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Home Learning Activities for Families


Parentivity

Parentivity provides web-based information, games and activities for all families of children from pregnancy to age five.

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Mother Cloud
Sensory recipes you can make using common household ingredients.
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The Kennedy Center
Doodling lessons with Mo Willems. Video and printable activity sheets available.
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Scholastics
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
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Highlights Kids
Recipes and crafts to do at home with your children, jokes to lighten the mood, and other games.
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Prescription Trails
A list of walking trails in the Las Cruces area.
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All Trails
A list of walking and hiking trails in your area. Also available as an app. Use the filters to find short and easy hikes for families.
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Raddish Kids
Raddish Kids is a culinary subscription and cooking club for children. Free recipes that can be made with pantry staples, at home cooking camp curriculum, and daily cook activities.
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Seattle Times
23 fun activities for doller and preschool age children. Activities for parents and children to do at home.
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Twinkl
Twinkl contains hundreds of educational activities designed for home. Now offering free acess to all Twinkl resources for parents and teachers of children in schools which are closed.
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Manga High
Math focused educational activities, games, quizzes, and more for a wide range of children. In multiple languages, now offering a free trial.

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Education Perfect
Education Perfect is supporting schools closed due to Covid-19. Offering free and unlimited access to a rich library of curriculum-aligned lessons and assessments across the subject areas.
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Mystery Science
Starter list of science activities to do at home. Sign up for a free account. Teachers can sign up for full lessons and parents can sign up for mini lessons.
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Age of Learning
Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs (ABCMouse, Adventure Academy, ReadingIQ)
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Geez Ween
Free journaling prompts for teens and young adults.
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Ranger Rick
Free online magazine subscription for nature and science activities for children to read about while home during school closures.
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DailySTEM - Spanish
77 Simple Science Activities to do with your kids.
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DailySTEM
77 Simple Science Activities to do with your kids.
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We Are Teachers
Math games using regular playing cards to practice math skills.
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Star Fall
Free program to help children learn to read. Connected with Common Core Standards. Accessible to teachers and parents.
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Splash Brain
K-5 based online math programs. Free for families and programs to sign up
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Storyline Online
Chldren's books read aloud on video
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Cool Math 4 Kids
Math games, manipulatives, brain teasers, printable flash cards, quizzes, lessons, and more. For children, teachers, and parents.
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Math Game Time
Math games and homework help online for Pre-K to 12.
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Unite for Literacy
Narrated books for children to listen to in 15 languages. Mostly non-fiction.

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LiterActive
Guided reading and downloadable activities for children to do at home.
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Science for Kids
Math and science games, experiments, and more.
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Switch Zoo
Games, exercises, and teacher resources.
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What Do We Do All Day
Books, resources, games, and activities to do at home.
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Ideas prácticas para la enseñanza del niño preescolar
Articulos en espanol sobre diferentes areas de interes de la edad temprana Ciencias, Matematicas, arte, Musica, ideas para participacion familiar.

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Find Opportunities to Play with Math!
Articles with ideas for math games and activities that focus on a wide range of skill levels.
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Audible
Audiobooks for all ages. Parens and children can have free access to children's books. Free trial for other books and audio materials.
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123 Homeschool
A variety of activities for preschool to school-age children.
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24 At Home Learning Activities to Share with Parents

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The San Diego Zoo
Free pages for children filled with educational activities related to animals, the environment, and more. Includes games, videos, and virtual stories.
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National Geographic

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Mystery Doug
A starter list of K-5 science lesson videos with explanations and activities that follow.
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Squiggle Park
Raising reading skills and supporting ELL students through games designed to support their specific needs.
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Pacer Center Champions for Children with Disabilities
Early LIteracy
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Family Time Machine by Toyota
A collection of fun activities to do with families. Categorized by time of the day such as: bed time, dinner time, bath time, etc. Helping families make the most out of their days.
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GoGuardian
Management tools for virtual classrooms. Available for teachers and programs.
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Khan Academy
Free online platform that offers learning schedules, links to other online sources, activities, videos, and more. Provides families with a daily learning schedule to use at home. Pre-K to 12th. Higher education material available as well.
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Microsoft Education
Microsoft Teams: How to set up a virtual classroom using a shared page.
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Zoom
Virtual Meetings: Teachers and programs can use this to conduct meetings under 40 minutes for free.
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125 ideas de actividades para hacer en casa

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PBS Kids
Daniel Tiger videos on how kids and adults can de stress. PBS provides videos on how to manage stress for family members and children.
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Peace Place for Kids
Connecting children to peace through mindfulness, movement, and meditation
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Ejercicios de Mindfulness para practicar en familia
Esta website le ofrece una serie de articulos sobre 'Mindfulness' y ejercicios de relajacion para toda la familia. Ejercicios para que puedas relajarte con Mindfulness con tus hijos.
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Mr. Rogers

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PBS Parents
Weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.

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California Map to Inclusion and Belonging
Newsletter with resources for families.

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Early Childhood Education - PED
Provides resources for families, educators, and administrators. One-page resources and tips are available.

