In today’s remote learning environment, how can kids practice writing by hand? While many kids have become miniature tech gurus, and can click, tap, swipe and type away, what about their handwriting? Caribu can give children a handwriting head start with our new alphabet Tracing Pages. Trace the letters A through Z in your next Caribu video-call!
As the education crisis caused by COVID-19 continues, all levels of education should focus more on the number of skills students need to learn rather than the amount of time spent on Zoom. This is especially important in primary school where education is closely tied to developmental milestones, and for pandemic parents who are struggling to find time and energy to help their kids with online education.
As communities around the world take note of United Nations International Literacy Day (September 8), Caribu is proud to be an outstanding option for families to read together and share literacy learning from almost anywhere across the globe. International Literacy Day was was established by UNESCO in 1966 as an opportunity to increase awareness of building literacy development worldwide. In 2015, the U.N. created a series of Sustainable Development Goal goals, one of which is to ensure that “all young people achieve literacy and numeracy, and that adults, who lack these skills are given the opportunity to acquire them.”
When it comes to our family’s bookshelves, I’ve decided to ignore advice about decluttering because you can never have too many children’s books around the house. Finding time to read to your kids daily from the time they’re babies is the most important thing; I still read to my 10-year-old every day. But as a literacy specialist, I know that the way you read—your tone, the rise and fall of your pitch, as well as the expression that you incorporate—can matter just as much as the narrative and pictures in a book. Here are three simple strategies that you can use to help your child’s reading interest and level flourish as you cuddle up together.
Children are capable of understanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts when they are less than a year old but these skills must be developed intentionally.
This fall, there is a new solution for teachers to keep students engaged during reading activities. Caribu is excited to announce the launch of its new web platform that allows you to read children’s books page-by-page with your students while you teach classes online. With Caribu, you can build a culture of reading in your classroom even during this time of social distancing. Caribu’s new web-based platform will allow you to open and read books on your computer as you teach lessons with Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other video calling platforms. This makes it simple to share read alouds, facilitate guided reading, and have book discussions with groups of children large and small.
The Caribu app is an excellent tool to support kids’ reading while they are learning from home. It provides an easy-to-access library of hundreds of books and activities that children can read and enjoy from almost any device, anywhere in the world. They can connect in a video-call with relatives near and far to share in learning together, or read independently with the app at their fingertips. Caribu’s in-app library organizes books by age level and subject so families can easily select books that match children’s interests and skills. Read on to learn more about how to assist your kids’ distance learning, and how you can use Caribu to prevent summer slide and enjoy virtual playdates.