COVID Crisis Teaching at Home – Resources for TODDLERS and PRE-K
COVID Crisis Schooling at Home – Resources for TODDLERS and PRE-K
The COVID pandemic has forced us into – not “Homeschooling,” but – Crisis Teaching at Home, which can be especially challenging for toddlers and PreK students. Before you explore these resources for teaching toddlers and PreK children, check out my overall thoughts and suggestions for “Homeschooling” during COVID school closures by visiting this page.
Some notes about the info below for TODDLERS and PRE-K STUDENTS:
For thematic learning, you can use several of the resources listed below to help you easily develop entire lesson plans around the topic. I indicated resources that are especially useful for thematic learning with [TL].
Unless otherwise stated, assume these resources are free (some are always free; some are just free during school closures). Please keep in mind that many businesses are struggling to stay open and pay their workers. So, if you enjoy the resources and are able to donate to the organization, please do – especially at a time like this.
For those sites that have a related app for your phone or tablet, I have added [App] so that you can search for it by name in your device store. Please note that the apps, while often more convenient, usually have more limitations of free access.
Some activities are live streamed at certain times on certain days. I have indicated those in italics. For most of these, the videos are available at least 24 hours afterwards also.
Hands-on learning creates stronger memories and understanding. So have your children try the activities that can be done “In Real Life” [IRL]. Keep in mind that this may mean going to a website to read about a hands-on lesson, order materials, or print a worksheet.
Pro Tip: Put printouts in plastic sheet protectors and have your children use dry erase markers so that you can do the sheets over and over.
Note: I usually create my own content in pdf form because linking to other websites often results in unforeseeable changes like altered content, modified pricing, broken links, etc. If something I posted below has changed or is not correct, please email me so I can correct it.
Tot Rock & Kid Rock posts mini YouTube videos including a DIY musical instrument and several songs to participate in.
Rock ‘n’ Kids has YouTube videos that are “interactive and fun classes that lead the students to explore a variety of themes through fun activities like singing, movements, games, and story time in the target language!”