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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource is a needed thing now a days. Every parents is searching on how to manage their kids in the Corona days. Here are some coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others to handle their kids. Do share this list to other parents who are struggling to manage their kids as well.

Manage Creative time of Kids using the below activities in Coronavirus (COVID-19) days

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Manage Your Child (for Parents)

  1. Creative time
  2. Play Doh Contest - Animal Shapes
  3. Throw a party - come up with a theme and make decorations for a family party
  4. Record a 1 minute Ted Talk Video 
  5. Learn the process of creating manure and then executing it
  6. Make a collage on your favorite topic
  7. Best from waste Activity - Make something useful from waste 
  8. Learn a new type of painting such as Madhubani, Tikuli etc 
  9. Create a box full of success - Write down your achievements on a chit paper and put it in that box
  10. Create your own Calendar by giving themes to each month 
  11. Great resource for activities: www.busytoddler.com
  12. Decorating their room by creating new stuff 
  13. Setting up a kitchen garden by growing coriander, tomato, lemon, orange or any other fruit/ vegetables 
  14. Learning a recipe for making a smoothie / shake 
  15. Learning origami and creating several figures from paper 
  16. Creating different paper planes and finding out which is the most efficient 
  17. Learning Calligraphy and improving your writing 
  18. Learning doodling
  19. Learn to Rap a song ( English or Hindi) 
  20. Writing script for a movie 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Time: Things to do for Managing Academic time for Parents

  1. Outschool
  2. Khan Academy
  3. Scholastic.com/learnathome
  4. Writing a 10 page book explaining a concept with illustrations
  5. ideas which can make the world sustainable and environment friendly 
  6. Shark Tank at home - Come up with a business idea, make a poster and "pitch" it to the judges
  7. Writing handwritten letters to friends, family 
  8. Learning a new language ( Basics) 
  9. Build the tallest structure possible using just 1 foot of masking tape and 20 strands of dry spaghetti
  10. Science experiments - Make an egg float in salt water, etc - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html
  11. Creating a ppt on CORONA VIRUS and its impact 
  12. Science experiements from ACS: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/adventures-in-chemistry/experiments.html
  13. Age-appropriate science lesson plans from ACS: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/k-8/inquiryinaction.html
  14. Calculating water usage ( Monthly, yearly) by using unitary method 
  15. Learning about states of India ( Pick any 5 states) and they can research about Culture, language, resources, economy 
  16. Learn Story telling skills
How to Manage Your Child (for Parents) Corona

Daily Challenges for Children to do in Coronavirus (COVID-19) lock ups

  1. The idea is to challenge yourself daily and improve at it 
  2. Typing Speed Challenge 
  3. Plank/ Situps/ Pushup Challenge
  4. Painting in a minute - Challenge 
  5. Quiz time - Most number of questions answered 
  6. Solve a sudoku in 15 min Challenge 
  7. Writing as many words with a single alphabet challenge 
  8. Spelling Bee Competition 
  9. Completing tasks in 30 minutes 
  10. Creating a sandwich in 10 minutes 

Important links for Parents ( Free Online Resources for educating your child) in Coronavirus (COVID-19) home stay

S.no Organisation Link Description 
1 Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org - Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
2 BBC Learning - http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/  - This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
3 Futurelearn - https://www.futurelearn.com  - Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
4 Seneca  - https://www.senecalearning.com - For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
5 Openlearn - https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ - Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
6 Blockly - https://blockly.games - Learn computer programming skills — fun and free.
7 Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ - Creative computer programming
8 Ted Ed - https://ed.ted.com - All sorts of engaging educational videos
9 National Geographic Kids - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ - Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
10 Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.
11 Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com Free science lessons
12 The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com Wide range of cool educational videos
13 Crash Course https://thecrashcourse.com You Tube videos on many subjects
14 Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above for a younger audience
15 Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home.
16 iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
17 Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
18 Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com All kinds of making.
19 Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
20 Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones.
21 Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedete.../ A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
22 British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find Resources for English language learning
23 Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
24 Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
25 Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Geography gaming!
26 Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
27 The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page
28 Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts for little ones
29 The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
30 Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games
31 DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/... Activities and quizzes
32 Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.”

