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During this difficult pandemic period, we’re continuing to build a new normal for education. One where we continue working on inclusive, equitable and multi-cultural education. Where we continue creating an environment that keeps our children healthy and safe. Come build with us at the Global Sleepover.

LEARN FROM HOME

Educational packages to keep your child connected during distance learning. Ages 5-9.

Global Heroes Activity Book, Volume One

AN ACTIVITY BOOK ABOUT HEROES DURING THE PANDEMIC

$14.99 + FREE SHIPPING

Heroes at home and around the world: It’s remarkable how people all over the world, especially youth, have come together during this pandemic. Your child will be inspired by learning about everyday heroes in the U.S. and around the world with our Global Heroes Activity Book.

The Global Heroes Activity Book, Volume One contains:

  • Activities
  • A cutout mask from the Lion King musical
  • A “make your own mask” kit with instructions and materials

DISTANCE LEARNING KIT

 

$59.99 + FREE SHIPPING

Making Distance Learning Easier: A kit for ages 4-8. Full of activities and materials that are perfect for distance learning. Materials in the kit supports English Language Arts (ELA), social studies, geography and reading and writing.

Each Distance Learning Kit contains:

  • Volume One of the Global Heroes Activity Book
  • Learning Wall Poster: Learn about different countries and how masks are used around the world for theater and art
  • A 12-Page Activity Book about the Amazon Rainforest
  • A “make your own mask” kit with instructions and materials
  • Pack of 4 Crayola crayons

AFTER SCHOOL SESSIONS AND PEN PAL LETTERS

 

$125 + FREE SHIPPING

Keep the spirit of After School Learning Alive: Our unique After School Sessions about digital storytelling are perfect for ages 5-9. Each session provides 15 hours of activities and pre-scheduled live workshops. All sessions are virtual with materials that are sent in the mail. Must register by start of each session.

Also includes a subscription to Global Pen Pal Letters, personalized letters your child will exchange with our fictional story characters from different countries.

Session 1: Dogs Around the World, Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 23

Session 2: Host a Podcast: Stories About Presidents and Elections, Monday October 26 – Friday, November 20

How does it work?

1. Each session has a fun and unique theme. For example, our first session features dogs around the world.

2. During the session, we work with kids to tell a story about that theme. Kids that sign up for the “Dogs Around the World” session will write a story about dogs around the world. They create drawings, photos, videos, audio and text for their story.

3. At the end, we publish the story kids create online. Stories can be shared and enjoyed!

Dogs Around the World, Monday September 28 – Friday, October 23

Did you know that dogs around the world look a little different? And that people adopt rescue dogs from different countries? In this session, kids will write stories about dogs from different countries. Kids will learn about dogs, different countries and what life is like for dogs who travel around the world. They’ll even get a chance on video to meet real dogs from different parts of the world (virtual petting only!) and hear their story.

Host a Podcast: Stories About Presidents and Elections, Monday October 26 – Friday, November 20

In this After School Session, your child will  become a Podcast Host. Kids will be hosting their own podcast that tells stories about Presidents in different countries.  It’s election season and being a President will be on everyone’s mind. We’ll work with kids to plan and record their very own podcast. At the end, parents will be able to hear the podcast online.

* All After School Sessions will be conducted through a combination of email, live video calls, and phone calls. At minimum, children will need the following to participate: access to a phone, phone camera and the ability to send/text images and photos.

Schedule: Between assigned activities and scheduled video calls, we’ll keep your child busy, engaged and creative for 15 hours total during each one-month session. Once you sign up, your child will receive materials in the mail that he/she will use during that session. Live video calls will be held at 3pm EST / 3pm CST / 3pm MST / 3pm PST on Wednesdays.

During this difficult pandemic period, we’re continuing to build a new normal for education. One where we continue working on inclusive, equitable and multi-cultural education. Where we continue creating an environment that keeps our children healthy and safe.

Come build with us at the Global Sleepover.

Global Heroes Activity Book, Volume One

 

AN ACTIVITY BOOK ABOUT HEROES DURING THE PANDEMIC

$14.99 + FREE SHIPPING

Heroes at home and around the world: It’s remarkable how people all over the world, especially youth, have come together during this pandemic. Your child will be inspired by learning about everyday heroes in the U.S. and around the world with our Global Heroes Activity Book.

