March 24, 2020

Have kids stuck at home? Check out these learning resources!

Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership programs haven’t shut down due to the pandemic! Our community service coordinators are as busy as ever working to coordinate food, supplies, and learning resources for our students who are homebound. We have compiled a list of online resources to keep students engaged and learning, and wanted to share it for those of you who may have children or grandchildren with time on their hands and minds eager to learn!

  • org: This non-profit has been receiving high praise for its videos and exercises in math, science, computer programming, history and more for children ages 4 – 18.
  • org: Helps students sharpen addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills.
  • Scholastic: Offers lessons about science, history and everyday life for students in kindergarten through ninth grade. First- and second-graders can read a non-fiction book about spiders from the time they are born (be prepared for close-up photos of actual spiders), watch an animated story about spiders and draw and write about spiders. Third- to fifth-graders can read an article with “shocking facts about George Washington.”
  • Learn to type: comand are two popular programs. Their games and typing races can be addictive.
  • Age of Learning: Offers math and reading lessons with compelling characters for children preschool through second grade. The company has opened up its content for free in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you must get a teacher or administrator to request access first.
  • com: Lists a wide selection of websites teaching academics, languages, art, music, computer programming and more for all ages.
  • Common Sense Media: Rates educational websites, some of them free and some of them not. These sites are geared toward children ages 2-12.
  • com: Enthralling, colorfully dressed fit people lead your kids through dance and exercise. Most videos are a few minutes long — just enough to loosen up between intellectual lessons.
  • Beaverton School District’s “Brain Boost”: Meant to give students a break and get the blood flowing for a minute or two
  • One dad has compileda list of 17 inspiring TED talks for kids as young as six and up to their teen years. All of the videos are less than 15 minutes, and some are just a few minutes long. Check out the first one about the firefighter who strode into a burning home to retrieve a pair of shoes for the homeowner

With libraries across the region closed, remember you can still check out eBooks and audio books — and get a library card online if you don’t already have one.