Calm.com - free resources to support everyone's mental and emotional wellness
Scholastic Reading - Pre-Kindergarten - grade 9 reading resources
Teach Your Monster to Read - letters and early phonics
Art Projects for Kids - step by step instructions on how to draw pictures
Art for Kids Hub - great videos that teach students how to draw different scenes and objects
Free Arts and Crafts Resources for Home Learning - Take a Virtual Field Trip or try some interactive Art games and activities!
Resources for Adults
- Text4Hope - a free Alberta-based service providing daily text messages written by mental health therapists. Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe
- Podcast - an interview with Dr. Jody Carrington, one of our favourites, about human connection and how parents can navigate these difficult times. Note that this is a NSFK podcast (not safe for kids).
- Leader In Me - empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. This website includes videos, blogs, and activities for families to use at home. This resource usually has a cost so this is a great opportunity to access it.
Strathcona County Public Library eResources
To support student reading during the interruption of regular classes, students and families may want to consider connecting with their local public libraries to access electronic books to extend learning and for reading pleasure. Although the library buildings are closed as part of the public health precautions, their rich collection of ebook resources is always open.
To access electronic books from either public library, the following is required:
- a valid membership card with the public library.
- the library recommended app, Libby. Please click on the link to see the guide for Strathcona County Library Help Guide
If families do not already have a library card, the staff is ready to help them out:
- Call to set up a membership. The physical cards will be available for pickup once the library is able to reopen.
- Parents will need to call to set up cards for anyone under 18.
Call the main phone line at 780-410-8600 in Sherwood Park.