Outschool is providing support for teachers, parents and students who have transitioned to online learning, through virtual opportunities. From classes on cake decorating to Pokemon drawing, Outschool offers a variety of ways to keep kids learning.
Below is an excerpt from the Outschool Blog to help parents.
School closures come with a mix of emotions. Kids are excited to have days off from school. Teachers may be frustrated that they get behind in their curriculum schedule.
And parents, well...you're left scrambling to find childcare and figure out what to do with your kids and their unplanned time at home.
Give your child the chance to learn something new with an Outschool class
You’re not in control of when school opens back up, but you do have a say in helping your child keep learning.
Even if you’re stuck inside, you can make these precious days at home a time for new experiences. A live video chat class with Outschool is a great way to make this happen.
You can browse our library of 1000s of classes, taught live by inspiring teachers. There’s a class for every kid’s interest. You can get your free Outschool account, and browse our full library of classes, here.
Tap into your youngster’s inner creative with at-home crafts
Maybe your kid is into building a birdhouse or making robots out of legos. Maybe they’d like to try knitting, or maybe they’d prefer watercolor painting.
Regardless of their specific tastes, giving kids the opportunity to use their hands to make something is the perfect antidote to the cabin fever that can come with extra time at home.
As famous painter Pablo Picasso once said “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Explore 100s of exciting art and craft classes on Outschool - everything from Cake Decorating to Pokémon Drawing.
While school closures can be frustrating for you as a parent, hopefully these four tips can make the time at home as smooth - and educational - as possible.