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March 16th, 2020
We are stepping into an unknown space.
No school, no social contact.
We know it's a scary time. We also know that there are a lot of resources and people out there trying to help us through this maze of uncertainty. As the leader of an educational non-profit I am trying to focus on that. We aren't sure what is to come, but hopefully this package of resources will help stimulate your mind while we patiently wait from the safety of our homes.
We wanted to put together some resources for everyone who might have kids at home. If you have any trouble accessing anything, please reach out! We are here to help!
Here is a Printable PDF package of Custom-made David L. Hoyt Puzzles FOR KIDS.
For our Chicago family, CPS has released their Enrichment Learning Resources and they are organized by grade level. They are available on the CPS website here: https://cps.edu/oshw/Pages/EnrichmentLearningResources.aspx
Additionally, the Chicago Parks District is open in some locations. You can find more information about which locations are open here:
Visit https://fromabcstoacts.com/ for a slew of hands-on activities, resources, and printables.
Adobe is offering free Creative Cloud tools offered to students through May 31, 2020. Read more about it here:
If you have some time to sort through an extensive list of "Amazing Educational Resources" check out: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
There may be more now, but 12 renowned museums have released virtual tours. You can find more info here: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?fbclid=IwAR1QLyuZAxd5YniLUvVFfYyV003hLmJckxEP1R9-pcW28l5cV5h8xk7RopA
MysteryScience.com has a dedicated school closure planning page on their website with free, and easy remote learning activities. Visit it here:
Storyline Online is a resource of videos of celebrities reading storybooks. Its pretty cute and you can check it out here:
(We also want to acknowledge that not every home is safe. If you are in an abusive situation and need help please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Call 800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224 or chat at thehotline.org
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