The Ultimate Parent Survival Guide to 2020 - 2021
COVID-19 has turned the 2020-2021 school year upside down: How are you going to work and your kids get educated at the same time? You can't do it ALL, right? Fortunately, each local community has quickly developed resources to help, and virtual and online education options have exploded: Even in the midst of craziness, creativity reigns. This is KidsOutAndAbout.com's portal to what every family needs this year: Over 1000 well-organized links to local resources, virtual classes and tutoring, tips and tricks to keep kids entertained, and more. And get creative with 250+ activities to keep your family sane!
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Virtual Learning Resources and Classes for 2020-2021
This is KidsOutAndAbout's list of online classes, tutors, and other resources and learning experiences that can be done completely online: Some are free, and some carry a cost. Whether you need some help with math so you can help your child with math, you're looking for something new to do to keep your mind off the news, or you want to provide some structured time for your kids who are used to a by-the-bell school day, there are many options, and we're adding to our list every day! Easily search by subject and age of your kids!
DasherSolutions for remote learning
Remote learning has become the “new normal” for families all over the country. Dasher provides solutions to help your student thrive!
Are you frustrated with trying to keep track of your kids’ assignments on multiple online platforms or via email? Our organization services consolidate all of your child’s assignments into one document to help you keep track of their work. Are you finding it hard to assist your student with their coursework while working from home? Schedule time with one of our qualified Academic Support Professionals. They can work with your student, virtually, to provide assignment-specific support. Dasher is here to make your life easier, one assignment at a time. Click here for more information!
Local In-Person Learning Resources for Micro-Schoolers and Parent PodsFind tutors, child care, day clubs, arts, STEM, and sports education in your area
You can't do it ALL, right? How are you going to work and your kids get educated at the same time? Your local community has quickly developed resources to help, and even in the midst of craziness, creativity reigns. Check out this easily-searchable list of local resources and opportunities to find what will fit your needs and budget. It includes contact information for local day clubs and tutors, as well as college students, and recent education graduates looking to fill your education gaps and get experience at the same time.
AdventuringPortal.comWe connect kids and help parents!
Need your kids to be occupied so you can get work done? Maybe your teen or tween is feeling isolated from their peers? Whether your teen/tween has played D&D before or is brand-new to the experience, this safe space brings players together to have fun and solve problems as a team unlike any other online opportunity. Started by a certified elementary and middle school math teacher, Adventuring Portal a great way for your kids to safely socialize, grow as people, and have a great time. ALL skill levels welcome!
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Parents-Helping-Parents Community Bulletin Board for 2020-2021
Parents! This school year is going to be crazy, and you're going to need to be creative. On KidsOutAndAbout's Parent Bulletin Board, you can post what you need, and what you have, to make it all a little more bearable and connect with other parents and resources.
What does my child need to know, grade by grade?Links and explanations for Micro-Schoolers
Back to school season is looking a lot different this year. What do they need to know, grade by grade, and how can they learn it in this strange new "COVID-19 normal"? This list of online resources reviews what your child needs to know, grade by grade, from Kindergarten through Grade 12. It also includes links to information about what kids need to know in the sciences such as earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics, plus math subjects from pre-Algebra all the way through Calculus.
Surprise, you're homeschooling!Tips to help your kids thrive with distance / remote learning
Whether due to COVID-19 or some other unforeseen event, families may find themselves suddenly in the position of educating their kids at home. This can seem daunting or even overwhelming. Here are some strategies to help your family survive, and perhaps even thrive, in this situation.
Advice for Divorced and Separated ParentsDecision-Making during COVID
School districts are requiring parents to work out schedules using a mixture of on-site classes, remote learning, and homeschool programs, which is throwing many families into a tailspin. The situation for divorced or separated parents raising children in separate households is even more complicated. A co-parenting education plan formed before the COVID pandemic may not work for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a checklist of issues that divorced or separated parents should address as soon as possible as they plan their child's education year together.
250+ Creative Ideas to Keep Your Family Sane during COVID-19
'When it rains, play in the rain.' There are ways of making the best out of any situation, this one included. We have a unique opportunity here: We can make the COVID-19 crisis into a moment that will live vividly in our kids' memories, so that in other times of uncertainty they'll recall fondly how their family pulled together and made the best of things, and they'll be able to do the same."
24/7 Online Experiences that Engage Your BrainConcerts, zoo webcams, tours, activities, storytimes, and just plain fun
For when you need some distractions but can't get out-and-about and don't want to just let the kids play games online, here's a big list of 24/7 online learning experiences that are available any time, and most are FREE! There are hundreds of experiences to suit all ages and interests: Zoo webcams, museum tours, exhibits, online activities for kids, streaming performances, reading/storytime, and stuff that's just for fun, from North America and all over the world. Search by type and subject!