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Resources to engage kids at home during social distancing

It is becoming challenging to manage the stressful situation of COVID and keeping kids engaged at home with a positive environment. I am not a big fan of screen time. These are some of the things I am doing with my kid at home and thought of sharing. Below are some of the resources to find […]

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It is becoming challenging to manage the stressful situation of COVID and keeping kids engaged at home with a positive environment. I am not a big fan of screen time. These are some of the things I am doing with my kid at home and thought of sharing.

Below are some of the resources to find some activities. – Board games(Monopoly, Ticket to Ride, Connect Four)- build analytical/strategic thinking, math
– Scrabble/Quiddler – enhance language skills
– Puzzles – build problem solving
– Legos- inspire them to create things

– Coloring activity – brings out creativity
– Crafts – inspire them to create things from simple objects around them
– Books that teach geography, different countries/cultures of the world, etc

–  Kumon STEM kits that help them to understand about the engineering skills.

–   Practicing or composing their own pieces if they are into music, singing or dance.

 -Journal writing – helps them reflect on things during the day.
– Some unstructured playtime where they use their creativity to come up with games.

My favorite links with the 1-month free subscription:

Amar Chitra Katha: bit.ly/ACKFree
Tinkle: bit.ly/TinkleFree

These are some more awesome list of ideas from a parent who does homeschooling.

Online resources:

www.CuriosityStream.com

www.Tynker.com

www.Outschool.com

www.Udemy.com

www.iReady.com

www.BeastAcademy.com

www.KhanAcademy.com

www.CreativeBug.com

www.DiscoveryEducation.com

https://xtramath.org/

YouTube Channels:

CrashCourseKids

ScienceChannel

– SciShowKids

– NationalGeographicKids

FreeSchool

– GeographyFocus

– TheBrainScoop

– SciShow

– Kids Learning Tube

– Geek Gurl Diaries

– Mike Likes Science

– ScienceMax

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

*Pretend to travel the world. Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!  https://allinonehomeschool.com/

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

*More awesome free learning websites that we like to use*

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

Hope these resources will help. If you know any other resources, please share in the comments.

Have a wonderful day and stay safe!!

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