COVID-19 (Resources for Children and Youth)

Clubs

Our club staff are going to meet you online!

While Clubs are closed at the moment and we are practicing Social Isolation, our clubs have been working hard to try and stay in touch with all of the amazing kiddos and youth in our BGCBig Club programs.

We are going to be posting videos from our clubs straight to your homes every Tuesday and Thursday. While we are practicing Physical Distancing, we’re hoping to bring all of you closer together to have fun, chat, collaborate, do online activities and so much more!

Simply visit our YouTube channel (be sure to subscribe to be notified), and we will be posting videos on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Anxious? Stressed? You are not alone. We have teamed up with our friends at Kids Help Phone to provide 24/7 support.
Text BGCHelp to 686868 to be connected with a Crisis Responder.

Fun and Education Activities for Families Online

Code Break (Computer Science)
They host a weekly Code Break, an interactive webcast to engage all students, even those without computers. Click Here

KiwiCompany
KiwiCopany has put together a great resource hub for activities. Organized by age and comes with parent toolkits and updated daily. Click Here

Audible
Audible is offering free children’s books. Click Here

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is offering free resources to keep everyone learning for students, teachers, and parents. Click Here
Khan Academy Kids. Click Here

Google Street View – Get an up close view of the world
With Google Street View, you can visit famous sites and monuments. For example Rome’s Colosseum, the Kohala Coast in Hawaii, or the inside of Palace of Versailles in France.
Google Maps’ Virtual Treks take you climbing to Everest Base Camp in Nepal to diving in the Galapagos Islands of Peru to searching for polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba.

Google Arts & Culture – Take a virtual museum tour
Google Arts & Culture gives you access to the world’s best galleries and museums.

Free online tours of the

The Virtual Museum of Canada has a large digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations. You can even see iconic art pieces up close.

Cook Meals From Around the World

  • Take online classes with Nonna Live, where you’ll learn to make classics from an Italian grandma.
  • Free lessons from Delish.com with daily cooking videos for parents and children, and Kitchen Quarantine, Instagram lessons from Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura.

Duolingo – Learn a new language
Duolingo allows you to spend just a few minutes a day learning a foreign language, in a fun game style. It’s free and there’s even an app for kids. You could also have a go at a new hobby.

Visit a Virtual Zoo or Aquarium
Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto to keep an eye on the sharks.
The San Diego Zoo is livestreaming a number of animals on its website, including koalas, pandas, giraffes and polar bears.
You can also bring exotic animals like snow leopards into your living room with a selection of live video streams from Australian Zoos.

Educational Activities for Families

Explore learning by age on YouTube: Explore learning by ages and academic subjects on YouTube: https://learnathome.withyoutube.com/videos/