Kids everywhere thought they didn't have to study...they were wrong.

COVID-19 is spreading and with it, so are school closures in an effort to slow transmission. I imagine life looks something like this: kids were thrilled that school closed, parents were concerned about their education, and everyone is already feeling cooped up from staying home.

If your kids are bouncing off the walls, why not keep them entertained and educated through Scholastic's new Learn at Home website. It offers daily courses, mostly geared toward grade school and middle school, including those for kindergarten through 6th grade and higher. In addition, it's completely free, accessible via all digital devices, including smartphones, and no sign up is required. 

The website currently has about five days of classes available, and more is on the way. It provides approximately three hours of learning per day, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning. Students will learn these subjects via writing and research projects based on nonfiction articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. 

“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,” said Lauren Tarshis, senior vice president and editor-in-chief/publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines. “We designed Scholastic Learn At Home knowing that administrators and teachers need to create extensive virtual learning plans, quickly, and that students need uplifting and engaging experiences. Our hope is that even though daily routines are being disrupted and students may not have valuable time in school with their educators, together we can support meaningful learning at home while it is necessary.”

To learn more and to access Scholastic Learn At Home, visit: http://www.scholastic.com/learnathome.

How are you keeping your kids entertained while they are home? Head over to our website for fun ideas for the whole family!