As schools are unexpectedly closing due to COVID-19, which was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, families are spending more time at home and are actively looking for new ways to keep kids busy and their minds’ sharp while outside of the classroom.
Educational toy companies Learning Resources, Educational Insights, and hand2mind launched a range of complimentary, family-friendly online resources and activities to keep kids productive and engaged during these school breaks. These engaging activities include advice, do-it-yourself projects, and printable activities for kids of all ages.
The materials include exploratory experiments, academic workshops, and more tools to make at-home learning fun. To keep up with potentially extended school closures, the companies will keep updating its websites with new materials throughout the upcoming weeks.
“Like everyone, we are keeping a close eye on the impact of COVID-19 in our communities, around the country and across the world,” says Rick Woldenberg, CEO of Learning Resources, Educational Insights, and hand2mind.”Beyond keeping our employees safe in the midst of this pandemic, our goal as a family-owned business is to remain a trusted and reliable resource for parents during these uncertain times. From everyone at our family of companies, we hope these tools provide families with a peace of mind until kids can return to class safely.”