sort items that can be donated. Cleaning has been proven to be therapeutic in times of stress.
  • Knock out that list of home projects. 
  • Learn a new recipe with your family.
    Family Dinner Ideas

Enjoy springtime with these outdoor-specific activities:  

  • Ride a bike. 
  • Plant spring flowers or build garden beds. 
  • Play sports against your siblings.
  • Take a family walk or hike.
  • Draw chalk art on your driveway- make it a friendly competition with the neighbors.
  • Tie dye old clothing into something new and colorful. 
  • Walk your dog or foster one if you can. 
  • Start a bear hunt.
    Explore now