At Home Learning

Your resources for learning and living with young children at home

We will be continuously updating these lists so check back for new resources coming soon.

Circle time, storytime, lessons in art, science, language and math, all with CG teachers.
CG Facebook       Instagram
Studio Blog with Angelina
Daily lessons, reflections, and inspiration.

CG Parent Education Event — Zoom meetings

All School Picnic — Friday, May 29th, 11:30-1:00 pm. Drop in to see your teachers, friends, and classmates off for the summer! Feel free to drop in any time, or maximize the familiar by coming during the following specific slots:

  • Toddlers–11:30 to 11:50 AM; 
  • AM Primary Classes–11:50 to 12:10; 
  • XP Class–12:10 to 12:30 PM; 
  • PM Primary Class–12:30 to 1:00 PM

“Strategies for Sanity” with Dr. Kate McGoldrick 

  • Monday, May 4th at 7:00 pm & Wednesday, May 6th at 2:00 pm. Check your inbox for Zoom links

Parents and Family

Parenting During the Pandemic YouTube channel with Vanessa Callaghan

Bored Children? Be Grateful for It!   “boredom is yet another thing that shouldn’t concern parents—during this time, or any other, for that matter—because boredom can be a powerful incentive.”

A Message from Mary: Managing the New Family Reality  Mary Ervolina offers reassuring and doable advice for parents at home with young children, starting with, “Temper your expectations: Remember to be reasonable and kind to yourself.”

One Month In: Anxiety, Parenting and the COVID-19 Crisis  Kirsten Goode; Montessorian, Mother

Dear Therapist: What’s Your Advice to Parents Whose Kids Are Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Lockdowns? “Steady yourselves first, (…) rather than worrying about the right projects, the right amount of screen time, the right words to use, (…) the one message they need to feel safe right now: I’m here, and I’ve got you.”  Lori Gottlieb

Regarding Young Children

11 Real-Life Skills You Can Teach Your Kids at Home  Erinne Magee, “there are some skills you can teach your kids that don’t require a textbook or Google classroom. In fact, these life skills can be naturally woven into your already existing day-to-day routine.”

Gardening with Young Children  Tips and ideas from Community Playthings.

Setting up Self- Care Stations  Written with toddlers in mind, CG teacher Leslie’s advice and examples are perfect for all young children.

The Kavanaugh Report — Montessori Home   A mom shares her family’s journey using the Montessori method at home.

Chris Hadfield’s Space Kitchen,  Eating in Space — An Astronaut’s Life  Eating in Space – 2 fascinating videos

Fun Activity Ideas

Summer Activity Ideas  from the 440 classroom teachers

Post-it Puppets  from Community Playthings

Merakie Lane   29 indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt ideas for kids

 

Toddler Community (One-and-a-half to Three)

Unruffled   Podcast by Janet Lansbury. “Unruffled offers extremely practical and specific advice for common parenting situations.”
Toddler Program Newsletters
5-20-20
May 13, 2020
May 6, 2020
April 29, 2020
April 22, 2020
April 15, 2020
April 6, 2020
March 31, 2020
March 24, 2020
March 19, 2020
March 17, 2020

Primary Community (Three to Six)

Dropbox of Activity Extension Files  from the Primary teachers
A Sample Schedule At Home With Kids  from the Kavanaugh Report
Oral Language: The Foundation of Literacy  Author, Joan Alman, on language and literacy

Parent to Parent: Recommended Sites, Sources, Activities:

Khan Academy Kids Educational program tailored to your child’s age and ability

Audible from Amazon free audiobooks for kids right now.

StorylineOnline Kids books read by famous actors, on youtube.

GoNoodle  Encourages movement and gross motor games.

CosmicKidsYoga  Yoga and mindfulness for kids.

Denver Public Librarylive storytimes at 10 and 11 AM every day.

ABCmouse.com  — online learning program for young children.

The Importance of Being Little  by Erika Christakis 

Whos-in-the-wild-guessing-game  From mudpuppy.com, a fun game to play during virtual playdates

The Explorer’s Library An interactive app model that allows children to explore the invisible and awesome wonders of our world

PBSkids  The PBSkids app has great games and great read alouds.

Edoki Academy  A math app with Montessori materials
Duolingo ABC  An app to supplement learning to read.