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Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 12:07:54-04

With so much going virtual, including school, we have put together our list of the best online resources for families and parents! From guitar classes to virtual camp, to organization to parenting classes online, these are not to be missed!

Britannica for Parents

Britannica, the encyclopedia you grew up with as a kid, has expanded with a new parenting website - ​Britannica for Parents​! The site provides information, resources, and advice from trusted experts in child development and early education. The site addresses everything from basic parenting advice to how to talk to kids about the issues in today’s world to fun activities to technology.

​Camp Bonkers

A show where kids are encouraged to embrace their uniqueness, try new things, and take part in fun imaginative activities with friends! From stories to arts and crafts to science experiments, the weekly live shows are summer camp at home Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4 p.m. EST. Also a library of content that will keep kids entertained all summer long!

Square Panda

​SquareTales helps children between the ages of 3-8 learn to read through fun games grounded in research. It uses a multi-sensory approach, combining sight, touch, and sound in each play experience. It features a patent-pending technology that turns your tablet into a virtual phonics tutor that guides your child through the pronunciation of letters, words, and sentences.

Subscriptions start at $15.95 per month if you sign up for a year, $17.95 if you sign up by month.

​Loog Guitars

Virtual guitar lessons, virtual guitar camps, and an augmented app to learn to play guitar for all ages and levels! Loog Guitars is a line of guitars that make learning to play an instrument fun and easy. Their online lessons and camps are available for the rest of August and through the fall to help kids learn to play an instrument when quarantined or not in school. Classes range from free to “pay as you can” and all proceeds to instructors.

The Family Core

The ultimate solution to the family organization for back-to-school and life in general. Create different profiles for kids, parents, caretakers, and other guardians. Their mission is to provide parents and their families with tools and resources that decrease family stress and increase their family harmony through organizational efficiency. Started by the struggles of co-parenting, this app is useful for all types of families. The cost for the service is $1.99/month.

​Tinyhood

Tinyhood's online parenting classes are led by top-vetted experts in breastfeeding, sleep, infant safety, nutrition, toddler behavior, and more. There are flexible access resources to refer back whenever and wherever, along with a curated collection of essential topics advice on everything you need to know in the early years of parenting.