Bring A Live Tiger In Your House

Like to have a tiger or a cheetah in your living room?

Type name of animal in Google

When the results come up, scroll down and you’ll see you an option to “View in 3D”– Click on that

Then move your phone from side to side for about 30 seconds

The animal will show up. Cool!

iD Tech Virtual Camps

Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect online learning option for kids and teens who want to sharpen their tech skills from the comfort of home. Structured, week-long sessions with 5 students max per instructor, and curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. $399 with code TOGETHER (you save $100). https://www.idtech.com/virtual   

 

Click here to learn more.

Live Storytime, Craft, and Exercise, Yes!

 

There are so many great resources to help us through this new territory.
 
YMCA Austin has several videos to keep you going until they can reopen. They include learning tools, yoga, exercise for the seniors, and a storytime that will make you laugh out loud.
 
Click now to see what all they have to offer.
 
YMCA of Austin is a dynamic association of men, women and children joining together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

What To Do With All Those Pieces of Your Child’s Art

Stepping Stone Schools has provided us with this great idea for utilizing all those paintings, and drawings your child has created.

Click on https://www.makeandtakes.com/garden-pinwheel-craft or the image for instructions.

 

 

Stepping Stone Schools have 17 locations throughout Austin. Founded in 1979 they nurture cognitive, physical and social-emotional development.

Click to learn more.

Live Storytime, Craft, and Exercise, Yes!

 

There are so many great resources to help us through this new territory.
 
YMCA Austin has several videos to keep you going until they can reopen. They include learning tools, yoga, exercise for the seniors, and a storytime that will make you laugh out loud.
 
Click now to see what all they have to offer.
 
YMCA of Austin is a dynamic association of men, women and children joining together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

What To Do With All Those Pieces of Your Child’s Art

Stepping Stone Schools has provided us with this great idea for utilizing all those paintings, and drawings your child has created.

Click on https://www.makeandtakes.com/garden-pinwheel-craft or the image for instructions.

 

 

Stepping Stone Schools have 17 locations throughout Austin. Founded in 1979 they nurture cognitive, physical and social-emotional development.

Click to learn more.

Let’s Get Off That Sofa And Into Your Gi (or comfortable clothes)

Being inside all day, what better way to get the body moving, and the endorphins flowing than Family Kung Fu. It will make you feel better.

Master Gohring’ Tai Chi & Kung Fu is offering FREE live streaming of classes to the Austin Family Magazine community to help with your at home learning and relaxation.

If you want to get the private live stream link, email master@mastergohring.com and he will send it to you personally.

Click on video below and tune into an actual Family Kung Fu class at Master Gohring’ Tai Chi and Kung Fu Class.

Are You Looking For Some Magic?

Here is some entertainment from right here in Austin. Fantastic Magic Camp’s own Bert, has a show for entire family.
 
Fantastic Magic Camp is filled with magic, juggling, and puppetry. There is Regular Magic Camp for ages 7-12 and Junior Magic Camp, ages 5-6. Check them out at www.magiccamp.com
 
Click below to watch a Fantastic Magic Show.

Get Outside And Still Be Safe

Yes, you still need to wash your hands and maintain social distancing. That does not mean you cannot get outside, and enjoy the outdoors without endangering yourself and others.

Below are park listings in the area. Every park is asking guests to observe current social distancing guidelines:

McKinney Falls State Park

The park is still open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. However, all interpretive programs have been cancelled, and no equipment rental. Please reserve your day pass ahead of time online.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/gov-state-parks/mckinney-falls

Austin Parks

The Austin Parks Foundation posted these recommendations. Things change rapidly, so please check before heading out to one o these beautiful parks.

https://austinparks.org/6-austin-park-escapes-for-spring-break/

AFM Editor’s Choice: St. Edwards Park

https://austinparks.org/stedwards-park/

Wild Basin Wilderness preserve

All scheduled events are cancelled. The BMX racetrack, campsites, cabins, and Hamilton Pool are closed, however trails are open from sunrise to sunset.

https://parks.traviscoutytx.gov/parks/wlid-basin

NOTE: if you choose to visit these parks, please observe and maintain current social distancing guidelines. Also, remember to take your hand sanitizer and bottled water.

Club SciKidz Box Subscriptions

If you are looking for something to be both entertaining and educational, check out a box subscription from ClubSciKidz.

Click on the link to learn more about STEM supplies and lessons.

Social Distancing

Today we would like to share information about Social Distancing. Social Distancing is important because it helps slow transfer of virus from person to person. Distancing yourself from others will slow the spread of virus allowing our medical system time to better prepare for when the virus does spread.

Six Feet Away. Why? Because if someone sneezes or coughs and has the virus, six feet reduces your chance of contracting the virus. When someone does sneeze or cough, and droplets land on solid surfaces, you can pick up on your hands. Wash your hands. Keep your distance.

Help Others. If you have a neighbor who cannot get out, or an elderly parent nearby, offer to drop off food or prescription refills if needed. Also good time for kids to keep in touch with grandparents. Keep in contact by phone or video chat.

Get Plenty of Sleep, Eat Well, and Exercise. Many of us have a tendency to grab junk food at a time like this, but eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, and exercise helps reduce your chances of getting sick. Plus you will just feel better!

Get Outside. Go the park, take a walk or runAgain, stay at least six feet away from others, and take in the outdoor air.

Avoid listening to news 24-7. Stay informed, but you need to turn it off at some point. Make a schedule, listen to in morning, and again at night, or maybe once a day at noon.

Many Professionals Offer Phone or Video Consultation. We have received notices from several such businesses stating they offer phone consultation. If you need to speak with a doctor, lawyer, counselor, therapist, etc. call first to see if that is an option.

Museums Are Fun and Educational

If you cannot go the museum, you can sure enjoy with a virtual tour, or their online activities.

Below are links to our own Thinkery, the Austin Children’s Museum, which is full of activities for kids, plus links to virtuals of national museums. All can be enjoyed right there at home.

Austin’s Thinkery

https://thinkeryaustin.org/blog/thinkery-at-home-updating/

The Louvre

 https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Vatican

 http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

Metropolitan Museum of Art

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project

Let’s Go To The Zoo And Aquarium Via Live Video Cam

Have you ever been to the Atlanta or San Diego Zoos, Georgia or Monterey Bay Aquariums? This is a great way to explore these places and observe animals on live video cam, and not have to worry about exposure to COVID19. These are fun and great learning tools.

Live Animal Cams:

Atlanta Zoo

https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

Explore.org

https://explore.org/livecams

Georgia Aquarium

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/

Monterey Bay Aquarium

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

San Diego Zoo

https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Terra Toys Curbside Service

Shopping for educational tools or toys? Let’s support our locally owned businesses, Terra Toys is open 10 to 6 offering curbside service, or 10 person limit to shop inside store.

They also offer personal shopping. Just call 512-445-4489 and they will send you images.

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