April is National Credit Union Youth Month! We’re celebrating all month long with FREE Financial Literacy resources, at-home activities and giveaways on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss out! We’ve also collected our favorite free family-friendly sites that are filled with fun games, activities and valuable parenting tools to add a little magic to your at-home learning journey!
Designed by the National Credit Union Association, this fun app can be downloaded to any mobile device or can be played on a desktop computer. World of Cents is designed for children and youth age 5 and older and uses interactive activities to engage kids while teaching the value of money using basic math concepts.
There's something for every age level or interest at H.I.P. Pocket Change. This U.S. Mint website is packed with 13 online games. Pan for gold in "Gold Rush" or construct your own story in "Textile Tales." Kids and parents can learn together through STEM, NASA and history videos. A digital coin library helps coin collectors identify valuable coin characteristics and offers tips on how to start a collection.
Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization to provide trustworthy information, education and empowers families. Common Sense offers:
- Common Sense Media: Helps parents feel good about the choices they make for their kids. Offering a trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews.
- Common Sense Education: Supports K-12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens.
- Common Sense Kids Action: A partnership of policy makers, business leaders and other advocates to make sure all kids can succeed.
Built by Common Sense, WideOpenSchool is a great at-home learning site featuring a free collection of online learning experiences. Respected educational sites such as Khan Academy, Amplify, Scholastic, National Geographic and more enrich children and are often used by educators on a regular basis in the classroom.
Offering timely resources to help parents adjust to at-home learning, FamilyEducation provides practical how-to's for parents at every stage– infant through college. Subscribe to the new "Prepared Parent" daily newsletter designed specifically for families coping with transitioning to at-home learning.
Specifically focused on the healthy development of a child's first five years, First Things First provides a Birth to Five HelpLine, "Parent Kits" and early literacy development tools. With many English and Spanish articles, podcasts and videos on how to help children learn to read a communicate at an early age, the site is a great go-to for young parents. Local staff are also available by email or phone for additional support.
Known for his successful and humor when teaching about budgeting and financial wellness, Dave Ramsey has "25 Free Things to Do with Kids During the Coronavirus Quarantine." Activities are divided into helpful categories; "Kids under 5," "Kindergarten to Middle School," "Middle School, High School and Beyond" and "All Ages." There's even a "Money Saving Tips for Moms" video by #1 New York Times best-selling author Rachel Cruz!