How To Keep Your Kids Learning When Schools Are Closed
by Matthew Boulay
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Imagine the unbelievable sight of a mountain goat making a vertical climb straight up the crumbling wall of a massive old dam. Travel to a country that measures the happiness of its citizens the way other countries measure their economic output. Meet the first totally blind athlete to sprint 100 meters in 10 seconds.
This is the extraordinary power of at-home summer learning during the era of Covid-19.
The mountain goat, called a European alpine ibex, can be found in Digital Learning Kit #2. The small Kingdom of Bhutan, located high in the Himalayan Mountains, will bring you real happiness in Kit #7. And in Kit #5, you can introduce your kids to David Brown, the fastest visually impaired sprinter in the world.
The great opportunity of at-home summer learning is the chance to engage your child's mind in a way that is as different from formal schooling as possible. You don't have to teach your children trigonometry or advanced chemistry or conversational French this summer. Instead, you can introduce them to an extraordinary world of amazing people, places and stories, from science and nature to countries and cultures, from art to engineering, from poetry to deep sea diving, space exploration and more.
The goal of this book is two-fold: first, to provide parents with guidance as they scramble to educate, entertain and nurture their children while schools are closed, and second, to provide a mountain of resources and activities to help parents inspire and engage their kids.
The "9 Principles of At-Home Learning During the Era of Covid-19" and the "40 Digital Learning Kits" have been created for this moment and are inspired by the best practices of award-winning programs around the country.
In "When Schools Are Closed," Matthew Boulay suggests strategies and resources to help parents teach, nurture, and support their children during these unprecedented times. Boulay draws on evidence from research, on conversations with parents, educators, and policymakers, ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
Length: 189 Pages (898 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Jul 6th, 2020