At a time when things are so uncertain, we need community more than ever. I believe we need to hold tight to each other, not pull apart. But as we step into a season of physical distancing, we turn to the next best thing: an online community to support and encourage one another.
If you find yourselves homebound, whether you're already a homeschooler or a new one, we’ve created a kit of resources for you and your family to make the most of this concentrated time together.
If you’re new to our community, welcome! We believe that childhood is a time to foster wonder, creativity and discovery through play and exploration. Learning together is what we do, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. We lean on each other as a community to make it through our days, and we hope that you’ll lean on us as you enter this new frontier with your family.
The amazing thing about kids is that they are learning all the time. As parents, all we have to do is provide an environment that encourages the curiosity within them.
Check out these resources to kick off your time together at home.
For this special activity kit, we’ve hand-picked some of the best content from our content bundles over the past six years. If you’ve been a subscriber for a while, you may recognize some of these pieces. However, we've put them all in one place for an easy-to-access collection.
Our Homebound Activity Kit includes 34 articles to inspire wonder, foster creativity, and make the most of your home and nature.
One of the best things we can do is get outside to connect with nature, move our bodies through exploration and play, and soak up some sunshine and Vitamin D. This is the perfect opportunity to make your home and the world your classroom. Get started here.
Here's just a taste of what's included in the Homebound Activity Kit. Download the four resources in this section:
And we've included this week's podcast, where Elsie Iudicello talks about managing motherhood during the difficult days. By the way, there are 59 Wild + Free podcasts for you to enjoy on SoundCloud and iTunes.
This limited-time resource is on sale for $29 and includes some of the best downloadable articles, handcrafts, projects, recipes, interviews, and outdoor activities from the Wild + Free bundles over the past five years.
When you purchase this resource in our online shop, you'll receive two emails from us - one includes a receipt and the other provides instructions and a link for downloading the kit to your computer as a zip file.
If you don't receive an email, please email us, and we'll send you a direct link to download the goodies. All of the resources are downloadable.
Change is hard. Our very nature reels at altered plans and disrupted schedules. It reminds us that we’re not in control, which can feel annoying at best and scary at worst. But change can be a gift, as it forces us to accept that the only thing we can really control is how we respond to it.