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Notices:
Thank you for staying with us. All Old Colony Y branches have suspended in-branch operations effective March 17th.

Story time with Jen


Crafts with Greg


At-Home Education, Schooling, Etc:

 

At-Home Activities:

  • Easy Indoor Activities for Kids: Start now!
  • Reading Time/Family Reading
  • Movie Marathon
  • Board Games
  • Puzzle
  • Crafts
  • Comic Book
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Paper Airplane Contest
  • Video Chat Family Members
  • Build a Blanket/Cardboard Fort
  • Journal - Free write, daily log, or write about your feelings
  • Indoor Camping - Setup the tent or make one with blankets
  • Go through Clothes: What do you want to keep and what should be donated

 

Explore the relationship between play and youth development: https://www.maziply.com/blogs/blog/development-play-stages-of-play-and-why-it-matters

 

Emotional Wellness

Helping Children Cope And Factors Affecting A Child’s Emotional Response:

 

Self Care Tips:

  • Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage of COVID-19. 
  • Try to recognize catastrophic thinking and remind yourself that overwhelming feelings will fade.
  • Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. 
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise, get plenty of sleep 
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and drugs.
  • Utilize healthy coping skills- (ie) aromatherapy, bath, music, journaling, cooking.  
  • Try to maintain some sense of normal- try to keep up with activities you enjoy and feel normal, adapting given current circumstances.
  • Connect with others. Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships.

At Home Fitness:

Southeastern Massachusetts Trail Guide
Y360
YMCA’s "on-demand" healthy living network. It's your favorite classes, our top instructors, and the Y community, now available at home, on the road, 24/7 and 360 degrees.
LesMills
Access to 95 workouts with 8 different programs online. Find the right workouts to match your fitness level. Parents, press “click here for more” and choose BORN TO MOVE to keep your kids active and engaged!
Mossa
Create your account to access 60 days full of complimentary digital workouts online for YMCA members. Get fitter and healthier, anywhere, anytime!