With the Coronavirus spreading across the globe, many schools have closed indefinitely. This is leaving parents in the difficult position of keeping their children’s minds occupied during the day. While some schools have provided learning packets and online activities, there is still a lot of time during the day where the words “I’m bored” can be heard.
If this sounds like your house, we have some ideas to keep your kids busy during the Coronavirus outbreak.
MakerKids Online STEM classes During the Coronavirus Outbreak
You don’t have to leave your house to take a STEM class. MakerKids is offering online STEM classes. Each class is either one or two hours long once a week. During the classes, kids learn the foundation of STEM and will make their own inventions. For more information on availability and cost, click here.
This site offers walkabouts and web-based lessons for students in pre-K to second grade. This program aims to integrate movement with language arts, math, and reading.
Activity Village is another site that is offering fun, FREE, activities for kids. On this site you’ll find coloring pages, puzzles, worksheets, and more. So, you can do some educational work and then let your kids have fun with puzzles and coloring pages.
Bedtime Math offers math problems that you can do with your kids everyday. There are also hands-on games that you can do. The goal is to make math fun!
Besides keeping your child’s mind fresh, you also need to keep them moving. It can become so easy to just veg out in front of the television. Carone Learning offers online gym and health classes for kids in grades K-12.
Colosky’s Math Academy
Through April 3rd, you can sign and get free access to any pre-recorded course for three weeks. The classes cover 5th grade math through trigonometry and college algebra.
If you’re looking for free math workbooks, edHelper has learning material for kids in grades K-6. The best part is that they’re free!
Here is another resource to try with your kids if you’re home. This interactive video earth science based curriculum lets kids learn more about the world. This is another site that offers free material
These are just a few of the many resources that are available to you and your family as you try to stay occupied and engaged during the COVID-19 outbreak. Remember, keeping your child’s mind occupied and engaged is crucial during this time.