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Resources for Being Housebound during COVID-19

Resources for Being Housebound during COVID-19

Getting cabin fever? Here are some resources to help you maintain sanity while you’re housebound.

If it feels like you’re facing a new reality amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Our routines are topsy-turvy too. Even at Cardinal, many of us who worked in offices are now adjusting to the work-from-home life. And those of us who already worked from home may now be getting used to the full-time companionship of housebound significant others and kids. That’s a lot of change to cope with in a short amount of time!

If the cabin fever is real, and you’re starting to get a little squirrely from being home all the time, we’re here to help. We’ve put together this roundup of fun resources we’ve found to give you some ideas to help keep you and your families busy, happy, and sane.

Educational Resources for Kids

Learning-From-Home Assistance

  • 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  • ABCya offers more than 400 educational games for children in grades Pre-K through 6. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and families can access all ABCya’s regular games and videos with a free subscription.
  • Adventureacademy.com
  • BrainPOP provides animated interactive lessons, quizzes, and games for core subjects and a variety of electives.
  • Circletime Fun offers classes from home for kids up to age six that they can either watch on demand or participate in live. Registration is required to access the classes but is free with this code: homefun1.
  • Cognitive ToyBox offers free daily activities geared toward children eight and under.
  • edHelper currently offers lots of free printable worksheets for parents to use.
  • EVERFI offers free supplemental lessons for students in the areas of finance, social and emotional learning, health, college/career readiness, and other related topics.
  • Khanacademy.org
  • KidLitTV offers a variety of creative video content to inspire and educate kids. The website’s free content includes read-alouds, drawing tutorials, cooking lessons, craft ideas, and more.
  • #LearnEverywhere is a community and website devoted to sharing educational resources for all grade levels.
  • Lumosity offers free brain games to keep students’ minds actively engaged. 
  • Outschool.com
  • TEDEd brings lessons to life for students through animation. 
  • Varsitytutors.com

Physical Activity Breaks

  • GoNoodle: Free movement and mindfulness videos on YouTube. 
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga: Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation designed for kids ages three and up used in schools and homes all over the world.
  • Tune in to the weekly kid-friendly “Living Room Dance Party” (attracting thousands) on DJ Mel’s Facebook page.
  • Choreograph and film family TikToks.
  • Go for a walk.

Family Resources

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Individual Resources

  • For the sports fan, NBA League Pass is offering free preview subscriptions until April 22, and NFL Game Pass is offering free access until May 31. 
  • Take an online class. Check out this roundup of nearly 30 places to access courses for free.
  • Play an online game with friends.

We’re here to support our customers during this challenging time. In addition to passing along these fun resources, we’ve created a COVID-19 information page on our website to help you navigate how to still do business with us. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home!

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About the Author

Laura is one of our blog authors. Currently living in Charm City, she's a Great Lakes native who likes salsa dancing, brews a mean cup of Joe, and reads the Chicago Manual of Style for fun. As a young first-time home buyer, Laura likes writing educational pieces that dispel mortgage myths and give helpful hints about what the home buying process is really like.