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Virtual Recreation Center

EXPLORE, EXERCISE, LEARN AND WONDER

Care for your physical and mental health, satisfy your curiosity, engage in experiences and explore the world from home.

Share what you're learning and how you’re having fun at home by tagging our Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FlattenTheCurveSJ. We appreciate your input on ways we can keep growing this page!

If you have any ideas on classes, activities or resources to include in the Virtual Recreation Center, fill out this form.

We all have a duty to stop the spread of coronavirus by staying at home. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. Let's continue to build community through fun during shelter-in-place!

Wonder Wednesday: Daily Recommendations for Recreation

Take today to wonder: How does the Earth sustain us? How quickly can I learn a new language? What am I curious about?

  • Date: 04/29/2020  (all day)

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services will be providing recommended activities to do within the comfort of your home through the Virtual Recreation Center.

Wonder Wednesday Activities

As the world changes at an unprecedented pace, take some time to look at the world differently, and learn in a world that looks different. Here's some recommended activities:

 Link to Activities  Description
PRNS Line Dancing Join PRNS' Cypress Community Center Instructor Joyce Shannon in basic beginner level line dances. The Cupid Shuffle is commonly played at wedding receptions and other social gatherings. The dance K is For Kicks is an upbeat dance done to "Feel It Still" by Portugal.
Happy Hollow Virtual Meet & Greet Happy Hollow Park & Zoo's Zoo Educator Kendra is bringing the animal meet and greet to you at home.
STEM Project: Coin Tower "Coin Tower: Use stacked coins as an immaculate kids’ science demonstration in inertia, friction, and movement. When it comes to scientific muses, Sir Isaac Newton is definitely near the top of our list. Our favorite laws to break involve physics, movement, and motion! That’s why we came up with the Coin Tower demonstration. Using a butter knife, you’ll remove the bottom coin from an entire tower of coins. What’s the secret? Perform the project to find out!"
STEM Project: Oil & Water "Oil and water just don't mix but they do provide for some amazing hands-on science. There’s something very important about oil and water that you probably already know: oil doesn’t mix with water! That explains why oil spills on the ocean float on the surface and why throwing water on a grease fire is just going to make everything worse. Since you realize that oil and water don’t mix and never will (without some chemical help), let’s have some fun with how they repel each other."
Lulu the Baby Lioness YouTube Video  A Cosmic Kid Yoga Adventure designed specifically for kids aged 3+
Fitness Blender Youtube Channel Over 500 free workouts by length, difficulty, training type, muscles used, calorie burn and more.

 Share what you're learning and how you’re having fun at home by tagging our Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FlattenTheCurveSJ. We appreciate your input on ways we can keep growing this page!

We all have a duty to stop the spread of coronavirus by staying at home. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. Let's continue to build community through fun during shelter-in-place!

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Virtual Resources 

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Stay Active

The health and well-being of our community is our top priority. The activities are endless when it comes to staying physically and mentally active from home.

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Physical Health

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mental-healthMental Health

Take breaks from engaging in coronavirus related news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can increase stress and anxiety.

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Kids 

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learnKeep Learning

We know how much you love to learn. Take advantage of some extra down time to read, learn a new language, watch movies, listen to music, or explore something fascinating.  

All Ages

All Subjects

  • eLibrary Card: All San José residents are eligible to apply for an e-library card, which gives you access to eBooks, eMovies, eMusic, eMagazines, and eNews
  • Lynda Resoruces: A San José Public Library card also gives you access to the extensive resources on Lynda.com
  • Class Central: Free online classes for adults from Ivy League schools

Learn a New Language

  • Duolingo: A free platform to learn over 30 different languages on your smart phone or desktop computer

STEAM

Kids, Parents, Educators 

All Subjects

  • Learn in Shelter: Free tutoring services for students by students via Zoom. High school volunteers can offer help with academic subjects, including math, science, English, history, foreign language and computer science.
  • Microsoft Education Center: Educational resources and activities for students from 3 to 12 years old
  • PBS Kids Videos, Games and Adventures
  • Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-to-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing
  • Education.com: Free online learning resources categorized by grade and/or subject
  • El sitio de Magisterio: Una compilación de recursos educativos gratuitos creada explícitamente para la continuación de la educación durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Puedes escribir un diario, escuchar a música y crear proyectos en un entorno virtual de aprendizaje 

STEAM  

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Reading and Language Acquisition


Engage and Explore from Home

Shelter in place is an opportunity to spark creativity and wonder. Engage in the world around you — virtually!

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socialConnect Socially

When practicing home isolation, mental health and communication are vital. Call friends and family regularly to hear another person's voice and stay engaged in relationships.

  • Virtually Hang Out with Friends and Family: Use Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or other platforms to get together with friends digitally.
  • Watch a Film with Friends: With Watch2gether, movie nights can continue as you watch videos online with friends in real time.
  • Support Local Restaurants: You can support your favorite local restaurants by ordering out! Many establishments remain open for take-out or delivery. Visit delivery websites to see which San José restaurants are still cooking savory food.
  • Covia: Whether you like art or zoology, music or meditation, there is a program for you. Join other seniors for a 30 minute phone program to talk, discuss your interest, and simply socialize with each other. Workshops offered in English and Spanish.

creativeCreate, Craft and Play

Although our bodies are inside, our minds are free to wander. Here are some ways to exercise your creative, constructive, and playful self.

Shelter-In-Place Recipes

All Ages

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Music 

New Hobbies

Family Arts & Crafts

Playtime


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