With March Break being extended for an additional two weeks it will be more important than ever to make sure kids are learning from home. Thankfully, there are a ton of online resources available to keep them busy.
Scholastic has a free Learn at Home program available for Pre-kindergarten all the way up to grades 6+ that offer day-by-day projects that are fun and educational. They also have an awsome resource to help you talk to students and younger people about COVID-19.
History For Kids
History can be a tough subject for children to get pulled into but History For Kids makes it fun and engaging with games, videos, and worksheets specifically tailored for kids. They cover historical periods like the middle ages, Geographic based history like Greece and Egypt, and historic events like World War 1 & 2.
Storyline is another free website that has actors like David Harbour, Rami Malek, Chris O’Dowd, and more reading childrens books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Reading to children has been shown to increase understanding, concentration, and general academic aptitude so this might be a good resource to include in you’re daily routine.
Typing has fast become one of the most important skills a young person can learn. It is more crucial than ever for you to be able to type accurately, quickly, and with the often forgotten correct hand position so you can type for longer. Typing Club is a fun way for anyone, including kids, to learn this skill.
The Canadian Homeschooler
The Canadian Homeschooler has an abundance of resources including printables, ebooks, videos, and more. Just choose one of the many categories like math, science, history, or geography and dive in with your kids. Includes everything from preschool all the way through high school.
National Geographic has a growing number of resources including “Boredom Busters” like science labs and personality tests, funny and education videos, and lots of homework help for subjects like animals and geography. They also have guides for essay writing, oral reports, and research.
One of the trickiest subjects for kids to engage with is math so it is very important to keep it fun and interesting. Prodigy does this with games, activities, and rewards from grades one to eight. Parents also get access to a dashboard which helps you see where your kids are struggling and where to focus more of their efforts on improving.
Youtube is partnering with Khan Academy to highlight a huge number of learning creators to complement any homework or home learning your kids are receiving. Learn@Home has context converting content like math, geography, science, and more. It also categorizes its content by age group so it’s easy to find the content that’s right for your child.
In addition to these resources, there are a number of companies that are offering their services for free for a limited time. Check out the full list here.
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