Registration for new blended learning opportunities now open. To learn more about these options and to register click here.

Early Learning (Ages 3-8) Activities

 

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 Primary Week #1 April 14

SEL Home Primary Week #2 Apr 20

SEL Home Primary Week #3 Apr 27

SEL Home Primary Week #4 May 4

SEL Home Primary Week #5 May 11

SEL Home Primary Week #6 May 19

SEL Home Primary 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

 

Strong Start

Strong Start at Home — On Facebook, you must request to join this Cowichan group.

 

Websites

POPEY Home Learning Resources – The Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years has put together Tips for Home Learning and a Home Learning Menu.

Wide Open School – Hosted by Common Sense Media, this is a large collection of learning opportunities available to families and 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.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Lego: Let’s Build Together – Fun and games with Lego online!

Entertain Kids On a Dime – 100 activities to do at home; includes crafts and games

ABDOZoom – Online research for beginning readers includes a read-aloud option and vocabulary assistance [Free until the end of June]

Growing Book By Book – A list of “Online Read-alouds, Story Times, Singalongs, and Illustrating Tutorials To Do From Home”

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!

Kidsactivities.com – Here’s a list of Education companies offering free subscriptions right now. Note: Many of these companies are American, and there may be restrictions for Canadians.

Audible Stories – Free audio stories right now

Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas

Starfall.com – Practice phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Highlights Kids – Articles, games, and cool science experiments

ABC YA – Math and reading games

Time For Kids – Register here for Time’s online magazine for kids. It contains news, worksheets, and quizzes.

This Reading Mama – Hands-on learning for home or school

The Measured Mom – Learning at home

Mystery Doug– Science info and videos for K-5. Also available on Facebook.

Stenhouse Resources

 

Stories

Dav Pilkey at Home – The author of the popular Captain Underpants and Dogman books, invites kids to draw and have fun with him.

Storytime with Ryan & Craig – Also available on Youtube, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

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.

If I Built a School – Chris Van Dusen reads his children’s book.

For more read-alouds by authors and celebrities, search #savewithstories on Instagram and #operationstorytime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.

 

Fun

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

 

Podcasts for Kids (Ages 2-6+)