Distanced, but together.
Below are a few resources that we've gathered to keep kids learning.
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Talking to Kids about the DC Violence
This week's events are unprecedented in US history. Below, you'll find a few resources to start the conversation.
1. Advice from the National Education Association on encouraging questions and listening to concerns. Click here for the article.
2. "SheKnows:" Don't shy away from the conversation. Click here for a primer.
3. The challenge for educators: "Teachers are always, in a sense, the nation’s first responders to world historical developments." Edweek.Org
4. Teachers let kids take the lead. USATODAY.
5. Teachers tell People Magazine how they handled the week. Find the article here.
6. What do they know and how do they feel? Age-based tips and questions from Common Sense Media.
Also in the News
1. Tori talks about founding and hosting KidNuz on MoneyFM! Check out the interview here.
2. Meet the TSA's 4-legged heroes! Download a free calendar featuring 12 of its top working dogs here!
3. Meet Marvel's newest superheroes, our coronavirus frontline workers! Read all about them in "The Vitals: True Nurse stories!"
4. Live Panda Cams! Tune in to the National Zoo in Washington, DC to check out the daily routines of Mei Xiang and her new cub,
Xiao Qi Ji!
The ABC's of diversity from the New York Times. Tips on how to embrace differences and explain race and social justice to kids.
Fighting Hate at every age. Great strategies from Parents Magazine, no matter how young your kids are.
The Conscious Kid. Loads of great places and spaces to improve understanding.
White Silence. NPR's discussion on how white parents can start the conversation, even if they don't entirely understand it.
5. Popular books & movies. A list of the best reads and watches to help kids appreciate diversity.
Share My Lesson
A digital platform where educators can collaborate and share standards-aligned learning resources such as lesson plans, classroom strategies and professional development webinars—at no cost. Owned and operated by the AFT (American Federation of Teachers). Share My Lesson.
Bamboo Learning Free, voice-based educational apps for kids age 5-12: Just say “Alexa, open Bamboo Learning” to open a world of active, conversational skills with Bamboo Books, Bamboo Math, Bamboo Luminaries, Highlights Storybooks, and Bamboo Music!
NatGeoForKids Ages 8+ Geography, animals and more.
Amazing Educational Resources. By teachers and for teachers.
6. Space optimization for teachers! Tips on separating home from work when you're working from home!
Crafty Things to Do
1. The weather outside is frightful -and delightful! Learn about wind, fog, tornadoes and even lightning, hands on! It's free - and everything you need, you already have! Check out this blog from Climacell. Some of the ideas skew a little young, but some are spot on, up to age 12.
2. Get your ART on- and do some good at the same time. Halo is hosting an Art-a-Thon for creative kids to show off their talents while raising money for a great cause. All the info can be found right here.
NASA for Students. A place to Inspire, engage, educate, and employ the next generation of engineers. And don't forget Slime in Space! Astronauts teamed up with Nickelodeon to take kids 250 miles above the earth to see how slime reacts to microgravity! Watch ping pong with slime! Free!
Architecture and Design. Tailored, creative hands-on projects to support curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Adopted from the Arkki curriculum, designed by experts in Finland. Available in 8 languages. Arkki at Home.
Coding, AI and Spy School! Get your tech on with cutting edge courses in STEM!
Bring the Zoo to You! Virtual Field Trips, Creature Feature, A Breakfast Club and Storytime, courtesy of the Ft. Worth Zoo.
Camps, Classes and Everything in Between!
Activity Hero. One stop shopping for any type of activity-- online or in-person -- by child's age, session dates, price and other search tools. This school year, popular categories include academic, art, music, coding, science, fitness and more! KidNuz receives proceeds for sign-ups!