What to do? What to do? What to do?

So, maybe your kiddo is not going to school until some time in April, like mine. How do you keep them busy at home (and how do you keep your sanity)? Because this isn’t “vacation” or “play date” time.

One of the ladies at my church – she’s a great-grandma – suggested to me to make an “alternative activities” list for the kids for when they say they’re bored. Basically light-duty chores, like organizing toys, reorganizing and refolding everything in their dressers, and things like that. She said that when they have that list, it’s not hard for them to find something else to do. I can see that.

She also suggested that kids come up with their daily schedule. YOU have the final say, but it helps the kids have some control and allows them ownership and personal responsibility.

All of that being said, then what? Some of my teacher friends have rounded up some at-home resources for us all to try. And please, feel free to leave a comment about anything you’re doing, or any other websites that might be helpful resources. And if you know someone who doesn’t have internet access, please offer to share/print resources to help each other through this. Stay well!

Highlights Kids

MATH:

play.prodigygame.com

www.khanacademy.org

READING:

www.scholastic.com/learnathome – this has a LOT of great stuff

www.squigglepark.com

www.storylineonline.net/

SCIENCE:

mysterydoug.com

kids.nationalgeographic.com

WRITING:

www.typingclub.com

SOCIAL STUDIES:

www.historyforkids.net

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS:

https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/

https://www.waterford.org/resources/3-great-virtual-field-trips-for-early-learners/

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/virtual-field-trips/

 

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