University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Families: A Beautiful Day

By Tasha Wulf, Early Childhood Development Extension Educator

Looking for fun, simple, activities to do this summer with young children, then check out A Beautiful Day website. A Beautiful Day uses ad-free videos to share ideas that foster learning and play while supporting caregivers. The University of Nebraska at Lincoln faculty and staff, along with their children are featured in these real-life, relatable videos that have been filmed in their kitchens, living rooms, and backyards. 

A Beautiful Day was originally started in response to the need to social distance and stay home. The project involved the following collaborators: Child, Youth and Families Studies, Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory, College of Education and Human Sciences, Nebraska Extension, and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. A Beautiful Day is a great resource anytime caregivers need activity ideas.    

On A Beautiful Day website, caregivers can find creative and playful videos showcasing different activities and shared storybook readings that children birth through age 8 can try with their caregivers. The videos are broken into the 5 following categories: Beautiful Home, Beautiful Movements, Beautiful Thinking, Beautiful Stories, and Beautiful Adventures.

Enjoy A Beautiful Day at