The Global Heroes Activity Book, Volume One contains:

  • Activities
  • A cutout mask from the Lion King musical
  • A “make your own mask” kit with instructions and materials

PEN PAL LETTERS

REVIVE THE ART OF LETTER WRITING WHILE AT HOME.

$25 + FREE SHIPPING

What better time is there than now to make new friends through the age old art of letter writing? With our Pen Pal Letters, your child will exchange personalized letters with fictional story characters from different parts of the world.

We have created story characters from all over the world. Your child will receive personalized letters from these characters and will be asked to write letters in response. Children can share about their home and community and ask questions in return. Kids will be running to the mailbox to check for letters from their new friends.

Each Pen Pal Letter Package contains:

  • An exchange of six letters in total (three letters from our global characters and three letters from your child).
  • Pre-addressed and stamped envelopes in advance.

Once you sign up, we’ll send you pre-addressed and stamped envelopes in advance. You have enough to worry about right now so let us take care of this for you. 

DISTANCE LEARNING KIT

 

$59.99 + FREE SHIPPING

Making Distance Learning Easier: A kit for ages 4-8. Full of activities and materials that are perfect for distance learning. Materials in the kit supports English Language Arts (ELA), social studies, geography and reading and writing.

Each Distance Learning Kit contains:

  • Volume One of the Global Heroes Activity Book
  • Learning Wall Poster: Learn about different countries and how masks are used around the world for theater and art
  • A 12-Page Activity Book about the Amazon Rainforest
  • A “make your own mask” kit with instructions and materials
  • Pack of 4 Crayola crayons

AFTER SCHOOL SESSIONS AND PEN PAL LETTERS

 

$125 + FREE SHIPPING

Keep the spirit of After School Learning Alive: Our unique After School Sessions about digital storytelling are perfect for ages 5-9. Each session provides 15 hours of activities and pre-scheduled live workshops. All sessions are virtual with materials that are sent in the mail. Must register by start of each session.

Also includes a subscription to Global Pen Pal Letters, personalized letters your child will exchange with our fictional story characters from different countries.

Session 1: Dogs Around the World, Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 23

Session 2: Host a Podcast: Stories About Presidents and Elections, Monday October 26 – Friday, November 20

How does it work?

1. Each session has a fun and unique theme. For example, our first session features dogs around the world.

2. During the session, we work with kids to tell a story about that theme. Kids that sign up for the “Dogs Around the World” session will write a story about dogs around the world. They create drawings, photos, videos, audio and text for their story.

3. At the end, we publish the story kids create online. Stories can be shared and enjoyed!

Dogs Around the World, Monday September 28 – Friday, October 23

Did you know that dogs around the world look a little different? And that people adopt rescue dogs from different countries? In this session, kids will write stories about dogs from different countries. Kids will learn about dogs, different countries and what life is like for dogs who travel around the world. They’ll even get a chance on video to meet real dogs from different parts of the world (virtual petting only!) and hear their story.

Host a Podcast: Stories About Presidents and Elections, Monday October 26 – Friday, November 20

In this After School Session, your child will  become a Podcast Host. Kids will be hosting their own podcast that tells stories about Presidents in different countries.  It’s election season and being a President will be on everyone’s mind. We’ll work with kids to plan and record their very own podcast. At the end, parents will be able to hear the podcast online.

* All After School Sessions will be conducted through a combination of email, live video calls, and phone calls. At minimum, children will need the following to participate: access to a phone, phone camera and the ability to send/text images and photos.

Schedule: Between assigned activities and scheduled video calls, we’ll keep your child busy, engaged and creative for 15 hours total during each one-month session. Once you sign up, your child will receive materials in the mail that he/she will use during that session. Live video calls will be held at 3pm EST / 3pm CST / 3pm MST / 3pm PST on Wednesdays.

Significant Moments Require Significant Responses: Let us assist you during this period. We recognize the significance this pandemic has on your child and on education. For ten years now, we’ve been designing and running online education programs and connecting children across the world remotely. We have compiled all our workshops, activity boxes and curricula to offer specialized resources for learning from home. Our Learn From Home packages are specifically designed to enrich your child during this period.

