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In-Home Resource Kit for School-Age Children


The Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS NYC) comprises more than 900 programs serving young people enrolled in grades K-12. The Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Inc., (FOCH), is proud to be a contracted provider of these services in both school- and center-based settings, offering high-quality programs with a strong balance of academics, recreation, enrichment and cultural activities to support and strengthen the overall development of young people.

For our Elementary and Middle School students, the suspension of these programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been profoundly disruptive. Since the current school closures were announced, we have been fielding dozens of calls each day from anxious parents seeking suggestions on ways to engage their school-age children who are now confined at home. In response to these enquiries, our Assistant Director of After-school Programs, Mr. George C. Oluikpe, has compiled a list of In-Home Resources for Children and Families. This list is by no means exhaustive, and we encourage you to add and share your own ideas and suggestions. You can access our In-Home Resource Kit here.

 

Friends of Crown Heights #2

COMPASS-NYC

In-home Resources for Parents #1

 

1. Appropriate movies/documentaries – suitable for children/families: internet-based

 

Title 

Where to find it (Website/link)

1

A Series of Unfortunate Events 

Netflix 

2

Amazing Animals with Unusual Superpowers

Youtube

3

Brainpop Frida Khalo Documentary

Brainpop.com

4

Coco 

Disney Plus 

5

Exploring Our Solar System: Planets and Space for Kids

Youtube

6

Horton Hears A Who 

Hulu 

7

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 

Hulu 

8

Monkey Planet (BBC Earth)

Netflix.com 

9

Our Planet

Netflix/Youtube

10

Sharks: Scavengers of the Sea

Youtube

11

Sonic

https://tubitv.com/series /2100/sonic_x 

12

Sonic The Hedge (2020)

www.M4ufree.com

13

Spiderman  (Into the Spider Verse)

Netflix.com

14

Spies In Disguise  (2019) 

www.M4ufree.com

15

The angry birds 2 movie

Netflix.com

16

The little Prince

Netflix.com

17

The wrinkle in Time

Netflix.com

18

Wild Russia

Disney Plus 

19

Zootopia  

Disney plus

 

 

 

2. Appropriate movies/documentaries – suitable for children/families: TV-based

 

Title 

Where to find it (TV Station)

1

Arthur 

PBS Kids

2

Crashbox - Fun educational T Spies In Disguise  Show 

HBO Family Mon - Tue 10am

3

Cyber Chase    

PBS Kids

4

Diary of a Future President 

Disney Channel 

5

Doctor Who 

BBC America 

6

Man vs Wild 

Discovery Channel 

7

MasterChef JR

Fox 

8

Mythbusters JR

Discovery Channel 

9

Sesame Street

PBS Kids or HBO

10

Wild Kratts 

PBS Kids

11

Word Girl

PBS Kids (channel 13)

 

 

 

3. Educational cartoons – promoting character, morals, citizenship, social development, etc.

 

Title 

Where to find it (Website/Channel)

1

Ask the story Bots

Netflix.com

2

Backyardigans

http://www.nickjr.com/paw-patr ol/videos/

3

Blaze and the Monster Machine

You Tube (blaze and the monster machines full episodes)

4

Brainpop - Wash Your Hands

Youtube

5

Cyber Chase

PBS Kids 

Youtube/PBS Kids

6

Fairly Odd Parents

www.Youtube. Com

7

Magic School Bus 

PBS

8

Maya And Miguel

www.Youtube.com

9

Mister Rogers Neighborhood

PBS Kids 

10

Paw Patrol

Nickelodeon

http://www.nickjr.com/paw-patr ol/videos/

11

Sid the Science Kid

Youtube/PBS Kids

12

Super Why

You Tube (blaze and the monster machines full episodes)

13

The Berenstain Bears - The Green Eyed Monster Ep. 10

Youtube

14

The Magic School Bus

Netflix.com 

15

Victorious 

Nickelodeon or YouTube 

16

Wordgirl

Youtube/PBS Kids

 

 

 

4.  Online games (word search, crossword, etc.)

 

Title 

Where to find it (Website/link)

1

3 Pandas

Kiloo.com

2

Brain Teaser 

Kiloo.com

3

Calculame 

Kiloo.com

4

Cartoon Network Games

www.cartoonnetworkhq.net games

5

CBC kids

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/g ames

6

Crossword and Puzzles 

www.lovattspuzzles.com

7

Dali, Picasso and Van Gogh Match Game

Artsology.com

8

Fly Trap 

Funbrain.com

9

Fun Games for Kids

Funenglishgames.com

10

Health Games

Learninggamesforkids.com

11

Jeopardy (Kids Trivia)

www. JeopardyLabs.com

12

Learn 4 good ( good things happens daily)

https://www.learn4good.com/k ids-games/puzzle2.htm

13

Nick Jr. games (peppa pig, super search etc.)

http://www.nickjr.com/games/ (Nickjr.com

14

Online Puzzles for Children

Lovattspuzzles.com

15

Online Spelling Games for Kids

Spellingcity.com

16

PBS kids games (has varieties)

https://pbskids.org/games/

17

Tic Tac Toes Squares

Funbrain.com

18

Word search

https://thewordsearch.com/

 

 

 

5. Online educational activities (Language arts, social studies, science; mathematics, etc.)

Title 

Where to find it (Website/link)

ABCYA

https://www.abcya.com/standa rds/

BBC History for Kids

Bbc.co.uk

Brain Pop 

BrainPop.com

English and Reading 

Scholastic.com

Fun Brain

Funbrain.com

Highlights for Kids

Highlightskids.com

Khan Academy 

KhanAcademy.com

Learning Games for Kids

https://www.learninggamesfor kids.com/

Math Games for Kids

Coolmath.com

Proper Punctuation. (Language Arts Worksheets)

www.education.com worksheets

Sense and feeling.

Why does the earth spin?

How is a star born? (Science Worksheets)

www.education.com worksheets

Smarty games

http://www.smartygames.com/ index.htm

Star fall 

Starfall.com

The KIDZ Page

Thekidzpage.com

Two digit Multiplication.

One digit Addition.

(Mathematics Worksheets)

www.education.com worksheets

Wait But Why 

Waitbutwhy.com

 

 

6. Internet providers offering free/time-limited wi-fi connection

Title 

Where to find it (Website/link)

AT&T (free access for 60 days)

AT&T.Com

Comcast 

Comcast.com

Freedom Pop (Free Hotspots)

FreedomPop.com

Link NYC

Link.nyc

Spectrum

Spectrum.com

T-Mobile 

T-Mobile.com

Xfinity (free for 60 days)

https://www.xfinity.com

 

 

7. Additional resources, e.g. how to home-school (elementary/middle school) children

Title 

Contact Info

Homeschool Academy Specialists

800-863-1474

Homeschooling

Nyc.gov

Homeschooling: Great Resources for NYC Families

Mommypoppins.com

Homeschooling: Tips For Getting Started

Pbs.org

How Do I Homeschool?

Time4learning.com

How To Home School Your Kids During The Quarantine

Nypost.com

New York Homeschool Laws

Homeschoolacademy.com

The Keystone School

877-382-2304

Top 10 Questions About Homeschooling

Homeschool.com

 

 

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