Social distancing can have complex issues beyond having food supplies especially for parents working from home with bored kids around them full-time. Keeping kids entertained, engaged, and educated while schools remain closed has become the biggest challenge now. To help get you through it, we’ve created a collection of at-home ideas to engage your kids with some fun and learning.
- Podcasts for kids
- DIY Craft Projects
- 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained:
- Online Educational resources for kids: https://curve.mit.edu/best-online-educational-resources-for-when-youre-stuck-at-home , https://www.coolcatteacher.com/16-free-resources-for-schools-who-are-closing-due-to-coronavirus/?utm_campaign=shareaholic
- Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch
- Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle have made their entire catalog free for 30 days to help with social distancing. Their books can be read on their mobile apps. Enjoy! Amar Chitra Katha,Tinkle
- YouTube channels for kids: Crash Course Kids, Science Channel, SciShow Kids, National Geographic Kids, Free School, Geography Focus, TheBrainScoop, Kids Learning Tube, Geeek Gurl Diaries, Mike Likes Science, Science Max, SoulPancake
- Online resources for education and fun: BrainPop, Curiosity Stream, Tynker, Outschool, Udemy, iReady, Beast Academy (Math), Khan Academy, Creative Bug, Discovery Education
- Celebrate child’s birthday without a party:
- Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html, https://allinonehomeschool.com/ , https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/ , https://www.starfall.com/h/ , https://www.abcya.com/ , https://www.funbrain.com/ , https://www.splashlearn.com/ , https://www.storylineonline.net/ , 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/
Keep spirits up and give your kids something to look forward to by establishing a different themed spirit day for each day of the week.
Create a schedule that will be easy for your kids to adapt to. A sense of structure will help them (and you) adapt to these unusual circumstances.
8 am Good morning
8:30 am Clean up, make bed, brush teeth, Bath time, get dressed
9 am Breakfast
9:30 am Color
10 am Individual play
11:10 am Snack
11:30 am Chores
1 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Clean-up lunch, watch show
2 pm Nap / quiet time
3 pm Music / arts and crafts
4 pm Reading
4:30 pm Snack
5: 30 pm Family time
6:30 pm Individual Hobby
8:00 pm Dinner Prep/Set Table
8: 30 pm Dinner
9: 00 pm Brush Teeth/ Bed time stories
9: 30 pm Good Night
Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Happy!