Making Math and Reading Accessible
Connected Learning Tools for Early Starters
Keeping Young Learners Engaged
At a time when learning outside the home has to take place almost entirely online, some of our hardest hit learners are the youngest ones – students who don't yet have the developmental capacity or maturity to fully engage in and get the most out of virtual learning.
So while there are a multitude of resources available on the overall topic of distance learning, today we want to focus on tools you can use at home to keep education moving forward for young learners. One strategy these tools use is connected learning – a topic we've touched on before. It's one of the best ways for educators (and parents) to keep up with growing demands for "technological literacy," without compromising the benefits of traditional education. Simply put, it allows students to actively participate in their own learning, making it more likely that they’ll actually want to learn.
Marbotic SMART Tools
Marbotic has a line of educational tools that mix traditional wooden toys and touchscreen technology in an engaging and age-appropriate manner. Along with their line of ten free educational apps, learners use the variety of tangible shapes, letters, and numbers to explore and gain new skills.
(This is also a great tool to use with English Language Learners!)
FREE Marbotic Apps & Printables
Used at home or at school, with your fingers or combined with Smart Numbers wooden toys, 10 fingers is the must-have app for learning to count to 10.
The perfect introduction to reading for preschoolers, this interactive picture book is filled with cute illustrations and funny sounds.
With this app, children will discover the alphabet and how each letter works, with recognition and association games to learn how to master these prerequisites to learning how to read.
Additional Solutions for Virtual Learning
We're working closely with schools and other partners to provide more solutions for virtual learning. Some of these solutions include our summer camps for ages 4-12. Be on the lookout for more 2020 summer updates.
In the meantime, take a look at our Online STEM Academy. This 12 week program is grade-specific (ranging from Pre-K to eighth grade) and includes self-paced activities and worksheets for your students. No extra tools are needed - just your student and a computer or tablet!
In the meantime, a collection of our past resources can be found on our website!