Learning & Activities

FAMILY Learning and Activities.

While your children are at home, it’s important to help them keep their skills sharp, their bodies active, and allow them to have some fun. Check out these resources for e-learning, play, discovery, and more! Check back often as we continue to update with more resources.

Chicago Public Schools Remote Learning Resources

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has compiled this list of remote learning tips and strategies, as well as the following helpful resources.

Chicago Public Schools is offering online Enrichment Learning Resources for all levels. They include a range of activities that students can work on at home independently, with family members, or with other adults.

Remote Learning: How to Make Virtual Learning Sessions a Success!

Remote Learning for Diverse Learners

During the state-mandated school closures in response to COVID-19, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS) is following the most up-to-date guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the United States Department of Education. For the most up-to-date information regarding the district’s response to COVID-19, visit: cps.edu/coronavirus. If you would like to receive updates from ODLSS, complete this form.

For frequently asked questions please visit this link.

Physical Activity, Play and Discovery

  • All Kids Network: Get worksheets, craft ideas, printable dot to dot, hidden pictures, and more.

  • Giant list of Ideas for being home with kids: A pretty giant list of all kinds of ideas for kids to do from art projects to making ice cream to gardening.

  • Highlights Kids: The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes.

  • Seussville: These activities, crafts, and printables provide hours of Seussian ideas to engage your child in playful learning.

  • Switcheroo Zoo: Make new animals, play animal games, solve animal puzzles, take a guided tour, and join a zoo quest.

  • VOCEL AT HOME: Follow VOCEL on Facebook and Instagram for activities and tips to support you and your child’s development.

  • You can draw: Jarrett Lerner is posting activity pages on his website which you can print out and enjoy. Lerner is the author of “EngiNerds and “Revenge of the EngiNerds,” as well as the forthcoming “Geeger the Robot” early chapter book series and the author-illustrator of the “Hunger Heroes” graphic novel series.

  • GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home – A free online resource including movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos, downloadable activities, and recommended off-screen home activities.

  • Alo Yoga YouTube Channel – Yoga for Children

  • Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness: Don’t forget your child’s emotional health. What about yoga?

E-Learning Resources 

  • 123 Homeschool4me: Get printable worksheets and other resources for homeschooling.

  • ABCya: ABCya provides more than 400 fun and educational games for grades Pre-K through 6.

  • Ascend Math: Ascend Math offers math instruction for kindergarten to 12th grade students. The platform will be free until the end of April.

  • Audible by Amazon: While schools are closed kids can stream books for free! Start listening now!
  • Into the Book: Elementary school students can practice reading comprehension.

  • National Geographic for Kids: Look for games, videos, lessons, and “cool stuff.”

  • PBS KIDS daily newsletter: Sign up for a free daily newsletter from PBS KIDS.

  • Readworks.org: Reading comprehension is the goal of Readworks.

  • Scholastic Learn at Home: Scholastic Magazine is offering four learning experiences each day.

  • Science Friday: Elementary to high school students can get lessons in physics, chemistry, earth science, and biology.

  • Star Fall: Math, reading, art, and music is available for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

  • Storyline Online: Where the world’s best storytellers inspire a love of reading in children.

  • The FAB Lab: Watch STEM videos with Crazy Aunt Lindsey.

  • Toy Theater: A fun website with math, art and reading games.

  • Vizzle: If you have a child on the autism spectrum you can get specialize lessons from Vizzle.

Virtual field trips

Continue learning with your child by virtually traveling the world through Google Arts & Culture. Other places you can virtually visit include:

Family Legacy Foundation is still here!

Like many of you, we have had to change the way that we provide services. Also, like many of you, we continue to seek to grow in our new “normal”. This is why it’s more important than ever that we all work together to expand our capacity and enrich the lives of those we serve. To this end, Family Legacy would like to extend our remote services to you and your constituents. To reciprocate, we would like to refer our clients for your services. Therefore, please let us know what services you/your organization are providing. Please use the attached Partner Organization Information form to describe your programs/services and contact information.

As a reminder, all services offered by Family Legacy are FREE! Remote services include:

Services for adults

  • Literacy Tutoring
  • GED Practice Testing
  • College Exploration & Selection
  • Admission Application
  • Financial Aid Application
  • Enrollment Assistance for potential students who have not been to college
  • Re-enrollment Assistance for students who have been to college (includes students who have previous balances/holds)
  • Student Loan Counseling (including default advising) Youth Services (ages 11-14)
  • Virtual Summer Camp

We look forward to your response and working with you. Stay healthy & safe!

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14804 S. Cicero Ave.
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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14421 Torrence Ave
Burnham, IL 60633

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21591 E. Lincoln Highway
Lynwood, IL 60411

The Children’s Place Learning Center
2591 E. Sauk Trail
Sauk Village, IL 60411

The Gingerbread House Child Center
3138 Chicago Rd.
Steger, IL 60475

Kiddie Scholars
20915 S. Cicero Ave
Matteson, IL 60443

Kiddy Kulture Childcare & Learning Center
396 E. 159th St.
Harvey, IL 60426

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1935 Glenwood-Dyer Road
Lynwood, IL 60411