In these hard times of working from home and having kids learning from home as well, it can be very challenging. It is hard to figure out what you as a parent or educator need to do to ensure that you are keeping the kids educationally engaged. With all of the free time and lack of supervision they may have, it is important to provide them with resources that will keep them engaged and stimulated in the learning process.
Schools from all around Canada are doing their best to give parents and their students the online tools they need to help further their education in these crazy times. Teachers are using Zoom or Google Classroom to stay in touch with their students and give them all the support they need. It is definitely a different process from regular schooling and will take some time to be worked on as the school year wraps up. However, the goal will always remain to keep the kids learning and also make it a little fun for them.
If you are looking for more help outside of school, hiring a tutor could be beneficial for both students and parents. Preply and SuperProf provide online tutoring and are great, reputable sites for this.
Here are some external resources to keep kids educationally engaged and busy:
Kindergarten to Grade 4
Here students can access games, videos, and activities on a variety of topics.
Kindergarten to Grade 6
Here students have access to lessons on different units in each subject:
Kindergarten to Grade 6
Go Noodle encourages movement for kids with fun and engaging videos. This includes dances, yoga, mindful activities, and much more. Download the app on a phone or table to use.
Grades 6 to 10
This website provides one-on-one support by Ontario Certified Teachers to improve math skills. Help is available from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Grade 3 to Grade 12
Discover arts, history, nature and more from the comfort of your own home. Through virtual exhibits from Canada’s museums and heritage organizations, students can learn and experience different sites.
Grade 6 to Grade 12
Through interactive videos and lessons, both parents and students can learn about topics like arts, science, and social studies.
Grade 3 to Grade 8
Pearson has released an online learning program to teach kids about the airport. New topics and activities will be available each week. Topics include how to tell 24-hour time and the special airport codes used by pilots.
Instructional videos and exercises on a variety of subjects including math, science, music, and more. Khan Academy programming allows students to learn at their own pace.
The National Film Board provides a wide range of movies that are connected to the Canadian school curriculum. Here you can find movies about Canadian history, Indigenous rights, and the environment.
For more resources visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home