Resources for Kids
This area includes at home learning resources, links to activities and exercises that will help keep kids busy and active while remaining at home.
Supports for Parents
Information and resources to support parents with at home learning.
Environmental Education Activities and Resources to Support Home-Based Learning – The Alberta Council for Environmental Education will continue populating this page with resources to help while kids learn at home. [Added 4/20]
My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource – an online resource that provides parents with information on what children should be learning about, and resources to support their learning, specific to each grade level. [Added 4/20]
Engaging your kids without going crazy. By Dr. Caroline Buzanko – this PDF guide outline key foundations to build on so you can not only survive this pandemic, but thrive. You may even be able to enjoy this time with your kids together! [Added 4/14]
AHS Community Education Services - The Community Education Service (CES) provides parents and caregivers and other community members with opportunities to access free, public education sessions on child and youth emotional wellness and health topics. [Added 4/14]
There are some fantastic free online resources that offer great opportunities for children.
From our friends in the community
Calgary Reads Noodle a day - learn different ways to engage and bond with kids during different ages and stages of development. From birth (and even before), reading is important. It builds the foundation of brains for life-long learning. [Added 4/14]
Calgary Fire Department Drive-By Birthdays - the Calgary Fire Department is offering Drive-By Birthdays to people between the ages of 4-12 and 75+ from now until the end of May 2020. [Added 4/10]
Story time with Constable Smith - During these times of uncertainty, CPS understands the world can seem scary, especially to younger children. Constable Smith wanted to try and brighten everyone's week and will be reading his favourite stories over the next coming days. [Added Apr 10]
Exercise and Well Being
Here are a couple of great online dance and exercise classes and channels to get the kids moving!
- CLI Studios: Free classes from dance professionals
- Comic Kids Yoga: Free Kids Yoga Resource
- Kids Bop Dance: Free Kids Dance Resource
- Ballet Nova Centre for Dance: Free live classes
- Go Noodle - Movement and mindfulness videos
- Just Dance Videos - Online dance routines
- Sami’s Circuit - Live Monday to Friday at 1pm PST