Hi Everyone. Coming at you today with former teacher knowledge that will hopefully help ease some of the stress that everyone has been going through amidst the Coronavirus/ Covid-19 isolation.
Those of you at home with kiddos I know are struggling to maintain a semblance of school; be it daycare, elementary school, and so on. I have complied a list of resources here (most free- a few are not), but they are 100% worth checking out. Remember, we are all in this together. Do your best to continue to social distance, slow down that curve. Just because we cannot go out into the world doesn’t mean that we can’t really “go out into the world”. This is what I mean:
Free Resources to survive Coronavirus/ Covid-19 Isolation
- If you are needing a break (as we all do during the day; if you have kids or not) and want to imagine yourself somewhere else, you can all do this:
2. The Arts!! CNN has put together a fantastic list of museums, concerts, and plays that you can all enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Depending on the age of your children, have them pick a piece of artwork that sticks out to them and do a mini-research project. They can present it to you when they are finished and have a sense of accomplishment.
3. Scholastic. Guys, the scholastic book fair was my favorite day of the year. My favorite day of the month was when I would receive the scholastic “magazine” that I could pick from to order my books. Every Ravenclaws dream magazine. They have compiled a phenomenal list of free activities for kids that are prek-6+.
4. If you are tired of being stuck inside and want to get moving, this is a great document that has a bunch of different activities to get people out and about (all the while maintaining social distancing)
5. For older kids, or even for yourself. Here are a list of universities that offer online classes for free. Find something that interests you and follow along.
If you have children that are doing distance learning there are online tutoring services available. One I myself worked for and is great is Skooli.
You can see all of the services they offer here.
Things to remember
- Social distancing is incredibly important if we are going to try to slow the spread of Coronavirus/ Covid-19 and help the curve.
- With grocery stores being picked over and it being difficult to find the things and food you need, try to remember that eating healthfully is imperative. Keeping your immune system up is fundamentally important. You can read about one of my favorite products here.
- Be kind to each other. We are all in this together as Phil Dunphy aka High School Musical pointed out to us.
If you know of any other great resources, share them in the comments below!