I’ve realized that pandemics are an interesting combination of scary and boring. I’ve also seen some really amazing things happening due to this situation. One thing I’ve loved watching is the way people have come together to help provide entertainment and learning opportunities. I have six wonderful children, ages 7 to 17. They’re doing a great job staying at home and entertaining themselves and each other, but we’ve really appreciated the resources others have posted about on social media. Below are some of those, in case they may be helpful for someone else. Please feel free to comment with other links and ideas! I have no affiliation with any of the individuals or companies related to these links; they’re just ones we’ve enjoyed finding and using.
That Fun Teacher posted a list of links that might be interesting for kids, including:
Math – Prodigy, Khan Academy
Science – Mystery Doug, kids.NationalGeographic.com
Writing – typingclub.com
Reading – SquigglePark.com, Storylineonline.net
Social Studies – historyforkids.net
LearnInColor.com also posted a list of free educational websites including:
Math – Funbrain, Prodigy, Math Playground, Splash Learn, Math Game Time, Khan Academy (Khan Academy covers all sorts of topics, not just math)
Science – Discovery Mindblown, NASA Kids Club, Amazing Space, Code Academy, How Stuff Works
Social Studies – Crash Course (YouTube), Who Was? (App/Site), Nat Geo Kids, Google Earth, Time for Kids, Smithsonian for Kids
Other – Brain Pop, TED Talks, PBS Kids, Duolingo, Hello Kids (Drawing)
I wanted to take a minute to add another awesome virtual field trip link, which was sent to me by Sam, Jake, and their grandmother, Michele. The link they sent me has some wonderful options including museums, zoos, historical sites, and more! Thank you for sending it to me, Sam, Jake, and Michele!
I also want to say “Hi!” to Ms. LouAnne Taylor’s class and “Thank you!” to Amelia from her class who sent me a link that allows you to explore the World’s largest Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai. If you’re interested in learning more about it, you can explore it virtually here – Dubai’s Ain Dubai