SHARING: IDEAS TO LEARN/PLAY FROM HOME

Both online & offline ideas for the kiddos (and adults). There are lots of resources, many newly free, as companies & families alike adjust to the Coronavirus Pandemic and new paradigm of isolating at home. Sharing ideas & resources below that have recently been shared with me.

SCHOOL/LEARNING IDEAS (SUPPLEMENTAL TO INSTRUCTION)

Below are resources shared with me by my kids' teachers and other parents. We are doing our best to make "home school" work but we also know we won't get through this without help from others and a lot of patience and flexibility. All I've done below is collate resources & website shared with us. I hope this is helpful for others. I'll add to this as more ideas are shared.

LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

Welcome to LSC in the House, the place where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find amazing movies to watch, and get inspired about science and technology without ever leaving the living room. Check out all the fun at the links below, and be sure to come back often. We will update our experiences regularly while so many of us are sticking close to home.

MOMMY POPPINS

Coronavirus Guide for Parents: 100s of Activities including science experiments; online games, apps and resources; & indoor activities for kids.

FREEDOM HOMESCHOOLING

At Freedom Homeschooling you will find the best selection of free homeschool curriculum available online, in one convenient location. We hope our efforts help give you the freedom to provide your children with a high-quality education, on even the lowest budget.

SMITHSONIAN VIRTUAL TOURS

SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME

Day-by-day projects to to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.  Grouped by grade level so you can zero in on content specific to your kids' ages.

JERSEY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Access online resources from home including Brittanica, archived issues of the Jersey Journal going back to 1867, Khan Academy, plus the entire online database of books and other resources. You will need your public library card to access the materials.

BACK TO BASICS -- OFFLINE (INTERNET-LESS) IDEAS

We recently went to India for 6 weeks (my husband's family is there) and were there during an unseasonably wet Monsoon season. We came up with LOTS of ideas to do inside, without any devices. I made my own treasure hunts, we taught the kids lots of cards, and we pulled out board games we hadn't played in years.

SNAP! 12 CLASSIC CARD GAMES TO TEACH THE KIDS

HOW TO PLAN A FUN TREASURE HUNT

HOW TO PLAN A FUN TREASURE HUNT…STEP ONE: Define your treasure hunt boundaries. This could be your basement, your yard, from the city to the state park as we did, or perhaps set the treasure hunt stage within 50 miles from the starting point. Just be sure to let all your treasure hunters know so that they don’t get to far off course.  STEP TWO: Start jotting down different potential clue locations. STEP THREE: Start creating clues for each location. AT THE LINK you will see some ideas for help in creating your clues…

CLASSIC BOARD GAMES TO SHARE WITH YOUR KIDS

We all have memories of playing classic board games as a kid, it’s one of those family activities everyone has done at some point in their childhood. If you’re keen to enjoy some nostalgia or make those memories for your own kids, this list has classic board games you’ll recognize from years gone by.

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