21 Apr Keeping Your Kids Learning During the Pandemic
The Coronavirus Pandemic has pushed many parents into dual full-time roles — teachers and caregivers. It’s a challenging endeavor to keep your kids occupied in a positive way while also working from home. For most of us, this is an undertaking made even more difficult because you might not have the resources or formal education. However, give yourself a break. There are many ways for your children to learn, even if they don’t feel like they are learning.
From our earliest ages, we are taking in the sights and sounds around us — while trying to make sense of it all. Infants have the ability to see faces, different shapes, colors, and sizes. These are the bedrock from which learning is established. Here are a few infant activities that you can do with your little one:
Now we’re walking and talking! During this stage, children are introduced to skills that help them gain independence. They seek to understand the world around them, so they are listening to conversations and observing everything you do. Toddlers have little to no fear because they don’t know what fear is, so they are willing to try new things. By practicing these skills, they will eventually perfect them!
Open & Close
Tracing Numbers with Stickers
Big & Small
Songs From the Classroom
Ninja Warrior Game
Activities for Children Ages 3-6
During the preschool and kindergarten ages, children continue building on the skills they learned in their toddler years. During these phases, children learn best by performing hands-on activities, using trial and error, sensory exploration, and yes, they’re still modeling their behavior after their environment. Counting, handwriting, and literacy are becoming bigger factors during this age group.
Children, Children Quietly Sleeping
How Do Plants Grow?
Draw a Bird
Parts of a Plant
Keeping a Schedule
One of the essential parts of working from home is keeping a schedule. For kids during this time, it’s all about creating a new norm for them. Breaking up their days into four main categories will help them adjust much easier.
We know this can be challenging, but have fun and enjoy this time you have with your children!
Free Learning Sites
If you want even more ideas or want to switch things up, please visit the free learning sites below. There’s a wealth of information for both your child and yourself contained on these sites.
From our family at Meadow Montessori to yours, we want to make sure you’re safe and that you have the tools and resources to help your child continue growing. We’re all living in unprecedented times right now, but we’ll get through this together. Using even a small portion of the activities noted above, you and your child will have fun and learn — that’s a winning combination!