The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases continues to rise all over the world. Friday, the US declared a state of emergency. Following President Trumps announcement, the public officials in our home state of Alabama issued a local state of emergency and announced schools would be shutting down for a two and a half week period beginning at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 18th. Some shut down as of this morning.
Also on Friday, the first confirmed case in Alabama was reported. This morning, that number was up to 22 confirmed cases.
Like others, we want to do what we can to help. So we’re praying for those affected, and sharing online and offline resources for homebound kids. The ebooks listed below are free as of today. If you know of other wholesome ebooks being offered for free, please share the title, author, and recommended age group in the comments.
Fun Educational Resources
Mangahigh.com (Tons of fun math-based games for kids of all ages.)
Prodigy (A math-based, online game saga–like the orignal Legends of Zelda. For elementary and middle-grade students.)
Adventure Academy (We haven’t tried this, but they offer a free month trial and it looks great.)
TeachersPayTeachers.com (Includes a collection of free, printable educational resources and games.)
Math-Aids.com (This resource of free, printable math resources includes a selection of word games.)
Amazon Prime Reading Library (free for Prime Members)
National Archives Virtual Library (many classic reads for children and teens can be found through the Ebook Collection)
Iggy & Oz by J.J. Johnson
Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse
Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy by K.A. Cummins (free thru March 30th CST)
(linked to Smashwords website, since Amazon may take time to update price to free)