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I don’t know about you, but just because the kids are home doesn’t mean that education time is over, especially since we now have a “no homework” policy at their school. Thankfully, there are tons of resources that can help keep kids productive at home during the school year regardless of whether they have classwork to finish at home, homework, or you just want to help them turn some of their weaknesses into strengths.
Today, I’m going to share with you some of the resources that the boys will be using this school year to stay productive at home.
Software Keep is a website that provides you with Microsoft products and product keys. This is important because Microsoft Office is one of the best products for allowing the kids to finish their schoolwork. The problem is it’s expensive, so this is a real money saver.
They regularly provide school deals before the semester starts. They’ve even got a giveaway where they’re providing 20 Microsoft Office 2016 packages free of charge. And an additional 12% off the other products not in the promotion.
Now is the time to take advantage of this resource.
Habitica is a free tool that every household should take advantage of. It’s an online organizer that allows parents and kids to collaborate on various school work, sports clubs, and chores at home. This will track everything and make sure nothing gets lost.
It’s even great for helping the kids to keep track of their social lives!
Krav Maga is a type of martial art. The Krav Maga Worldwide Academy helps children to make sure they don’t become a victim of bullying. It teaches techniques that prevent escalation, but crucially it gives kids the confidence to defend themselves if they have to.
Most kids experience bullying at some point, so this is the perfect resource.
I know my oldest son has experienced bullying at each grade level. So, this is one of the resources I am looking forward to getting started with so he has the confidence to stand up for himself. While I know schools say they have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying after my son was physically harmed last year to the point it required an ER visit and the school was clueless about the incident occurring, I’m not taking any chances this year.
Get Epic gives your kids instant access to 25,000 different books at the click of a button. Let them discover the world of reading without it hitting your wallet every time you have to buy a book from Amazon. Get Epic is one of the best value for money resources out there for not only entertaining your children but educating them.
My boys love to read, but they can be rough on books. We have tons of physical books that were passed down from when I was a kid, purchasing them at book fairs and via the reading club, however, my kids are rough on books. Therefore, this year I’m giving the digital route a try so they can continue with their love for books, but I don’t have to worry about the wear and tear that tends to always happen.
Kahoot is a useful tool normally used by teachers, but parents can use it too to play educational games with their children. It also comes with a social media aspect, so players can collaborate with each other to deepen their understanding of a specific subject.
If you believe in taking a direct role in the education of your children, Kahoot is a fantastic resource for helping them learn.
Bonus Savings App for Parents Who Still Have Back to School Shopping to Do
Even though school starts after Labor Day I still have a few things I’m going to have to pick up in person. I know I can’t be the only one.
Retale is one of the best money saving apps out there. All you must do is launch the app and it will find the best deals for you in your local area, which saves you both time and money.
Final Thoughts on Resources to Keep Kids Productive at Home During the School Year
These resources pinpoint the best available resources for educating your child, as well as great deals that can make it cheaper. With these tools, they’ll be kept busy and every hour will be a productive one.
Do you have any additional resources you would add to this list? How do you keep your kids productive during the school year?