CONNECT: Online Videos and Resources

Spending time at home during COVID-19 has placed limits on the way we are able to connect with those outside our immediate household. Our Recreation team is pleased to offer online videos and resources to suggest ways to CONNECT with ourselves, each other and the community.

Videos and Resources:

Children - ages 3-5

Herman the Worm

Join Miss Leslie from our Playschool team for a fun, interactive song with Herman the worm as he travels to Minnekhada Park, Gates Park and Blakeburn Lagoons. We encourage you to connect with your community by visiting local parks throughout our beautiful city.

Video Length: 2 min 15 sec

Felt Story

Count along with Miss Julie in this Lady Bug felt Story!

Video Length: 1 min 7 sec

Interactive Songs | Days of the Week and Months of the Year

Watch and sing-a-long with your little one. In this interactive video, we will be singing the Days of the Week and Months of the Year with Miss Leslie. For learning the Days of the Week and Months of the Year it is best to repeat the songs 3 times with your preschooler.

Video Length: 1 min 

Calming Your Preschoolers Emotions

Currently everyone is experience lots of emotions, even your little ones! Miss Julie from our Playschool team shares a few strategies to help calm your child’s emotions.

Video Length: 2 min 15 sec

Children - ages 5-10

Show Some Cookie Kindness

Show some kindness and share your favorite cookie recipe with a friend! Miss Lori from our Playschool team shares our Thumbprint Cookie Recipe with you from our Kids in the Kitchen Program! Enjoy!

Video Length: 1 min

Terry Fox Library Resources

Learn about the online opportunities at the Fraser Valley Regional Library website: fvrl.bc.ca Download available: Digital Content for Children

Youth - ages 11-18

Mindfulness Apps for Youth

Mindfulness is different for everyone. For some it looks and sounds like active meditation and for others it can be simply noticing your present surroundings and ‘being’ in the moment. Here’s a list of Apps that youth may find helpful in calming emotions and reducing stress. Download the Mindfulness App Sheet 

Terry Fox Library

Learn about Fraser Valley Regional Library’s TEEN Imagination Contest – now until May 31

Adults & Seniors

Host a Virtual Block Party

First, you’ll need to create a Virtual Neighbourhood Hub.  That’s an online space where you can maintain social distancing while connecting with your neighbours. It’s a place to communicate about important issues, support those facing quarantine or self isolation, and plan virtual social activities. Once you’ve created your Hub, find out how to bring your neighbourhood together for a Virtual Block Party.

Terry Fox Library Resources

Learn about the online opportunities at the Fraser Valley Regional Library website: fvrl.bc.ca Download available: Digital Content for Adults

WS Happy Hearts

Learn about what our Rec team is doing to provide a a little entertainment and a few laughs for some seniors in the neighbourhood!

Tech Tips – Learn something new!

Chris and Carmel walk you through a few online activities you can do while spending time at home. Learn about the Fraser Valley Regional Library website and more!

Contact

Recreation Department
Tel: 604.927.PLAY
Email: recreation@portcoquitlam.ca