Creative Ways to Keep Kids Engaged & Entertained

Summer is here and if you’re experiencing a drought of creative ways to keep your child occupied at home, we understand.

Though Netflix is always a good go-to, turn to something new. 

Try some of these online resources to engage and entertain without that cry of frustration from long load times or buffering using Colorado Valley Communications high-speed internet.

Play in the Minecraft playground – a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.

Tune in for a Skype lecture by a special guest speaker. Skype in the Classroom is a free global community that fosters empathy and compassion for each other and our planet. Sign up for free!

Does your child need help in a specific area? Consider online tutoring services such as peertutor or TutorMe and get one-on-one help in its advanced lesson space using a virtual whiteboard, audio and video chat, screen sharing, text editor and more.

Make any room a classroom with BrainPOP – a subscription-based platform with free access during school closures to engage children in learning games, animated movies and activities. Designed with relevance, depth and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths. For K-3, upper elementary and middle schoolers, as well as ESL programs.

With Discovery Education, you can take advantage of ready-to-use, easily adaptable lessons and step-by-step guides and find complete collections of research-based strategies through dedicated collections like the Instructional Inspiration channel. You can also find one-of-a-kind lessons, activities and experiences through its Virtual Field Trips.

Explore 12 famous museums now offering virtual tours, from London to Seoul, in the comfort of your own home. Take a look at just some of Google’s top museums that are offering online tours and exhibits.

Run through a few rounds of Kahoot! – a quiz platform with several learning solutions for teachers and parents, as well as learning apps for kids.

Just because your kids are stuck inside, doesn’t mean they can’t bring out their creative side! Make short videos on TikTok or explore ideas for making a podcast with the app Anchor, which allows you to create and host unlimited episodes, distribute everywhere and make money.

Finally, don’t forget to practice some self-care in times of stress. If you’re struggling, turn to BetterHelp – an online portal that provides access to affordable, private and professional online counseling and therapy services, anytime, anywhere.

If you just need a little zen in your life, check out our list of the top 5 beginner meditation apps for peace in the palm of your hand.

Whatever is around the corner, don’t forget that Colorado Valley Communications is here to help, with a dedicated team of professionals to support you and your family and keep you connected, 24/7,  by calling 877-452-9035!

For more information, visit us online or give us a call at 979-242-5911.