Companies offer FREE school courses and activities for kids while schools are shut down for Covid-19
Scholastic and ABC mouse are two companies that have rolled out free instructional access to programs that serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school. Also, Comcast is offering more access, increase speeds and possibly 2 months of internet for free to qualifying low-income families due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Using codes provided for schools like this one SCHOOL7771 will get your kiddos access to digital courses for free. Each school can request a code or parent can have an administrator request a code for the entire school, in case the above code stop working. The links are below.
ABC MOUSE PREK - 6TH Reading IQ
3rd- 8th Adventure academy
As a parent, I'm also high fiving Scholastics! The educational company has launched a “Learn at Home” website that has daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher.
Scholastic’s learning plans cover all the subjects your student would be taking at school.
“As more and more teachers, students, and families around the world are affected by the coronavirus, our priority is to support them in the best way we know how — by providing them with rich stories and meaningful projects that will keep kids academically active,” Lauren Tarshis, senior vice president, and editor-in-chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines said.
The website has been divided into four sections based on grade level, currently with five days’ worth of content. An additional 15 days of content is on the way.
Per other news outlets, the courses provide approximately three hours of learning per day, including writing and research projects, virtual field trips, and geography challenges.
The educational company has launched and it will remain free and open indefinitely, says Scholastic.