During this unprecedented time, parents are finding themselves multitasking with more responsibilities and childcare tasks than ever. While remote learning can feel daunting for many, there are some excellent resources available for parents that provide webinars, educational tools, coaching and additional online classes that can help guide your families educational goals in a supportive and nurturing way.
The Little Gym
The Little Gym is offering social distancing and sanitized playrooms where children can go and experience a sense of normalcy through their various programs. Below are some of the programs being offered that caters to their physical, social and developmental growth.
The Enrichment Program being offered provides children with a chance to stretch their bodies and minds as they take part in age-appropriate activities that will set them up for success in school.
The Wonder Kids Club focuses on preschool prep by extending The Little Gym experience with instructor-led immersive play, center activities, arts and crafts projects, story time, and creative play with LEGO DUPLO bricks.
FUNdamental Kids Club supports elementary school children in Jersey City through a combination of active learning, brain-boosting arts and crafts projects, and physical activities designed to help build sports skills, activate teamwork and develop good sportsmanship.
More information: https://www.thelittlegym.com/jerseycitynj
Simple Families is a terrific resource for parents. It is catered to educating parents through their podcasts, newsletters, professional articles and so much more. It’s a holistic approach that specializes in keeping the whole family stay well: physical, emotional, and relational. There’s a lot of beneficial resources on this page to help with navigating the emotional aspects children may be experiencing during the pandemic.
More information: Simplefamilies.com
Fast Track Languages
Fast Track Languages offers an array of classes, both online and in studio. Primarily known for their language classes (Spanish, Italian, French), Fast Track also offers reading, writing, meditation, gymnastics and countless others. From personal experience, I can attest to their dedication in providing children with engaging tasks and entertaining activities that nurtures playful learning.
More information: https://www.fasttrack-languages.com/
This program provides your family and friends with all the materials and guidance you will need to turn outdoor nature time into simple and fun learning experiences. Through their workshops, online classes and program guides, children can achieve and in-depth understanding and appreciation for nature by connecting with the many activities being offered.
More information: Strawtownstudio.org
This is a reputable, advanced and revered program that works in achieving excellent results through their many tutoring methods. Whether it’s SAT prepping, academic coaching or one on one specialized classes or in a small pod with a small group, this program is successful in providing results and convenience through their “in person, anytime, anywhere” motto.
More information: https://www.stormthetest.com/
This is a website for children and parents with it’s boundless resources and activities, ranging from every subject for all ages. Once registered, children will have access to resources, videos, learning tools and activities that teaches every relevant subject in today’s society from Coding to Engineering, to English to Art. This is a school within a website that is worth checking out.
More information: https://www.brainpop.com/
Arts Ed. NJ
This site engages its readers by providing a diverse group of educators dedicated to promoting educational benefits on the impact of the arts, specifically the contribution they make to student achievement and a civilized, sustainable society. Through monthly webinars, parents can educate themselves on important local issues that can highlight useful tools in raising woke children.
More information: http://artsednj.org/
Last but not least, is this excellent app that has revolutionized remote learning. Through its endless courses and resources, Khan academy offers classes ranging in every age group and subject.
More information: https://www.khanacademy.org/