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Online Resources for Children and Parents to Learn and Play at Home

Stuck at home? Here are some online resources compiled by the Sibling Support Project and Sibshop Facilitators across the country and around the world to share with parents and kiddos who may be seeking ideas to keep the cabin fever at bay! Do you have other great resources to recommend? Please send them to info@siblingsupport.org!


Activities


Stay-at-Home Care Package from Big Life Journal

Developed by Big Life Journal with input from the growth mindset community of parents and teachers. This printable pack includes:

🌟Indoor Games & Activities to get your children moving

🌟"I'm Bored" list of indoor activities for children (both alone and with their siblings)

🌟"Things I Can Do" for teens and older children

🌟Stay-at-home resources including growth mindset movie, TV shows, and book lists

🌟My Daily Learning Projects template for kids (shared previously)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U26PKLsQ-FpPrx3OUzDDkLqK27-fbDhG/view?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJwb2VzaWEubHVuYS5henVsQGdtYWlsLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIk1NU2FiZiJ9

 

WisconSibs

Enter the “Sibs are My Peeps” Photo Challenge!  https://wisconsibs.org/2020/03/covid-19peeps/

 

Greater Seattle YMCA

Our local Y has some great activity ideas that you can do at home! https://www.seattleymca.org/blog/activities-days-without-school-neighborhood-bike-rides-bubbles-and-games 

Check out your community Y’s website, too!


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Mo Willems, author of the beloved Elephant and Piggie Books, among others, opens his studio to conduct virtual draw-alongs!  https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/  You can find all of the episodes to date on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8


Cosmic Kids Mindfulness and Yoga

More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jaime on the Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel. Parents and teachers report significant improvements in self-regulation, focus and empathy. The videos are BRILLIANT FUN so kids love doing them! https://www.cosmickids.com/mindfulness-activities-kids/

 

Go Noodle

These high-energy videos challenge kids to jump, duck, and wave along with the hosts, with your smart device detecting their movements and making them a part of the story. It’s a novel way to get kids moving, and an easy way to help burn off excess cabin fever.  https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

Learning Resources


Education Website Resources from Advocate Children's Hospital

The experts at the Children’s Health Resource Center at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, IL have compiled a comprehensive list of learning sites that you can find here.


Common Sense Education

A list of 10 free websites with Elementary learning resources: https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/10-great-free-websites-for-elementary-school.

 

Scholastic

A variety of free learning activities for kids by grade level. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

Learning Resources Blog

This blog compiles several resources for at-home learning and fun! http://blog.learningresources.com/our-5-favorite-online-resources-for-at-home-learning/

 

Science Bomb

Check out this “exploding lunch bag” activity! https://sciencebob.com/the-exploding-lunch-bag/


Virtual Tours


San Diego Zoo       

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!  https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

 

More Animal Cameras       

 

MARS!!!        

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!


Yellowstone National Park

Tour Yellowstone National Park! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

and so much more!

 

Virtual Farm

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/

 

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL  

See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qe5RqyMNhc

 

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

A few of the field trip topics include:

Polar Bears and the Tundra https://www.discoveryeducation.com/learn/tundra-connections/

 Social Emotional Skills https://www.soarwithwings.com/videos/virtual-field-trip

 STEM https://www.boeingfutureu.com/

 Manufacturing https://www.manufactureyourfuture.com/VirtualFieldTrip/US

 

The Louvre 

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

 

The Great Wall of China  

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

 

Boston Children’s Museum       

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps! This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun. https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour

 

 

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