Welcome to my quiet space where we can shut the world away for a few minutes and focus on our little ones. I wanted to create a post specifically about the school closure resources I have created to help you during this challenging time.
While I know stress is at an all time high for so many, I want to pause for a moment and share with you a glimpse at what our little ones might have in store over the coming weeks and months.
When our little ones look back at this time (which is so important to remember: this is a very difficult season, but it will pass) they might just look back at it as one of the happiest times of their childhood. Late morning snuggles in pyjamas without the need to rush, second breakfasts to fill those every growing little bodies, time together as a family listening to audiobooks, reading, enjoying puzzles. Snuggling up with Mom or Dad to do math or language for a few moments and then playing once more. It might just be the slow down they are needing.
So with that in mind, and with my immense desire to help alleviate some of the stress in your life, I have created lots of school closure resources for you. I have also included some resources on this page that are not mine, but are free and I feel very valuable.
So shut that world away, forget that Pinterest rabbit hole and the scary world of social media, and let me help you feel good about being home with your children.
As I know financial concerns are present or at the very least looming, all of these resources are completely free.
School Closure Resources for Children PreK – Grade 4
Weekly Printable Math and Language Arts Worksheets for PreK – Grade 4: Every Sunday worksheets for the week will be uploaded to the page linked here. These daily worksheets involve only 2 QUESTIONS! They are developed by a teacher and you can be assured that they are developmentally appropriate for your children. They are step by step and straightforward. They will take you between 10 – 20 minutes per day, depending on the age of your child. That is it! Perfect for right now (if I do say so myself!)
Daily Kids Learning Club Video: These videos are done daily on Facebook at 10:30 am LIVE and then uploaded to my YouTube channel. If you are on Facebook, have your little one join us live, and if not, watch at your leisure on Facebook or YouTube. These videos include a daily riddle, interesting fact of the day, poems, stories, and an easy learning challenge you might like to try. They are about 15 minutes long.
Personalized Educational Activities Plans: I created this resource just before the school closures and quarantine occurred where I live and the timing turned out to be rather ideal. I created this resource so you could get a practical, customized bundle from me tailored to your particular needs. Simply answer the three questions and your bundle will be emailed to you straight away!
Schedules and Rhythms: Here I share with you two different schedules. One for parents home with their children and one for parents who are working from home and home with their children. These are just suggestions of course, but I always find it helpful to see how others approach their day.
Audibles: The wonderful company Audibles is offering all of their audiobooks for free while the school closures are on! There area so many wonderful children’s stories here and adult books as well.
Lunchtime Doodles with Mo: My boys have been enjoying these lunchtime doodles with Mo recently. This is a charismatic author and illustrator who shares his process with the children in daily videos. You can watch on Facebook or from his site directly.
Attachment Breaks: If you are working from home with your little ones home as well due to school closures, I would encourage you to consider “attachment breaks”. This post talks all about what that looks like and offers you simple ideas and activities to use as a time of connection.
Quiet Time Activities using Supplies you have at Home: If there was ever a time when we needed quiet time, it was during a quarantine my friends! Having a daily time of quiet independence every day is essential with everyone being home together all day long. This is a post about some quiet time activities you can have your little ones do with no special materials needed. Things that can be done using the kitchen sink, pots and pans, and stuffies!
Quiet Moments: Sometimes we need ten minutes to ourselves. Whether it be to have a quick conversation with a friend or loved one we are missing or to simply have a cup of tea on our own. I have created a free printable of 20 activities children can do straight away with absolutely no prep needed on your part. Your little one can simply select an activity and get to it.
Constellation Printable Cards and Myths: Perhaps it is a fun time to learn about the night sky? Here are some constellation cards and the accompanying (kid friendly) Greek myths.
I will keep adding to this school closure resource page as I continue to create posts and resources that I hope will be helpful to you and your family at this time.
Please let me know by commenting below, what resource would be helpful to you right now?
Hang in there my friends, the sunshine will return.