Resources for Distance Learning & Homeschooling

Amidst this time of mass school closures, many of you are experiencing distance learning for the first time. The faculty of The Berkeley School would like to offer any support we can and that starts with the affirmation that you can totally do this! We have been compiling a list of tips and resources that we’ll share below. We’re better together! 

Scroll down for resources parenting adults can tap during this period of Distance Learning.

Social Emotional Learning & Stress Management

ABCs of Screen Free Time at Home (Preschool-2nd)

Mindful Schools Classes for Kids (Kindergarten-5th)

Mindfulness activities (Kindergarten-5th)

Gonoodle (Movement/Mindfulness)(K-5th)

Daily SEL Activities (Kindergarten-12th)

Tips for taking in rapidly changing news (from Common Sense Media)

Meditation apps for kids and families (from Common Sense Media)

Resources by Subject

Literacy & Language

Epic (Preschool-6th, online library of books for kids)

Raz-Kids (Kindergarten-5th)

Storyline Online (all grades)

Read Wonder & Learn (Kindergarten-5th)

StoryBird (Kindergarten-12th)

StoryKit (2nd-8th)

The Spanish Experiment (Kindergarten-12th)

Duolingo (6th and higher)

Art, Music & Physical Education

Drawing Apps for Kids (from Scholastic)

Apps that Inspire Running, Jumping and Staying Active (from Common Sense Media)

Music Apps for Kids (from Common Sense Media)

Virtual Museum Tours (from Travel & Leisure)

Online Museum Exploration (from Google)

CosmicKids Yoga

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