Supporting Learning from Home
Social Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions (Reference: casel.org). Visit this link for resources on supporting your child's mental health, how to talk to your child about COVID 19 and more! Also, here are some activities that you can do with your child:
Have your child keep a Gratitude Journal. Being grateful helps to create a positive mood and a feeling of hope. They can write down 1 to 3 things they were grateful for each day. Younger children can draw a picture of 1 thing they were grateful for that day.
Make an Accomplishment Box to build your child’s confidence.
Dance Party - move the furniture out of the way and just put on some of your best dance music and have a great time shaking your tail feathers! This is a great way to get out energy and uplift everyone’s mood!
Social Emotional Learning Resources:
Inner Explorer - Complimentary family app download to practice the mindfulness program
Center for Healthy Minds - Explore your Well-Being Toolkit by the University of Wisconsin Madison! Discover emotional style, brain change, and much more.
How to keep kids social during a time of social distancing - Running out of ideas that involve kids endlessly video-chatting with friends? Here are some ideas for deeper connections. From National Geographic
Helping your child learn at home during Distance Learning
High-impact strategies for helping children learn at home
High Impact Home Strategies, which are research-based practices, are linked to student learning, that when utilized by parents and caregivers at home, have been proven to have significant impacts on student learning and academic achievement in school. From San Diego Office of Education.
Learning Keeps Going
ISTE & EdSurge are curating a list of free products offered by companies and organizations to support learning during extended school closures. Explore activities and lessons, ways for managing stress, learning tips, digital citizenship, and more!
Making Chromebooks Accessible for People with Disabilities
Chromebooks come with helpful accessibility features created using inclusive design principles and based on user feedback, to empower people with disabilities to learn, play and connect.
Supplementary Educational Materials
Inyo County Public Library eServices - borrow books, periodicals, and movies
Stories by Audible - Free audiobooks from Audible
Recommendations for Apps and Games and more from Common Sense Media
The Social Distancing Festival: Celebrating Art from all over the World - new events in all disciplines changed every day for your enjoyment
15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home - an article by Playbill