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COVID-19: At-Home Learning Information and Resources

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With any public health concern, we need to be prepared and informed about impacts coronavirus may have in our community. Stop the spread of germs and stay informed. For more information on the District Government’s preparations for impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov for the most up to date information & details.

 


DCPL Distance Learning Resources

DCPL Live Virtual Story TimeDC Public Library recognizes that many families are pursuing distance learning for the first time. While it can be an incredibly rewarding experience for families to learn together we know it can also feel overwhelming to find the right tools and resources that will help your student succeed. The library has a list of items to utilize while completing assignments. You can also join DCPL Monday- Friday at 10:30 am for virtual story time. Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/dclibrary

 

BookFlix pairs high-quality children’s video storybooks with factual ebooks for pre-schoolers, kindergartners and beginning readers.

 

Tips for Home Learning

Greatschools.org has a list of tips to help keep your child on track while distance learning.

 

Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of online learning experiences for kids. They offer many resources that can be completed offline and on smartphones, as well as bilingual and English-language learner resources.

Scholastic Learning at Home

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing! Scholastic’s learning journeys, broken up by grade level, are available on any device and can provide your child with up to three hours of learning experiences per day.

 

PBS KIDS Daily

PBS KIDS’ weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn home.

 

Reading Partners: Virtual Story Time

Virtual Story Time is an interactive read aloud using grade-level texts. Students can ask and answer questions and engage in critical thinking through volunteer-led discussions.

Story Time from Space

During Story Time from Space, astronauts on the International Space Station are reading books to the children of Earth.

TIME for Kids Digital Library

As the world asks more of families and teachers, TIME for Kids salutes you, by offering their digital library free for the remainder of the school year. Visit their website for free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and “Your $” financial literacy magazine.

 

Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom

Google Classroom can serve as your child’s digital link to learning by providing organized assignments and class content in one easy-to-access online space. To join a class, go to classroom.google.com. Your student can use a class code (provided by teacher) or accept an invitation from your teacher.

 

Learning Care Group

Learning Care Group has programs designed for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years.

 

Resources for Early Learning

This site provides exciting, engaging media-rich learning opportunities for educators, parents, and caregivers of children. Parents and families can make each day a learning adventure for their child with quick and easy ideas, useful tips, and practical, how-to parenting videos.

 

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips are a great way to expose kids to new places all from the comfort of your home. You can also experience museums around the world with virtual tours and online exhibits. Visit Google Arts & Culture for more information.

 

Preparing for Coronavirus & School Closures

EdNavigator has a list of tips for parents, including those unable to work from home. Visit their site for information on the big things families should know and do.

 

New Schools Venture Fund School Closure Resources

New Schools Venture Fund has a free online resource database organized by audience & student age group. Visit their website for supports offered today.

Money Knowledge & Math Games

Children develop and learn behavioral habits from the moment they're born, including their family's and their own relationship to money. Looking for ways to help build your child's financial literacy? Check out TitleMax's website today.

Educational YouTube Channels

YouTube can serve as a valuable educational tool with free on-demand videos available 24/7. Check out a few educational channels:

Other Online Resources:


We understand that this is not an exhaustive list. We are open to adding additional resources. Please email with your suggestions, [email protected].