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UPDATED 12 May – Kids home from school? Here’s a list of tools and activities to keep you all sane.

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Here is the 4th update. I will continue to update this list as new resources are found. Stay safe and healthy!

Virtual Field Trips for kindergarteners.

Indoor sports for kids.

Active indoor activities will keep your kids — from toddlers to teens — busy and burning energy!


Here is the 3rd update. I will continue to update this list as more information comes in.

Thank you for the music – The playlists to get you through to the other side
There’s perhaps never been a more important time to put a little faith in the transportive power of music. And to do just that, WeTransfer’s Head of Music Tiffany Yu teams up with a host of stations and agencies to curate the tracks that will make you feel good now.

Health tips from a chiropractor how to reduce chronic stress in your body and how to handle stress.

General compiled list of resources for Parents (resources from K-8): 

Pre-K is harder to find but Scholastic has resources divided into four sections based on grade level, currently has five days’ worth of content. An additional 15 days of content is on the way. The courses provide approximately three hours of learning per day, including writing and research projects, virtual field trips, and geography challenges.

Schedule of Music classes and story times that are livestreamed- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cUldDMYYhMy-gBDChEmuWZzxI2TyKp3lYrkEsSKcPqs/edit?usp=sharing

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/

Activity and Mindfulness: GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube has been very popular with kiddos I know.

DIY.org https://diy.org/ Huge library of hands-on projects, how-to videos, and an awesome kid community.

Common Sense Media’s Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

From Google – A resource to support families with young children working from home March 2020

The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium (NYC) created this webpage to link you to as many at-home learning resources and activities to City cultural institutions and beyond as possible. Click on logos and links below to explore! Check back often. More content connections are being added everyday!

https://macaccess.org/home-new/at-home-activities/?fbclid=IwAR0N1OgCfgwdDswcZ7AtPO3OO5J7T0tc0rSNZ1XFWEh5wDtxh6yREkxxCFQ (a lot of the museum logos at the top take you to their archives or online collections but scrolling down there are more resources)

UNESCO Distance Learning Resources a list of educational applications and platforms to help parents, teachers, schools and school systems facilitate student learning and provide social caring and interaction during periods of school closure.

CBC Curio An educational streaming platform targeting educational institutions from primary through to post-secondary levels across Canada. You can now access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada on a provisional basis.

MATH
https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2020/03/youtube-channels-for-math-teachers-and.html

Monster Math Squad (Ages 5-8) Videos: https://curio.ca/en/collection/monster-math-squad-season-1-1629/

 

SCIENCE
Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants – digital learning sessions daily to keep the learning going at home!

Explanation of how it will work

Schedule of events

Skype-A-Scientist has well over 800 scientists ready to chat with an audience remotely! Sign up and request for any topic you want to learn more about – https://www.skypeascientist.com/

Discover the Universe is launching Astro at Home in an effort to help families during this hiatus from school. Join them live for 30 minutes of fun astronomy mini-courses and activities every weekday at 2 pm (starting Mar 17th)! Visit https://www.discovertheuniverse.ca/post/astro-at-home

The Dunlap Institute will launch their “Cosmos from your Couch.” starting Mar 18 at 7 pm. Their astronomers will bring you awesome live, free space talks, delivered right to your living room. Link and details: http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/public-outreach/couch-cosmos/

FRENCH
https://www.fluentu.com/french/

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:Grade%203%20French%20Immersion

https://french.yabla.com/

 

MISC fun for the brain
https://monsterwordsearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/color-word-search.pdf

https://www.chesskid.com/

 

ART

The Kennedy Center is doing a doodle-along everyday with Mo Willems- https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Wendy MacNaughton’s daily drawing class Instagram Live: @wendymac

New Victory Theatre is doing weekly lessons This week is Percussion week! 

https://newvictory.org/new-victory-arts-break-percussion-week

Trusty Sidekick Theatre is streaming their archive performances- https://www.trustysidekick.org

CBC Kids Curio https://curio.ca/en/  

Some recent favourite YouTube channels

Mystery Doug: mysterydoug.com  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPRCRM3JKm3sw55lB_427qg

Mark Rober youtube.com/markrober




Here is the 2nd update. I will continue to update this list as more information comes in.

