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Worried About Your Kids Staying Home From School?

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  • Tip Bones

Are you a little concerned about your kids staying home from school? I suppose this can cause some parents to despair. As many of you know, due to this whole Cornovirsus, most schools are currently closed down. My daughter's school is going to be closed for at least three weeks. 

So, are you worried your kids will be undereducated during their time spent away from school? Or are you more concerned about finding someone to look after them, if you are still required to show up for work? This, by the way, will also change most likely. If not, perhaps this is a good time to think about changing careers and working from home. 

Nevertheless, I am here to tell you, "don't bug," everything will work out. I believe everything happens for a reason. And I highly doubt that a few weeks or even a month is going to cripple your kid's education much. Sure they will be a little behind, but if you are that uptight, then you no longer need to fret, because a company called Scholastic, who happens to be the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, print and digital educational materials for pre-K to grade 12, is currently offering your kids free education. Yes, FREE Education.

The educational company has launched a "Learn At Home Website" that has daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher. Scholastic's learning plans, cover all the subjects your student would be taking at school.

"As more and more teachers, students, and families around the world are affected by the coronavirus, our priority is to support them in the best way we know how -- by providing them with rich stories and meaningful projects that will keep kids academically active," Lauren Tarshis, senior vice president, and editor-in-chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines said.

The courses provide, nearly three hours of learning per day, including writing and research projects, virtual field trips, and geography challenges.

The website is accessible on any device that has the Internet, and no sign up is required. It will remain free and open indefinitely, Scholastic said.

Scholastic is also famous for being the publisher of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. The company is also known for its school book clubs and book fairs, classroom magazines such as Scholastic News and Science World, and popular book series: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Goosebumps, (my all-time favorite)The Majic School Bus, Captain Underpants, Animorphs, and I Spy.