With a lot of families still finding themselves at home most of the time, you may be looking for more things to do with your children. To help with your child’s education, there are many great places to go online. There are hundreds of great websites available but below are just a sample of five resources that can challenge your kids and spark their creativity.
PBS put their content for young children in one place: games, coloring sheets to print, videos, and even a podcast. The games are separated by topic so it is easier to find educational games that focus on your child’s needs: mathematics, rhyming, social studies, engineering, feelings, and much more. There is PBS for parents to get tips and activity ideas. They even have recipes that will get kids excited about being in the kitchen because they created based on their favorite characters.
Radiolab, one of the most beloved podcasts in the world, reaches into its archives to create Radiolab for Kids. It's a place where they've collected Radiolab's most family-friendly content. From “What do dogs see when they look at the rainbow?” to “Do animals laugh?”, the topics will hold a child’s attention span. Episodes range in length from 20 to 40 minutes. Radiolab for Kids is sure to delight and engage the most curious minds.
Kids are less active than ever before. Go Noddle gets kids moving so they can be their best. There are fun, short videos that will guide your child to move along to help improve their mental and physical health. You can also sign up for their newsletter to receive weekly ideas to keep your kids engaged, without utilizing screen time.
There are at home activities, crafts, and coloring pages. The crafts can be sorted by occasion and age range, so it is developmentally appropriate for your child’s needs. Each craft gives the list of required supplies. If you are missing something, add it to your shopping list to try another time, and choose a different craft to try in the meantime. There are also monthly webinars for parents to get ideas about how to infuse creative learning experiences at home.
Come back every week to find a new set of worksheets available to students in pre-school through fifth grade. Students will “travel” to the seven continents and learn about the animals, plants, landmarks, or countries in that continent through reading or math activities. Each worksheet is based off the standards associated with the labeled grade. The worksheets come with answer sheets that may contain extra fun facts. The child can also do their own research to learn even more about each continent.