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April, 2020

Resources for Parents with Children during Social Distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, that means we must play our part now more than ever in order to help flatten the curve. For parents with young children, it can seem difficult to stay home while still keeping your child engaged and entertained. However, there are lots of resources to make up for school closures, providing educational resources that are also fun.

 

Here are some of them:


  • Prodigy
    This free website provides a platform for 1st to 8th grade students to learn and practice math. It’s accessible from home, so it’s the ideal website to make sure your child is keeping up with their curriculum while social distancing.
  • PebbleGO
    If your child is between kindergarten and grade 3, this website is perfect. PebbleGO is offering free access and resources for educators and parents to keep children engaged throughout the school closures. They offer free videos, downloadable cards, weekly schedules and more.
  • Cincinnati Zoo
    Everyday at 3pm, the Cincinnati Zoo will be hosting a Facebook Live event featuring an animal along with an activity for children to perform at home. This is sure to be a hit with your kids!
  • History for Kids
    This online history network provides free articles, worksheets and quizzes for each section to facilitate social studies content while your children are at home.
  • GoNoodle
    Not only does GoNoodle keep your child moving and active, it does it all while focusing on a variety of educational topics. Their free activities are perfect for following along with at home.
  • Scholastic Canada
    For 20 days, you can receive free access to Scholastic Canada’s database of learn at home projects designed to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. There are daily activities for each day that cover a range of subjects and tasks.
  • Dreambox Learning
    If you sign up before April 30th, you will receive a free 90-day trial to Dreambox Learning – an adaptive learning platform that aims to close math gaps in order to deliver results. This platform provides K-8 math lessons that individually tailors towards the student learning.
  • National Geographic Kids
    National Geographic Kids is the perfect website to keep your children both entertained and educated. It provides games, videos and information about animals, earth and much more.
  • MysteryDoug
    Focused on science content, MysteryDoug offers lots of online videos that answer real questions that every child has. Plus, during school closures, MysteryDoug is offering a starter list of free K-5 science lessons to do at home.

We all play a pivotal role in helping to flatten the curve across the country, and the world. These tips will make it easier to stay home while also keeping your children engaged.  

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