Hello families! As you know, children love to play – anytime, anywhere, and with almost anything. As they play, they are learning about the world around them and practicing important skills.
We will update this page regularly with information and documents that include many fun and engaging activities you can do with your children at home. This includes activity suggestions and resources for:
- Children who are 3 and 4 years old
Keep in mind there are no “rules” during a pandemic. While these resources offer suggestions for activities to do with your child, feel free to lean into what feels best for your family and makes sense for your child. Be sure to take care of yourself too. We are here to support you through this, and hope these activities and tips support your family during this time. Know that whatever you’re doing, you’re doing great!
Remote and Blended Learning Guidance for Families of Young Children
The guides below can help your family adapt to learning from home. They explain what remote and blended learning are, and offer suggestions for how you can connect your child's learning at home with learning in school. They also offer tips on keeping a daily routine and resources to support physical and mental health during this stressful time.
Supporting Your Child With Remote Learning
Support Your Child With Blended Learning
Guidance for Families During School Closures
Early Childhood Activities
This instructional activities packet includes activity suggestions you can do with your child. These activities are easy to do inside with limited materials. There is also guidance on self-care for grown-ups, as well as tips and general links to support conversations with your child around COVID-19.
Additional Resources for Families
These additional resources offer fun, informative, new online experiences we recommend for you and your child. Please choose the activities and platforms that work for your family.
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Getting an Internet-Enabled Device
The DOE has devices available to lend to families to support their child's remote learning. Priority will be given to students most in need, and students in upper grades. Families who wish to request a device should fill out this Remote Learning Device Request Form. Please complete the survey if your family needs a device. If you do not know your child's OSIS number, input '9' then your child's birthdate instead. For example, for a child born on January 1, 2016, you can enter "901012016".
Technical Support for Families
Please fill out this form to let us know what issues you have with DOE-issued iPads/devices, access to applications, or other technical problems.