“Learn at Home” can be a big help with learning activities for the kids but don’t try to make it school. Do:
- make a schedule—create order for your kids and yourself,
- forgive yourself when you realize you are a terrible teacher (be a facilitator not a teacher),
- recognize that kids will be on screens way more than anyone wants but keep an eye on their well-being and yours.
- know that the best goal is to give them “happy” routines with variety in their day—outdoors if possible, cook, read, play games, socialize in safe social distancing ways and provide comforting continuity.” not to make sure they stay exactly on an external target or to scramble to catch up if they seem behind.
- LIGHTEN UP! Our today reality is not forever! Look for silver lining.
How parents can maintain during covid 10 outbreak: Organization ideas and activities
FOOD: The stomach may be the key to learning! Learning can taste good!
- Involving kids in growing, preparing and enjoying food allows them to practice numeracy and literacy without it feeling like schoolwork. It can provide a fun and tasty way to get a meal or snack on the table too.
- Check out this webinar that explored virtual food literacy education. Ideas and links to resources and activities that taste good!
- Know your scallions from your shiitakes! Explore Kid’s Corner from Foodland Ontario.
- NUTRITION ACTIVITIES TO HELP KIDS BECOME CHEFS! Games, recipes, contests, activities, videos plus
- FOOD LITERACY AND FOOD-BASED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING RESOURCES IN A TIME OF COVID-19
- IMMERSE YOURSELF IN CANADIAN FARM AND FOOD TOURS
- Home Activities –Check out FarmFood360 and learn more about agriculture in Canada through virtual farm tours and activities
- Cooking with your kids
- Give your kids a life skill by involving them in cooking for the family.
Links to Fun Activities and Resources -for both your head and your body
- FROM LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
- Brockville Library suggested daily calendar of online events #isolationrecreation
- Children’s Services of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
- Fulford Academy Online Coding Camp – Wednesdays 6 to 7 Grades 2 to 5
- Girls Inc. Weekly Challenge – Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
- YMCA at Home features Y programs and workouts. New activities are being added regularly. There is also a “Wellness” category that will address things like how to deal with isolation and anxiety.
- Pre grade 1 activities -Children’s Services of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
- Create a Covid-19 Time Capsule: click on pop up to scroll -RNJ
- Drawing Class -Connect Youth
- Frontenac Arch Biosphere Facebook -Many of us live in this world heritage biosphere. Do you know much about it? Website
- FROM: CANADIAN SOURCES
- CBC Kids is dedicated to creating fun and inspiring programming that will uplift and enrich Canadian children.
- Embracing Ottawa, Kids in Tow -The best blog to start with!
- As Canadians stay indoors this month, writers and illustrators across the country are filming readings of their books or drawing lessons for viewers to watch online. Here’s a collection of taped and upcoming readings and how to access them online.
- Songs for Littles – Toddler Learning Videos
- Learn to Code
- FAMILY WELLNESS & IDEAS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN ACTIVE AND ENGAGED WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING
- “Harry Potter at Home” an online hub for children and families to explore the world of Harry Potter
- Authors going live in real time to engage children and create a safe place where imaginations are fired. Click here to link to Guardian article listing some of them.
- Free Audio books from Amazon Audible