Beaufort County 4-H COVID-19 Resources
- 4-H at Home Activity Guide Try these fun, educational activities to help your kid learn valuable skills and gain experiences that will help them continue learning and doing all year long.
- Download the 4-H Inspire Kids to Do Activity Guide for 60 activities to help your kid or teen learn skills in STEM, healthy living, crafting and more.
- Eating healthy food, being physically active and taking time for yourself are all important parts of living a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we created the 4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide with 30 hands-on, educational activities to help your child live a happy, healthy life.
- Looking for easy ways to get your kids interested in science? STEM Lab provides fun, hands-on STEM activities for kids of all ages to do anywhere!
- 4-H is all about learning by doing and having fun, hands-on experiences. 4-H has TONS of National 4-H Curriculum available. Like something you see? We may already have it at the extension office and if not we can order it for you at a discounted price during the month of April.
Here is a list of helpful educational resources, activities, and tips while learning from home during COVID-19 taken from NC State University’s College of Education Website
Tips to Help Parents Keep Literacy Learning Fresh at Home
As they continue to work with beginning teachers to support children’s’ literacy development at home, Wolfpack WORKS coaches offered the following tips to help parents keep literacy learning fresh during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Keep up with routines and schedules: Let your kids have fun, but don’t allow them to treat their time at home like a vacation. Make sure they are keeping up with assignments from their teacher.
- Read daily: Epic! offers digital access to thousands of fiction and non-fiction texts, as well as comics and learning videos. The site also provides quizzes to accompany many of the books, to hold students accountable for their reading and enable them to earn rewards.
- Keep a journal: Have your child use a notebook and track their daily questions or record what they have learned each day.
- Write a letter: Have your child write a letter to their teacher, grandparent, friend or neighbor to teach them the format of a friendly letter and help them brighten somebody’s day by mailing it.
- Offer different activities to accompany reading: Scholastic offers a variety of texts across various topics and genres as well as daily activities, categorized by grade level, and resources for parents.
- Be flexible: Use learning as an opportunity to build on your child’s interests and offer choices whenever possible.
The Math Mapper tool offers free diagnostic practice problems and assessments designed to evaluate middle school students’ mathematical progress on learning trajectories to determine what students know and what they still need to learn.
Resources to Help Parents and Educators Support Children with Disabilities
Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson, Ph.D., notes that there are a variety of resources available to parents and educators as they work to support children with disabilities during the shift to remote learning. She has shared the following four resources that she believes will be most helpful during this time:
- That Special Educator, a YouTube channel launched by Pearson’s former research assistant, Braelan Martin, offers videos that discuss tips and resources on a variety of topics related to special education. Martin’s Teaching at Home video is especially helpful for parents of students with disabilities during this time of transition.
- The TEACCH Autism Program has developed a free online toolkit designed to help families and caregivers supporting children with autism during the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the tools are also helpful for supporting other children across disability categories as well as neurotypical learners.
- The newly launched Distance Learning for Special Education website includes general online resources, as well as tips for families and educators teaching remotely.
- Learn Away allows educators to access general resources as well as curriculum ideas, sorted by content area.
Please contact Chasady Quinn, the Beaufort County 4-H Agent, at email@example.com if you have any questions or if you would like to order 4-H Curriculum.