Virtual Activities Guide! | Essex County Moms

When it comes to educational opportunities for our children, flexibility is key! Virtual Learning can be highly adaptable and often a more efficient way to meet students where they are academically, emotionally, and socially. Kids can learn on their own schedule, and accelerate on their own timeline.

Our Virtual Learning Guide is a shortlist of virtual activities including Writing Skills, Public Speaking, Arts & Crafts, Woodworking, Language Programs, Coding Classes, Movie Production Workshops, SAT/ACT Test Prep, Science Activities, Acting Classes, and More! We hope your family takes advantage of some of these amazing opportunities, right in your own home.




Learn the art of writing and how to construct beautiful sentences with Writing Symphony. At Writing Symphony, our programs are outcome-based to ensure that when your child receives a future writing or speaking assignment, they can tackle it with confidence and courage, knowing they have an entire “toolkit” of strategies to succeed. Similar to learning a musical instrument, excelling in writing literacy and the language arts requires a firm grasp of the fundamentals, an understanding of different styles and techniques, individualized instruction from passionate, certified teachers, and practice…lots of practice. This is why the company is called Writing Symphony and why our mantra is Think. Write. Speak. Repeat. Watch video here. or visit


Young Woodworkers Kit Club

Give your kids a steady supply of constructive kits with Annie’s Young Woodworkers Kit Club. Each month, your child receives a new kit with all the wood pieces, nails, paint, stickers and instructions to build their own toy. Wood pieces are precut and predrilled for easy assembly, and colorful instructions are simple enough for kids to build themselves.

Watch your kids gain confidence and learn new skills as they build a marshmallow launcher, candy machine, helicopter and more. The first kit comes with a real kid-sized hammer, with more tools to come. Young Woodworkers Kit Club is perfect for children ages 7-12.

Creative Girls Club

Give your daughter the gift of creativity with Annie’s Creative Girls Club. Each month, your girl receives a new package that includes two ready-to-make craft kits. Inside are all the special supplies and instructions for unique crafts she can make herself. Watch her confidence soar with every new creation!

From painting and paper crafting to beading, stitching and more, your girl can make a variety of fun projects to decorate her spaces and express herself. Creative Girls club is perfect for girls ages 7-12.



Welcome to Digistars Make-A-Movie Workshop

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Digistars Make-A-Movie Workshop offers a suite of moviemaking programs to meet the needs of teachers, parents, students, and kids who want to learn how to tell stories through moving pictures. Check out their list of full programs here.

For any student wanting the inside track on how to make an amazing movie that checks all the boxes, we’ve got The Essential Documentary Filmmaking Tutor to set you up for movie making success. For information, visit



MEL Science provides a fun way to learn while spending time with your loved ones.  MEL Science has different sets depending on your child’s age – from 5 to 16+. Follow the link in the description and use this promo code ‘LOCAL60’ to get your first month’s MEL Science subscription set for 60% off the first box! Offer is limited and will be active only for one month. To save with the promo code ‘LOCAL60′ and for more information about MEL Science kits, visit



Empower Your Child with a New Language Today!

Our world is rapidly becoming a smaller place, and languages are the bridge to a more connected future! We believe that learning a new language will empower your child with new perspectives, cultural awareness, and a skillset that creates more opportunities for success throughout all aspects of your child’s journey through life… career, relationships, travel, and more!

At LingualMuse, our Language Coaches specialize in effectively communicating the intricacies of new language development in a personalized way. We accomplish this by identifying each student’s unique and optimal learning style and then teaching to their strengths – resulting in accelerated progress and an enjoyable language learning experience! LingualMuse welcomes students of all ages and levels into our language learning community. We also support students taking language classes in school to score great grades and ace advanced placement classes, and offer partner and semi-private classes for friends, siblings, or even parent/child to learn together.

Get started with 40% off our 3-part Introductory Program. REGISTER HERE and use coupon code MOM40 and pay only $59.40!  (Reg. $99). It’s never too late to begin learning a new language… It’s a small world after all…

LingualMuse Inc.
Call Us: 828-LINGUAL

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Hello! My name is Adam Ehdaie, and I spent six years tutoring for large test prep organizations. Dream School Test Prep is an SAT and ACT tutoring small business. For over two years, we have offered remote test prep tutoring in hopes of providing more people with the access to education that they deserve. As such, it is a policy that every first session is free. The right tutor requires the right fit. That is your right.

With the opportunities that I attained from my Bachelors’ in Education and Masters’ in Adolescent Psychology – both from Boston College, I have gained experience as a high school English teacher and adolescent therapist at Newbury College and in private practice. I am familiar with the SAT and ACT, so I can give tips and tricks that teach you what to study, but also how to take the test. We price ourselves below comparable services and truly believe ourselves to offer superior test prep with heart. It is in the results. I am happy to discuss working with anyone that has difficulty because of price. Everyone deserves the chance to learn and succeed. We use zoom meetings and screen sharing software to allow student and tutor to write on the screen simultaneously. Each student is given a google drive of customized drills, guidelines, tips and tricks, as well as ample practice tests to encourage data-driven analysis of their progress. It feels very “in-person” in my experience and in feedback from students.

Please visit  for more information. There are reviews, testimonials, as well as free test prep materials. You can email me or call me as well, and I am happy to speak with you. Be well!

Phone: 760-613-5844
Email: [email protected]

Instagram: adam_dreamschooltestprep

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The Barrow Group offers kids, tweens, and teen acting, directing, playwriting, and filmmaking classes. We believe that children learn the most in an atmosphere of trust, collaboration, play, and support. These classes teach our specific approach to storytelling and introduce students to the same tools that our adult professional artists practice. All of our teachers have gone through an intensive teacher training program with TBG master teachers to ensure the highest quality experience for students. We recommend students begin with the Explorations in Acting class for their age level.

The link to all our upcoming youth classes:
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Code Galaxy offers online coding and technology courses for students aged 7-18 with the purpose of fostering and solidifying a passion for technology. We provide advanced, flexible and engaging courses that include Python, Roblox, Minecraft & more. Sign up for our popular Virtual Summer Camps, Weekly classes or Private Tutoring! For information, visit



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