Free educational resources for kids during COVID-19
Provinces across Canada have announced extended school closures.
To stop the spread of coronaviruses, all schools in Canada will not open for April 6, 2020, as previously announced. Although the decision is done for the benefit of all Canadians, parents will struggle to find more ways to keep their children occupied. Keeping children educational engaged means that a scheduled routine must be in play. Most parents are not equipped to take on the role of a teacher but it is a path parents are looking towards.
To ensure that children receives some form of education while the educational boards figure out the digital educational platform, parents must consider the role of a teacher and homeschool their children. It is not an easy task for parents and kids to suddenly switch to a new form of learning but it is essential for the educational growth of our childrens.
Quotes to Inspire Success
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-- Thomas J. Watson
Free Online Resources
Below is a list of resources for parents seeking to add fun to their children’s’ educational routine.
learning journeys for grade levels ranging from pre-kindergarten to Grade 9
Courses for children and adults at all learning levels
Reading resources for children between the grades k to 5
Kids Activities Blog
A collection of educational YouTube channels for kids
A free, curriculum-based math activities for children in grades 1 through 8.
Math lessons and games designed to entertain children 12 and under.
Suggestions for science experiments that can be done at home.
Games, quizzes, educational, videos and more
Royal Ontario Museum
Wander through several exhibits as if you were physically there.
FREE standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.
Open access for Canadian students in grades k-12
Students can use text, images, audio and video to create their own digital books.
Virtually explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
Activites and several field trips from Polar Bears to a trip through human emotions.
Wide Open School
FREE educational tools for grades k-12 students