The Texas Department of Agriculture is offering no cost meals this summer for children 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old through its Summer Meal Programs!
Latin Grammy winning children's music, 123 Andrés offer educational songs in Spanish & English. Plus, live YouTube concerts every Sunday and Wednesday!
Starting now, kids can instantly stream stories, including titles across 6 different languages, that will keep them dreaming, learning, & being kids.
Need help sorting through the avalanche of online resources for kids who are now learning at home? Eleven sites for parents to explore.
List of engaging enrichment activities to do at home from Understood.org.
What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary.” Article and/or 26 minute audio report.
Many preschool classrooms contain learning centers where young children can engage in hands-on activities to build specific skills. Learn how to set up mini centers at home using plastic bins or cardboard boxes and many common household materials. "Center Time" is important part of the day for young learners and it can happen at home too!
In this YouTube video created at Region 13, Dr. Jean demonstrates how to make favorite nursery rhymes come alive through music and movement. The video includes such favorites as Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and many others!
NAEYC's "Coping with COVID-19" web page offers multiple links to resources to assist teachers and parents in navigating this unprecedented time. Resources include information about health and safety, how to talk to kids about COVID-19, tips for using technology to teach, and links to instructional activities and websites.
The Active Learning Approach was created for students with multi-sensory/multiple disabilities and is rooted in the philosophy that ALL children learn best through active, independent exploration of their environment. This resource gives ideas for how to use household items to engage young children with significant disabilities.
This video series features destinations geared for early childhood such as visiting a fire station, a dentist office, the beach, a museum (dinosaurs!), an apple orchard, and more! To access the field trips, click on the link, scroll down and select the "field trip" tab. Subtitles in Spanish and other languages are available.
Safety, connection and problem-solving are the most valuable contribution we can offer to those around us as we navigate these unprecedented times.
PRN is a non-profit that operates the Texas Parent Training and Information Center. Most of our staff are parents of children with disabilities.
KidsTV123 addresses emergent literacy and math concepts for young children through short, engaging videos of songs. The playlist includes songs that touch on such topics as letter recognition, phonics, number recognition, color and shape recognition, transportation, animal sounds, and so much more. Kids love the simple animation and soothing vocals.
This website features weekly lesson plans and sample daily schedules for both parents and teachers. Options for instruction are available in an online format if students have access to technology, or in the form of print packets, if students do not have access. The lessons and resources are available in both English and Spanish.
EcoLand is a hands-on, multi-sensory learning center where children learn about the earth and its properties through investigation. In the Home School Connection page there are learning videos, educational games, music, read-alouds, printables and activities. In Terry’s Travels, you can take a virtual tour of ECO Land with Terry the Tree Frog and his friends and meet all the animals that live there through educational videos.
Tips for Helping Your Child During the Pandemic
Consejos para ayuar a su hijo durante la pandemia
Available in English and Spanish, this short two page document is full of easy to read helpful tips for parents who may feel overwhelmed, concerned or anxious about the spread of the virus and the effects on their family.
This website features a multitude of ways for young children to engage in literacy, art, science and sensory work using ziploc bags.
Students can make math concepts come alive by interacting with these virtual manipulatives. Free K-8 activities cover such topics as one-to-one correspondence, patterns, geometry, measurement, algebra and more!
The free resources from Start with a Book build on what young children already like — dinosaurs, building, animals, sports, superheroes and music — so that parents, camp counselors, and others can have fun and interact meaningfully with children while helping to strengthen their reading skills.