Online Educational Resources and Distance Learning Plans
At Building Kidz, the health and safety of our students is our foremost concern. All of our facilities meet and exceed state and national guidelines for cleanliness and sanitation. Currently, school closures across our 26 U.S. locations are up to each individual owner based on the needs of their community and the unique situation in their area. To help combat the interruption to our students’ learning, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite resources below.
We’re also rolling out a “distance learning” plan to help in maintaining a connection with our parents and students should they decide to shelter at home. Our e-learning plan includes recorded videos of our instructors, email “chats”, and resources for parents to recreate many of the learning environments from Building Kidz facilities at home. The entire staff and faculty of Building Kidz remain committed to providing best-in-class early childhood education for all our students as well as supporting our families throughout these challenging times.
Big History Project: While the content is aimed at high-school-age students, the stunning videos and multi-disciplinary activities can keep your kiddos visually engaged for hours
Blockly: Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
BBC Bitesize: This site is full of interactive study guides for all ages.
Cbeebies Radio: Listening activities and games for preschoolers.
Common Sense Media: A great guide for parents for what’s age-appropriate in apps, books, movies and TV shows
Crash Course Kids: Quickly become an expert in your favorite scientific topic with these kid-friendly videos.
DK Find Out: Discover multiple learning avenues specifically for children.
Duolingo: Learn dozens of languages with native speakers and an accessible format.
GoNoodle: Movement and mindfulness videos for younger audiences
GreatSchools.org: The “Parenting” tab has excellent resources for at-home education
Home Science Tools: Hundreds of free projects for all areas of STEM exploration.
Mystery Science: Free science lessons for kindergarten through fifth-grade learners.
NASA STEM lessons from Space: Learn STEM concepts from real-life astronauts!
National Geographic Kids: Explore all the world’s creatures with activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Paw Print Badges: Go on an adventure with free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors.
Prodigy Maths: Blast your math skills to the next level with these fun games.
Red Ted Art: Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Scratch Jr.: Teach children ages 5-7 the basics of coding with this app from MIT.
Ted-Ed Student Talks: Students teach students with these videos ranging from health to literature to engineering.
The Artful Parent: Quickly set up beautiful art activities for your children.
The Imagination Tree: Inspire creativity with early childhood development activities.
The Kids Should See This: Feed the curious mind with these engaging videos.
The Sky: Learn all about the night sky, planets and our solar system.
Tinkercad: “Make anything” with this digital makers space.
Toy Theater: Designed specifically for kindergarten and up, these games across many different subject areas will satisfy even the shortest attention spans.
Tynker: Computer coding for kids. Ages 5+
World Geography Games: Travel the globe without leaving home!