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.
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.
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)
Primary Community (Three to Six)
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 Library — live 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.