How are you doing? No, really. Are you taking care of yourself? Brushing your hair? Remembering to eat? Reaching out to friends and family when you’re feeling stressed? Are you running out of ideas for keeping the kids engaged? Last week, we provided offline activities. Here are ideas for online exploration.
Find the Math. Here’s one from Marley Jarvis, University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS): “The Outreach team has recently started an instagram account (@finding_math) offering fun prompts for parents and caretakers. Each post provides something to ‘find’ at home, like a math scavenger hunt in your daily life.The idea is that math is truly everywhere–and it’s not just about numbers. It’s a great way for playing with younger kids and/or giving older kids something to do.” (Read more: Synchronized Movement: The Story Behind a Prizewinning Video on Preschool Behavior)
Early Learning Nation columnist Mark Swartz writes for and about nonprofit organizations. Author of the children's books Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, Lost Flamingo, Magpie Bridge and The Giant of the Flood as well as a few novels, he lives in Takoma Park, MD, with his wife and two children.
Illustrator Art Hondros received wrist-slappings for his cartooning activity in both high school and the US Navy. His sequential features have appeared in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine and Packingtown Review in Chicago. He produced a graphic novel based on a lost 1920s silent film in 2018. He is a member of the collective known as DC Conspiracy that publishes the free comics newspaper, Magic Bullet.