At-Home Learning Activities and Resources

Learning at Home With Jumpstart

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Back to School | Regreso a la escuela

In this section you will find activities, resources and books that are helpful during the new school year.

En esta seccion encontrara recursos, actividaded, y libros que le ayudara durante el año escolar.

Activities | Actividades
Family Resources/Recursos para Familias

Jumpstart Little Explorers | Exploradores Pequeños de Jumpstart

In this section you will find themed activities to do at home with your children, including science experiments and activities that introduce concepts in math. These themes are intended to help the littlest explorers discover new concepts like the ocean and space, while continuing to develop their language, literacy and social emotional skills.

En esta sección encontrará actividades temáticas para hacer en casa con sus hijos, incluyendo experimentos científicos y actividades que introducen conceptos de matemáticas. Estos temas ayudaran a los exploradores más pequeños a descubrir nuevos conceptos como el océano y el espacio, mientras continúan desarrollando su lenguaje, alfabetización y habilidades sociales y emocionales.

Jumpstart Songs

Need a reset? Sing with your child. Not only can it lift everyone’s mood, but it builds language skills. Children hear rhyming or silly words, helping them identify and segment sounds. Talking together about words and ideas in songs or coming up with your own rhymes builds vocabulary. Sing, dance, and have fun together!

Join Jumpstart Literacy Champion and singer-songwriter, Brynn Elliot, in a sing along.

Jumpstart Partners

Ready4K | Receive Early Learning Tips and Activities via Text!

You can sign up to receive weekly readings (from Jumpstart Corps Members!) and at home learning activities via text Monday-Friday through our partnership with Ready4K—an evidence-based texting platform.

If you are not already registered and receiving texts, please register at


PBS SoCal Learning Hub Programming and Activities

PBS SoCal has created an updated At-Home Learning hub for children Pre-K through 12th grade. These resources were created through a collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District, KLCS and KQED and is being distributed nationwide.

Here are some additional resources from PBS:


First Book Learn From Home Activities and Books

Our partners at First Book have many resources available for educators and families. Specifically, for preschool-aged children check out:

  • Sign up today for opportunities to receive information on a variety of programs to support children’s continued learning

Wide Open School

Curated content from multiple online sources (Mind in the Making, Vroom, Go Noodle, Cosmic Kids, etc.) organized into daily schedules by age and stage

Too Small to Fail 

These resources from Too Small to Fail provide you with ways you can talk, read, sing, and play your way through the day—just with things you might already have indoors.


Parent Resource from Noggin

Need strategies to stay sane during these trying times? So do we! Jamie-Lynn Sigler hosts a parent discussion for @noggin with special guest Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the California Surgeon General! Watch Navigating the New Normal: Parents Edition.

Learn more at

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Get tips from the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention) on how to talk to children about COVID-19.

Something Strange Happened in My City is an amazing social story written by Dr. Jenny Yen, a Jumpstart course professor at CSU Fullerton, to help children understand what’s happening in the COVID-19 crisis. It has been translated into multiple languages and can be found here.

Check out these fun resources from Noggin that teach children how to wash their hands and other ways to reduce the spread of germs.

Internet Access

Do you or your children need internet access to stay connected? Many internet providers are offering free services during this time.

Comcast: Internet Essentials

Articles and More

A Guide to COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development from the Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University. This guide pulls together information on COVID-19, including what it means for child development, and shareable resources that can help parents, caregivers, child care providers, pediatricians, and others who work with families.

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19: 8 Strategies to Keep Children Healthy and Happy written by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, members of Jumpstart’s National Early Education Council

Caring for Preschoolers at Home provides expert guidance on maintaining structure, routine, and healthy habits for learning and growing at home.

5 Tips for Parents Balancing Screen Time During School Closures

Healthy at Home Toolkit (Ready Rosie) supports families with resources for learning at home, prevention and care, and emotional well-being.

Time to Talk, Play, and Create: Supporting Children’s Learning at Home provides tips based on research for supporting young children’s learning through interactive and fun activities while families shelter in place at home.

Abriendo Puertas (Spanish)–Recursos para familias en español

At-Home Learning Tips

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To support early learners during the COVID-19 outbreak, Jumpstart created a curated collection of resources for learning at home from their education team & early ed partners: Noggin, First Book, PBS SoCal. Check out these free activities, tips, resources, and more at! 

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