Struggling with homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone. Trying to manage your full-time job, household chores, and homeschooling can be overwhelming. But thankfully, many businesses are sharing material that can help ease the burden a bit.
Having a place set aside in your home for learning and a schedule may help your child focus. Of course, you can’t do the same things your child’s teachers can. However, you can also be a little more flexible than a traditional school. This is a great time to help your child explore interests like cooking, art, or dance.
Has your child’s school not provided assignments? Or does your child just need something more? Here are some great free resources that may help.
- National Geographic Kids has information and activities about science, nature, history, and even arts and crafts for preschool through middle school-aged students.
- Scholastic Learn at Home offers projects and activities for preschool through middle school-aged students.
Science and Math
- The United States Botanic Garden site offers lesson plans and activities for elementary and middle school aged students.
- The Smithsonian Museum has resources and activities for grades K-12.
- HomeschoolMath is a huge site with worksheets and other online math resources for grades K-12.
Art and Movement
- Cosmic Kids Yoga offers simple, free YouTube yoga lessons for kids stuck indoors.
- Google Arts & Culture offers close looks at famous works of art and virtual tours of art museums.
Above all, remember that this is a very difficult time for kids as well as adults. Have some grace for yourself and for your children in this season. Your child’s teachers will work to catch everyone up when school opens again in the fall.
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