At Home Educational Activities

The New Haven Public Schools are providing packets for kids to do school work from home.  But that may still leave a lot of time in the day when we kids can be doing fun learning activities.  Here are some options:

  • If your child is in LEAP and needs some help with their homework, do not hesitate to contact their counselors or site coordinator via phone or email.  Site coordinators can be emailed through the About/Staff section of this website.

  • Scholastic offers activities for children from pre-K through grades 6 and up.  

  • The American Federation of Teachers has a wealth of resources to help with learning at home from Pre-K through high school. They also have materials on social-emotional learning and an online discussion community for people to share ideas, lesson plans, and resources. This is a resource that is useful for educators and community youth workers. 

  • An extension of Khan Academy’s free educational resources, these sets of educational materials and lessons are meant to support students who are preparing to take the PSAT and SAT in the near future. Their test prep materials are offered in partnership with the College Board, the administrators of the PSAT and SAT.

  • Attached you will find activities to do at home, courtesy of New Haven Park and Recreations Department. Hola familieas de las Escuelas Públicas de New Haven, incluido en este documento podrá ver actividades para la familia hacer en casa, cortesia del Departamento de Recreacion y Parques.

 

  • Sportsometry is helping 2nd-4th graders with math homework

Free Online Books

  • You can look for free children's books to read online on google books by going to https://play.google.com/store/books/ and typing "free children's books" into the search bar. You can do the same for any kind of book, just put the word "free" first.

  • Project Gutenberg offers 60,000 free e-books.  Their website includes how to load these books onto your cell phone, kindle or other devices.  Learn more here: https://www.gutenberg.org/

  • People Get Ready is a community book space in New Haven located on Whalley Avenue. They are currently closed to the public, but the owners have been holding virtual, daily storytime sessions on Facebook Live and then saving those videos for families to watch on their page. Their Instagram account also provides daily helpful ideas for engaging with children in reading activities while they are at home or in their community during this period of social distancing.

  • Click here for a list of seven websites that offer free eBooks for children to read.

  • For families with library cards, the NHFPL has several free online resources such as eBooks, audiobooks and movies through apps/websites like Hoopla, Kanopy, and OverDrive. They also offer online skill classes in Microsoft Office, graphic design, arts & crafts, statistics and more through apps/websites like CREATIVEBUG and Lynda.com. There is a long list of kid/teen resources, research sites for students doing projects and free access to the New York Times, as well. See their list of electronic resources here: http://nhfpl.org/collections/research-databases-2/?no_redirect=true

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