Resources to Use at Home

On April 20, 2020, the national nonprofit Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) sponsored a webinar on trauma-informed practices for school-at-home and gifted children, which was presented by Hand In Hand’s Alessa Giampaolo Keener, M.Ed.

You can watch the webinar for free.

SENGinar: Gifted School-At-Home During COVID19 from SENG on Vimeo.


Project-Based Learning Opportunities

With the coronavirus global pandemic, many families find themselves struggling to help the children continue to learn. We have curated a few resources outside the Hand In Hand site to help you create meaningful learning opportunities for your children.

  • Citizen Science Projects: A database of crowdsourcing science projects from National Geographic

  • Virtual Library Volunteering: Transcribe and tag historical digital documents in the Library of Congress’ collection

  • #DiscoverThis: Free no- and low-prep activities that engage critical thinking skills while also supporting social-emotional needs.

  • Instant Challenges: Free creative problem solving challenges from Destination Imagination

Social Emotional Support

Living through this global crisis can cause trauma and grief for children and parents. Here are a few resources to help you out.

  • Advice by Ages and Stages: Handy tip sheet from NAGC for common behaviors in children living through a crisis and how to support them.


Math Support

Teaching your child math can be an overwhelming experience, so we’ve put together a list of sites that can support you at home.

  • Art of Problem Solving: 100s of free instructional videos for pre-algebra and up

  • Alcumus: 13,000 (yes, you read that right) MathCounts-style problems free for your mathy kid to do.