10 Ways to Manage Homeschooling Your Children

Haleh Nourani

03/31/20

With schools being closed and children now being homeschooled, it can be difficult to manage your daily routine (along with work) and still find time to ensure your kids are learning and staying active. Ranging from science and language to music and math, here are 10 programs and classes that will make learning fun for your children.

10 Ways to Manage Homeschooling Your Children:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

1. Scholastic Learn at Home Projects
​​​​​​​Scholastic has started a Learn at Home series, which will keep children learning even though schools are closed. Each day, Scholastic will add four different learning experience videos to their website for different grade levels. Click here for the Scholastic Learn at Home Projects.

2. Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
​​​​​​​Children's author Mo Willems has been releasing “Lunch Doodle” videos on The Kennedy Center’s website, which encourages children of all ages to draw and write with him. Be sure to have crayons, paper, pens or pencils ready and join Mo Willems each weekday at 1 p.m. Click here for the link to Mo’s videos.

3. Khan Academy
​​​​​​​Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more, and it's all free! Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning. Click here to visit Khan Academy.

4. Live Children’s Book Reading by Josh Gad (Olaf)
​​​​​​​Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf from the Frozen franchise, has been reading children’s books via his Twitter account. Since Frozen 2 was just released, this is the perfect way to wind down the day and get your kids ready for bed. Click here for Josh Gad’s Twitter profile.

5. Prodigies Music Online Classes
​​​​​​​Prodigies Music offers online classes and activities for children to teach them musical skills through video lessons, worksheets and sheet music. Children will learn how to sing in tune, understand music notes and how to play an instrument. Click here to sign up.

6. NGAkids Art Zone
​​​​​​​The National Gallery of Art presents NGAkids Art Zone, an interactive and informative way to introduce art and art history to children. It features activities like creating animated portraits, decorating 17th-century dollhouses and making three-dimensional geometric shapes, which will entertain your children while they learn about art and art history. Click here to access NGAkids Art Zone.

7. Online Language Classes
​​​​​​​Conjuguemos teaches students how to learn a new language through different types of interactive activities, quizzes and games. They offer these courses in Spanish, French, German and Italian, just to name a few. Click here to sign up and get started.

8. Daily At Home Science Experiments
​​​​​​​Club SciKidz have been posting daily science or cooking experiments that are safe for children to try at home. These experiments are interactive and will help viewers learn more about elements, matter, sound and more. Click here to access these at home science experiments.

9. Bamboo Learning through Amazon's Alexa
​​​​​​​Bamboo Learning has integrated voice-based learning through Amazon’s Alexa, making it easy for kids to learn since almost everyone has this tool in their homes. They have a variety of different tools that will educate children on subjects ranging from math and reading to music and history. Click here to enable these tools to your Alexa.

10. Kid-Friendly Workouts
​​​​​​​Sworkit, an at home fitness program and app is now offering kid-friendly workouts to help your kids stay active while at home. Ranging from warm-ups and strength to agility and flexibility, these videos are sure to keep your child engaged and occupied. Click here to get started.

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