OK In the Know is here to support you as you support your community. We are in a collective fight against COVID-19, which has impacted our livelihoods and communities. This page includes a compilation of COVID-19-related tools, with topics related to supporting children while they learn at home, talking with children about COVID-19, managing stress, and more.
Resources for At-Home Learning During School Closures
Learning Heroes has developed free resources for kids and parents to support learning at home.
The Readiness Check – your child answers short questions (like a game!) and you see how they’re doing with math and reading. At the end, you get videos, activities, and everyday tips to support learning at home.
The Learning Hero Roadmap – an interactive guide on the topics parents care most about—from supporting life skills to handling tough conversations with your kids to preparing for college and more. With extra time at home, talk to your child about their strengths, interests, and where they might need more support.
All of the resources are also available in Spanish.
CATCH Global Foundation has assembled a free set of lessons and resources to help teachers continue to provide health education, nutrition education and physical activity instruction to their students remotely.
Families: Free and easy access to several of CATCH’s evidence-based health, nutrition, and physical education materials and activities that require limited space and supervision.
Educators: free lessons and resources to provide health education, nutrition education and physical activity instruction to students remotely. Use distance learning with your students by enrolling in the free course on CATCH.org & following our Distance Learning Guide
Starting on March 30, Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) will be adjusting their daytime schedule to provide curriculum-based programming for students on its broadcast channel, OETA WORLD. Programs will include PBS favorites like NOVA, Nature, American Experience as well as PBS KIDS programming. This will be in addition to shifting programming on the main OETA channel and OETA Kids. Each episode or series directly correlates to lessons and resources available through PBS LearningMedia, a free, digital curriculum service. Assets in PBS LearningMedia have been designed to meet federal and state standards for grades PreK through 12.
Please visit OETA.tv/LearningAtHome to view the updated program schedule, OETA’s statewide channel list, curriculum and activities. At this link, you will also have access to additional information about PBS LearningMedia, including videos and interactive content, audio, documents and in-depth lesson plans.
Classroom Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Kids at Home
BAM! Body and Mind Classroom Resources for Teachers has information on nutrition, physical education and activity, child development, health conditions and diseases, and much more.
BAM! is a learning portal with resources across CDC with lesson plans, activities, and handouts. Our Ask a Scientist comic series covers several health topics like “How Does My Body Fight Disease?”, “How Do People Become Infected With Germs?” and “How Loud is Too Loud?”.
Our When and How to Wash Your Hands page has information on how to properly wash hands and how to properly use hand sanitizer.
Download the free Dining Decisions app to help kids make smart food choices. Kids learn how to choose foods based on the Go, Slow, Whoa! categories.
Ready4K – Free Programs for At-Home Learning during School Closures
Developed by educational researchers, Ready4K is an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text message.
ParentPowered PBC is offering all Ready4K programs for free through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to US early education providers to support at-home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective immediately, ParentPoweredPBC is implementing several changes to Ready4K to better serve families and partners during this difficult time.
- Additional support messages focused on COVID-19 topics like hygiene, coping with pandemic anxiety, and social connection in a virtual world
- Support for family communication via a dedicated messaging number with unlimited messages through the end of the school year
- Enhanced support for families with more than one child, with activities for each child based on age or grade level
Action for Healthy Kids
Bookmark the new webpage for resources on COVID-19 and staying physically and emotionally healthy at home. These resources for both parents and educators will be updated often.
Interactive Sessions and Virtual Activities
- Caring for the Education Community During COVID-19: How Schools Can Partner With Families During Distance Learning” webinar, April 15, 1pm CST: This live, interactive session will provide educators with concrete ways for family engagement during distance learning to support student health and academic success. Presented in partnership by Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids.
- “Your Child’s Brain: What’s Going on in There? Building Resilience at Home and at School” virtual workshop, April 22, 3pm CST: This free virtual parent workshop will explore how our children’s brains work and think during their educational years and provide tips on how to help kids learn, build resiliency and keep the brain working most efficiently. Hosted by Action for Healthy Kids and Colorado PTA in partnership with Wellness Training Specialists.
- Every Kid Healthy Week, April 20-24: Participate at home! You can find activity ideas on our Every Kid Healthy Week resource page, in our Game On Activity Library, and in this curated list of at-home activities. Be sure to follow us on social media for activities, videos, and more ideas each day of Every Kid Healthy Week.
