Everyone is being inundated by emails each day so I’ve decided to stick to 1-3 posts per week since after-all I’m not able to create content that takes you on adventures throughout our city right now. Friday freebies will feature resources we think you’d find helpful that are of no cost. I will also post a weekly dinner menu round-up to help those of you in a rut when it comes to cooking meals. Hopefully you and your family are staying healthy. Be sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram for some humor and random things that pop-up that we share like ‘social distancing bingo’!
The National Gallery of Art offers learning resources and programs for audiences of all ages including ten digital education resources. To support parents and their children, teachers, students, and caregivers alike, educators created this selection of activities, lesson plans, films, and other materials for learning at home.
The Washington Nationals launched free, online educational activities for kids in grades 1-6 here. They have covered everything from STEM education lessons and instructional videos, to reading resources.
Goodnight with Dolly is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. This is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books and providing activity sheets and a parent resource to go along with the story. If you love read-alouds don’t forget about Storyline Online and Save with Stories.
Here is a list of 82 learning games and technologies developed with funding across programs at the Department of Education and government that are now available online at no cost to until the end of the school year.
If you have a child in grades K-2, check out Susan Jones Teaching. She has a YouTube channel where she posts games and worksheets for free and is a great resource.
Animal Hunts– What started with a Chevy Chase Bear Hunt, now you can find animals lining windows in Takoma Park, Cleveland Park and Rollingwood and there’s even a safari in Georgetown. Let us know in the comments below if you know of other areas participating in a fun activity like these for families to walk and drive past.
NPR has a list of things that weren’t free before but are now; from broadway shows and theatre to fitness and education.
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