Coronavirus: How to keep your kids’ skills up when schools are closed

Keeping your kids’ skills sharp when schools are closed due to coronavirus

Many families are now trying to balance working from home while still providing an education for their kids.

And while there are thousands, if not millions, of families who are used to homeschooling, not everyone is prepared for this new way of learning.

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Thank goodness the internet has a lot of resources you can use if your school hasn’t shared online resources or if you need more to fill their learning day.

First, Behavioral Interventions and Solutions has a schedule suggestion to keep the kids’ days as close to normal as possible.

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Posted by BIAS - Behavioral Interventions And Solutions, LLC on Saturday, March 14, 2020

Your child’s teachers may have already sent you links to cyberlearning, but it may not be enough to fill the time.

KidsActivitesBlog.com has a list of companies offering free subscriptions over the coming days and weeks.

From ABCs to ACTs also has compiled a list of other free educational resources.

The New York Times is also offering tools to supplement your child’s education. The newspaper has 1,000 writing prompts categorized by subject.

The paper also is offering lesson plans on how to teach children about COVID-19 and how it affects the body.

Finally, Mo Willems is posting a daily “Lunch Doodles” while the Kennedy Center is closed for the near future.

Willems, who is known for books like “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” and the “Elephant and Piggy” series, he is the Artist in Residence at the Kennedy Center, Washingtonian reported.

He is also asking students to send in questions at LUNCHDOODLES@kennedy-center.org and he’ll answer some of them during the daily art class.

FILE PHOTO: Some parents are embarking on a new frontier of teaching their children from home.
FILE PHOTO: Some parents are embarking on a new frontier of teaching their children from home. (Edie Layland/Getty Images)