In a recent survey, we asked parents to share anything they’ve turned to during the pandemic that has made parenting easier — even if only just a bit. Well, we’ve heard from tons of parents and are excited to share a collection of the most helpful resources from our community of resilient parents. From podcasts to curriculums and more, you’re sure to discover something new that will help you this summer and beyond.
Check out this list of the best online resources for parents below!
Online Learning for Kids:
Many parents have turned to online curriculums to keep their kids engaged over the summer. If you’re searching for ways to get started with online learning, look no further.
Here are some of parents’ top recommendations:
Sphero’s Online Learning Resources for Kids:
We’ve also created several resources to help parents teach their kids about STEM — perfect for any time of the year. As we move into an uncertain school year, here are some handpicked resources you can use at home:
Learn How to Code:
There has never been a better time to develop coding skills, and both parents and kids are stepping up to the challenge. If you’re interested in helping your kid learn to code but don’t know where to start, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
Here are some of the ways that parents are helping their kids gain new coding skills:
Sphero’s Coding Resources for Kids
There’s no shortage of resources here at Sphero that can help your kid begin coding, too. Our tools help kids go #BeyondCode by inspiring kids to learn, build, create, and turn their imagination into a reality. This approach to play-based learning is not only engaging and accessible for kids of all skill levels, it’s also tons of fun.
To get started, just pick a robot or STEM kit for your little one, follow the setup instructions, and let your kid’s imagination run wild.
More Helpful Online Resources:
There are even more online resources that parents are using this summer. Here are some of the most popular:
- Smart Parenting
- Gemm Learning
- Kids Science Experiments
- Coyote Central
- KidMob & Friends
- Camp BrainPOP
Helpful Articles for Parents:
Some parents shared articles they’ve found insightful. You can save these for a rainy day:
Fun Tools for Kids:
While many resources are completely online, some parents wanted to call out specific tools they’ve used to help make this a productive summer for their kids.
Sphero’s Fun Tools for Kids:
We’re huge supporters of combining hands-on learning with online resources to create the best learning experience possible. Sphero tools help bring math, science, music, and art lessons off the pages of a textbook and into real-world applications.
To learn more, you can view our entire collection of STEM toys in our online store.
Tune Into This:
Content creators can provide guidance, support, and activities, especially during times of need. Here are some of the creators our community is following:
- The Organic Chemistry Tutor
Mark Rober Science Channel
- Happy Families
- Big Life Kids Podcast
Here are two of the most popular platforms that brought connecting from a distance closer than ever:
And that covers the most popular results from the survey!
Stay tuned over the next couple weeks for more helpful tips & tricks from our community. If you’ve got your own creative ideas to share, we’d love to hear from you!
Reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or contact us to get in touch.
And to the parents that filled out the survey, we can’t thank you enough! Helping each other get through this is how we’ll get to the other side with our kids shining bright.
For more ideas on ways you can help your kid get the most out of their summer, head on over to our blog.
And if you aren’t already using Sphero tools to inspire your kid, shop now.