Home-Based Learning and
We are all grappling with unprecedented challenges raised by COVID-19. But as we begin to mobilize solutions and confront these challenges together, the significance of our connections with one another as individuals, families and communities becomes even more clear. See the below links as we have gathered some suggestions for resources for our families.
Mystery Science - Some of the most popular science lessons.
Scholastic - Free learning resources by grade level.
Khan Academy - Provides a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
ABC Mouse - Learning tool for ages 2-8 (Free for 30 days)
Join High Brow - Educational videos (Free for 30 days)
ABCYA- Learning games for Pre-K to Grade 8.
ReadWorks - K-Grade12 Poems.
The Children's Poetry Archive - Listen to the world's best poetry read out aloud.
ReadWriteThink - Poetry Student Interactives.
APPS/ WEB RESOURCES
20 Virtual Field Trips - Visit destinations around the world.
30 Virtual Field Trips - A well-organized chart, with links.
Youtube Learning Hub - Universe of educational videos.
PBS Kids - Educational activities and games.
Tynker - coding lessons and games for a variety of ages.
Typing club - Learn typing for free
Virtual museum tours - 12 famous museums.
TimeLooper - Immersive storytelling experiences in virtual reality.
Prodigy Math Game - Fun math games.
Cincinnati Zoo - Virtual safaris every day.
Paris Ballet - Free live streams and performances.
Center for Puppetry Arts - Free workshops, tours & shows.
NASA - Entire media library publicly accessible and copyright-free.
ACTIVITES & CRAFTS
Cosmic Kids Yoga - FREE yoga online with fun characters and stories.
iNaturalist - Use this app to identify species while you hike.
KiwiCo - Create different craft boxes.
Made by Joel - Tons of crafts and activities.
TinkerLab- Projects for different age groups.
Create an indoor fort with chairs and blankets.
300k Free ebooks from NY Public Library - "Borrow" ebooks.
Hoopla - $135 Annual Membership Fee ($12 per month)
Audible - Free 30-Day Trial.
Libby - Library ebooks & audiobooks
Tales from the Moosiverse (“Blends the heart and playfulness of traditional British stories like A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland with a rich tapestry of characters and shared universe crossovers similar to Marvel Comics.”)
IDEAS FOR AT HOME PROJECTS OR FAMILY TIME
Please evaluate the ideas below with consideration for what is best for your family and health circumstances as well as following all CDC guidelines and State and City laws during the state of emergency.
Get some fresh air. Walk to a grocery store, take pictures, etc.
Have your child(ren) pick a topic to discuss.
Go through all the old mail laying around the house.
Have your child(ren) write a letter and/or emails to a different friend or family member each day.
Video chat with family and friends.
Start your outdoor and/or indoor garden.
Learn the parts of plants/flowers & how they grow.
Have your child(ren) help with house chores.
Write a short story & illustrate it together.
Create a mad-lib game.
Play board or card games
Card making/scrapbooking projects.
Make tents and reading caves
Have a shadow show in the reading tent. Use some blankets over chairs or a tables.
Start family puzzles that have 500-1000 pieces.
Start your spring cleaning!
Paint, draw, make your own slime, play dough or kinetic sand.
Zumba or Dance-along videos on YouTube
Check out Pinterest for ideas for activities, games, crafts, etc.
Create scavenger hunts where kids can follow clues through the house to a "treasure" at the end.
Popcorn & movie club
Do a study on planets, then have the kids create their own planets and spread out around the house.
Find some fun physics experiments such as making a bridge out of straws, egg drop protectors, paper airplanes, etc.
With collective action, we can face this challenge together!