With the number of schools, daycares, educational facilities in general closing up for the foreseeable future, how to continue providing educational opportunities in the home is a growing concern for parents and caregivers alike, myself included.

While it's important to keep some sort of structure in routines for the kids/school aged children, it just isn't realistic in some scenarios, so we're all trying to figure this out as best we can.  Why not rely on one another to provide suggestions and resources to keep the learning going at home in a unique fashion.

Here are some resources you may want to consider utilizing:

  • Kidsactivities.com has compiled a list of free subscriptions to check out while schools are not in session, and there are a LOT.
  • Mo Willems, writer, animator, voice actor and children's book author is offering "Lunch Doodles" weekdays at 1pm (which then become available for stream)

    Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.

  • Afternoon Adventures - fun and educational, a week long series live streaming through facebook here.

    I know there are tons of parents wondering what you’re going to do with the kids every day during spring break 2.0 so I’ve collaborated with some of my very coolest friends to bring you something special. Introducing...”A Week of Awesome Afternoon Adventures!” Open to all ages but focused on kids ages 5-10.

This is just the beginning of what i'm sure will be a lengthy compilation of resources to use as we navigate this situation together.  Feel free to comment/share best practices or tools that we can add to the above.