Want your child to have access to baseball's power to teach from home? Our partners at Friends of Baseball have put together Full Count lessons and activities to support ballplayers who are staying safe at home. Friends of Baseball will be adding resources daily during school closures to encourage kids to stay home and keep their communities safe.
Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play. While your kids are at home “recess” is still an important part of their school day. Three times a day, five days a week, Playworks is going live on their Facebook, hosting a daily “recess” with opportunities for kids to engage in fun and interactive ways to play. Access their library of resources, downloadable PDF’s, morning stretches, and more.
Evan White, Jake Fraley, Dan Altavilla, and Angie Mentink have teamed up to create drills for kids to practice at home to #FindAWayToPlay. Mariners On BASE is a comprehensive youth baseball and softball initiative designed to make these games accessible for all young athletes, regardless of the barriers they may face. While we can’t meet up with our teammates at the park just yet, the Mariners are committed to helping kids all over the Pacific Northwest find ways to stay active and practice with limited resources at home. Join us, and get moving. Be sure to submit your own #FindAWayToPlay videos by tagging @Mariners.Care on Instagram.
Fun At Bat is an entry-level bat and ball program for kids with an emphasis on character development, functional movement, active play, and fun. The initiative stems from meticulous research on introductory youth sport programs and is supported by Major League Baseball, USA Baseball and industry professionals. The Fun At Bat program is FREE for schools and school districts to adopt and is now available at home!
Our Seattle Aquarium is currently closed to the public, but you can still learn about wildlife and oceanography at home. Head to their site for a list of resources for at-home learning activities for all ages.
Seattle Public Libraries
Libraries are one of our greatest community resources. Continue your child’s learning and literacy progress by exploring their list of online resources. Download the Libby app, and begin virtually renting audiobooks and digital copies of your childhood favorites.
Scholastic has created a free digital learning portal designed to support virtual learning while students are at home. Scholastic Learn At Home provides about three hours of learning opportunities per day, for up to four weeks of instruction.
Many parents are faced with the challenge of helping their students learn at home. Our partners at Page Ahead have created a resource list for parents who are looking to help their child thrive academically.
Pacific Science Center
The Pacific Science Center has curated science learning material for kids and families. Check out their online offerings of social live-streams, suggested activities, and experiments kids of all ages can do at home.
Seattle Super Readers
Seattle Super Readers is a SPS reading campaign focused on helping kids meet the literacy goal that every Seattle student becomes a strong reader by the 3rd grade. Get the list of books they suggest at the link below.
Looking for a fun and educational way to pass the time while your children are away from the classroom? They can take a virtual trip to Boeing’s Starliner facility and solve real life engineering design challenges developed by Boeing’s engineers. Virtual field trips and online lessons will be added each week.
To assist in virtual learning, JA of Washington has kicked off a series of weekly highlights including digital resources, videos, interactive worksheets, and more.
The Seattle Mariners & Major League Baseball have launched a baseball-themed, online education program for kids called Summer Slugger. This interactive, gamified course makes learning fun, and helps prevent the “summer slide” - the loss of critical math and literacy skills during the vacation months. The course is recommended for 4th-5th graders and is available to individual students, schools, and community organizations at no cost.