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Hello and welcome to the City of Lake Worth Beach Virtual Recreation and Resource Center. We are dedicated to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, develop meaningful relationships, and have exciting experiences. In these challenging times, our Virtual Recreation Center will bring programs and resources to you and your family with the hope of making it easier for you to prioritize your health and well-being.

Visit this page often or follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for new updates and 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.

Stay Active - Mind & Body

As our daily lives are currently filled with more indoor time. But there are many ways to stay healthy and active. (Disclaimer: Individuals should consult their physician before starting any exercise program or changing their diet to limit risks.)

Indoor Activities

Below are a few ideas for staying active indoors.

Fitness Related Videos for Kids

Outdoor Activities

Did you know that the “Safer at Home” order allows for individuals to “engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with the Social Distancing Requirements… such as, by way of example and without limitations, walking, hiking, and running”? Here’s a few ideas.

  • Walk/run around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all your neighbors who are outside too.
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    Stay Connected - Community

    Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these every day.

    Palm Beach Zoo

    Starting this week, we will be airing our PBZTV segments every morning at 10:00 A.M. Monday-Friday. These pieces will range from fun and educational videos to longer, one of a kind stories about some of the animals at the Zoo. We hope to make it into your new daily routine!

    Here is a sneak peek at who we will be featuring tomorrow! #closedbutstillcaring #bringingthezootoyou
    https://www.facebook.com/palmbeachzoo/videos/643326346231894/

    Connecting with Others

    • Call a Facetime a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check-in.
    • Write a letter.
    • Support a local restaurant – Many restaurants are still open for take out or delivery orders. Support your favorite local eateries and order food for pick up or try Doordash or Ubereats and have it brought to you
    • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
    • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
    • A Better Way to Homeschool – A quick-start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1 – 2 months at home with their kids. It can also provide a time to slow down and enjoy our kids as they learn. This is for preschool through 8th grade.
    • Tips for Working from Home – Advice from PC Magazine for those who are able to work from hom

    Exercise your Brain - Mind

    • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
    • Visit the Lake Worth Beach Library Webpage – The library has tons of free ebooks ready for your enjoyment.
    • Work on Mindfulness – Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

    For the Kids (Or Kids at Heart)

    • Hold a virtual play date through Facetime.
    • Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.
    • Overcoming Obstacles – Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.

    Visual and Performing Arts

    • Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Willems.
    • FreeKidsCrafts – Lots of categories of ideas, templates, and printouts.
    • Crafts by Amanda – Free arts and crafts ideas.
    • Online digital coloring pages.
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art – A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
    • Artsology – Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.
    • Kids Think Design – Explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theater, architecture, animation, and environmental design.

    Nature and Virtual Travel

    Just for Fun

    • All Kids Network – Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.
    • Highlights Kids – Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities.
    • Maker Stations – Three free weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home. Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.
    • Nomster Chef – Illustrated recipes designed to help kids ages 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.

    STEM and Educational Resources

    • Scholastic Learn at Home
    • Bed Time Math – Math as a fun part of your daily family routine.
    • ECB – Games to get “into the book.”
    • Conjuguemos – Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.
    • Instructables – 3D printing projects and coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects.
    • Science Spot – Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access
    • The Happy Scientist – Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.
    • Climate Kids – This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
    • PBS Learning– PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials.
    • Quizlet – For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
    • Brainscape – Offers more than a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.
    • Banzai – Exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.
    • 30 Educational Netflix Shows – List of educational shows on Netflix for all ages.
    • Virtual Science Fair Keep your creative curiosity and critical thinking going by taking part in our Virtual Science Fair series! While kids take the lead as the project team captains, families are encouraged to work together, be safe and have fun. This series is intended for grades K-8th
    • Scholastic has a free downloadable workbook aimed at kids ages 4-10 to help them cope with the coronavirus. Available in English & Spanish!

    Stay Informed - Be in the Know

    Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19:

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