As more schools shut down and parents seek online resources to keep their children’s minds engaged, we thought it might be helpful to gather some in this article. Planning a learning day will help reduce the stress and anxiety for parents and kids. Even if your daily homeschool schedule is very loose – a bit of organization will give your day a framework.
Kids will not be learning at the same pace as in a typical school day, but it is ok as long as they learn something new every day, and they have fun on the way.
So, if you haven’t received a specific education plan from your kid’s school for the closure period, use these resources as inspiration to make one yourself.
Khan Academy – Free online courses, lessons and practice.
Wuzzit Trouble – for number sense, problem solving and creative and critical thinking skills
Math Snacks – collection of entertaining math games
Marble Math – to practice mental math
DragonBox Algebra 12+ – advanced algebraic concepts
Reading and writing apps:
Weirdwood Manor – an interactive fantasy storybook
Middle School Confidential – graphic novels written by anti-bullying activist Annie Fox. This story is about a group of friends who help bolster one another’s self-esteem in the face of teasing, bullying, or mere self-doubt
Reading Rewards – a reading tracking app in which kids log their reading time to earn incentive points toward rewards, which parents or teachers can determine.
Global Digital Library – Digital storybooks and other reading materials easily accessible from mobile phones or computers.
Discovery Education: Lessons about viruses and outbreaks for different grade levels.
NASA Kids’ Club: They have made their entire collection of images, sounds and video available and publicly searchable online: 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see.
DIY.org – Creative Challenges – an educational app and learning community where kids can access a collection of project ideas and how-to videos.
Wizard School – combines videos, drawing, and interactive challenges to get kids engaging with material that interests them.
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We don’t know how long this will last, so we’ll come up with other articles we hope you’ll find useful.
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(Sources: unesco.org, cnet.com, nasa.gov, commonsensemedia.org)