March 18, 2020
As parents take on the role of teacher for the next several weeks, many are overwhelmed with how to keep their kids occupied while they work, and engaged in the important brain development we know is so critical.
I have assembled the following resources to share with our staff of working parents and would encourage you to share with anyone in your network who may find them useful.
- Mystery Science, K-5 science lessons: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
- Scholastic: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
- KHAN Academy, KHAN Academy Kids: https://www.khanacademy.org/parent
- CODE: https://code.org/learn
- Cool Math: https://www.coolmath.com/
- National Geographic: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
- Starfall: https://www.starfall.com/h/
- FunBrain: https://www.funbrain.com/
- BBCKids: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/
- TimeKids: https://www.timeforkids.com/
- Highlights Magazine: https://www.highlightskids.com/
- Math Drills: https://www.math-drills.com/
- KanopyKids (use local library online access)
- GoNoodle; mindfulness and workouts for kids: https://www.gonoodle.com/
- CosmicKids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
- Physical Education vocabulary for kids: https://www.playgroundequipment.com/physical-education-vocabulary-for-kids/
- @petethecatofficial 12pm EST reading and drawing tutorial
- @wendymac 10am PST daily guided drawings
- Kennedy Center Mo Willems Lunch Doodles 1pm EST https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
Together (but with the appropriate six-foot distancing), we can do this!
Jami Jones is Kansas Action for Children’s director of organizational effectiveness.