While you take this time to bond more with your loved ones at home and get settled into a new routine, you may also be seeking other opportunities for your child to keep learning while on a temporary break from the classroom. It’s easy to get in the habit of allowing more screen time playing games or on social media, especially with the extended amount of time we have all found ourselves spending in the house. But try incorporating screen time that is more beneficial for them.
This pandemic has clearly altered the course of the school year for so many students, but you still have the ability to add structure back to their daily routine and ensure they are soaking up as much knowledge as possible!
Below is a list of academic resources for all age groups:
- Ages 2 -8:
- ABC Mouse: Encompasses reading, math, science programs and so much more! Includes additional feature to track your child’s progress over time to learn what areas they thrive in and where they could use a little more practice. Subscription based platform that can be used online or through installed app on smart device.
- Grades K – 12:
- Adventure Academy: Focuses on reading, comprehension, social studies and science. Offers a fun way to make an adventure out of learning! Your child can create a customized character and learn with other friends online in a secure, monitored space. Subscription based platform that can be used online or through installed app on smart device.
- Fun Brain: This website is open to all grade levels, teaching through reading and math lessons, educational videos, games and more. Can be used online or through installed app on smart device.
- Children of all ages:
- BrainPOP: Turn any room into a classroom! This program teaches lessons in math, science, social studies, health, engineering and so much more. BrainPOP is catered to all age ranges and is also offering free access during school closures due to COVID-19, to help your child stay on track advancing their education.
*Many of these programs also provide discounts on their website and the first month of subscription may even be free.