At IonLoop, we’re taking a moment to salute our
customers who are currently facing a considerable challenge, thanks to
COVID-19. As if social distancing, job losses, or the sudden transition from
corporate to home office wasn’t tough enough, many of you are now responsible
for educating your children… and keeping them entertained during the downtime.
Parks, movie theaters, malls, and playgrounds
have closed across the country and playdates are also frowned upon, according
to current social distancing recommendations. So, how do you as a parent and
possibly one who still has professional responsibilities, rise to the occasion
and keep your kids happy and yourself… sane?
We’ve got a few ideas to share and invite you
your own suggestions on our social media channels. Let’s help each
other out and show support during this uncertain chapter of our collective
Check Out this Catalog of Stay Home and Stay Sane Ideas
Keeping kids entertained during the best of
times can prove challenging. The current COVID-19 crisis is making this mission
even more complicated, adding to everyone’s anxiety and stress -- including your
children’s. In fact, we’d wager that many kids across the country miss going to
school (whether or not they’d admit it), if for nothing more than the social
connection to friends, teachers, and teammates.
This creative resource organizes at-home activities across different categories,
so you can tailor your choices, according to your kiddo’s strengths and
interests. The categories include the following:
- Games and Activities
- Clean / Fix
- Science Experiments
- Arts & Crafts
- Outside your Perimeter: Driveway,
Yard, Garden, and Beyond
- Links to Online Fun and Learning
- Surprise! You're Homeschooling!
Here are tips for success.
- Operation Storytime
- Virtual / Online Event Calendar
Take a Field Trip!
Don’t let social distancing stop you or your
kids from seeing the world. An impressive number of museums, zoos, and
aquariums now offer virtual tours of their facilities, which often include
special daily events and presentations. These are some of the most popular virtual tours for kids, featuring
the Louvre in Paris, the Georgia Aquarium, the San Diego Zoo, and even Walt
Pro tip: Rather
than crowd around a laptop or computer monitor -- after all, everyone already
feels on top of each other -- cast the tour to your television set so everyone
has ample room to stretch.
Arm Up with Some Inspiration
For the moms, dads, grandparents, guardians --
anyone charged with keeping kids safe, educated, and entertained at home -- we
understand your struggle and are with you every step of the way. As a reminder,
out our new America strong series and arm up with this assurance:
America has shown the world that time &
time again we will rise to face any challenge,
now we face the difficult task to defeat the Invisible Virus. We have
pulled together as one nation in the past few weeks and we remain strong…
hold down the fort at your homebase, keeping your kids educated and
entertained, we hope these engaging activities support your efforts. We invite
you to shop our new
America Strong series for added assurance and a reminder that we
will persevere as we’ve done before.