RedRover is committed to not only helping animals and families in crisis, but also fostering kindness and compassion in the next generation.
As we look toward 2021 and the continued need for online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending our education resources to help students learn both at home and in the classroom. These resources include a digital version of our Kind News magazine and live virtual readings that engage kids in fun, informative RedRover Readers discussions about animals.
We love hearing stories about how parents and educators are using these resources, plus how kids are bonding even more deeply with their pets while staying at home.
“We were able to use [Kind News] as a send home reading and discussion during distance learning. It was a great way to connect our classroom with the craziness of online learning. Kids enjoyed the connection and normal activities.”
– Alli Debrow, 5th-grade teacher, Ravenel, SC
“Kind News makes learning fun and teaches students the importance of kindness, responsibility, and teamwork. My third graders have become stronger readers, critical thinkers and social justice advocates after they read Kind News. I am so thankful to have this amazing resource available online. I can’t wait to use Kind News with my students via Zoom!”
– Graciela Romero Martinez, 3rd-grade teacher, Goleta, CA
Students like Stella shared with us that she gets to spend time with her guinea pigs while doing distance learning:
“I’ve learned all about their personalities. They’ve taught me how to be more gentle with my pets and they’ve taught me how to take responsibility in my routine like cleaning their cage and feeding them. They really have helped me deal with having to stay at home and made it more fun because they are so funny. I love my guinea pigs.”
School may look a little different this year, but together we are giving kids, educators, parents — and pets! — more reasons to smile.
Learn more at RedRover.org/Readers.
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