A New Way to Play
It seems as though we're all getting used to this new way to function in our current at-home situation. We hope you'll be able to use the resources on this page to keep busy and stay informed.
Virtual Programs Throughout the Week
Join us as we engage in various virtual activities throughout each week. We've got "Music & Movement Mondays", "Talented Tuesdays", "Wandering Wednesdays", "Thoughtful Thursdays", and "Fun Fridays"! Share your music, movement, talents, wanderings, thoughts, and fun with us, too!
Music & Movement Mondays
Join us in dancing and exercising
Music and movement Monday brings us a Classical piece from early 19th century Germany. Beethoven was a composer, pianist, and a teacher of many. His music lifts our mood, brings us peace, and helps us reach back in time to sounds that brighten our day.
Watch this silly song about a donkey with differences that faces his day with a smile regardless of his challenges. This lighthearted song is easy to follow and sing along with, and sure to put a smile on everyone's face.
Showing different talents and encouraging you to share your talents with us.
Enjoy the talents of these children and share your talents with us
Watch as Christian, big sister Jade and their whole choir take to the Britain's Got Talent (BGT) stage to perform 'This Is Me', in a moving performance which really shows what it means to be different and beautiful to be you!
Inspirations Dance Academy (a company for dancers with special needs) collaborated with the Absolute Dance Company dancers to create this powerful inclusion-based dance routine that brought the audience to its feet! There wasn't a dry eye in the auditorium as these kids showcased what kindness, acceptance, inclusion, and the beauty and celebration of dance and movement of all kinds.
Create your own or follow these directions to create 3D letters. Learn how to draw 3D letters with a “cheat sheet” that gives you a clear example of the entire alphabet, along with a few tracing templates for practice.
Investigating the world in which we live.
Take a virtual field trip to sunny Florida to celebrate THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY! Click on links that will take you to ocean living, gardening and land animals that inhabit the world in Florida and here.
Take a virtual tour of the Chesapeake Bay, including habitats and critters that live among our wetlands, forests and beaches right here in Southern Maryland.
Join us in a virtual tour of the Governor's Palace in nearby Williamsburg, Virginia. As you listen to the beautiful sounds of the background music, choose the icon on the locations you would like to visit to see the beauty and splendor of this amazing piece of American History.
Let's go to the Cincinnati Zoo where we will meet a Bongo Antelope named Adana (Addy). Bongo Antelope are the largest forest-dwelling antelope in the world. After enjoying the video, take the quiz and check out the activities to learn more about the Bongo Antelope.
View some of the LIVE cams at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, featuring many exciting views from cameras showing us what is happening there in real-time video.
Putting our thinking caps on.
Go on a moon adventure with the book, "Love, Sophia on the Moon " read by the author, Anica Mrose Rissi. Enjoy this imaginary tale of a young girl that runs away to the moon with her cat and soon finds herself discovering just what she might be missing by being away. Think about all that you are grateful for being just where you are.
Thoughtful Thursday brings us a question that makes us think about the beauty of nature around us. Watch this mini lesson on how flowers bloom. The slow motion pictures are mesmerizing.
Join us for a fun-filled, thought-provoking story of friends in this audio book, "Ivy and Bean ", written by Annie Barrows.
Listen to the story of Anansi (the tricky spider) as told by local storyteller, Shemika Berry, Interpretation Coordinator of The Accokeek Foundation. Anansi stories are folk tales told far and wide around the world Enjoy!
Time for a little creativity.
Create your own design using glue, scissors and paper to create a 3D sculpture. You could use the minion you made from Talented Tuesday and create a background scene for him to stand on.
Here's a creative way to draw and hopefully find some joy in trying something new. Stay Home & Stay Creative: Steven Edelman - Line Drawing (face with eyes closed)
Learn simple easy painting techniques that illustrate how to make beautiful colorful designs using tape, paper and color.
It's time to be creative with whatever we find around the house: magazines, newspaper ads, post-it notes, scraps of paper. Use your imagination to create a Matisse-inspired collage of your choice.
Covid19 News and Updates
Review proper handwashing techniques... Know what to do if you feel sick... and links to other resources!
Brush up on Handwashing Techniques
Proper hand-washing is extremely important, especially now. Watch this video to learn just how to do it.
What to do if you are sick
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms below, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.