Kids' Learning Resources, Homeschooling Tips and Tricks

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Sa ganitong panahon na limited ang pwedeng activites para sa kids, anong mga ginagawa nyo para malibang ang mga bata sa bahay? Anong klaseng diskarte ginagawa ninyong mga working parents?

Share na din tayo dito ng mga online resources para sa kanila. (Ilagay na din natin kung para sa aling age group ang ni-share ninyo.) Bonus points kung libre. Pwede din naman na paid basta may convincing na review :wink:

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Here’s an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.

Online resources:

  • BrainPop
  • Curiosity Stream
  • Tynker
  • Outschool
  • Udemy
  • iReady
  • Beast Academy (Math)
  • Khan Academy
  • Creative Bug
  • Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:

  • Crash Course Kids
  • Science Channel
  • SciShow Kids
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Free School
  • Geography Focus
  • TheBrainScoop
  • SciShow
  • Kids Learning Tube
  • Geeek Gurl Diaries
  • Mike Likes Science
  • Science Max
  • SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

*Pretend to travel the world. Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

More awesome free learning websites that we like to use

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

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This is awesome @finn! Thanks so much for sharing your collection.

We have a bunch of exercise-drill-based apps for Maths and English such as

  • IXL
  • Reading Eggs
  • Maths Online

We like a science show called:

  • Operation Ouch
  • (we also watch SciShow Kids)

And we do some exercises:

  • PE with Joe
  • Dance Fever Multisport
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga

We follow some art classes on Youtube:

  • Art for Kids Hub
  • Mr Creator
  • Pin Koro

A couple of music lessons

  • Hoffman Academy
  • Jacobs Vocal Academy
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Not really learning related but I downloaded some Kindle books for Katy yesterday because they were free.

Like this one The Super Secret Science Club

Wala na sya mabasa eh.

Si Kal naman, he’s always looking forward to the daily episodes at the Adarna House Youtube Channel

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My daughter’s in Senior High now so medyo nadaanan ko na ito. I was a very competitive student, but when my daughter was growing up, we were not very focused on her academic achievements. Basta important lang yung character building (being kind, masipag, managing adversity, ganern)

She went to a Montessori school for elementaty, then we decided to send her to a science HS for more “character”. Maganda yung combination kasi magaling sha mag english (Montessori) :joy:, pero OK rin yung handle on science etc. Yung competitive HS environment shaped her really, walang push from us but she became a debater, chairman of the student council and editorial writer who competed for her school and won. Her acads were good too. And hindi siya socially inept (I dont know why I consider this to be achievement, baka ako haha)

Yung moral? I think she had a less stressful elementary, which allowed her to not be too hung up. When the time came for her to be competitive, she geared up on her own. Basta we fed her interests and supported whatever she wanted to do. Now I think mas matino pa anak ko sa amin :hahaha:

Ah, and also books. She was a wide reader and we bought whatever she wanted to read - total girl, books, magazines, etc. Hindi namin sya binawalan mag iPad and TV, but reading came naturally for her. I think magandang foundation talaga ang pagbabasa.

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Maski itong mga anak ko eh mga “socially inept”, mana yata sa nanay hehe. Mabuti na din nga dalawa silang bulilit at malapit ang age kaya maski papano may interaction sila sa isa’t isa. Maski away-bati as siblings usually do! As for pushing them academically, I try not to expect a lot of them, pero with how “easy” they have things going for them sa school, I don’t think they’re feeling a ton of pressure at all compared to my own experience in PH. As you said, I’d rather them build character, focusing on grit, resilience and being aware of what goes on around them. Try to manage their self-centric view (sa ngayon lang sana ito haha) and look beyond their own selves.

Agree with reading as a good foundation, and I have no issues with that. My little ones are avid readers, yung tipong kelangan mong sawayan dahil inabot na ng dilim nagbabasa sa bedroom. Pero naubos na din ang “age-appropriate” reading material sa bahay. Sarado pa naman mga libraries ngayon. So no choice, ebooks ang sagot. Madami naman options online kaso mas sanay sila na may totoong hawak na libro. The usual mga gawaing-bahay nakikigulo sila, pero tinutulak ko na din sila na maglaro ng LEGO or magtatalon sa bakuran.

Apart from hours of reading hindi na din namin ni-restrict ang ipad use, pero buti naman eh sila mismo ang humihinto at naghahanap ng ibang gagawin. Kaya helpful din makahanap ng ibang online resources na pang-break ng day nila.

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Books forever :heartpump:

I forgot to mention, si Robert Alejandro nag-c-conduct ng art lessons sa FB niya. Tapos si Dolly Parton reads bedtime stories. Si Captain Picard reads sonnets (hehe sorry).

Tapos may mga museums na may online tours din. Have not really tried them though kasi busy with work :slight_smile:

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yung adarna house na youtube channel may eskuwelaro series. parang classes lang namin sa UPIS noong kinder.

Sample episode

ka batch namin yung host sa episode na to. at oo, handpicked yung librong binasa niya diyan :rotflmao:

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Oh yes we did try Robert’s class kaso mabagal feed sa amin :frowning: The sonnets are fun :slight_smile:

Our local zoo has a feed too https://www.youtube.com/user/TarongaSydney

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thanks for sharing! sa amin naman, we try to balance online with offline learning. operative word is ‘try’ :embarasslaff:

what I struggled with initially during the ECQ was establishing a routine kaya I asked their teachers what the usual sched was. tas gumawa ako sched based on that. para din familiar na sila sa sequence at Di gaano mahirapan mag-adjust (well, that’s the concept).

ang struggle ko siguro is sticking to that daily routine. ang nangyayari kasi kung ano maibigan na aralin, yun na lang parati. :shrug:

hemingway… focus namin ngayon ay pag-aaral ng filipino at araling panlipunan. props namin ang isang dambuhalang mapa ng pilipinas. katatapos lang namin ng region 4-b :jumpclap: :wiggle:
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^map c/o paternal lola. Hi Lola! Na kay Lola pa pala tape ko ng Pantera

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kung may extra 399 a month kayo (mas mura pa sa tatlong Frappucino), sobrang laking tulong nito sa Math

https://ph.edugain.com/

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Made a reusable map of the house for Easter egg hunting and treasure hunting. For spatial intelligence, and balak ko may incorporated lesson sheets as “clues” na may corresponding reward kapag natapos.

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Super ganda nga nito and super proud sa batchmate! Especially if you want your kids na maging matatas sa Filipino!

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SKL na merong show ang CNN at Sesame Street on Covid19. Airing tonight sa Manila via CNN (yung CNN talaga, hindi CNN Phils.) at 9:00 pm

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I’m creating some “summer” modules for my kiddos now and the links have been helpful. Naghahanap nga lang ako ng pwedeng gamitin for Filipino subject, kahit stories lang in Filipino para makapractice magbasa ang bagets. Any leads?

PS nahanap ko ang GMA Playground sa youtube and may 13 episodes sila ng mga alamat in Filipino. Sana marami pa akong mahanap.

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Thanks @AvA ! Okay din yung Batibot TV YouTube channel and Batibot Games app

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