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Free early education resources for school-aged children offered online in Tennessee

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 14:52:15-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Through a partnership between the state's Department of Education, the Governor's Early Literacy Foundation and ReadyRosie, free early education resources for school-aged children are being offered online in Tennessee.

The partnership with ReadyRosie, an early education online platform, was announced Wednesday. Short videos and free resources for children aged from birth to the third grade will be offered.

The Department of Education says the ReadyRosie Modeled Moment videos will equip children with simple and fun activities to help them learn while at home. Each video is around two minutes long, and offered in English and Spanish. They feature real families demonstrating instructional activities that are rooted in learning goals on topics such as literacy, early math, health and well-being.

"As we continue to navigate these challenging times, we are excited to provide all Tennessee families with access to this incredible platform to help them create rich learning experiences at home," said Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. "The ReadyRosie platform is another resource from the state to help families engage with their children during this time by doing simple, instructional activities at home while promoting learning and bonding with their children."

The ReadyRosie platform will be available for Tennessee families from now until September 1. Families can register for free at ReadyRosie's website. You can also sign up to receive weekly emails or text messages with curated playlists of activities. Watch the video below to learn more about ReadyRosie.