Social Distancing — and Connection

In this time of social distancing, it is more important than ever for us to feel connected to families, friends and community. To help, First 5 LA is offering ideas each week for activities that help us have fun, learn and connect with one another as we “hunker down”. We can get through this together!

  • Create a virtual read aloud group with other families over FaceTime or another virtual video chatting program.
  • Invent some silly new yoga poses with your child. Ask others to do the same, then share virtually.
  • Create lentil or bean sprouts: Place regular lentils or dried beans on a wet paper towel, seal in a small plastic bag and leave in a sunny window. Watch them sprout in a couple of days and then enjoy a few in a salad!

Don’t forget to check back in for more fun activities, learning and information on COVID-19 and parenting!

February 2021 Books

February 2021 Books

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February 2021 Amazing Activities 

February 2021 Amazing Activities 

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January 2021 Books

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