Credits: https://medium.com/@manisharoses/free-on-line-education-resources-for-parents-105c5520b262 and  Nihal Rustgi Parents Guidebook Excel.

Guide for Parents to Manage Kids in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Period

Activity Guide for Parents

Sl. No Activity Age Range How it works Link
1 The San Diego Zoo All Explore the zoo from the comfort of your home https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
2 Tour Yellowstone National Park! All Choose your virtual tour and get adventuring https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
3 Explore Mars on the Curiosity Rover All Check out the surface of Mars from your desktop! https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
4 Indoor Activities for Toddlers Toddlers 40+ ideas to keep your toddler busy https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/
5 Virtual tour of The Louvre Older ages Explore the Louvres exhibits https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
6 Fun Games (Math and Reading) K-8th Play fun games while learning new skills https://www.funbrain.com/
7 Homeschooling Worksheets K-Teens Thousands of printable educational worksheets for all ages https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/
8 Scholastic's Learning At Home All Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
9 Coding platform for creating animations All Create stories, games, and animations through coding https://scratch.mit.edu/
10 Prodigy 1st-8th The engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform https://www.prodigygame.com/
11 Originator All Free educational apps for download https://www.originatorkids.com/
12 Khan Academy 2-7 years old Educational program to promote discovery and learning https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/
13 Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus All Read through this comic on COVID-19 then have your kids create their own https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus
14 Breakout Edu K-12 Educational Games https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome
15 Biology Simulations High School Biology Simulations helps students to learn about biology and practice data analysis skills. https://www.biologysimulations.com/
16 Conjuegamos All Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin https://conjuguemos.com/
17 BBC Earth Kids All Fun facts, amazing creatures, and a whole load of cool stuff about our planet. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO_DaPp4ifhMAmiyybSLx9w
18 TED-Ed Animation All Topics taught using brief videos https://ed.ted.com/lessons
19 NASA's STEM Activities K-8th Fun DIY activities related to STEM https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html
20 Universe Simplified's DIY Activities All Fun DIY activities related to STEM that can be made from materials found at home https://universesimplified.org/introductory-projects/
21 Zines about science All A beautiful combination of art and science http://ipsawonders.com/zines/
22 Zero2Maker 10+ above Free innovation projects for children at home https://zero2maker.org/zerolab/
23 Exploratorium All Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore
24 Instructables High School+ Explore projects https://www.instructables.com/
25 Curiosity Machine 10+ above Learn, play, and create with future technologies including artificial intelligence https://www.curiositymachine.org/
26 MakerEd Resources All Introductory resources are for those new to making https://makered.org/resources/getting-started/
27 DIY All Huge library of hands-on projects, how-to videos, and an awesome kid community https://diy.org/
28 Universe Awareness 4 - 10 years old Inquiry-based learning techniques in a ready to use format https://www.unawe.org/activity/
29 Scratch All Teach young kids how to program https://scratch.mit.edu/
30 TeachEngineering K-12th STEM Curriculum for K12 https://www.teachengineering.org/
31 STEM Resources, UK All Website is home to thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects https://www.stem.org.uk/resources
32 Answer scientific questions All Five-minute inquiries used to start the day https://mysterydoug.com/
33 National Geography for Kids All animals, science, history, and geography, then games with fun quizzes https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
34 Science for kids, edited by kids All Scientists write about their cutting-edge discoveries https://kids.frontiersin.org/
35 Math and science raps All Just for fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMXzBKm3SSA
36 Experiments All science expirements for home https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw
37 Podcast for the curious All interviews scientists, historians, and experts https://www.vpr.org/programs/why-podcast-curious-kids#stream/0
38 77 STEM Acitivites All a comprehensive list of more STEM activities https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U6sqCQMlpFJjIgJO3ww2RaRnmXJOZLNv/