Updated: May 29, 2020
We understand that an unplanned extended break can be stressful but it is important to remember that routine is important for kids, especially during uncertain times.?
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Why is routine so important? Routines provide toddlers and young children with a sense of security and stability. They gain an understanding of everyday procedures and what is expected of them. And once the COVID-19 outbreak has concluded, children will be expected to pick up where they left off and be thrown back into normal life and formal learning. By keeping routine at home while daycares and schools are closed, you can make this transition easier and your children can continue learning to read, engage in problem-solving skills, and gain knowledge with your parental interim guidance.
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Osceola Reads provides all children in Osceola County access to the reading app Footsteps2Brilliance for free. If you have forgotten your child?s super secret code, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. For Osceola County School District students, they can log in using their student ID.
You can also enjoy the Osceola Reads Virtual Read-Aloud Library with your children. This gives your voice a break while your family enjoys a children?s book read by familiar faces from our community.
Many other organizations are also providing free resources you can use during daily academic time in your daily routine.
- GoNoodle – movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts
- Scholastic – a free resource providing 20 days of learning activities for families
- Storyline Online – video streaming of actors and actresses reading children’s books
- PBS Kids for Parents – introducing a new daily newsletter with activities and tips to play and learn with your child at home
- Adventures in Familyhood – 20 virtual field trips to take with your kids
- Highlights for Children – printable workbook pages for preschoolers, kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders
- Khan Academy Kids – educational activities, books, songs, and games for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders
- Osceola Library System – virtual programming for adults, kids, and families
- Raz-Kids – digital access to 800+ non-fiction and fiction leveled books in English and Spanish – students can listen to the books, read independently, and take comprehension quizzes while earning rewards for tasks completed
- Headsprout – provides individualized reading instruction through a series of lessons for early reading and reading comprehension
Please continue to check back, as we will be adding additional free resources for families as they are made available.
We understand that home-schooling is a new adventure for many of our families and followers. We are here to help. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions and we will do our best to help or guide you in the right direction.