Fun Home Activities

Teaching at Home

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann

This book is currently available at Amazon.com: Click Here.

Here is a link to a page of videos to train parents and others in using Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons: https://startreading.com/videos-supplementary-material/

ValuedByGod.com hosts a variety of faith-based video stories and teaching.

https://www.valuedbygod.com/web-app/

Scholastic Learn at Home has 20 days of interactive learning lessons for PreK-9.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home--free-resources-for-school-closures.html#

The Cade Museum created a page of fun at home science projects.

https://www.cademuseum.org/cade-at-home.html

Literature

Alachua County Public Library Online does not require a library card until June 30th.

https://aclib.overdrive.com/

Audible: Included among select free books read aloud on Audible are biographies in the 'Giants of Science' series (e.g. -- Marie Curie, Leanardo DaVinci,  and Isaac Newton), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, and Bambi.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Oliver Jeffers (author/illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.)  https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/

 Scroll down to video of March 30, 2020, The Day the Crayons Quit, and to April 8 video of The Day the Crayons Came Home. 

Art

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems, artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center.

15 episodes can be found on YouTube:

Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8

Episode 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30DCOgTGn_o

Carson Ellis:  The Quarantine Art Club offers daily prompts and art lessons.

https://www.carsonellis.com/blog (e.g.--"QAC Assignment # 20--Honor Someone”

Jarrett J Krosoczka drawing lessons https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk  (Vocabulary for gr. 3-8).

Music

Vocal Training

Little Singers--Breathing Exercises [for children who can count to 15]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TjRELwUvA0

 

Medley of nearly 1500 years of worship music, by David Wesley:

https://youtu.be/2SaBhN2idbM

Nature

Audubon Birdwatching for Kids:

https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/activities/audubon-for-kids

For the value of nature and birdwatching, scroll down one-third of the way to the second article at this link: 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/11/magazine/quarantine-insanity.html?

which is “The Comfort of Common Creatures: Watching birds is a way of mobilizing attention, to turn it into a means of imaginative escape” by Helen Macdonald.

Virtual Exhibits

Many zoos, museums, and national parks are offering special walkthroughs and livestreams!

Shedd Aquarium (baby sea horses! penguins out exploring the other exhibits!) https://twitter.com/shedd_aquarium

CNN also has a list in their Art and Culture Database

Dallas Zoo #bringthezootoyou - https://www.instagram.com/dallaszoo/

Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams - https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Yosemite National Park - https://www.virtualyosemite.org/about-virtual-yosemite/

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

Museum of National History - https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Yellowstone - https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.html

SistineChapel - http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/cappella-sistina/tour-virtuale.html

Nightly Opera Streams from the Metropolitan Opera - https://www.metopera.org/

UF College of Education

The UF Literacy Institute has developed many resources that teachers, parents, and students can use to encourage literacy at home:​​

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For toddler learning, online & Instagram leads are available: 

Busy Toddler: https://www.busytoddler.com/instagram

Happy Toddler Playtime: https://www.happytoddlerplaytime.com/instagram

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