Many schools are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result adults are dealing with a host of new stressors, including the challenge of keeping their kids engaged during the day.
We have searched for resources that will help parents during this time. The CDC has a webpage dedicated to the most up-to-date information about COVID-19. And ADDitude Magazine recently published a great article about how to talk to kids about the virus with special tips for kids with anxiety.
Kids need structure (especially ADHD kids) and we know that creating a schedule can make a big difference in keeping everyone’s relative sanity. Fortunately, there are free, educational resources available online to help your child study and succeed this year. Here’s a list that you can work into your child’s virtual learning schedule:
- Khan Academy — Personalized, self-paced learning for all grade levels and all subjects.
- PBS LearningMedia — Lesson plans and videos.
- TEDEd — Turns teacher lessons into animated videos for students.
- BrainPOP — 30 days of free access to animated interactive lessons, quizzes, and games.
- Prodigy — Math games.
- Splash Learn — Math games for kids (Grades K -5).
- Boddle — Math engagement (Grades K-6)
- The New York Public Library — Gain access to over 300,000 e-books by downloading the free e-reader app, SimplyE, available for iPhone or Android.
- Audible — More free books!
- No Red Ink — Writing and grammar practice.
- Watch | NOVA- Science videos (Grades 6-12).
- Lumosity — Brain games that promote problem solving, critical thinking, and memory.
- Duolingo — Foreign language program for learning and practicing 30+ languages.
- MHS Digital Resource Kit — Comprehensive family guide from the leading producer of ADHD assessments.
- Democracy Doodle 2020 — A series of doodle exercises led by Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, accompanied by performances by members of the NSO – Mahoko Eguchi (viola), Abel Pereira (horn), and Jamie Roberts (oboe).
- Peloton — 30-day access to free, at-home workouts.
- College Search — College Tours for those who did not have the opportunity.
After creating a schedule for your child that mixes in these resources, print it out, or make a poster that the kids can follow.
Download Revibe's blank daily schedule to get started!
Know any cool resources that we missed? Please share with us in the comments below!
Want to use Revibe Connect to help create structure for your child? Read our blog to learn how the vibration reminder watch helps parents keep their kids on-task throughout the day.