MPK Virtual Recreation

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MPK Virtual Recreation is a place where you can find helpful tools and educational resources to enjoy at home. The Recreation and Community Services Department is dedicated to helping our community develop and/or maintain their healthy lifestyle and provide resources that focus on the well-being and enjoyment of life.

Indoor Activities 

 How to make a facemask - Instructional video by U.S. Surgeon General

* MPK Bingo -  How many squares can you check off ?

* Free Kids Crafts -  DIY crafts at home

* Crafts for All - Crafts for Adults and Kids 

* Indoor games for kids - 80+ energy busting games

*Math and Money Resources for Kids - This collection of online games and apps help teach children about math and money.

* Inner City Art - Distance art learning

*Free At-Home Recreational Activities for Families - This list contains over 100 free virtual resources including family fitness activities, museum tours and craft tutorials.

* Origami - Easy origami instructions

Indoor Fitness

* Stretches at home - 5 simple stretches

Do yoga with me -  Free yoga videos

* Fitness Blender - Free Fitness Videos

* Cosmic Kids Yoga - Kid friendly fitness videos

* Daily Caring - Free fitness videos for Seniors

* Senior Fitness & Lifestyle - Free fitness information and tips

Virtual Field Trips

* Houston Zoo - 6 animal web cams
* Philadelphia Zoo - Online zoo learning 
* Carnegie Hall - Live stream performances

* San Diego Zoo - 11 animal web cams
* Animal Conversation - San Diego Zoo conservation efforts

* Boston Children's Museum - Museum Virtual Tour

* Georgia Aquarium - 8 live web cams 

* Metropolitan Opera -  Met's series of free opera streams

* National Park Tours -  5 Virtual National Park tours

* US National Parks -  31 Guided tours on Google Earth

* Explore Animal Cams - Tons of live animals cams

* Art Share LA - Daily performances

* NASA -  Space webcam and activities 

Educational Resources

* Virtual Storytime w/ Library staff - Monday-Wednesday at 12pm and Thursday at 10am
* Zoom Homework Help - Free Homework Help is available every Tuesday on Zoom from 3-4pm. No registration is required.
* Get Fit While You Sit - A low impact exercise program presented by Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library staff.
* Prenda Code Club - coding tutorials for kids ages 8-18
* - Live, on-demand homework help & test prep; ESL and Citizenship support; Career resources
* eBooks for Adults, Teens and Kids - eBooks and e-audio books from home

* PBS SoCal - At home learning 

* TumbleBooksLibrary - access to children's eBooks 

* Britannica Kids (English/Spanish) - Use your MPK Library card to access 

* Scholastic Learn at Home - Educational Resources

* USA Learns - Resources for ESL and Citizenship activities 

Learn a new language - Free Duolingo app to learn 36 languages

* Rosetta Stone for kids - 3 free months for students to learn a new language

* Gale Curriculum - Content for Pre-K to Undergraduate** Contact the MPK Bruggemeyer Library circulation desk at (626)307-1366, Monday through Friday 9am-6pm to get a digital library card**

Disclaimer – The City of Monterey Park does not endorse or receive funds for any of the resources provided on this page. If you have any questions regarding the content included on this page, please contact