Virtual Entertainment and Wellness While Physically Distancing
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
I have compiled a list of resources that friends, colleagues and clients have recommended in these unprecedented times. Just because we're physically distanced doesn't mean we need to be social disconnected! Please feel free to message me with any new ideas, or to ask for updates or changes to any of the information included on this page.
These are not all vetted. Please use your discretion, and consider notifying Maureen if links are broken or content is removed. Most have links, but a few will require a quick Google. Thanks for your patience at this time as I clean this up.
PERFORMING ARTS/VIRTUAL GROUP HANGS
BroadwayHD has a 7 day trial to stream Broadway Hits for free.
Met Opera: https://www.metopera.org/
Sing with others in the metro at your front step at 7pm:
Stay at Home Fest (online music festival and event calendar):
Flattern The Curve Social Events page on Facebook:
Concert full of incredible musicians:
Square-breathing technique, Free with code “IAMHEALTHYIAMSAFE”.
Tapping tutorial (helpful for grounding into the body and calming the nervous system):
Calm App: Many good offerings, including resources for reducing self-harming practices
Headspace App: expanded free offerings
Relax Melodies App: Relaxing sounds, ASMR, meditations, guided imagery for sleep, etc.
ASMR Affirmation Meditations on YouTube (TONS out there. If you find one in particular that you love, send them my way!)
Free coloring books (though paying this person a bit would be super cool right now, considering this act of generosity).
Mo Willems teaches kids (and adults) to draw:
LIVE STREAMED ZOOS, AQUARIUMS, NATIONAL PARKS, MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS
Local Eagle Cam: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/eaglecam/index.html
Famous Museums with Virtual Tours:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Stream
33 Virtual National Park Tours
Full List of Kid’s Activiites:
Free education subscriptions for kids:
Coursera’s Free Courses
Kids Books Read Out Loud:
Scholastic coursework for kids
kiddle.co is a safe visual search engine for kids
freckle.com has educational resources for students
GoNoodle.com has educational resources for kids
HELP THE CAUSE
Free sewing patterns to make masks for hospital staff