Resources for Students and Parents Learning and Teaching from Home, Part 3 of 6: Language & Exercise

Here is an article I wrote for FAWCO containing resources for homeschooling for language and exercise.

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Welcome to the third installment of resources for you to use at home with your kids! NEW this week is the Preschool through 12th Grade Curriculum Overview created by Time4Learning. Also, all resources are now listed below for quicker and easier access! This week’s offerings feature resources for language acquisition, exercise and BONUS field trips to US National Parks! 

Language Acquisition Resources

DuolingoDesigned for English speakers, Duolingo is a gamified way to learn 35 languages for free. Fun for kids and adults alike; upgrade to the paid version to eliminate ads.                 

Live LinguaAccess thousands of free e-books, audio recordings and foreign language video materials; available in over 130 different languages.

Open CultureLearn 48 languages online free, including Spanish and Chinese.

Surface LanguagesSurface Languages maintains  a database of free online learning resources and beginner audio courses in Italian, Portuguese, French and Polish.

MIT Open CoursewareSearch the Global Studies and Languages section of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware website for free language and culture courses.

Alison

Alison’s free online language courses are designed for students and range from beginning German and Italian to advanced French and English.

The French ExperimentOnline beginner French lessons with audio.

Deutsch-lernen.comBasic German course for beginners.

Spanish Games

Free games to learn Castillian and Central American Spanish.

Chinese-tools.com
Learn Mandarin Chinese in 40 online lessons with audio, including reading, speaking, writing, modern vocabulary, grammar, calligraphy, examples and exercises. All texts and dialogs in mp3 format for download.

Easy Japanese

Online flash games and quizzes to learn Japanese.

Arabic Reading Course
Learn the alphabet for free.

Really Learn Portuguese

Free tool to help you learn Brazilian Portuguese.

Exercise Resources

FitDC
The city of Washington, DC provides live workouts for kids, and this recording is led by a member of the city’s professional soccer team, DC United.

11 Fun Exercise Routines For Kids At Home ‒ Get Fit, Get Active!

Exercises and physical activity for kids at home.

Family Fun Cardio Workout

FitSugar cardio moves that feel like games and challenges where the winner gets prizes.

9 Min Exercise For Kids ‒ Home WorkoutSimple, quick moves for kids to help them build their muscles, strengthen their bones, improve flexibility and burn calories.

Kids Workout / Super Mario Workout (ages 3‒10)

This 15-min kids’ workout is a fun and creative kids’ exercise video or a family workout you can do together. Great for building strength, endurance and balance.

Level Up! (Video Game Workout for Kids)

Four fun levels in this workout! Follow along and make it through the obstacles to advance to the next level of fitness! ENJOY!!!

Sesame Street: Grover’s Workout Video

Exercise with Elmo and some of his friends.

Kids workout 1 Beginners

15-minute workout. Teach a child how to get in shape with exercises. Maurice takes you through a beginning workout for kids of all ages, even teens and adults.

Workout for Children

Children’s exercise workout at home with coloring book characters.

Zumba Kids (easy dance) ‒ I like to move it

Kids aged from 5 to 9 rock together with this super easy dance.

Challenge Dance Workout for Kids

Maricopa County Public Health partnered with the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Univision Arizona to produce a fun, easy-to-follow dance workout video for schools.

Fortnite Fitness Hip-Hop Dance Workout for Kids

This is a very simple fitness activity to warm up the students in elementary physical education class.

THE BLACK PANTHER Workout For Kids

This workout is the next installment in THE AVENGERS TRAINING ACADEMY. You get the chance to train just like one of THE AVENGERS. Just click play and follow along with THE BLACK PANTHER and get yourself ready to help save the universe.

BONUS: Virtual Field Trips to US National Parks

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