With school closures and social distancing, one of the challenges we are facing, other than finding toilet paper, is working from home with little ones. Between the questions, interruptions, and schedules, we’re lucky if we can squeeze in a shower let alone get our work finished. To help your kids learn while you work, we have put together a Home Learning Guide to give parents the tools, resources, and inspiration to home-school kids from three months through six years of age.
As we embrace our “new normal” and try to juggle work, with a new side-gig: teaching, below are several resources that you and your child can interact with, watch, and discover:
Storytime with Mrs. Suzie – We’re going on a bear hunt
Storytime with Mrs. Suzie – I can read with my eyes shut by Dr. Seuss
Circle Time with Mrs. Bessy – Review of shapes, colors, and numbers
Days of the Week song with Mrs. Bessy – Review weather, days of the week, and alphabet
Singalong with Mrs. Bessy – The Good Morning Song
Singalong with Mrs. Bessy – The Bumblebee Song
Pinterest - Check out our boards that have been vetted for each age group:
o Mo Willems, of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "Elephant and Piggie" fame, is hosting "lunchtime doodles" at 1 p.m. EDT.
Sesamestreet.org—this site incorporates the Sesame Street mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. The children can watch selected episodes, get printable, and read with the Sesame Street gang.
Funbrainjr.com—this site helps preschoolers and kindergarteners jump start learning with online games, stories, and printable.
Happyclicks.net—this is a toddler/baby learning site that uses interactive games and songs. It incorporates bright colors with music to keep the little ones engaged.
In the midst of all the uncertainty, we hope that these resources help establish normalcy for your family. Stay safe and healthy!
Raising a child takes a village and we’re proud to be part of the tribe!