Illustration by Olenka Malarecka

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Resources for keeping your kids busy and stimulated this summer

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Published on August 03, 2020

Illustration by Olenka Malarecka

Living through a global pandemic is hard, especially if you’re a parent. It can often feel overwhelming especially when there seems to be no near end in sight. But the last few months have also been a period of learning for parents and fortunately, there’s a range of resources online to help. With summer here, parents and caregivers are facing even more challenges with less structured school time for their kids, so our people team gathered some of the best resources and we’d like to share them with you.

Activities for Kids

 

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

AGE

Class/Camp/Programming

 

 

Busy Toddler

 

Tons of activities, ideas and supplies for endless fun for kids. Recently added free summer camp curriculum as well.  

Preschool, Elementary

Outschool

 

Explore any interest over live video chat! Discover fun, social, and safe learning experiences for kids ages 3-18 led by passionate teachers. Classes from $10.

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School


Camp Galileo

 

As summer begins, we will be launching live online summer camp classes for kids entering grades kindergarten through 8th grades. We will announce enrollment beginning at the end of May/early June. Check back on the Galileo website for details, or subscribe for email updates about Camp Galileo Anywhere to be notified when enrollment opens. We will continue to roll-out new classes weekly.

Elementary, Middle School

The Craft Studio

 

Virtual art classes available for multiple ranges.  Able to either take a drop-in class with materials available in house or can purchase “kits” and create a class.

Preschool, Elementary

The Art Farm

 

The Art Farm NYC teaches children about nature and live animals with a traditional hands on learning approach.

Preschool, Elementary

Kidville

 

Stream the magic of Kidville online! Digital classes available for all ages 0-8 with daily activities.

Preschool, Elementary

Camp EDMO

 

Anchor your summer routine around our week-long, 2.5 hour camps. Enroll in AM & PM sessions for a full day experience. Each session includes unique learning projects designed around The EDMO Method®, rec games, SEL activities, rallies and screen time breaks. Camp kids keep the same staff and campmates all week. Come with friends or make new ones! Click a theme name below to see a daily schedule.

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School

Virtual Field Trips

 

Google doc listing various museums/zoos/aquariums/parks that have virtual field trips available.

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School

Days with Grey

 

Preschool teacher with tons of easy activities for kids from art, science, math and fun!

Preschool, Elementary

Apps

 

 

Epic Reading

 

Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under.

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School

ABC Mouse

 

Online paid Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than850 lessons in ten levels. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by ABCmouse.com’s Tickets andRewards System.

 

Preschool, Elementary

Raz Kids

 

The award-winning website where K-5 students go to read — anytime, anywhere!

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School

Brainpop

 

Learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide.

Elementary, Middle School

Dreambox

 

Every time a child logs into DreamBox, they are immersed in an interactive world of math where learning is FUN! With interactive and engaging lessons, DreamBox is meaningful screen-time you can feel good about.

Elementary, Middle School

Movement/Active

 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

 

Fun themed yoga videos for kids of all ages, subscriptions available.

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School

GoNoodle

 

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Preschool, Elementary

Fhitting Room

 

Kids classes utilize bodyweight exercises, agility drills, plyometrics, and more to help kids improve overall conditioning, cardiovascular endurance, and strength.

Elementary, Middle School, High School

make recess count

 

To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Created virtual classes and videos to engage kids.

Elementary, Middle School, High School


Super Soccer Stars


At Super Soccer Stars, our goal is to keep your kids active, healthy and safe with engaging virtual content delivered right to your home. With multiple camps and start times every day, weekly classes, daily live stream sessions.

Elementary, Middle School


Resources for Parents

 

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

AGE

Coaching: Trustle On-Demand Parent Coaching

 

On-demand parent advice and coaching through an app. You can do a one-time session or have an ongoing membership.

All

How to To Talk So Your Little Kids Will Listen (Book, Consultations, Webinars)

 

Julie King is a book author and parent educator who does weekly parenting education series and 1:1 consultations.

All

Parenting from the Inside Out (Book)

 

Based on cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with , this book guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.

All

The Whole Brain Child (Book)

 

A revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. 

All

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen, and Listen so Kids Will Talk (Book)

 

A bestselling classic that includes time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to cope with negative feelings, anger and frustration.

All