Content and Resources for Children, Families, and Adults

 

Cooped up in the house? Here are some ideas and resources for keeping busy and engaged. Check back soon for more content and resources (or message Adam with suggestions) and visit our Virtual Programming for events and activities in our JCC at Home initiative.

Adults/Families

 

Rumor Control - Do more than stop the spread! Stop the rumors with this resource from FEMA

PA Career Link - Employers across the state are in need of hiring thousands of critical roles

Movie - Mosaic art in Philadelphia

MyFreeTaxes.com - easy, free tax help and filing software you can trust from United Way.

 

Children

 

The Rockwell Museum - Collection of art projects and ideas

Visit Yellowstone National Park - Have your breath taken away by this gem from across the country

Franklin Institute Spark of Science - All science has a spark! Find what inspires you here!

Make Elephant Toothpaste - A fun and useful science experiment for kids!

Berenstain Bears - Content and resources featuring the classic kids characters!

Storytime Online - Stories of all types for children

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+

Ranger Rick - National Wildlife Federation resource page

American Museum of Natural History - resource page with activities and info for children

Stuck at Home with Kids Survival Menu - Daily schedule with activities, ideas, and resources for keeping busy and keeping kids entertained

Khan Academy - Free learning resources

Scholastic - Resources for teaching remotely

Action for Healthy Kids - Blog and Resources for Schools and Families

Elmwood Park Zoo - Info and Resources bringing the zoo to you!

Israeli American Council - Daily online events for kids

Jewish

 

Daily Guide to Zoom Events and Livestreams from MyJewishLearning.

JCPA & Partner Webinar Resource Page - Compilation of great content from JCPA and others from throughout lockdown

Passover in a Pandemic - How to celebrate Passover in these uncertain times

Jewish Together - Curated resources for the community from JFNA

Chocolate Seder/Hagaddah - A sweet and delicious take on the Passover story

Game Changers - Interview series with Jewish thought leaders, streamed live on Mondays/Wednesdays at 3pm

PJ LIbrary - Resources for Quarantined Families

jkidphilly - Activities and Ideas for fun and community

Israeli American Council - Daily programming for kids, teens, young adults, parents, and families

Senior Adults

 

Mental Floss - A 3D tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" and other interesting videos

Philadelphia Museum of Art  - View collections of artists
 
Rockwell Museum - see a collection from the great artist

PA Absentee and Mail-in Ballot Request - Vote from home this election season

SilverSneakers Go - Mobile fitness app for SilverSneakers (Senior Adults fitness program)

SilverSneakers On Demand - Pre-recorded Silversneakers videos to help you keep in shape

 

Sports, Fitness, and Recreation

 

Perfect Plank - You too can do this easy but powerful exercise the right way

Stress Management - Read this article about the benefits of exercise during stressful times

Couch to 5k Program - Follow this 8-week plan to start crossing the finish line!

Workouts with Pets - Your dog needs exercise too! Here's some ideas for exercise for you and your pets

Les Mills On Demand - View and participate in this popular fitness class series!

LifeFitness - Bodyweight workouts, small accessories workouts, and stretching, flexibility, and recovery workouts

JCCs of North America - Fitness and Wellness Videos playlist shared from JCCS of North America

Girls on the Run/Heart and Sole Zoom Checkins - Contact Terri for more info

GoNoodle Kids Fitness - Engaging kids with movement and mindfulness

National Center on Health, Physical Fitness, and Disabilty - Youtube video playlist with workouts and 

At-Home HIIT Workouts - Playlist of High Intensity Interval Training workouts from Well+Good

15-Minute Full Body Pilates - Well+Good playlist of Pilates Workouts

Yoga Workouts - Join Well+Good for a variety of Yoga workouts throughout this Youtube playlist

Barre Workouts - A few more from Well+Good focusing on Barre workouts

No Equipment - Limited at home? This Well+Good playlist has you covered for minimalist workouts

Stretching and Recovery - Some more low-key yoga for warming up and cooling down 

 

Aquatics

15- minute full core workout for swimmers

Aquatic Health Benefits Bulletin - Blog and tips from Pool & Hot Tub Alliance

Dryland Exercises for Swimmers

 

The content shared by Harrisburg JCC video is for entertainment only. JCC is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis.

 

Physical exercise in all forms, even without equipment, is a strenuous physical activity. As such, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this fitness program or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. If you are predisposed to a medical condition that may be worsened by physical exercise, please do not start this fitness program.

 

Do not start anyfitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.

 

If you think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.