Head Start centers worldwide have closed in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), leaving Head Start parents and caregivers scrambling to find daily activities for their children that are educational, creative, and entertaining. Parents can do a number of activities alongside their children that facilitate active, engaged learning.

Below is a list of websites that offer age-appropriate (3-5) parent engagement online lessons, fun games, printables, and videos to keep children from getting bored during the time our centers remain closed.

1. HiMama

HiMama has compiled these resources with the feedback and support from the childcare community to help child care centers, teachers and families make the most of these uncertain times to continue providing great care for our children.

2. Save the Children

The earliest years are most important for a child’s development, and missing out on learning now could have a devastating impact on their future growth. As national leaders in early childhood education, Save the Children is committed to helping children and families during this uncertain time by providing learning resources for our nation’s youngest learners.

3. Scholastic Learn at Home

A free digital learning hub designed for pre-K through high school offers age-appropriate content to encourage children to keep academically active while schools are closed. It provides approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, for up to four weeks of instruction, which includes writing and research projects based on nonfiction articles, virtual field trips, geography challenges and more.

4. Parade

How can you keep children entertained during these times? Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or you’re living that work from home life right now, there are plenty of ways to keep the whole family from going stir-crazy. In fact, here are 125 ideas for children to avoid cabin fever during this pandemic.

5. New Jersey Family

Free resources to keep the children learning and entertained during school shutdowns. Instead of turning on the TV or letting them watch YouTube, entertain the children with these free, engaging resources.



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