Not every school is providing lesson plans at home or supplemental reading. For those looking for things to help their kids learn, Givens recommends ABCya!, which has educational games, or ABCmouse for children ages 2 through 8. Adventure Academy has programs for kids 8-13.
Another option? Podcasts. “I wish people told me about podcasts for kids, because they have them, and they’re amazing,” she said. “If I need a break,” she added, “I’ll turn the podcast on.” Her kids like What If World, Story pirates and NPR’s But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids.
And keep an eye out for other kids activities that are going virtual. The Kennedy Center’s education artist-in-residence, author and illustrator Mo Willems, will have a virtual Lunch Doodle every day on the center’s website.