Kids Home From School, Bored, Try This

Fenton, MI — March 17, 2020

Thanks to the early spring break from school this year, parents and children are spending the next few weeks at home. Television provides some entertainment, video games some excitement, but when your child has been in a steady learning mode for months now, boredom can creep in without something to challenge their minds.

Here is a suggestion.  Follow this link to Scholastic’s Learn at Home website. For the past 100 years, Scholastic’s Magazines have been informing, entertaining, and teaching young people about the world around them. Their list of publications is geared to specific ages and interests.

The “Learn at Home” site offers free learning opportunities to targeted age groups. This post from Lauren Tarshis, Sr. VP, Editor in Chief & Publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines explains the program.

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Dear Families and Caregivers,
We know that missing school isn’t easy for your kids—or for you. But we also know that there are simple ways to turn unexpected time at home into exciting opportunities for your students to learn, think, and grow.
That is why we’ve created Scholastic’s Learn at Home website. This free resource provides
your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family.
Our active learning journeys are available on any device and will provide your child with up to three hours’ worth of exciting learning experiences per day. They can go on virtual field trips, meet best-selling authors, or dig deep into a topic they love.
We hope that you and your children stay safe and healthy, and wish you the best of luck
during this stressful time.
With best wishes from all of us at Scholastic,
Lauren Tarshis
Sr. VP, Editor in Chief & Publisher
Scholastic Classroom Magazines
*The site will be updated weekly until all 20 days of content are available.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to

Try a lesson or two on your own and see if the material won’t hold your child’s attention for a fun learning session each day. It may help to ease the stress of an extended absence from school. The at-home learning time may also help to alieve the stresses mom and dad are facing also.

Day 1 Activity for Grades 1-2