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With schools closing all over the world for the next few weeks (if not longer), I’ve seen an influx of parents posting to social media about what they plan to do with their kids.
Schools in Ontario, Canada are closed for the next 3 weeks and I’ve been trying to come up with a game plan.
Here are a few free resources for parents during school closures that I’ll be turning to over the next few weeks.
Keeping our kids busy is a tough task during regular school breaks, let alone emergency situations like what’s happening now. There have been endless posts about low social interaction and what we can do to keep kids safe and happy.
My biggest fear is letting my son, who already struggles to keep up with academics, fall behind. There’s an enormous pressure on parents right now, but also a ton of resources to help us get through this.
My family will obviously be playing games, going for walks, cooking together, and doing other fun stay-at-home activities. I will be working from home, so I’ve also made a plan to continue education without being too formal.
Here’s what I’ll be using:
This amazing resource has something for every grade level. There are books, activities, videos, etc. that will help you feel like homeschooling is actually possible.
Lists of other online resources for learning
In the last week or so, I’ve come across several websites that list tons of other websites for your kids to continue learning. Personally, there are the posts and websites I’ll be using:
- This facebook post
As a blogger, I use Canva daily, but this super versatile tool can be used for tons of kid-friendly activities. Use it to make your own activity sheets, print custom colouring pages, or create a fun daily schedule. It’s super user friendly.
This one is a dead giveaway, but do not sleep on Pinterest. There are endless ideas, printables, schedules, activities, etc available at no cost to you (thank you blogging community!).
What are your plans for the school closures? Do you have any other free resources for parents during the school closures? Post them in the comments!