POSTPONED

Virtual Storytimes



With kids at home and parents looking for fun educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read aloud and activities on social media. Listed below are some of our favorites. 



Roda Ahmed- on Instagram Live


Diane Alber -on Facebook 10am PST


Mac Barnett- Instagram Live. 12pm PST



Julia Cook- Facebook Live 9AM CST


James Dean on Instagram Live  at 12 PM EDT



Monique Gray Smith - Instagram


Dan Gutman- Reads from “Miss Blake is a Flake” each day at 2:00 PM EDT


Tara Lazar- Instagram Live 12 PM EDT



Peter Reynolds- Facebook 12PM EDT


#Savewithstories - Virtual storytimes with some of your favorite stars on Instagram


Virtual Field Trips





Just because you are stuck in the house it doesn't mean you can't take a field trip.  Check out some of these fun places the kids can visit from home.



Art


Google Arts and Culture teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.


Animals



Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will have a Facebook live event every day at 3pm



Space





National Parks





Online Learning Resources for Kids




With schools being closed due to the Coronavirus, many parents are trying to fill in the gaps in their child's learning.  Fun Things compiled a list of sites that are offering free tools to help keep the kids learning.  Please feel free to share sites that your kids love.















5 Ideas Do With the Kids This Week in Chester County March 9th-13th




Lots of fun things to do this week, so grab your kids and check out our Top 5 Events and our calendar for some family fun.


Monday

March 9th

Tuesday
March 10th


Free Crafting events all week at Michaels


Wednesday
March 11th


Story and Craft at Learning Express Exton

Thursday
March 12th

Free Youth Class- Books and Brushes at Community Health and Dental Care

Friday
March 13th

Movie Night - Frozen 2 at First Presbyterian Church of West Chester




For more ideas take a look at our calendar: 
https://www.kidschesco.com


Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for March 6th, 7th and 8th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend March 6th, 7th and 8th







Friday

1. Music Celebration at Oxford Library

2. Lion King Kids at SALT Performing Arts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)



Saturday 

3.  
Seussical the Musical at Rustin High School (Friday and Saturday)

4. St. Patrick's Day Irish Step Dance Demonstration at Parkesburg Library


5. United Sports Youth Programs Open House

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6. The Kennett Kitchen hosts Teen Night Dinner (Kid's 12+)

7.  Make Binoculars at Home Depot Kids Workshop

8. Storytime and Activities Featuring How to Catch a Dinosaur and How to Catch a Unicorn Storytime 
at Barnes and Noble



Sunday


9.   Free Events for Kids make Craft Stick Bee at Michaels

10. Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens



* Check out our calendar for ideas

2020 Philadelphia Area St. Patrick's Day Parades

5 Ideas Do With the Kids This Week in Chester County March 2nd -6th



Lots to do this week. From mini-golf to special storytimes, there's no shortage of fun in our area. So grab your kids, check out our Top 5 Events and our calendar of family fun!



Monday

March 2nd

Afternoon Story Time and STEM Play at Chester Springs Library


Tuesday
March 3rd


Kids Night at The Market at Liberty Place

Wednesday
March 4th



Music with Miss Aimee at Tredyffrin Public Library

Thursday
March 5th

Storytime at Kimberton Whole Foods Downingtown

Friday
March 6th


Family Movie Afternoon - FROZEN II at  Chester Springs Library




For more ideas take a look at our calendar: 
https://www.kidschesco.com


Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for February 29th, March 1st, and 2nd

Our top 10 picks for this weekend February 29th, March 1st, and 2nd







Friday

1. Baby and Me Yoga at  Tredyffrin Public Library

2.   Coatesville Community and Area Parents presents The Wizard of Oz (Friday and Saturday)




Saturday 

3.  
Silly Saturday: Storytime for the Whole Family at Chester County Library


4. 
Winter Festival - Open House at The Learning Experience Downingtown

5. 
The Arc of Chester County's Preschool hosts Read Across America


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6. Chris Capehart Family Friendly Magic Show at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center

7. 
 
Make a craft during Kids Club at Michaels


8. Storytime and Activities 
celebrating Dr. Seuss at Barnes and Noble



Sunday


9.   First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum

10. Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens



* Check out our calendar for ideas

5 Ideas Do With the Kids This Week in Chester County February 24th-28th





Looking for fun ways to spend time with the kids this week? You can't go wrong with our Top 5 picks! And be sure to check out our calendar for more great events happening in our area.


Monday

February 24th

Music and Movement at Atglen Public Library


Tuesday
February 25th


Do-a-dot art class at Learning Express Exton

Wednesday
February 26th

Preschool Storytime at Avon Grove Public Library

Thursday
February 27th

Music and Me at Oxford Library

Friday

February 28th

 The Arc of Chester County's Preschool hosts Read Across America





For more ideas take a look at our calendar: 
https://www.kidschesco.com



Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for February 21st, 22nd and 23rd

Our top 10 picks for this weekend February February 21st, 22nd and 23rd



Friday

1. Music with Miss Lynne at Paoli Library 

2.  Story Time at 
Wholly Grounds Coffeehouse


Saturday 

3.  
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District host Stem Day 


4.  JPAC Youth Theatre hosts Mrs. Potts' Tea Party!


5. Meet and Greet with Peppa the Pig at Learning Express of Exton 


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6. Parent's Night Out Public at Code Ninjas Downingtown

7. 
 Make some Model Magic Bugs or Clothespin Faries at Michaels


8. Storytime and Activities
 featuring "Saturday" at Barnes and Noble



Sunday

9.  The Rock and Roll Playhouse Family Concert Series at The Ardmore Music Hall

10. Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens



* Check out our calendar for ideas

5 Ideas Do With the Kids This Week in Chester County February 17th -21st





Check out what's in store for the week ahead. We've got a fun event for each day of the week. And if you're looking for more options, check out our calendar of events for more great ideas!



Monday

February 17th



Celebrate Washington's Birthday at  Valley Forge National Historical Park 



Tuesday
February 18th


Shake Your Sillies Tuesdays with Crystal Murphy at Downingtown Library

Wednesday
February 19th

Narwhal Story and Craft at Learning Express of Exton

Thursday
February 20th

Storytime and Book Signing at Kimberton Whole Foods (Downingtown)

Friday

February 21st

Preschool Playdate at BounceU of Exton



For more ideas take a look at our calendar: 
https://www.kidschesco.com



Photograph courtesy of  Valley Forge National Historical Park‎