Hi PJ Families,

As many in our community are dealing with Corona challenges, we wanted to send this special update to families with kids to help you connect and find useful resources for you and your kids while we're all staying home!

In addition to sponsoring PJ Library in Ocean County, the Jewish Federation is here to CARE for the most vulnerable in our area. If you or someone you know is in need during this crisis, email is at JFCS@ocjf.org to let us know.

Now, let’s start off with suggesting PJ Library's own resources:

They suggest New York Times articles on how to talk to kids about Corona and since that isn't accessible to all, try this: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-kids-how-to-talk-to-children-death-virus-expert-guide?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

PJ Library Facebook group has a daily schedule of live readings, crafts, etc.

Some home-schooling sites:

https://www.ckids.net/hslive  - Pesach lesson

https://www.hadar.org/virtual-beit-midrash - check the calendar here, classes for PJ Kids are usually at 5PM.

Some Jewish music for children:

Sheldon Low's songs (with Rick Recht on one song)

Jewish video resources for kids:

Asking Jewish Kids Big Jewish Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzCAkj4AR-s

Chabad Jewish Kids World: www.jewishkids.org

RUGRATS PASSOVER (season 3, episode 23) – available for purchase, or you can watch free with a HULU subscription: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soyRh0Ap__k

Kids version of the Passover story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xiBvZQuKZY

Fitness fun for kids and parents too:

· Workout fun with kids and families: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5if4cjO5nxo
· A “Frozen” Yoga session for kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk
· More workouts for kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8jI4RnHHf0

We are keeping our eyes and ears open for other useful and fun opportunities for you and your kids. If you see something you like and want to share – please share it with me! And if you want to see something but haven’t found it yet, or it isn’t on our lists – let us know what you are looking for.

I'll be back next week with our monthly PJ Update. Til then...

Happy Reading,