What to Do With Kids At Home on Coronavirus Break for Who Knows How Long (Without Losing It)
Great Ideas like Limit the News, Loosen Screen Time rules, Maintain schedules, and more.
Common Sense Media has lots of resources including 25 best podcasts for kids and the 10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Tweens and Teens.
Grab the Art Supplies, Try Cooking a New Recipe, Family Board Game Competitions, Let the Kids Put on a Show
There are other great ideas like creating a movie with their iMovie app, stocking up on ingredients to let kids cook and bake, listening to audio books, and having sports competitions with siblings only.
Take a virtual field trip! From the Louvre in Paris to our very own Houston Zoo.
20 Virtual Field Trips you can take with Your Kids
The Houston Zoo goes live every day at 11 a.m. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to give daily updates of what the animals are up to while the zoo is shut down.
Here are some resources that will help you and your kids make the most of their time away from class.
Houston Chronicle: How to keep kids learning at home
Children’s Museum Houston is sharing experiments, activities and inside looks at their exhibits through its daily virtual learning broadcast schedule and has a large database of other online activities at facebook, YouTube, and instagram
Space Foundation is offering free downloadable STEM lesson plans for students in grades K-8 to help keep kids engaged during the gap in traditional class time.
Frontiers for Young Minds has a free collection of science-related material.
DK find out! has free lesson plan ideas for teachers and resources for parents, as well as videos and interactive modules on a variety of subjects.
Epic! has thousands of books and videos online for kids. There’s a 30 day free trial to set up an account.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that has exercises, quizzes, and videos to help students.
Bill Nye The Science Guy the well-known science communicator has a long list of life science, physical science, and planetary science lessons.
Brainpop offers free access for students whose school is closed due to COVID-19.
The site even has a free learning module for young people on coronavirus.
National Geographic Kids learn everything from outer space to women heroes and homework help.
Raz-Kids is designed for students from K-5th and has a free trial.