Explore some of these great resources!
Social and Emotional Learning & Mental Health at Home
These activities have been curated by our district counseling team and will be updated each week.
SEL Home Intermediate Week #1 April 14
SEL Home Intermediate Week #2 Apr 20
SEL Home Intermediate Week #3 Apr 27
SEL Home Intermediate Week #4 May 4
SEL Home Intermediate Week #5 May 11
SEL Home Intermediate Week #6 May 19
SEL Home Intermediate Week#7 May 25
Talking to kids about COVID 19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to kids about COVID-19 – LEGO!
The Prime Minister answers kids’ questions about COVID-19
My Hero Is You by Helen Patuck – Download this free book about life in the pandemic.
Ma Héroine C’est Toi par Helen Patuck – Download the French language version of this book.
Coronavirus: A Book For Children – This book is free for download.
Fostering Resilience in the Time of the Coronavirus: Tips for helping your child
Wide Open School – Hosted by Common Sense Media, this is a collection of learning opportunities for families and for teachers.
CBC Kids – Information, videos, and games
PBSKids.org – Videos and games
The Kid Should See This – This is a free collection of 4,500+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home.
Science World – Free online documentaries and Omnimax films!
Lego: Let’s Build Together – Fun and games with Lego online!
Paper Architecture – Build cities out of paper!
Scholastic Learn at Home
Entertain Kids On a Dime –100 activities to do at home; includes crafts and games
National Geographic for Kids – Most of the site is accessible at no cost.
Oxford Owl for Home – Literacy and numeracy activities and games, plus free ebooks!
Fresh Air Learning – Outdoor activities and crafts
Funbrain.com – Games, videos, reading, playground, mathzone
Storytime from Space – Astronauts read to you from space!
Audible Stories – Free audio stories right now
Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas
Highlights Kids – Articles, games, and cool science experiments
Time For Kids – Register here for Time’s online magazine for kids. It contains news, worksheets, and quizzes.
The Measured Mom – Learning at home
Vancouver Island Regional Library – VIRL now has online library card requests. With your card you can unlock the ebook/audiobook collection as well as other digital resources. They are also offering free Wifi outside of their branches.
Dav Pilkey at Home – The author of the popular Captain Underpants and Dogman books, invites kids to draw and have fun with him.
P.E. With Joe – Get moving with this Youtube series!
Haunted Canada Stories – Author Joel Alexander Sutherland is reading a story a day on his Youtube channel.
Storytime with Ryan & Craig – Also available on Youtube, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
Mystery Doug– Science info and videos for K-5. Also available on Facebook.
The French Experiment – Read-alongs in French
Storyline Online – A large collection stories read by celebrities. Also available as an app.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Willems helps children be creative.
Draw with Rob – Artist Rob Biddulph posts draw-along videos.
Kenneth Oppel reads – Canadian children’s author Kenneth Oppel reads from his novels.
For more read-alouds by authors and celebrities, search #savewithstories on Instagram and #operationstorytime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.
150+ Educational Shows on Netflix – Homeschool Hideout’s list
Virtual Field Trips & Live Cams
Ocean’s Iniatives – Weekly virtual marine biology camps
5 Canadian Virtual Field Trips
Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums
30+ Virtual Field Trips For Kids
Live Cams – from the Vancouver Aquarium
Explore Live Nature Cams – Subscribe to this free Youtube channel.
Eagle Live Cams – The Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s eagle cams
Cirque de Soleil – Enjoy from your livingroom!
Watch penguins explore the aquarium
Romper.com – A list of virtual rides
Canada’s Wonderland – Free virtual rides!
Disney Virtual Rides – Disney’s Youtube channel