Schools are closed, now what? Most schools are coming up with distance learning plans but until then if you want to get some things for your kids in order to keep their minds busy and have some resources on hand we’ve got some ideas below.
Some great educational apps are:
Teach Your Monster To Read
I used to be a teacher and I am now I am a private tutor. The books below are tried and true by the students I’ve worked with. I get these workbooks at the end of each school year for my kids to use throughout the summer– so they won’t go unused. I’d recommend choosing the grade your child will be entering in the Fall unless they are struggling currently in their grade in which you could purchase the grade below.
Summer Bridge grades PreK-K
Summer Bridge grades K-1
Summer Bridge grades 1-2
Summer Bridge grades 2-3
Summer Bridge grades 3-4
Summer Bridge grades 4-5
Summer Bridge grades 5-6
Summer Bridge grades 6-7
Summer Bridge grades 7-8
Subscription boxes are great to also have on hand for random days off from school. Our go-to are Kiwi Co boxes.
Adapted Mind Math offers K-6 curriculum is research-based, common core aligned, and comprehensive with over 300,000 math problems and explanations.
Adventure Academy digital learning for ages 8-13, first month is free
Go Noodle Movement break!
Khan Academy education for kids at home
Learning A to Z online resources for PreK- grade 6
Storyworks is part of Scholastic and is a literary magazine for students in grades 3-6 and their teachers, you are able to try it for free.
Teachers Pay Teachers access to resources created by teachers, free as well as paid content
Ted-Ed lets you build a lesson around any TED talk, TED-Ed resource, or YouTube video. You can also find and use existing lessons on a variety of topics.
Resources and Games to have on hand:
Scavenger Hunt for Kids ages 6+
Brain Boosters choose an age
Guess in 10 Game ages 6+
Treasure Hunt Game ages 3+
Brain Quest Cards comes in each grade level
Boredom Busters ages 3-6
Mind Challenge ages 6+
Tabletop Magnetic Whiteboard
This is also a great resource someone started which shows you a list of educational websites that are waiving sign-up fees.