March 17, 2020
Can I just take a moment to say how grateful I am for this community we’re forming every day?! Between the kind direct messages, comments, and emails–I’ll just say that I appreciate YOU being part of this fam and I’m so glad you’re here. I know there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding our day-to-day lives right now (ugh, COVID), so instead of being fearful/anxious/negative, let’s make the most of this new situation and give ourselves some grace. I’m here to HELP so I just created a FREE SANITY SAVER PRINTABLE (pictured here) for anyone who wants it! You can download it and/or print it out if you want some help planning your days and some ideas for fun activities for you and your family during this COVID-19 lockdown, click here and I’ll send them straight to your inbox.
Also, I recently received an email from Samantha who was kind enough to share a tonnnnn of boredom busters for kids and families during this time of quarantine that will not only engage and entertain your kiddos, but educate them as well!!
Here’s a quick rundown of those boredom busting resources:
Online resources for lots of topics that are teacher vetted and approved, not linked so you can just pop them into your browser and explore:
– Curiosity Stream
– Beast Academy (Math)
– Khan Academy
– Creative Bug
– Discovery Education
– Crash Course Kids
– Science Channel
– SciShow Kids
– National Geographic Kids
– Free School
– Geography Focus
– Kids Learning Tube
– Geek Gurl Diaries
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
More awesome free learning websites that are teacher-approved:
Starfall: An online resource to help littles learn to read, developed by the Public School system!
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
Pretend to travel the world–go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums!
ABCYa: A fun resource for word searches and games K-6!
FunBrain: Fun, engaging games that keep kids stimulated!
Splash Learn: Math games to help kids K-5!!
Storyline Online: If you’re tired of reading for a hot minute, let some famous actors from Storyline Online do it for you!!
PBS Kids: An oldie and goodie for GOOD reason; PBS Kids has the best shows and games for kids young and old!!
Highlights Kids: Recipes, activities, and more!!
National Geographic for Kids: Science geeks unite!! I loveeee the idea of doing some of these activities with Leni, then going outside to do some nature studies!
Cool Math 4 Kids: Middle schoolers LOVE Cool Math. It is what it sounds like–just some cool math games!
Science Kids: Science kids is a cute website with experiment ideas and info from New Zealand!
SeussVille: The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss, online!! Perfect for 4-6 year olds.
Turtle Diary: Tonssss of educational games and resources for kids in grades K-6!!
Though I believe the best education comes from the outdoors and play for kids Leni’s age, I also know how connected our world is now and that the internet has a LOT of incredible resources. Speaking of which, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so you can get access to all the cool freebies, blogs, and more before anyone else!!
HUGE thanks to Samantha for the email; let me know in the comments if you use any of these sites and how it goes!!
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