PBS SoCal At-Home Learning
PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Below are digital resources you can access to continue learning at home.
MySigningTime.com / Baby Sign Language
Baby Songs from mysigningtime.com teach your Baby Sign Language with this video from Baby Signing Time.
The Kiboomers! Ballet Music / Dance for Kids
The Kiboomers! Ballet Music. Ballet Songs. Watch and exercise to the ‘Down at the Ballet Class’ video and sing along with the kids!
The Laurie Berkner Band
Take A Berkner Break: This sweet lullaby for kids by Laurie Berkner is about the 8 planets in our solar system and what makes each of them special - can you name all of them? Learn the planets!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats…and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories collection. Based on Eric Carle’s pictures.
Jenny W. Chan is an arts & crafts teacher and paper crafts designer in New York City. She holds a BA in Psychology, with a minor in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, from New York University, and a MA in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the founder of Origami Tree, a one-stop resource with hundreds of free projects for children, parents, and teachers, and is also the “hands” behind Good Housekeeping napkin folding videos.
20 Virtual Field Trips
Virtual field trips are a great way to expose kids to new places all from the comfort of home. In this age of technology, so many museums, zoos and aquariums have set up virtual tours and webcams of their facilities. Now more than ever, is it easier to visit destinations around the world from the comfort of your couch.
Road Trip from Home: Virtual Field Trips
Are you interested in doing a lot of exploring, but don’t often have the opportunity? Let’s face it; parents don’t always have the time to take the family on long field trips. Some destinations, such as other countries throughout the world, may take weeks and can be very expensive. When you can’t go globe-trotting, sometimes you have to get creative and let your mind do the exploring. This is where virtual field trips become a great alternative. These are fun and wonderful websites that will show you different parts of the world, famous landmarks, beautiful works of art, historic marvels, science adventures and so much more!
Historic Landmark Trips - Virtual reality offers everyone the chance to visit places they’ve read about but might never be able to go in person. That’s especially true when you consider that VR can also allow you to time-travel, experiencing a place or event in history as if you’re actually there.