Early Childhood

It is important to keep consistency for your student during these challenging times. We recommend creating a daily routine for your student. The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of your family. The resources below may be helpful to incorporate into a daily routine.

 

Suggested Activities

 

We highly encourage parents and guardians to read the terms and privacy policies before creating an account for any of the following resources.

Resources

Abdo is an online digital library that is offering a free trial and is accessible via library.nsd.org.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Use: District Owned (access via library.nsd.org) or they are offering a free trial, family has the option to subscribe

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is available. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): All

BrainPOP is an animated education site for kids covering a wide range of topics such as science, social studies, English, math, arts, music, health, and technology.

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

Use: Family has the option to subscribe (please note: some schools have purchased individual accounts)

do2Learn provides a wide variety of tools including visual schedules, picture cards, communication prompts and more!

Subject(s): Special Education

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Access thousands of short video tutorials on a variety of subjects from "making a spreadsheet" to "social emotional learning".  Log in with your student account information.

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

Through a free membership to King County Public Library you can access Tumblebooks, a digital library that reads books aloud. While not a substitute for in-person reading, it can be a fun activity!

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2 and 3-5

Living Well with Autism has several resources for families of students with special needs.  This specific page has visual schedules to help with daily routines such as morning and evening routines. 

Subject(s): Special Education

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks right from our own Libraries!  Find your school library and log in with your student id and password.  Then search for your next favorite thing to read!

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

OSPI has had content experts curated online and offline resources to support continuous learning for student with disabilities during school closures. The list of resources can be filtered to show parent and student resources, as well as online and offline activities.

Subject(s): Special Education

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

PBS Kids provide interactive games for preschool and kindergarten ages students!

Subject(s): Social Studies

Grade(s): Early Childhood and Kindergarten

We encourage students of all ages to create an activity log to track their daily activity. Students can choose an activity they find enjoyable (e.g. walk, jog, jumping-jacks etc.). Depending on age, students benefit from different amounts of activities, but at least 30 minutes a day is a good starting point. 

 

Subject(s): Movement

Grade(s): All

Students have the unique gift of time right now to explore their own interests and engage in create problem solving. This brief guide helps explain what Project Focused learning could look like.

Subject(s): All

Grade(s): All

Starfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. 

Subject(s): Reading, Math

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, 3

Use: Starfall contains some free resources while others may be purchased.  Free resources are located under "Parent-Teacher Center" and the "Free Resource" tab"

Storyline Online provides videos of books read aloud. While it is not a substitute for in-person reading, it can be a fun activity!

Subject(s): Reading

Grade(s): Early Childhood, K-2, and 3-5

Join us on a adventure to find fun ways to keep learning in the summer months and maybe earn a surprise! Activities include cooking, going on a virtual field trip, creating a short play, journaling and more!

How to Play

  1. Continue to follow health and safety guidelines outlined by Washington State while completing activities.
  2. Choose activities from the board to complete (download PDF versions: Elementary, Middle School or High School).
  3. Track the activities you’ve completed it and add up your points.
  4. Once you’ve completed 200 points worth of activities, complete our Activity Adventure form to share about your adventure! We do not require a copy of your board.

After your form is received, you’ll receive more information about how the Northshore Schools Foundation wants to celebrate and recognize students with a fun surprise!

Grade(s): All

Subject(s): All

The Virtual Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. Northshore School Counselors want you to know they are here to support you! They also want you to know that your feelings are valid, no matter what they are. You might feel scared, confused, overwhelmed, angry, alone, grateful, or completely calm. Your feelings are normal; the situation is not.  Don't forget to take care of yourself and the ones you love.

Subject(s): Social Emotional

Grade(s): All

Creating a visual schedule can help organize students and create predictability. Attached is a sample visual schedule that you could recreate to meet the needs of your individual child. To create a schedule like this, you can use websites such as www.lessonpix.com (paid resource), the SymbolPix feature on https://www.n2y.com/parent-resources/ (free trail through July 1), or https://goboardmaker.com/pages/coronavirus-resources (free access to select resources).

Subject(s): Special Education

Grade(s): All