Parenting in the time of COVID-19
To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so.

Free Classes on Skillshare
Browse thousands of free classes for your career, passions and everything in between. Our classes are taught by the world’s best practitioners in design, business, photography and more.

Stay home. Skill up. #FREEapril
Build in-demand tech skills without leaving your house. Get free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more all month long.

Try These Smart Tips to Stay Connected to the People You Don’t See Every Day
Social distancing can make us feel isolated and lonely — so more than ever, it’s important to reach out to colleagues and loved ones.

Try Your Hand at cooking Swedish Food

Ten Free Ebooks from Haymarket Books

The National Theatre in London, England is going to stream a free play every Thursday night

Alvin Ailey to stream full-length performances online

Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart Is Reading Shakespeare Online for Fans During Coronavirus Pandemic

21 DAYS OF MEDITATION Finding hope in uncertain times. Harness strength. Find peace. Create connection.

 

Here is the 1st update. I will continue to update this list as more information comes in. 

Bestselling Children’s Author Mo Willems Is Teaching Kids Drawing On YouTube

10+ Things to Do with NASA at Home

Turkish museums, cultural sites now just a click away for virtual visitors

25 SOURCES OF FREE PUBLIC DOMAIN BOOKS

It Turns Out, You Can Use LEGO Bricks to Teach All Kinds of Math Concepts

The Czech National Library has made its 206,000-title archive available online for free

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

Virtual US National Parks Tours






I imagine if you didn’t see this 14 years ago, you’ve seen it recently. If not, Welcome to Germ Spreading 101.

 

Isn’t this artwork touching? It reminds us that we are all in this together.

And breathe.

Yoga for kids

Here is a list with more kids yoga resources.

Here is a list of free activities and educational tools to keep you and your kids sharp during social isolation.

  1. Here’s The Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
  2. 60+ Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math
  3. Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free
  4. 18 Best Podcasts for Kids in Elementary, Middle, and High School
  5. Download Free Coloring Books from 113 Museums. There are also tons of other free cultural resources available from this link.
  6. Scholastic is offering free online courses so your kids can keep learning while schools are closed.
  7. 150+ Educational Shows on Netflix
  8. Download a massive amount of books from the NY Public Library.
  9. The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

Cleaning Tips

  1. Amazing people coming together to provide online literacy resources.
  2. Students Can Respond to Daily Writing Prompts, Inspired by The New York Times, at Home for Free.
  3. Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
    Drawing from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition explores and thinks critically about how American artists have chosen to portray themselves over the past century. This online exhibition highlights a selection of objects featured in both the Portrait Gallery’s presentation in Washington, D.C., and in the traveling adaptation.
  4. One Life: Dolores Huerta 
    Explore the life and legacy of Latina activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the farm workers’ movement of the 1960s and 1970s with César Chávez.
  5. First Ladies 
    This online exhibition features portraits of the First Ladies of the United States from the Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection.
  6. Votes for Women
    Missed it in person? This abridged virtual tour of the Portrait Gallery’s acclaimed exhibition, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence,” delves into the history of women’s suffrage as the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment approaches.
  7. Portraits of African Americans
    Discover portraits of African Americans featured in the Portrait Gallery’s collection and learn how their achievements have contributed to the history and development of our nation.
  8. The Struggle for Justice
    In one of multiple views of the museum’s galleries available on Google, view portraits of activists and social justice leaders from the Portrait Gallery’s collection.
  9. SmARTify is a free and easy-to-use art app that allows you to explore more than 1,000 artworks from the Portrait Gallery’s collection from the convenience of their own home. Download the app and explore the stories behind the objects and the artists in our collection. There’s even a virtual tour of the museum’s acclaimed “America’s Presidents” gallery. Available in English and Spanish. Try it out in our galleries!

1 Hour Yin Yoga Class Without Props – Full Body Yin Yoga Class

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links.

Do you know of additional resources? Let me know so that I can share them widely.

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