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1. Questions: Text, Font, Illustration, Clip art, Cartoon, Photo caption, Person, Happy, Logo, Poster, Clothing, Human, Sharing, Human behavior, Conversation, Public Relations, Family pictures, drug rehabilitation, cartoon parents, No School?, Now what will we do?, -Ellen Weber, 2020
2. Soundboard: Text, Font, Meter, Technology, Web page, Screenshot, Online advertising, Line, Brand, Website, Media, Establish a daily schedule, Include:
Meals
Household chores
Outdoor exercise
Study time
Free play time
Rest time
Bedtime routine, Special needs?
3. Soundboard: Text, Font, Organism, Meter, Line, Purple, Angle, Laptop, Document, Point, duivelsvierkant, Project management triangle, Study Time for the Kids, 2. Establish a set study time on their schedule., 1. Set up a dedicated study space, 
like where they usually do their homework., 3. Use any materials sent home by the school., Two shorter periods, one AM and one PM, is better than one long study session, especially for younger children. 
For young kids who cannot tell time, use a kitchen 
timer for study period., This could be a reading, writing, or research 
assignment. It could be a packet of worksheets. 
It could be links to classes online.
4. Soundboard: Text, Font, Organism, Meter, Line, Person, Happy, Adaptation, Angle, Poster, Point, abi plakate, If the school hasn't given anything ..., It is still important that your child spend some time every day learning something. Here are some ideas., .Bake/cook something. This reinforces critical measuring/math skills., .Choose a different book in your house everyday to read. Younger children can retell story books. Older children can practice summarizing what they read., .Have each child write a letter or email to someone else in the family, or someone in a nursing home. Aim for correct spelling and punctuation. Younger kids can practice copying/tracing instead.
5. Soundboard: Text, Font, Meter, Line, Angle, Point, .Make a scrapbook.
.Learn to sew.
.Put on a puppet/shadow puppet show
.Write and illustrate their own story.
.Have a board game/puzzle day. Turn it into a tournament.
.Learn some yoga, or a new game.
.Have a scavenger hunt with clues to follow., .Listen to kids' podcasts., .Learn a magic trick.
6. Soundboard: Text, Font, Packaged goods, Meter, Line, Angle, Point, Revolution, chaviza revolucionaria, i-D, General Academic Resources, NEXT, Don't forget about TinyTap's Learning Plan for ages 2-6!, 1. teacher.scholastic.com/eduation
(mostly literacy skills), 2. mysteryscience.com
(K-5 sci lessons. Free subscription
while schools are closed for Covid19), 3. educatorstechnology.com
(Free lessons for applied digital skills), 4. kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609
(List of educational companies offering free 
subscriptions due to 2020 school closings.)
7. Soundboard: Text, Font, Meter, Product, Yellow, Line, Rectangle, Number, Point, Parallel, Pre-math, ages 2-3, Pre-academics, ages 3-4, Language, ages 4-5, Pre-writing, ages 4-5, Science, ages 4-5, These are my extension activities to supplement the TinyTap Learning Plan. Check them out at pinterest.com/ellenw0045/just-for-parents
8. Soundboard: Text, Font, Packaged goods, Meter, Line, Angle, Point, a4tech pk 7mar, A4Tech, A4tech A4Tech FlexiCam PK-7MA, Art Projects, Cooking Projects, Incorporate "Project Time" into the Schedule!, Science/STEM Projects, NEXT, 1. artprojectsforkids.org, 2. itsalwaysautumn.com, 3. projectswithkids.com, 1. leftbraincraftbrain.com, 2. sciencefun.org/kidzone, 3. sciencebob.com, 4. littlebinsforlittlehands
     .com/stem, 1. pinterest.com/ellenw0045/
cooking-projects/ 
(These are my TinyTaps. Search 
their marketplace for others), 2. bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking, 3. tasteofhome.com/kids
9. Soundboard: Text, Font, Meter, Yellow, Line, Angle, Point, toshiba, These are free online and come with guides packed full of learning activities., https://www.discoveryeducation.com/
community/virtual-field-trips/, accessmars.withgoogle.com, Take a virtual walk on Mars and explore the real surface in 360 degrees., eschoolnews.com/2013/04/07/ten-of-the-best-virtual-field-trips/2/, Everything from a trip through the arctic to a visit to the Louvre. Some free, some not., artsandculture.google.com/explore, Famous artwork, experience a culture in 360 degrees, tour famous sites and landmarks., Virtual Field Trips, NEXT
10. Soundboard: Text, Font, Meter, Yellow, Line, Document, Parallel, Pen, skillset, Independent
Living
Skills, NEXT
11. Soundboard: Text, Font, Organism, Meter, Product, Line, Purple, Angle, Blue, Document, Point, bouwgroep moonen, Exercise/Movement, Indoor, Outdoor, NEXT, 2. kidsgardening.org/
garden-activities
lots of projects, all ages., 3. playtivities.com/obstacle
25 low-prep obstacle
courses for kids., 2. gonoodle.com
movement/mindfulness
videos, 1. Look up "yoga for kids"
on youtube.com*, 1. teachingmama
     .org/outdoor
30 Gross motor activities., 3. Learningstationmusic
.com/blog/2014/07/23/.  
32 Free energizing brain breaks.
12. Soundboard: Text, Font, Organism, Meter, Product, Line, Person, Point, club penguin, youth for christ, If you must work from home ..., 1. Set up a separate workspace., Try to avoid places you usually go to relax. Make sure everyone in the house knows this is your work zone., 2. Establish routine., 3. Consider a dress code., Set up a schedule for yourself, not just other members of your family. This helps to communicate that your work time is a "do not disturb unless the house is on fire" time. Include breaks in your work time, and don't forget to look up from your screens every 20 minutes or so., It might not be a problem for you, but many people cannot 
focus on work at home if they are in their jammies. If this is 
you, dress as you normally would to go to work., NEXT
13. Questions: Text, Font, Organism, Packaged goods, Meter, Clip art, Product, Line, Angle, Tableware, Point, Parallel, sun clip art, 4. Consider noise-cancelling headphones., This not only blocks the noise so you can concentrate, it also is a visible reminder to "do not disturb" while you're headphones are on., Take out the garbage, empty the dishwasher, check the mail. Get those little things done when you stretch your legs. Don't even consider big tasks that will get you off your work schedule., 6. Avoid being the "go-to" person just because you are home all day., 5. Combine quick chores with your scheduled breaks., Don't offer to accept packages, run errands, etc. 
for others if you wouldn't normally do it during 
your work day. If you must, give it a slot on your 
schedule., EXIT

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