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At-Home Learning

Champions At-Home Activity Hub

Want help keeping the learning (and playing) going when kids have to stay home? We’re here to help. Our guide for school-age children has tips for balancing time between schoolwork, engaging in fun activities, and working independently. They love their screens at this age, so we help you use screen time wisely by finding breaks for movement and practicing mindfulness. We also include guidelines on balancing between simply consuming technology and being creative with it.

 
For more ideas, enjoy these curriculum-based activities you can do at home with your kids.  
 

More Resources

Free Digital Media

  • Overdrive and Libby (all ages): Apps that allow you to borrow e-books and audiobooks from your local library
  • National Geographic Kids (school-age): Informational site with games, videos, and brain boosters 
  • DK Find Out! (school-age): Fun facts, activities, videos, and quizzes 

Podcasts

  • Brains On (preschool and up): An award-winning science podcast for kids. Host Molly Bloom is joined by a new kid co-host to find answers for fascinating questions about the world (30 min).
  • Peace Out (preschool and up): Short stories to help teach about mindfulness and self-regulation (15-20 min)
  • Little Stories For Tiny People (toddler and preschool): Original stories and poems written and performed with little people in mind
  • Story Pirates (school-age): Have you ever wondered what your child’s story, adapted and acted out by actors and comedians, would sound like? Well look no further than this sketch comedy, musical theater experience. 

Explaining COVID-19 and Social Distancing to Children


Virtual Museum Tours


Community Involvement Ideas

  • Pen pal with local elder care or nursing facility 
  • Write encouraging notes and design art to send to first responders, hospitals, police, fire, etc. 
  • Create a “selfie” video sharing words of encouragement for the first responders, hospitals, police, fire, etc. That can be shared by families via email, social media, etc.