Around the world, schools are closing in the hopes of flattening the curve. I’ve been watching and worrying and feel strongly that this is the best thing. Is it going to be easy? No. But, I feel this is easier than the alternative.
Related: Legal Nomad’s thoughts on Covid-19.
My kids’ school announced their closure today and I thought about how we’re going to fill our time.
(More about school closures during pandemics.)
Many schools, including our own, will have distance learning. Here are more resources to take a look at:
Kate Messner (author of many books, but on this site we list some of her Ranger in Time series) has been compiling videos of authors reading parts of their books or talking about books. It’s filled with fun videos I think your kids will enjoy.
I keep seeing this Google Spreadsheet in many FB groups that I’m in that lists educational resources offering free subscriptions during closures.
Homeschooling tips and resources. Many of these link to multicultural bloggers.
Of course on this site, I have lists of books around the world for kids, plus information about e-reading via companies like Epic! App or Amazon (affiliate link). However, I do want to make a suggestion that if you’re looking for a physical book. Most of my book links are to Amazon. If you want to purchase, find the book you’re looking for here – but then go to Indiebound (not an affiliate link) to find an independent bookstore you may want to support. They’ll need all of the support.
Related: If you don’t know who, you can always look for one of our Bookstore Love bookstores.
I’ll update this as I can.
As I was watching my kids play today I thought that it would be fun to think about what we did during this time. Where we’re home and hoping this communal work of staying in as much as possible changes the trajectory of this thing.
So, I created a free printable. Just click the image below to download it.