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Parent Articles
Articles for families regarding parenting tips
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ASQ Learning Activities
From the publishers of ASQs 3 and ASQ SE 14: different categories to click on with articles and ideas on many areas of child development.
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Reading Rockets
Several links focused on SCHOOL AGE children with ideas on how to work with them in fund engaging ways and articles related to adult support to children's learning.
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History for Kids
Website packed with articles, worksheets, and quizzes on each section.

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Conscious Discipline
Free membership for 90 days.

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ABCya
Online games and lessons for PreK-6
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All-In-One Homeschool
Free homeschool curriculum. Everything from preschool activities to 12 grade.
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Breakout EDU
All subjects at the K-12 levels, games, activities, and more for home. Tutorials and templates to help create additional digital and home activities.
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Dr. Seuss
Play, Watch, Explore.
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E-Learning for Kids
Free digital learning tools for kids around the world.
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Freedom Homeschooling
Free Virtual Field Trips
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Fun Brain
Games, videos, and reading online for ages PreK to High School
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MobyMax
Provide All K-8 Schools and School Districts Closed by COVID-19 With Free Internet Learning Software
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NASA
NASA provides free virtual tours of Mars, games, podcasts, and more. Nasa provides homework help through STEM for families who need it.
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National Geographic Kids

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National Parks Service
Free virtual tours of Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, and more.
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Think Indigenous Online Educators
Indigenous educators volunteer to teach short K-8 lessons online amid school closures. For families to be able to watch short lessons or discussions on various topics ranging from elementary age to middle school and high school age.

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Turtle Diary
Games for 4-5th grade.
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We Video
Platform that promotes deeper learning while making it fun and easy for students to express their ideas with creativity and authenticity.

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19 Museums you can Visit From Your Couch
Families can access virtual museums with their children for free. Ranging from history museums to art- accessing photographs and exhibits that are hands on for children of various ages to enjoy.
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Find Ways to Play
Family based activities - all ages. Free videos, shows, games, recipes, and activity ideas for children 2-8 years old. Offered in a variety of topics.
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Kid Vision PreK
Virtual field trips and experiences.
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Virtual Aquarium
Virtual visits to aquariums.
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Virtual Music
List of music-based games.

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Greater Good’s Science Center’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus:


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Three Ways to Boost Your Resilience as a Parent: Take these steps to feel less overwhelmed.
Take these steps to feel less overwhelmed.

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Why Parents Need a Little Self-Compassion:
Here are three practices to bring a little mindfulness and calm to your busy day.

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Emotion Coaching: One of the Most Important Parenting Practices in the History of the Universe
Here are ways to help kids navigate challenging emotions now and in the future.

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How to Survive Your Toddler’s Epic Tantrum
Rest assured, you can learn not to lose it during your child’s tantrums (and to prevent meltdowns in the future).

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How to Decipher the Emotions Behind Your Child’s Behaviors:
Being open to your child’s thoughts and feelings can help with the trickiest parenting struggles.

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Happiness Calendar - March
a day-by-day guide to well-being. It can help inject a bit of happiness into your everyday life with videos, articles, practices, podcasts, and other content from the Greater Good Science Center and beyond.

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PBS for Parents
Research shows that just being in the presence of a compassionate, safe adult can help kids calm down. As families, we can be “that person” for each other.

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Brain Gym
Brain Gym is a way of integrating the right and left sides of the brain to help you and your child feel ready to learn, actively engaged, calm, and relaxed.

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Handling Temper Tantrums - Conscious Discipline Skills by Becky Baily


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COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families
We can help children (and ourselves) by creating a sense of rocking-and-rolling, safety, connecting, and cultivating a new sense of normal with these five tips:

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Harvard Center for the Developing Child


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Parentivity: Join us to learn about a FREE resource for families of young children in New Mexico. Parentivity provides web-based information, games and activities for all families of children from pregnancy to age five. A Parentivity webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 1 from 8-8:30 a.m. (Mountain) here: https://zoom.us/j/898008540?pwd=c29TUk1oTHA3ekpLenJkK1ZCZng0Zz09 Meeting ID: 898-008-540. Password: 008374
Interactive Parent Tool for tracking development and growth with age appropriate activities,games, and information. Free first 30 days
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PBS.org
Filtered search to meet your family's need

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Healthy Kids
Family Media Plans
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Challenging Behaviors
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Agency and Young Children Collective
University of Texas at Austin; Curriculum and Instruction
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Pre K
Building Relationships
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Pre K
Questions Families of young children ask
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Pre K
Helping your child learn math
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Pre K
Helping your child be ready to learn to read
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Pre K
Family Involvment
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Prek
Screen time at home
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PreK
Tips for Separation Anxiety
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PreK
Tips for Toilet Training
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Transitions
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Visual Schedules
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Social Skills and Attention
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Sharing
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Time Managment
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Learning to Trade
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Turn Taking
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Visual Schedules
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Emotions and Anger
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
Como ayudar a su niño a reconocer y comprender la ira
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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations

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