Granite State citizens, parents and family members,
Current efforts to contain the Coronavirus outbreak mean many families are finding themselves at home together for an extended period, including during the school day. Cornerstone is here to serve our families and recognizes the special challenges posed by this major disruption and change in our routines while living together in close quarters. To help and encourage you, we have put together some selected resources to help you navigate this new landscape. Check them out, and know you’re not alone. We’re all in this together!
Resources for Online Safety:
We are so grateful for the gift of technology that has allowed many schools to continue teaching students in this time. But, as with any tool, there is the potential for abuse and danger. As parents and guardians we need to be vigilant of the predatory nature of the internet and take necessary precautions against it. Here are some resources to help:
Protecting Our Kids from Harmful Entertainment – Helpful article from Focus on the Family.
Covenant Eyes – Internet Accountability Software.
Integrity Restored – Provides education, training, encouragement, and resources to break free from pornography, heal relationships, and to assist parents in preventing and responding to pornography exposure which is so devastating in the lives of our children.
Restricting Content your Child Can View – Article explaining how to set parental controls for Mac Computers.
10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids’ Mobile Use: Tools for parents to stay connected and help kids stay safe using mobile apps.
Common Sense Media is a non-profit focused on equipping parents to keep children safe and media savvy, offering movie reviews, tips for different age groups and more.
Resources for Home Schooling:
Coronavirus and School Closings: Unexpected Homeschooling – Granite State Home Educators Article
Children’s Scholarship Fund (New Hampshire). Executive director Kate Baker: “We are taking calls from NH families experiencing challenges or anxiety transitioning to remote learning at 603-785-0174.”
VLACS – New Hampshire’s own virtual public charter school. It’s free to any New Hampshire resident and is an online virtual school that provides middle school, high school, and adult students with the freedom to learn anywhere, anytime.
National Geographic Kids– Videos, articles, books, and educational games and experiments for kids covering a variety of topics.
Learn Everywhere Facebook Group: HSLDA, a homeschooling advocacy organization and yes. every kid. have partnered to create this Facebook group with lots of great tips and encouragement.
Virtual Field Trips– Educational and fun! No need to leave the house.
Scholastic Kids– Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Kolbe Academy– Free Literature Course Plans for all age groups.
Khan Academy– Free personalized courses covering all the core subjects from first grade to high school and beyond.
Prodigy Games– Free math lessons and skill boosting activities.
Resources for Your Self-Improvement:
Cornerstone Videos – Cornerstone’s Youtube channel has many videos for your benefit:
Truth and Love Series – An effort of Cornerstone’s to lead the messaging on some important but sensitive cultural issues of our day. Instead of reacting negatively to the culture, we can speak truth into issues such as gender dysmorphia, prostitution, sex trafficking and abortion. Behind every public policy debate are real people with real stories to share. Cornerstone cares about these issues because we care about the people affected by them. We offer this truth, in love.
For the People Series – New Hampshire Pastors and Cornerstone staff present to you Short, digestible videos explaining how New Hampshire Citizens and Christians can get involved in their government, and most importantly, WHY they should!
Concord 101 Virtual Webinar– Stay Tuned! Our “how to influence” seminar will soon be a webinar! Cornerstone will be sharing information with our March & April Concord 101 hosts on how participants can log in remotely.
Constitution 101 – Free course on the U.S. Constitution from Hillsdale College.
Hillsdale College Free Online Courses – Other diverse government and history free online courses.
Other Helpful Resources:
Talking to our Kids about COVID-19 – Focus on the Family Article.