During this unprecedented time, many childcare facilities are unsure about the future.  Over the coming weeks, we will publish a series of blogs to help navigate through this confusing time. Our first blog is a list of resources that childcare providers or parents can use to add new activities in the classroom or for virtual learning.

Now more than ever we want to keep our children actively engaged in positive activities.  Let’s help them experience the beauty, the fun and learn new things about our world.  Whether at school or stay-at-home – let’s explore!

 

Tours & Museums

Games & Activities

Language

Math

Science

Learning – All Topics

  • Scholastic – Learn at Home
  • Audible – currently free
  • Funbrain.com – Math and Reading games
  • ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn.
  • National Geographic – Geography and animals
  • Abcya.com – Math and reading games
  • Arcademics.com – Math and language games
  • Bamboo.com – Voice based learning, learn through Alexa
  • 123homeschool4me.com – 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens
  • Breakoutedu.com – Educational games K-12 
  • Ck12.org – Science, Math, Social Studies 
  • Countryreports.org – 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.
  • Coursera – Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies
  • Curriki– Digital learning content for preschool through high school
  • Discoveryk12.com – Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade.
  • Izzit.org – Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects
  • Khan Academy – Online education program for toddler through high chool.
  • Teachers Pay Teachers – Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade 
  • Littlesparkcompany.com – Free printables library with activities for children 0-6
  • Fluency and Fitness – Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Ages 4-8.
  • Fiveable.me – Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides!
  • Hippocampus.org – 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas
  • Carmen Sandiego – Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas
  • Marcolearning.com – Resources for AP students
  • Superchargedschool.com -Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own
  • Allinonehighschool.com – Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school
  • PBS – PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials 
  • Pebblego.com – Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.
  • Zearn.org – K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students
  • A Better Way to Homeschool – A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade
  • US Mint – Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.  https://supersimple.com/
  • Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design.
  • Free Code Camp – 450 Ivy League courses that you can take
  • Project Explorer – Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12
  • Quizlet – For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
  • Red T Kids – Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students
  • Wonderopolis.org – Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.
  • EdX – 2,500+ online courses from top institutions
  • Youngzine – News and more for kids
  • Google Earth – All sorts of learning here if you dig in
  • Super Simple – Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.
  • Overcomingobstacles.org – Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.
  • Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities
  • Mobymax.com – Find and fix learning gaps
  • Ducksters – Education for kids all topics
  • Magic Tree House – Interactive games based on the book series
  • Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.
  • US Gov – This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin.
  • Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.

Spelling, Writing & Reading

  • Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.
  • Noredink.com -Online curriculum that builds better writers.
  • Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.
  • Paragraphpunch.com – Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial
  • ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.
  • Goodandbeautiful.com – Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.
  • The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.
  • Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90
  • Spelling Training  1-4 grade 
  • Readingeggs.com – Phonics and learning to read
  • Funfonix.com – Phonics worksheets for kids
  • Freechildrenstories.com – Free stories online ages 3-12
  • The Story Starter – Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters
  • Grammaropolis – Work on the 8 parts of speech

History

    • Bighistoryproject.com – Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults
    • Bunkhistory.org – Digital archive of history
    • NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history.
    • Mission-us.org – An interactive way to learn history
    • Whatwasthere.com – Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.
    • Bbc.co.uk – Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time.

Fitness

    • Little Twisters Yoga – Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans 
    • Gonoodle.com – Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
    • Sworkit.com  choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.

Test Prep

Music

    • Music Lab – Music is for everyone
    • Thewell.world –Poetry and music 
    • Musictheory.net – intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.
    • Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free
    • QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home
    • Smart Music – Music practice transformed
    • Sight Reading Factory – Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises.
    • Virtual Musical Instruments – Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos.
    • Songs for Teaching – A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students
    • The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.

Coding & Computer Science

    • Instructables – 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects
    • Nitrotype – Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world.
    • Typing Club – Keyboarding practice
    • Codecademy – Learn to code
    • Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.
    • Code.org – Coding with Star Wars 
    • Kodable – Coding for ages 4-10

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