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KinderCare At Home Activities

Welcome to the At-Home Learning Hub!

Discover weekly guides for distance learning, social-emotional learning, and health and wellness! 

Let’s keep the learning (and play!) going! Each week, we’ll provide activity guides for all ages adapted from our proprietary curriculum to help your family stay active and engaged while at home. 

To help you choose which activities are best for your family (or schedule) we’ve noted the time, materials, and engagement level you’ll need. We’ve also provided tips for their nutrition and dealing with big feelings, plus ideas for establishing new routines and creating safe, nurturing spaces. Check back weekly for new content! 

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Weekly At-Home Learning Guides

Babies: Ages 0-1

Toddlers: Ages 1-2

Toddlers learn through their limitless curiosity and a natural desire to push boundaries and explore their world. Increased mobility means they need access to a variety of experiences that are safe and engaging.  

These weekly guides are filled with simple and fun activities adapted from our curriculum to keep our toddlers active and engaged while learning at home. Try an activity together a couple times, and once your toddler’s gotten the hang of it, let them engage independently to help free up time for your work.

Discovery Preschoolers: Age 2

Two-year-olds are incredible learners, discovering more about themselves and the world around them every day. They begin leading their own activities to develop social skills like cooperation, sharing, and taking turns. They’ll also start making important choices and discoveries in their world. 

Adapted from our curriculum, activities in this guide bring classroom learning home. They may need your support the first or second time, but many can be explored independently after some practice to help free up time for your work or daily responsibilities. 


Find more at-home activities for your 2-year-old on our blog!

Preschoolers: Age 3

Preschoolers’ worlds open in exciting new ways as they improve coordination, learn complex games, and begin to interact more with adults and their peers. A large part of a three-year-old’s learning happens through child-directed play where they continue to make important choices and discoveries about their world.  

Adapted from our curriculum, activities in this guide bring classroom learning home. They may need your support the first or second time, but many can be explored independently after some practice to help free up time for your work or daily responsibilities. 


Find more at-home activities for your preschooler on our blog!

Prekindergarteners: Age 4

Prekindergarteners’ learning promotes independence to prepare them for the next exciting phase in their education and development: kindergarten! Four-year-olds can describe familiar people, places, things, and events with detail, using information and thoughts from past experiences.  

Adapted from our curriculum, activities in this guide bring classroom learning home. Many can be explored independently after a quick setup and some practice with an adult, freeing up time for your work or daily responsibilities. 


Find more at-home activities for your prekindergartner on our blog!

Kindergarteners: Ages 5–6

Kindergarteners cover all the fundamentals: phonics, literacy, math, science, and physical development! When choosing learning activities, we suggest setting up a schedule that allows you to balance distance learning with the independent play that’s important to your child’s development at this age.   

Adapted from our curriculum, our guides for kindergarten families also include planning support to help you get started each week and opportunities to work on social and emotional learning. 


For more educational support, check out the online learning resources below. See our suggestions for screen time limits in the “More Resources” section of this page. 

  • Scholastic Learn at Home has daily activities for K–9 that connect science and literacy, including videos, read-alouds, digital books, and content-related games. 
  • Dreambox is a game-base, K–8 math experience that’s customizable to your child’s grade and features grade-specific skills your child can explore and unlock. 

School-Agers: Ages 5+

For school-agers, it’s all about learning to work independently and balancing school and life. Our guides have activities that provide a perfect break from their school’s distance learning routine while still encouraging general learning in an open-ended manner.  

Activities can be adjusted for children of all abilities. They may love screens at this age, but it makes a big difference when they use technology for creative purposes rather than just consuming games and video. We also include movement and mindfulness activities that can be done any time of day! 


Find more at-home activities for your school-ager on our blog!

Social Emotional Learning
Social & emotional learning for life
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process children go through in learning how to navigate their emotions, relationships, and interactions. These skills help them learn how to appropriately manage their big emotions and support long-term mental health, becoming their compass for building strong relationships with themselves and others.

We've put together some resources for you to support your child’s social-emotional learning at home.  
Nutrition
Fuel for growing minds and bodies
All this time at home complicates meal planning a bit. Picky eaters and irregular grocery store trips can make it tough to get kids a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, and proteins—let alone ones they enjoy.

We’ve compiled some guidance for keeping their diets consistent, plus some time-saving tips for simpler, wholesome mealtimes.

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More Resources 

  • Need guidance for talking to your kids about the coronavirus? We’re here to help.
  • Reading together is a powerful learning activity for kids. Good thing we’ve got recommendations for books galore!
  • Time inside might mean more “plugging in” than usual. Our screen time tips for digital learners can help.
  • Meet Dr. Ray Fabius, the expert guiding our coronavirus response, and read his tips for families on dealing with anxiety and staying healthy at home.

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