Resources for Parents with Kids at HomeMarch 26, 2020
There are many helpful resources for parents with kids unexpectedly out of school, from free websites for learning at home to talking about the pandemic with kids. Explore the resources below to learn more.
- 7 Homeschooling Items For Your At-Home Classroom
- Family Activities To Limit Screen Time While Social Distancing
At Home Education Resources
AT&T Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund and Khan Academy
AT&T created the Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. The fund also will provide resources to maintain meaningful connections and bonding opportunities for those isolated from family and friends. The $10 million Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund is launching today with its first contribution of $1 million to Khan Academy.
- Khan Academy Resources: Available in more than 40 languages, Khan Academy offers educational practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers students to study at home. Khan Academy also offers free tools for teachers and parents to help them track student progress.
#FirstRespondersFirst has brought together Harvard School of Public Health, Thrive Global, CAA, and Bright Horizons to open special child care hubs to meet the needs of our first responders who need, first and foremost, to respond to the needs of their own young children. Learn more.
Bright Horizons also launched a World at Home site that is full of activities for infants through early elementary-aged children.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
They have created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media, as well as a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus on X1 and Flex. Both collections are easy to find by saying “Education” or “Coronavirus” into the X1 or Flex remote. Learn more here and here.
Detroit Public TV
Doorway to College Foundation
Kids Activities Blog
We Are Teachers
More from the Chamber: 7 Homeschooling Items for Your At-Home Classroom
Talking to Kids About COVID-19 and Mental Health
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Child Mind Institute
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
- Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis
- Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
#COVIBOOK: This free book by Manuela Molina is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation
Harvard Health Publishing
During these uncertain times, Project Play Southeast Michigan will share information to help families and kids stay active and engaged during the COVID-19 outbreak, including fun ideas for parents and children to continue to play inside and safely outside and inspirational messages on how to stay strong as we #StopTheSpread and #SupportEachOther. Learn more.
Read below for tips to keep up activity levels during COVID-19.
Keeping Kids Active and Engaged
View activities with and without screen time that require limited supplies.
Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation videos for kids
Engages kids with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts
Games assembled for kids playing at home proven to get kids moving, while teaching them social-emotional skills like cooperation and conflict resolution.
8 Indoor Activities to Release Kids’ Energy
Tips for how to balance children’s screen time during the pandemic.
The Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program, a partner of Project Play, is collecting information on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting youth sports to help create resources that will be most valuable to families during this time. They are launching a new series of weekly reports and newsletters and developing webinar content for parents, coaches, and leaders. Read more and take the survey.