Such a magnificent world we live in, made even more magnificent by these connections.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How will you observe disinfectant and hygiene measures when handling items to ship?

Proper sanitizing and disinfecting is critically important for us. We observe all sanitization and disinfection protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes proper wearing of gloves and masks and enhancing sanitizing practices on all surfaces in the area where we fulfill orders. 

Items are located in our studio space at 3311 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, MD 20712. All packages, materials and letters will be assembled and packaged at this address and shipped from this address.

Where will you be shipping materials and sending letters from?

All packages, materials and letters are located in our individual studio space at 3311 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, MD 20712. All packages, materials and letters will be assembled, packaged and shipped from this address.

What is the age range for your materials and sessions?

Our materials are best suited for ages 5-9, grades K-4.

How soon will I receive my order after placing it?

Global Heroes Activity Book & Distance Learning Kit:

The Global Heroes Activity Book and Distance Learning Kit will be processed and shipped within 2-3 calendar days of order. This means materials/kits should arrive within 3-4 days after we process the order. You will receive an email notification when the order is shipped.

After School Sessions and Pen Pal Letters:

Once you purchase the After School Session, you will receive an email confirming registration and your address. After School Session materials will be mailed to you within 24 hours of confirmation, with a copy sent electronically.

We will also contact you with an email questionnaire for the Pen Pal letters. This questionnaire will request basic information about the child (children) receiving the letter. This information will be useful so we can personalize the first letter.

You will then receive pre-addressed and stamped envelopes within 3-4 days of placing an order. Parallel to this, your child will receive his/her first letter in the mail within 5 days of receiving information from the questionnaire. Subsequent letters will be mailed within 5 days of receiving a response from your child. The package includes six letters in total – three letters from a global new friend from Global Sleepover and three letters from the child.

What types of packages do you offer?

At the moment, we offer three types of packages:

(1) Global Heroes Activity Book, Volume One

Heroes at home and around the world: It’s remarkable how people all over the world, especially youth, have come together during this pandemic. Your child will be inspired by learning about everyday heroes in the U.S. and around the world with our Global Heroes Activity Kit.

And while masks are on everyone’s mind, we’ve also included a wall poster about the different use of masks around the world. Perfect to hang up in a kids room!

The Global Heroes Activity Book, Volume One contains:

  • Activities
  • A cutout mask from the Lion King musical
  • A “make your own mask” kit with instructions and materials

(2) Distance Learning Kit

Making Distance Learning Easier: A kit for ages 4-8. Full of activities and materials that are perfect for distance learning. Materials in the kit supports English Language Arts (ELA), social studies, geography and reading and writing.

Each Distance Learning Kit contains:

  • Volume One of the Global Heroes Activity Book
  • Learning Wall Poster: Learn about different countries and how masks are used around the world for theater and art
  • A 12-Page Activity Book about the Amazon Rainforest
  • A “make your own mask” kit with instructions and materials
  • Pack of 4 Crayola crayons

 (3) After School Sessions and Pen Pal Letters

Keep the spirit of After School Learning Alive: Our unique After School Sessions about digital storytelling are perfect for ages 5-9. Each session provides 15 hours of activities and pre-scheduled live workshops. All sessions are virtual with materials that are sent in the mail. Must register by start of each session.

Also includes a subscription to Global Pen Pal Letters, personalized letters your child will exchange with our fictional story characters from different countries.

Session 1: Dogs Around the World, Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 23

Session 2: Host a Podcast: Stories About Presidents and Elections, Monday October 26 – Friday, November 20

What is your refund policy?

Your satisfaction is important to us. We accept returns on a case-by-case basis. Should you need, please do contact us at sales @globalsleepover.com with your issue. We will do our best to alleviate your concerns. Please note refunds may be partial if materials have been in use.

 

 

 

What kind of remote support will you provide?

We understand how this period can be stressful and confusing. Should you have a question or need support about learning from home, please feel free to email us at info@globalsleepover.com or direct message us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/globalsleepover). We will do our best to assist you. We do send some emails with tips about how to use our materials.

