Online Resources to Help You While Your Kids are Home

March 25, 2020

One thing I love watching is the creativity that is emerging during this very strange time. We have a new normal to embrace for the time being and we are here to help in any way we can. Here is a roundup of some amazing resources to give you a hand. Whether you are trying to keep your kids learning, or just need to take a little break and want to keep them busy for a time, here are some great ways to engage the kids in ways that are fun!

From ABCs to ACTs

This is a huge list of free educational websites for kids for many age groups! For links, visit the link below.

Scholastic

Scholastic launched a new “Learn At Home” Website that offers day-by-day projects. There are things for every age range.

Kids Activities Blog

Kids Activities Blog put together a great list of education companies that are offering free subscriptions due to the school closings. This is a very comprehensive list.

Hansen Art Studio

Hansen Art Studio is offering FREE FB Live art classes. They have the supply list up now so you can get your supplies ahead of time. They are located near Seattle and they will be meeting at 10-12 PST on March 18th, 25th, April 1st and 8th. Find out more here:

NESCA

The Neuropsychology and Education Services for Children & Adolescents has some great recommendations on how to structure your day. The balance of screentime with outdoor time and homework is a real struggle. Some of these tips should be very helpful!

Silo & Sage

Silo & Sage has some great inspiration, encouragement and learning printables. While they aren’t free, they are low cost and would be a great way to enhance your learning time. Check it out here:

How to Raise an Adult

Wondering what type of activities to build into your day? Try some of these!

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is organizing some free livestreams and rebroadcasts until the orchestra can return. This is a great way to get some musical moments in your life. Concerts will be broadcast here and on our YouTube channel:

Thrifty NW Mom

Thrifty Nw Mom always has great ideas so be sure to follow them to help you out during this time. Look at them here:

Audible

It would be a good time to get a free trial of Audible. There is a free 30-day trial.

Museums Across the World

There are museums across the world offering free virtual tours. This is a great addition to learning at home that can provide some interest for your kids!

Vooks

Vooks is also a great way to get more reading done in your household. They have a free trial period and you get access to the full library. Here you go!

Are there other great resources you are using with your kids? We’d love to hear about them as we keep updating this resource list for you. Good luck out there, and don’t forget…YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Shane Carlson,
Head of Camp
CRISTA Camps

Also, a BIG thank you to AllMomDoes.com for sharing this content with us!

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