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I think it’s wonderful to see so many companies/programs offering “free” plans, steams, programs in lieu of the crisis. I don’t want to take advantage of them unfairly (like a school program when my kids already have their curriculum), but I believe there are some great opportunities being offered- such as virtual field trips, the opera being streamed nightly etc that we would be amiss not to use.

I have been looking for a good exercise stream for awhile and now it seems some will offer a free two weeks!

i like the look of Scholastic’s learn At Home being offered-as my 4th grader will miss out on co-op science now.  
 

please share anymore opportunities you see:)

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Posted today on FB: 

Cincinnati Ballet:  We know this is a stressful time for us all. Cincinnati Ballet will be offering online/remote classes and tutorials for our Otto M. Budig Academy students, professional dancers, and patrons. Stay tuned for more on schedule and access options. We will have more info shortly! We will also be sharing performance and rehearsal archive videos to enjoy during these challenging times. In the meantime, enjoy a "living room" ballet class taught by Principal Dancer Cervilio Miguel Amador this morning from our studios. He is one of several professional dancers providing free remote classes through @dancewearroyale on instagram. It's at 10 am EST today, so head on over to their feed for more. We will get through this together! 📷: Cervilio Miguel Amador; Swan Lake; Choreography: Kirk Peterson; Photography: Hiromi Platt

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19 minutes ago, cintinative said:

Posted today on FB: 

Cincinnati Ballet:  We know this is a stressful time for us all. Cincinnati Ballet will be offering online/remote classes and tutorials for our Otto M. Budig Academy students, professional dancers, and patrons. Stay tuned for more on schedule and access options. We will have more info shortly! We will also be sharing performance and rehearsal archive videos to enjoy during these challenging times. In the meantime, enjoy a "living room" ballet class taught by Principal Dancer Cervilio Miguel Amador this morning from our studios. He is one of several professional dancers providing free remote classes through @dancewearroyale on instagram. It's at 10 am EST today, so head on over to their feed for more. We will get through this together! 📷: Cervilio Miguel Amador; Swan Lake; Choreography: Kirk Peterson; Photography: Hiromi Platt

Thanks! I'm going to send this info to my professional dancer who is sidelined at the moment.

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Science Mom is local to me. I’ve used a few of her videos. This was her post. 
 

School has been canceled in more than a dozen states, many of them with very short notice. If you're worried about your child falling behind with their learning or wasting away in front of netflix next week- we're here to help! Join us on Monday, March 16th, for a daily show featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour livestream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine.

Each show will feature a science lesson, math activities, interactive games, and stories. If you'd like to participate in our first show, try out this drawing/writing prompt: 

Mixed up Aminals!

Take two animals and imagine what type of creature you might get if they were merged together. Would a crocodile + flamingo give you a crocodingo? Draw a picture of your mixed up "aminal" and then write a sentence or two about what this new creature would eat and where it would live. If you'd like to share your creation with other families during our first episode of Quarantime, send it to jenny@science.mom. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

At the end of each show, we'll take several minutes to answer YOUR questions. If you'd like to submit a question in advance (especially if you got a packet of math and science homework from your teacher and you're stumped on a question or problem) - email us at questions@science.mom.

Hope to see you on Monday! You can watch the livestream here on Facebook or by going to www.youtube.com/sciencemom (a replay will be available afterward on the Science Mom YouTube channel). 

While our science and math lessons are aimed at kids age 7-12, this is a family-friendly show that is for BOTH kids and parents (and any elderly people who are feeling isolated at home and would like to watch some science and math lessons and participate in a few crafts)
 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-QcZISbFb9EiIEQ41cVhxw

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Yes, I only hope I get time to check some of these out.

One thing I am enjoying is that my business partners believe that getting the kids and myself outside is important for our health right now (of course always, but they don't care about that).  So we've been going out and not getting as much of a guilt trip "is all your work done through the end of the year" kind of thing.  😛

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4 hours ago, DawnM said:

Oh, WOW!  Thank you for posting this, @DawnM!  I know what I'm doing every evening this week.

For those of you who might be looking for a good way to introduce opera to your kids, the performance that they are streaming on Friday, Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment, is excellent.  (I own a DVD of this production.)  This production is very funny.  I won't give anything away, but there is a scene at the end that had my then-8-year-old son laughing his head off when he first saw it.  Yes, the opera is from the 19th century and you have to expect 19th century gender expections that bother us now, but if you're okay with that, it's a great opera.

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Mo Willems is hosting lunch time scribbles 

 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsLike Page

Announcing Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! (free video series) 📚

Join the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home as Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every weekday at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing—starting today! #MoLunchDoodles

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