Grab a resource or a reference! You never know when they might come in handy.
Race, Racism and Violence
- 23 YA Books by Black Authors https://bzfd.it/2z3Dzpa
- Essential reading guide for fighting racism https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/george-floyd-amy-cooper-antiracist-books-reading-resources
- Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News | Child Mind Institute https://childmind.org/article/racism-and-violence-how-to-help-kids-handle-the-news/
- Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids – Center for Racial Justice in Education
ACT & SAT Prep
- Magoosh: www.magoosh.com
- Typing Club: www.typingclub.com
- http://readwritethink.org/ for high school students
- https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/03/10-excellent-educational-websites-for.html?m=1 for high school students
- Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/
- National Geographic: www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
- The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
- Tour Yellowstone National Park! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
- Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
- K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/
- Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/
- A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard
- From rainbows to winter storms and tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com
- Make a Cotton Ball Rocket Launcher https://youtu.be/ZWJfIdZOpP4 For more projects like this, follow the Science Buddies channel on YouTube
- Science experiences for elementary students https://mommypoppins.com/kids/50-easy-science-experiments-for-kids-fun-educational-activities-using-household-stuff
- Science Mom YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-QcZISbFb9EiIEQ41cVhxw
- Do your children have a passion for weather? Join the KHOU Channel 11 Weather School M-F at 2 p.m. CST on Facebook and YouTube!
- Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids
- Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money is a free, self-directed activity book that introduces basic concepts in personal finance and helps students understand how to think critically about money decisions.
- For middle and high schoolers, research career paths and spark discussions on goals, budgeting and paying for post high school education. Navigate: Exploring College and Career
- Preparing for post high school graduation life, check out http://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/students/
- Check out Pigly’s Kid’s Guide to Emergency Savings. https://pigly.com/savings/guide-for-kids.php
- Prodigy: https://sso.prodigygame.com/game/start
- Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org
- Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/
- Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/
- Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/
- Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work
- Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/
- Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php
- History for Kids: www.historyforkids.net
- Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive
- Scholastic Learn at Home: www.scholastic.com/learnathome
- Squiggle Park: www.squigglepark.com
- Fave kids books read by famous people on Storyline: www.storylineonline.net
- Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/
- Reading for ages 2-12 www.readingiq.com
- Write cards to senior adults or those in homeless shelters
- Clean out your closets and gather items to donate
- Lend a helping hand at your local Food Bank
- Armed with rubber gloves and trash bags, organize a street clean up for your family.
- Debbie Allen dance class on Instagram @therealdebbieallen
- PE with Joe: Check out The Body Coach
- Indoor activities for busy toddlers https://bit.ly/2Ja0Ya1
- Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/
- Kid-friendly workouts: choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts
- Watch “Kids workout 1 Beginners” on YouTube https://youtu.be/L_A_HjHZxfI
- Watch “Kids HIIT Workout 2” on YouTube https://youtu.be/lc1Ag9m7XQo
- 34 straight minutes of Kids Bop Dance Video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ&feature=youtu.be
- Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/
- Create an indoor scavenger hunt for kids to find random household items.
- FunbrainJr.com has games for preschool aged children. And funbrain.com for grades K-8.
- Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/
- Check out African American Home School Moms blog. A great resource!
- Museums are offering Virtual Tours. Click here for a list with links for museums across the globe. Or here’s another page offering even more museums! Free Virtual Tours Education Site Galleries for Kids
- Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library
Is there anything missing? A subject or topic that needs to be covered? Email me! I’m happy to add things to this working list. Lastly, be easy with yourself and your kids. This is an interesting time for us all. Hugs!