Local Businesses Go Online To Help Local Families

By Laurie Corbett, Publisher, Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston March 17, 2020

We all might be stuck at home with school and other activities canceled, but several local businesses and organizations are moving their content online to support local families across a variety of platforms. Stay in touch with your favorite local businesses and organization, or find some new local ones to love! Know of one we are missing? Email and we'll add it! 

Note - the situation is very fluid and things may change quickly. We will do our best to keep this list updated. 

Bay Farm Montessori Academy {Duxbury}

Bay Farm will be sharing videos and activity ideas daily on Facebook and Instagram

Company Theatre for the Arts {Norwell}

The Company Theatre offering online and virtual performing arts programs for age 8 through adult.

Fearless Focus Program {Pembroke}

The Fearless Focus Program will be offering virtual classes on public speaking, confidence and more on their IGTV channel within the Instagram app.

Ms. Bethany {Norwell}

Local Child Development Specialist and Teacher Ms. Bethany will offer free virtual musical story times on her Facebook page

My Gym Children's Fitness Center {Cohasset and Norwell}

The teachers at My Gym Cohasset and My Gym Norwell have created a temporary new business model! They are now producing awesome My Gym videos that children 8 years and under can enjoy while at home! Their videos will get your kids active and smiling as they engage with the teachers onscreen. Here is a sneak peak at just a few of the videos they’ve made. Over 50 videos have been shot so far, and they are making a ton more! (Please note: In the last two day My Gym teachers have become increasingly aware of the importance of social distancing. As they develop future videos, they will be following stringent social distancing practices.)

Families can subscribe to two weeks (March 16 - March 29) of My Gym video content for just $50. My Gym will send video links to your emails every few days. The videos will include class time experiences for ages 1 to 8 years; activity ideas that kids can do at home; Mymo their monkey mascot; behind the scenes My Gym footage; easy home art project ideas; silly gaffes and schtick; fun dances; exercises for all ages; special skills kids can work on; etc.

Please click here to subscribe. Your local My Gyms hope you will support them while their businesses are closed. For just $50 they promise you won't be disappointed.

Ridge Hill School of Norwell {Norwell}

Ridge Hill School will be offering free directed art projects and bedtime stories on their Facebook page and Instagram channel

Sargent Child and Family Services, Corp. {Hanover}

During the next few weeks Sargent Child and Family Services staff will be sharing mini lessons on social skills, music thearpy, story read alouds, making sensory items, and more on their Facebook page. Videos will be available Monday through Friday at 12 PM. 

South Shore Tae Kwon Do {Rockland}

South Shore Tae Kwon Do will be offering free classes on the Zoom platform on Mondays and Wednesday from 4 PM - 4:30 PM for any child age 4 to 12. You do not have to be a students of the school to participate. The classes will be a fun way to keep in shape during the days off, and to teach your kids self-control, discipline, respect and confidence. To participate, you need a free Zoom account, and the link and password for the classes will be listed on their Facebook page. For more information please give them a call at 781-308-4635 or email them at 

Teal So Good {Hanover}

Teal So Good will be offering free kids yoga and dance classes LIVE on Facebook. The first one will be Wednesday, March 18th at 1 PM. 

Unplug and Be Mindful Yoga {Marshfield}

Unplug and Be Mindful Yoga is offering free morning meditation and reiki, and evening yoga and reiki for adults starting 3/17. Visit to register.

Weir River Farm {Hingham}

Weir River Farm is moving their popular weekly storytime online starting 3/18. Join them for a Facebook Live at 10 AM on Wednesdays for a virtual barnyard tour and storytime.