Learning In Quarantine

With lots of kids out of school now due to the Covid-19 “social distancing” and quarantines, moms and dads are looking for educational things their kids can do at home. Cool websites with educational themes seem to be popping up all around. I will try to share the ones I come across in order to help keep our kids’ minds sharp on their extended Spring breaks and provide some fun while we’re all staying home.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has a very interesting Facebook page you’ll want to check out. They have started sharing a Facebook Live video called Home Safari each day at 3:00pm EDT. Monday’s video was about a hippo named Fiona.

There is also a fun quiz you can do and you’ll find the answers in the hippo video. Completing the quiz gets you entered into a drawing to win 4 tickets for a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo after they reopen. Each day they will highlight a different animal that calls the Cincinnati Zoo home. Here is a link to their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/cincinnatizoo/posts/?ref=page_internal

Another really fun looking website that will keep the kids entertained and all their brain cells working is the Scholastic Learn at Home site. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Here’s the little blurb you’ll see on their website:

“Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

-The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

To begin, choose a grade level. Then you’ll find books to read right on the website, videos to watch and activities to do. There are currently 5 days worth of things to do, but they will be adding more until there are 20 in total. Looks like a lot of fun!

Enjoy these fun websites! I’ll pass more onto you as I find them! Stay in, enjoy being each other and wash your hands!! LOL 😉

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