Parents – while the Coronavirus pandemic has CPC (and just about everyone) shut down for a couple weeks, our staff wanted to share with you some resources for engaging with your children during this time.
We asked our staff of educators to compile some of their best ideas for technology-free fun. This list of “(Almost) 50 Fun and Easy Activities for Children” is a great resource for children (and parents) who are looking for something to do.
Learning Websites for Preschoolers
Children learn best when they learn hands-on; however, there are also some great websites out there to assist in their learning. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics that children between the ages of 2-5 limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programs. Parents should watch with children to help them understand what they are seeing and apply it to the world around them.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic is one of the more unique educational websites for kids. This site, from the publishers of the educational books you find in schools, contains activities broken up by grades. Pre-K learners all the way up to seniors in high school can find learning activities geared toward them.
Each of the educational shows your children watch on PBS has its own learning section through PBSKids.org. Try sing-a-long songs, sorting and counting games, watch videos, and more.
National Geographic Kids
Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments. These activities don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There’s also a “Little Kids” section for the younger explorers in your home.
Highlights for Kids
The magazine for kids that’s been around for more than 60 years now offers online ways to play, read and craft with your children. Matching games, art activities, animated stories and science experiments are just a few ways kids can learn while having fun on the Highlights for Kids website.