We have put together some wonderful activities for you to do from the comfort of your home.
- DSCBA’s Recommended List of Communication, Literacy, Math, and Writing Apps
- FREE courses by grade level - The courses provide approximately three hours of learning per day, including writing and research projects, virtual field trips, and geography challenges.
- Special iApps
- Write my name
- The Learning Program for Reading
- So Happy to Learn - a favorite among homeschooling parents who have a child with Down syndrome
- TouchMath Counting - iPad apps for learning early math concepts, used by many homeschooling families who have a child with DS
- TouchMath Addition
- Age of Learning (ABCMouse, Adventure Academy, ReadingIQ) - Use the code LOVEREADING. You can also sign up for ABCmouse and Adventure Academy, or get free access through your school district. Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator and producer of the multi-award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy, serving millions of children
- Boardmaker Online Community- Account is FREE - Top reasons to sign up for Boardmaker Online Community:
- Share great activities that you have created
- Use powerful search features to find exactly what you need
- Find activities professionally created by the Boardmaker Education Team
- Search for activities aligned to Common Core standards
- Join groups that are specific to your interests
- Homework Choice Board - Downloadable
- Handwriting without tears and other educational apps
- Home School Activites
- Fun in First - FREE Online Learning at Home
- Demme Learning / Kindertown - Find learning activities you can easily do with your child. These learning activities are a great way to engage with your child and learn together at home. Select a subject or an age range and get started!
- Learning for a Purpose: Daily Functional Living Skills
- Short video - Tip about how to incorporate learning into imaginative play activities
- Extra Special English - Video
- School House Rock – The Complete Series
- Folding Laundry - video
- BRAIN POP - FREE animated movies for K-12 students covering many subjects
- Addition Activities for Young Children
Just for Fun
- Home Safari - While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational.
- Visual Step By Step Recipes
- Math Scavenger Hunt
- Indoor Activity Bucket List
- Ivy Kids - monthly boxes that combine themed literacy activities with art and games
- Kiwi Co - monthly boxes with age-appropriate hands-on activities for many age groups
- GoNoodle Family - FREE - GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
- Short Films - An enjoyable distraction during these stressful times
- Learning Station videos - For fun, interactive, and educational movement to music videos.
- Fun and Cool Ideas - Downloadable
- Games and Activities - Downloadable
- Crayola - Free printable coloring pages
- Read Alouds and Activities - Children's Authors doing online Read Alouds
- Covid-19 - Time capsule
- STARR Institute - Sensory activities to do at home
- STARR Institute: Sensory Balanced Daily Schedules
- Garden Yoga
- Nutrition - My Plate.Gov
- Cosmic Yoga
- A great book with lots of ideas - Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Patricia C. Winders.
- Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome - App for iPhone or iPad users
- App with videos for how to do different developmental activities - The app allows you to access a daily program of activities based on your child’s development: Another app with videos for how to do different developmental activities. The app allows you to access a daily program of activities based on your child’s development.
- Activities for Babies with Down Syndrome - A video created by Down Syndrome Education International. It focuses on practical activities to promote development that can be woven into everyday activities.
- Move, Play, Learn, Grow - A Facebook page created by a pediatric physical therapist. It provides resources and ideas to encourage motor development through play and fun.
- Can Do Kiddo - A website created by a pediatric occupational therapist and includes many resources for OT and PT activities
- Music Therapy with Jessica Wood - YouTube Music Channel