Although our materials are self-explanatory and should not require remote support, we are happy to provide you assistance should you require. Please feel free to email us at info@globalsleepover.com or direct message us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/globalsleepover) should you have a question.

How do your After School Sessions and Pen Pal Letters work?

After School Sessions

Once you purchase the After School Session, you will receive an email confirming registration and your address. After School Session materials will be mailed to you within 24 hours of confirmation, with a copy sent electronically. We will then communicate via email to remind you of live sessions and progression.

 

All After School Sessions will be conducted through a combination of email, live video calls, and phone calls. At minimum, children will need the following to participate: access to a phone, phone camera and the ability to send/text images and photos.

Schedule: Between assigned activities and scheduled video calls, we’ll keep your child busy, engaged and creative for 15 hours total during each one-month session.  Live video calls will be held at 3pm EST / 3pm CST / 3pm MST / 3pm PST on Wednesdays.

Pen Pal Letters

What better time is there than now to make new friends through the age old art of letter writing? With our Pen Pal Letters, your child will exchange personalized letters with fictional story characters from different parts of the world.

We have created story characters from all over the world. Your child will receive personalized letters from these characters and will be asked to write letters in response. Children can share about their home and community and ask questions in return. Kids will be running to the mailbox to check for letters from their new friends.

Each Pen Pal Letter contains:

  • An exchange of six letters in total (three letters from our global characters and three letters from your child).
  • Pre-addressed and stamped envelopes in advance.

We will contact you with an email questionnaire for the Pen Pal letters. This questionnaire will request basic information about the child (children) receiving the letter. This information will be useful so we can personalize the first letter.

You will then receive pre-addressed and stamped envelopes within 3-4 days of placing an order. Parallel to this, your child will receive his/her first letter in the mail within 5 days of receiving information from the questionnaire. Subsequent letters will be mailed within 5 days of receiving a response from your child. The package includes six letters in total – three letters from a global new friend from Global Sleepover and three letters from the child.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Here are some additional resources for online learning and learning from home. 

We hope this helps you during this period.

KDSL Global Facebook Page: Extremely informative resource for teachers and parents. Education organization that’s been running global education programs in over 20 countries remotely and in-person for 10+ years now. They are holding webinars and sharing useful information during this period. (https://www.facebook.com/KDSLGlobal/)

Discovery Education Virtual Learning: The Discovery Education Experience is packed with over 180,000 assignable, editable activities and resources for K-12, based on core curriculum concepts and popular topics in math, science, social studies, ELA, and health.(https://www.discoveryeducation.com/virtual-learning/)

Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers: Resource offering online professional development resources and lesson plans to teach students about new musical genres and cultural traditions. (https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Educators/Musical-Explorers/Digital)

The National Emergency Library: A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. (https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary)

UNICEF KID Power: Fun and engaging videos with activities for kids. UNICEF Kid Power is a program of UNICEF USA that gives kids the power to save lives by connecting their everyday activity to real-world impact.(https://www.unicefkidpower.org/)

Alliance for the Restoration of Cultural Heritage Free Activities for Children: (https://www.archinternational.org/projects/culture-in-quarantine/activities-for-children/)

Alliance for the Restoration of Cultural Heritage Virtual Culture Resources (https://www.archinternational.org/projects/culture-in-quarantine/virtual-culture-resources/)

The Journal on Education in Emergencies aims to stimulate research and debate about education in emergencies; promote learning informed by evidence; define knowledge gaps and key trends for future research; and publish rigorous scholarly and practitioner work that will set standards for evidence in the field.

  • This special issue of JEiE—the first of two parts—showcases research on important developments in the field of refugee education across several regions, including the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. The issue includes four research articles, one interview, two field notes, and three book reviews. (https://inee.org/collections/journal-education-emergencies-volume-5-number-1)
  • The second part of the double issue on refugees and education focuses on opportunities and outcomes in refugee education as they connect to rights, funding actors, literacy, belonging, and teacher development. (https://inee.org/resources/journal-education-emergencies-volume-5-number-2)

For the most up to date information and guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the WHO website. (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen)

For up to date statistics and data, visit the Our World in Data website. (https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus)

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