Fight boredom and promote learning with these trusted resources! We hate that we can't see all of you every week for our normal programming, but we want to make sure you are still having fun and learning. We are constantly updating the following resources to keep your hands and minds busy in the safe environment of your home. From free e-books and book readings, to virtual museum tours and activity ideas, the following links are sure to help you fight cabin fever and inspire fun.
We miss you all, and we hope to see you happy and healthy very soon!
StoryMarch: A fun pictorial story challenge for all ages! "It's simple, easy and free! Here's how it works: Make a piece of art every day. Any medium: pencil, crayon, marker, ink, paint, photography, sculpture... anything! Use the words on the list below (you can change the order) or create your own list, but it's fun when everyone interprets the same word on the same day. The only rule is, each piece of art should connect to the one done the day before. At the end, you'll have a big complicated drawing or painting, or a collage, or a book, or a scroll, or a map... it's up to you." Link: https://www.sarahbrannen.com/storymarch?fbclid=IwAR1G2Cd2GMwdFdG3QvWYzcfmUu0V1u5MuQlDjQM6jgwxBSiurJa_5zsBQ_U
Girls Who Code: "We know that parents, educators, and girls are looking for support and connection during these challenging times. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to school closures and significant disruption to daily life, Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them.We will release activities weekly — some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty—over the course of the next few months. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology." Link: https://girlswhocode.com/code-at-home/
Duolingo: Why not spend your time at home learning a new language (or two or six)? Duolingo is a free program (plus version available with subscription) teaching more than 30 languages. It features a game-like structure with fun incentives to keep you going! It is also mobile device friendly. Link: https://www.duolingo.com/
Pop Culture Classroom: Pop Culture Classroom offers education material in a pop culture format. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are offering their material free for the foreseeable future. "This site is packed with tests, tutorials, e-books, and other resources to help students excel."
Kahn Academy: Kahn Academy is a non-profit organization that offers "exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students learn or review material." They also have sample daily routine/schedules based on a child's age (4-18). They offer many resources for both parents and students.