During the last month, many companies have offered free access to their platforms and provided thousands of activities to do while staying home due to COVID-19. While these companies are all doing their best to help, the number of resources and activities listed can be overwhelming or just not a fit for you. Not everyone has a backyard to jump on a trampoline or build a greenhouse. So what we did was go through A LOT of these lists of activities and selected the ones that can be easily implemented, so you don’t have to worry and spend time doing it.
Here’s a selection of the educational activities you can “plug & play” to start learning from home:
Age of Learning’s School Continuity Initiative provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.
For Children in Preschool Through 2nd Grade www.ABCmouse.com/redeem ™
For Children in 3rd Through 8th Grade www.AdventureAcademy.com/redee
For Children in Preschool Through 6th Grade www.ReadingIQ.com/redeem
(Internet access is not needed after ReadingIQ is downloaded.)
3 Digits – Math Game
PK-5, 6-8, 9-12
Everyone knows 1 + 1 = 2. But did you know Dot + Line = 6? Use the ancient Maya’s remarkable number system to translate numbers, but watch out for the timer!
Build math skills and learn the Maya’s unique base 20 number system! In this fast-paced game, players take their math skills to the next level. Using the ancient civilization’s revolutionary numerals—shell, dot, and line— translate randomly generated numbers in this competitive mental-math challenge. As players learn fascinating facts about the ancient Maya, they also practice this unique number system. Players must use their understanding of properties of operations with multi-digit arithmetic, the significance of place-value, and number system bases in this fast-paced challenge.
At-Home Learning Resources
PK-5, 6-8, 9-1
At-Home Learning Resources provides a free STEM Activity Guide to help turn these uncertain times into innovative learning opportunities. This company invites parents and educators to check out their at-home learning resources and blog filled with many easy, fun, and engaging STEM activities. These STEM activities will provide children the opportunity to explore, experience and collaborate to continue building lifelong thinking and problem solving skills.