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Valley Springs Kids at Home

Kids Summer Adventure At Home - Blue Sky Church in our network will have 5 days of fun-filled adventure online. Online videos and PDF guides will be available on their website starting the first week of August!

Church at Home for Valley Springs Kids - We know that our Valley Springs kids miss being together as well. While we wait to return to normal Sundays, you can use this link to one of the churches in our network that has a larger kids program with online kids content available for you to use!

Worship

Spotify Playlist - We have a spotify playlist for you and your kids to enjoy together!

Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

Talking with Kids About the Coronavirus - Focus on the Family

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus - The Gospel Coalition

Free Resources to Help During This Time at Home

Bible Project - This is a resource that helps you read the Bible while understanding its unique design and literary devices.

Scholastic Learn at Home - Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Khan Academy - Khan Academy offers free courses of all grade levels to help students master subjects and accelerate their learning. Through these courses, Kahn Academy allows students to personalize their learning and learn at their own pace.

PBS LearningMedia - PBS LearningMedia provides students with free lesson plans, videos, and games aligned with standards they are learning in the classroom.

TEDed - TEDEd brings lessons to life for students through animation. TEDEd’s goal is to ignite curiosity among learners. To do this, TEDEd collects the best teacher lessons around the world. Then, it turns them into shareable animated videos for students.

PowerMyLearning Connect - PowerMyLearning Connect offers curated learning from a variety of online platforms. K-12 students can access free content in all core subjects and many electives, with the ability to choose standard aligned lessons.

BrainPOP - BrainPOP provides animated interactive lessons, quizzes, and games for core subjects and a variety of electives.

No Red Ink - No Red Ink is a free resource for online writing and grammar practice.

Lumosity - Lumosity offers free brain games to keep student minds actively engaged. For example, the games use problem solving, critical thinking, and memory to keep students on their toes and strengthen their skills.

Duolingo - Duolingo helps students keep up with foreign language skills. Duolingo offers 30+ languages so students can start learning a variety of languages that interest them. Or, students can use Duolingo to practice the foreign languages they are already learning in the classroom.