Free Resources to Help Parents Survive Homeschooling Until Summer Break

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Let’s be honest, most of us aren’t cut out for traditional “home schooling”. With only 3.4% of students throughout the United States enrolled in home schooling programs in 2019, the numbers state the obvious-traditional school has its benefits.

But regardless of your preference for traditional school or homeschool, all “parents” are now taking on the additional role as “teacher” too.

We know it’s exhausting, but it’s almost summer break! Hang in there!

This is the very first time our entire Nation has been asked to homeschool their children, and not many schools are prepared to change their curriculum to online nor children prepared to change their method of learning. Where does this leave new parents turned teachers? Stressed.

A ZDNet article is trying to remind all of you at home with K-12 kids, not to carry all the weight on your shoulders. “It’s okay if they get bored. It’s okay if you become frustrated. And believe it or not, if concentration is slipping, breaks do no harm. If you can stick to a schedule and routine, that’s brilliant — but if it doesn’t always work out that way, don’t sweat it. The spread of COVID-19 has created a difficult situation for everyone, and wellbeing should be put before anything else.”

If there was no lesson plan sent home to keep your kids busy throughout the quarantine, don’t worry, we’ve found a list by ZDNet for free online resources sure to keep children of all ages engaged and entertained. Enjoy!

ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE:

Suitable for a range of levels:

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

MATHS:

Suitable for a range of levels:

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

SCIENCE:

Suitable for a range of levels:

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

Suitable for a range of levels:

LANGUAGES:

Suitable for a range of levels:

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

GEOGRAPHY: 

Suitable for a range of levels:

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

MUSIC:

Suitable for a range of levels:

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

  • Fender: 3 months of free guitar lessons
  • Chrome music lab: interactive activities and experiments
  • Jazz: Limited free jazz lessons and materials
  • Yousician: thousands of songs and exercises, free trial
  • Musicards: learning how to read music

ART & DESIGN, DRAMA:

Suitable for a range of levels:

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

HISTORY:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT):

Suitable for a range of levels:

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

  • Code Spark: three months free with code “schoolclosed”

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

OTHER VALUABLE RESOURCES / SOURCES OF ENTERTAINMENT:

-Emmy Seigler

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Sources: https://www.zdnet.com/article/all-the-free-online-resources-parents-guardians-need-in-home-schooling/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeschooling_in_the_United_States

Image Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/girl-holding-crayon-coloring-white-paper-3891193/

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