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.
Scholastic Learn at Home has 20 days of interactive learning lessons for PreK-9.
The Cade Museum created a page of fun at home science projects.
Alachua County Public Library Online does not require a library card until June 30th.
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.
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.
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).
Little Singers--Breathing Exercises [for children who can count to 15]
Medley of nearly 1500 years of worship music, by David Wesley:
Audubon Birdwatching for Kids:
For the value of nature and birdwatching, scroll down one-third of the way to the second article at this link:
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.
Bible Video Resources for Kids
Veggie Tales: https://www.youtube.com/veggietales
Geethanjali Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSEkqCXNePM&list=PLT_N5y7Jjvn935h-pfgUu15ZC3gXDaEsL
Coronavirus Explained for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPsY-jLqaXM&feature=youtu.be
Coronavirus: A Book for Children -
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:
General parent resources: https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/parent-resources/
Resources regarding dyslexia: https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/dyslexia-resources/
Resources for primary school (K-3): https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/parent-resources/primary/activities-for-students/
Online literacy tutoring resources for teachers: https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/virtual-teaching/
Virtual resources for remote instruction: https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/virtual-teaching/main/
Downloadable resources: https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/downloads/
For toddler learning, online & Instagram leads are available:
Busy Toddler: https://www.busytoddler.com/instagram
Happy Toddler Playtime: https://www.happytoddlerplaytime.com/instagram