Active Schools Movement
100 Mile Club – 26 Day Challenge!
For 26 days (or until school resumes, whichever comes first), track your progress and aim for 1 mile per day.
Experience the joy of learning while moving with 50 Activity Works videos that provide academic content and supports whole child health. To request a free family account, parents should email firstname.lastname@example.org
BOKS at Home
Dynamic PE ASAP In-Home Lesson Plans (400)
Free lesson plans that are great for in-home learning. These plans are credible, research-backed and have been proven successful with students.
Fitbound Inclusive 2-8 Minute Videos for Kids Ages 7 & Up
Short, inclusive exercise videos the represent individuals with and without disabilities
Fitness Videos from Athletes for Hope
Home workout videos for teens and adults
Focused Fitness Workout Videos on PhysEd TV
New video content every week for elementary, middle school and high school students
2-5 Minute Videos for Kids 4-10 Years Old
Dance party, yoga session, and mindfulness activity is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best
H.Y.P.E at Home!
Collection of free, fun, standards-based dance breaks that encourage physical activity at home
Marathon Kids Resources for Home
Resources to start your own at-home physical education class, or enjoy walking/jogging together as a family
Mindful Remote Learning
Pre-recorded mindfulness and yoga classes in English and Spanish for students and families to practice at home and educators to include in remote learning kits. Also, live classes for both educators and students for support during this time.
My School in Motion! AT HOME
Fun exercise routines for kids and adults that incorporate positive messaging about health, wellness and nutrition
#PlayAtHome with Playworks
Free video tutorials of games that follow CDC guidelines and can be played at home with little to no equipment, printable Play at Home Playbook that features these game and free virtual recess on YouTube
PowerUp Fitness at Home
Short videos of PowerUp exercises that can be done in the living room
Pro Athlete Fitness Break Videos
Upbeat fitness breaks for any easy physical activity win from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
SEL Journeys [email protected] Lessons
Lessons designed for students to experience on their own, or they can invite family members to dance along with them
Create a free account to access three weeks of materials (15 per program: Early Childhood, K-2, 3-6, Middle School, High School) to keep students active & healthy
Tools for Creating and Active Home
Home physical education curriculum solutions and tools for creating an active home from the Online Physical Education Network (OPEN)
Virtual Resources for Health & PE
Collection of resources from SHAPE America and others to help physical education and health education teachers continue to provide high-quality, standards-based lessons despite the current circumstances
The Walkabouts active learning platform is currently available at no cost for learning from home and features web-based lessons activate PK-2nd grade curriculum with fun, standards-based movement.
Walking Classroom Podcasts for Learning at Home
Students can introduce walking, listening, and learning to their families with 26 podcasts and lesson plans
Workout from Home: Options for People with Disability and Chronic Health Conditions
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) has curated a playlist of exercise from home videos for kids and adults. It has 32 options for all abilities.
Workouts for PE at Home
PLYOGA Fitness provides 11 workouts that are vetted, functional, use all planes of motion evenly, and are appropriate for the eyes of young people.
UNICEF Kid Power from Home
Teachers can stay connected with their students by assigning fun and purposeful Kid Power Up videos to do from home. Every 30 videos your students watch (collectively) unlocks a packet of therapeutic food that will be delivered to a severely malnourished child in need.
Physical Education at Home
Resources Provided by Oklahoma State Department of Education
Mike Morris, PE Teacher
Follow-Along YouTube Video
Ben Perillo, Coach
Follow-Along YouTube Video
Ben Landers, PE Specialist
Active Kids 2.0
Daily Workout for Kids & Families
Free Yoga Videos for Kids
Home Workout Videos for Kids and Adults
“Workout of the Day” videos & healthy lifestyle programs (suitable for kids 13+ and adults)
PE videos for Families (requires a Facebook account to access)
videos for kids
Keeping Kids in Motion
30-day Jump Rope Challenge
Games, videos and home activities for families
Activities and resources for families
NEW! (4/8/20) COVIBOOK
COVIBOOK is a short story to help families and educators in the process of helping young children understand what’s happening in their communities. COVIBOOK is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hebrew, and more!
Additional resources can be found below:
Stress and COVID-19
Coping as a family
COVID-19 and the media