VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER & RESOURCE POINT

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From your friends at Corte Madera Parks & RecreationUpdated 4/8/20

Welcome to the Virtual Recreation & Resource Point! This is your place to find suggestions and resources to keep you and your family entertained, active, and informed. We support our community.

Visit this page often for updates and new ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained, and informed. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

LOCAL UPDATES

Town of Corte Madera 

City of Larkspur 

• FEMA- Learn more about the COVID-19 virus & misconceptions. Includes fact sheets and archived news releases in English

 & Spanish.

• Marin County- 3/22/20 Park Closure Order

• Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce- Support Local businesses who are open

--> Need Support? If your neighbor is an older adult, a person with a disability or illness, or is a family caregiver, give them the County Aging & Adult line at (415) 457-INFO. This taps into valuable services such as transportation, food delivery, and more. Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm M-F.

--> Want to Volunteer? If you are feeling well and no one else in your home is sick, you can volunteer by signing up online. Volunteering with trusted community organizations is usually the best way to go because they know the correct protocols and how to deal with the specific needs and vulnerabilities of the types of people they serve. 

Theme Activities: related to Bunnies & Colored Eggs week of 4/6-4/10

• Wash Cloth Bunny Craft

• Egg Basket crafts 

11 Creative ideas for Passover Seder 

10 Ways to Make Passover Fun & Meaningful 


RECREATION RESOURCES (by age group)

Ages 0-5

• Mini Me Music *- the Lockdown Song (YouTube)

Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs- Little Baby Bum (YouTube)

• Music for ages 0-8 years- In Harmony Music. $20 off first session, code “helloinharmony”

• Movement- Dadventures: 12 YouTube Channels to get kids moving indoors. 

Storytelling- Storyline Online (YouTube). Stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

• Early Education for ages 2-8 years- ABCMouse.com

• Song & movement- Create your own "We're going on a bear hunt" (YouTube) indoors or outdoors, make your own lyrics.

Grades K-5

• Youth Science classes- Amazing Science *

• Self defense, acrobatics, and music for kids ages 6-18 years- Capoeira * Free class 

Music for kids ages 6-18 years- Marin Girls Chorus * Start learning at home and then sing in a supportive friendly environment.

• Make a book for Grandma- Its Bitsy Writers 

• Movement- Dadventures: 12 YouTube Channels to get kids moving indoors.  

Music & Movement- GoNoodle (YouTube) 

• Science & Discovery- National Geographic for Kids 

• Early Education for ages 2-8 years- ABCMouse.com

• Song & movement- Create your own "We're going on a bear hunt" (YouTube) indoors or outdoors, make your own lyrics.

• Kids at Home: Online Services- Marin County Free Library 

Grades 6-12

• Self defense, acrobatics, and music for kids ages 6-18 years- Capoeira * Free class 

• Music for kids ages 6-18 years- Marin Girls Chorus * Start learning at home and then sing in a supportive friendly environment.

• Movement- Dadventures: 12 YouTube Channels to get kids moving indoors. 

Science & Discovery- What’s Inside? (YouTube)

• Popular Reads for Teens- Marin County Free Library 

• Science & Crafts- Get Crafty Crafty (YouTube)

• Make a book for Grandma- Its Bitsy Writers 

• School Resources listed lower on the page

Adults

• Exercise- Jazzercise streaming service * 14-day free trial

• Yoga- Yoga with Bird (YouTube) 

• Fitness- Sweat with SELF (YouTube) 

Older Adults

• Health & Fitness- Silver Sneakers (YouTube). Designed for adults 65+

--> Need Support? If your neighbor is an older adult, a person with a disability or illness, or is a family caregiver, give them the County Aging & Adult line at (415) 457-INFO. This taps into valuable services such as transportation, food delivery, and more. Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm M-F.

All Ages

• Relaxing Music- Yellow Brick Cinema (YouTube). Reduce stress, unwind, improve mental wellness and sleep 

• Crafting- Naztazia (YouTube) 

• Online services and entertainment- Marin County Free Library  & Larkspur Library

• Virtual Field Trips for Families- We Are The Mighty 

• Information, recreation resources, and ways to support local businesses- Virtual Larkspur Recreation Page 

• Boardgames, cards, Legos, and puzzles. Why not start your Monopoly empire or set a timer on games so that family members can choose multiple games? When was the last time you built an indoor fort, played dress-up or made up a dance routine?

*Support Corte Madera Parks & Rec Instructors!*

Take a Free Introductory Online Classes. Try a class for free at home, then signup for virtual classes! More opportunities posted when available.

Capoeira- self defense, acrobatics, and music for kids

Mini Me Music- music and dance for ages 0-5 years 

Amazing Science- youth science classes

Marin Girls Chorus- start learning at home and then sing in a supportive friendly environment

TwinkleToes- youth dance classes

Jazzercise- adult exercise classes

Recreation Resources available in Spanish

Alejandro Maldonado- Meditation

 Aquí hay un enlace para varios videos sobre meditación guiada. Están destinados a enseñarle varios ejercicios de respiración.

17 Fun Educational Crafts to do with kids Ages 5-8

¡Aquí hay 17 manualidades educativas que puede hacer con sus hijos utilizando materiales que se encuentran en casa!

Tai Chi for Beginners

Para aquellos que necesitan un descanso del mundo real, aquí hay un video sobre los fundamentos del tai chi.

Workout routine for Abs and Legs

¿No tienes acceso al gimnasio? No te preocupes! ¡Prueba esta rutina hecha para hacer en casa!


SCHOOL RESOURCES

Schools plan to resume classes Friday, May 1 (as of 3/25/20).

Larkspur-Corte Madera School District

• Neil Cummins Elementary, links for students

• The Cove School, links for students

• Hall Middle School, links for students

Tamalpais Union High School District- Remote Learning 

• Safe & Sound- Tips & Resources for Parents educating and entertaining children at home. 

• Safe & Sound- Parent Support Services 


Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email Ashley at ahowe@tcmmail.org