WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.
We are experiencing unprecedented times, and at the Y, we're here for you. During this time we are shifting our focus to provide not only our members, but the community online learning opportunities, virtual programming, provide resources, and even some activities for the kids. Check beck often for updates!
With schools across the country closing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important to keep kids engaged, healthy, and active at home. We’ve complied the list below of virtual tours and activities you can do with your kids right from your own living room.
PAINT WITH MO WILLEMS
Do a 'Lunch Doodle' every day with Mo at 1pm.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Stuck at home? Enjoy free digital versions of Ranger Rick, with outdoor activities, animal crafts, and more.
Listen to Josh Gad (Olaf, from Frozen) read children's books every night! OR Day-to-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing with Scholastic. Storyline Online
Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!
COSMIC KIDS YOGA
Take a yoga class at home with your kids!
Google Arts and Culture partnered with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to offer virtual tours of their spaces. Some of the options include New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. The Louvre, based in Paris, is also offering its own virtual tour online for free.
EXPLORE NATIONAL PARKS
For those who want to surround themselves with nature without the traveling and going-outside aspect of it all, national parks are also providing virtual tours of America’s most popular parks. Virtual visitors can travel through the trails of Yellowstone National Park, as well as the Yosemite National Park.
VISIT THE ZOO
Some people count on the company of a furry friend at home, but others rely on spaces on the outside world to view them. Thankfully, spaces like the San Diego Zoo, the Georgia Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are offering live webcam viewings of pandas, penguins and beluga whales.
GYMNASTICS AT HOME
Stay flexible while cooped up at home! A good gymnastics workout will stretch, strengthen, build coordination and focus, and improve gymnastics skills and it’s possible to accomplish this all in your own space without special equipment. Check out these gymnastics home work outs and our Frozen Friday workouts.
The NBA launched “NBA Together,” a leaguewide, global community outreach and social engagement campaign to provide families, fans and the general public with the latest global health and safety information, inspire acts of caring and volunteerism and keep people and communities socially connected to our game and one another as we all cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of NBA Together, we launched “Jr. NBA at Home,” an interactive content series providing basketball skills and drills featuring NBA and WNBA players that can be completed individually and in limited space to help young players around the world stay active and develop their game in a safe and healthy way. The initiative will include a series of daily posts on Jr. NBA social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and NBA digital properties around the world that provide drills, activities and instruction to promote skill development, physical activity and character development.
Be sure to follow along @JrNBA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and join the action by posting videos of your family and friends completing the drills and activities using #JrNBAatHome.
Check out the website Vroom, which offers free activities parents can do with children ages 0-5 years, that turn shared, everyday moments into Brain Building Moments®.
YMCA SWIM LESSONS – Take Home Activities
Keep your children engaged in water safety with these home activities from our YMCA Swim Lesson Program. These are activities broken down by the various skills that parents can practice at home with their children. No pool, goggles, or swim suits necessary!
- Swim Lesson Technique: Back Float
- Swim Lesson Technique: Back Glide
- Swim Lesson Technique: Butterfly
- Swim Lesson Technique: Dive
- Swim Lesson Technique: Flip Turn
- Swim Lesson Technique: Front Crawl
- Swim Lesson Technique: Front Glide
- Swim Lesson Technique: Sidestroke
- Swim Lesson Technique: Submerge
- Swim Lesson Technique: Swim on Front
Missing Group Power? Try one of the MOSSA at home workouts for FREE! -- CLICK HERE
Check out the YMCA of Northern Rock County's very own YouTube Channel to see your favorite instructors! -- CLICK HERE
Y360 is a collaborative YouTube Channel among other Y's across the country with virtual workouts like Yoga, Bootcamp, Barre and more! -- CLICK HERE
City of Janesville Emergency Operations Center
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Center for Disease Control
How to Apply for Unemployment
Wisconsin Unemployment Application
Janesville School District
Milton School District
United Way has COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund to help people will bills, rent and food. Please call 1-866-211-9966.
ECHO is open limited hours and has special procedures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Please call (608) 754-5333 for more information and how to receive services. They are also in need of food pantry donations if you are able to help.
Several local restaurants are changing their services to help serve the community by offering pick-up/takeout and delivery.
GR's Sandwich Shoppe
Steve's Deli Dog House
Hacienda Real Mexican Restaurant
Sandees Thai Fusion
Gameday Bar and Grill
Charlie's Bar and Grill
Paul Revere’s Pizza
Jake’s Junction Pub
Redzone Pub and Grill
The Beacon Inn
Milton Family Restaurant
Rockie's Hometown Pizza and Subs
Natalie's Parkview Café
Mike's Mr. Pizza
Need delivery? Check out the Janesville Meal Delivery option for school lunches and grocery delivery! -- CLICK HERE