In an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, provinces across the country have announced extended school closures.
These scholastic shutdowns, coupled with doctors’ recommendations to stay home and practice physical distancing, mean that Canadian mothers and fathers everywhere are suddenly spending more time at home with their children. With such short notice, many parents are left scrambling to find ways of keeping their children occupied.
Geoffrey Bell, a retired elementary school teacher from Calgary, wanted to help in the best way he knew how – by teaching. Earlier this week, he started a blog featuring a wide range of ideas for activities, projects and more that parents can do with their kids while at home. With over 30 years of teaching experience and having organized numerous workshops for school staff and parent groups, many of his suggestions involve educational material taught in schools.