16 Ways to Stay in Touch Via Phones & Social Media
Updated: Apr 3, 2020
Technology is a great way to stay in touch with your Littles during this time of social distancing. Below are some ideas to stay in touch via phone/social media while bringing content to your interaction.
Here are several ways you can get creative and stay connected with your Littles online:
Explore famous historic and cultural heritage sites via Google Arts & Culture
Email one another
Read a book together and discuss it
Watch the same movie or show and talk about your favorite parts
Develop a skill or hobby together! Experts have online content that can teach you and your Little how to draw, practice ballet, become a scientist, explore the world, become a great cook, learn another language, become a yogi, or learn how to dance!
Discuss the positive parts of the day and what you each are thankful for
Create a list of future outing ideas that you can look forward to
Have a Movie night! Watch the same movie and discuss it during or after. Be sure to get movie approved by a parent/guardian. There are educational movies on Kanopy or Hoopla that are free with a library card! Here are some great discussion questions (swap the word 'book' for 'movie').
Watch a virtual concert together! There many artists hosting virtual and free concerts for their fans!
Have a virtual book club! Read to your Little via FaceTime, WhatsApp Skype, or Zoom, or plan to read the same book and discuss with each other. Here are some great book ideas to get started and conversation-starting tips.
Have a library card? Libby is a great resource for accessing downloadable free e-books!