Photo via Crayola

While a new version of summer fun is in the air and things are starting to open up, we still plan to have a lot of time safe at home. 

Here are some favorite resources and fun and games to help make summer staycations extra enjoyable while avoiding the summer slide:

Carnegie Hall introduced an ongoing series of free concerts and activities for kids and families. Families can sing and move to music from around the world, listen to the soothing sounds of lullabies, get creative with coloring pages, and learn about the instruments of the orchestra in an interactive game. 

Crayola developed an At-Home Creative Hub in which parents, teachers, and kids can visit for easy access to educational and crafting resources. It houses hundreds of craft tutorials with complimentary how-to videos and craft recipes, providing families with fun, clever and easy creative activities, in addition to a varied supply of Free Coloring Pages. 

Mattel Playroom is a free online resource that offers play-from-home activities, games, expert advice, and content from its iconic brands, including American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends, and more.

My Fairy Gardens’ Fairy Light Garden is an enchanted fairy mushroom home that doubles as a nightlight! Creating your own magical oasis has never been easier thanks to the easy-to-follow guide that takes children through each step on how to plant and water the seeds, while also teaching valuable STEM lessons. 

The Story Pirates offer screen time that parents can trust: live improv performances, educator-approved writing and music classes, and a variety of interactive musical and sketch comedy entertainment for young people, refreshed each and every day, along with free streaming content via StoryPirates.com

For more educational games, visit NewYorkFamily.com

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