With thousands of kids around the Baltimore region forced to learn at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Orioles are launching two websites to help young baseball fans learn math, vocabulary and much more.
The Summer Slugger program is actually part of a campaign that is returning early this year as children take part in educational activities at home. Using the online learning platform EVERFI, kids can take baseball-themed classes to learn about topics such as units of measure, arithmetic, spelling, units of measure and other subjects.
During the 18-week program, students can unlock new activities and earn rewards. Summer Slugger is recommended for kids ages 8-11 and specifically targets fourth and fifth graders, the team said in a release.
The Orioles also created a landing page called the Digital Kids Corner–named for the playground at Oriole Park at Camden Yards–with coloring pages, a math activity, games and tips for staying physically fit and eating well.
“The Orioles are proud to partner with Major League Baseball in offering free resources to the millions of teachers, parents, and community partners that are currently working tirelessly to educate and care for children during these unprecedented times,” Jennifer Grondahl, the team’s senior vice president of community development and communications, said in a statement. “These virtual tools can provide stimulation and entertainment to children throughout Birdland.”