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COVID19 Resources Families & Kids

Help has arrived......This is a PERFECT time to make memories with your children and learn things beyond "normal" math and reading.Here are links to TONS of free fun learning options for all ages from toddlers, to AP students, to adults. Some are always free and some are only free during this current situation. Feel free to share it far and wide.

 

Virtual Tours

Jewish Learning

0-5 Year Olds

English, Maths and Science

IT and Coding Skills 

Websites Covering Multiple Subjects

Books

Games and Crafts

Keeping Active

Foreign Languages

History, Art and Geography

Music/Theatre

Virtual Tours

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Tour Yellowstone National Park!

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Play games and learn all about animals

https://switchzoo.com/

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids

Take a virtual tour of Easter Island! Learn all about one of the worlds most remote inhabited islands: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/4wXhfs-0ooroMQ?hl=en

Explore the underwater world with the Monterey Bay Aquarium live cam! Here you can spy sharks, jellyfish, penguins, turtles and many more captivating creatures. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

✅ Take a look around the Van Gough Museum! The tour, a part of Google’s Art and Culture Network, takes you through the Van Gogh Museum allowing you to view the artworks up close: https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/van-gogh-museum-groundfloor 

✅ You no longer need to buy a plane ticket to Peru to see the legendary Machu Picchu in all its glory. The virtual tour of this Unesco World Heritage site is immersive, and filled with fascinating insights from a helpful narrator who accompanies you on your digital tour:https://www.youvisit.com/tour/machupicchu

✅ You can now tour the Acropolis in Athens from the comfort of your own home!  http://www.yougoculture.com/virtual-tour/athens/myth/acropolis

 

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Jewish learning

Jewish learning with your own personal tutor, great for young adults: https://www.phoneandlearn.org/learnteach

Ongoing resource guide for children at home: www.Chinuch.org

Links to a variety of Pesach learning resources: https://www.jewishlearningmatters.com/AC2-Passover-633.aspx

 A living library of Jewish texts: https://www.sefaria.org/

 Ji Biytes - a 1 hour taste of Jewish learning for kids every day https://bytes.jikids.org/

Torah Tots - a Jewish learning website for children featuring animated characters: http://www.torahtots.com/home.htm

 

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0-5 year olds

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers

https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/?fbclid=IwAR3tYXAqw7tJRAzLExpPcJo4rApLsKtgL0AwghzxgnhwOajc4auX6o12_xw

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com/

Printable preschool resources online: https://www.jumpstart.com/parents/resources/grade-based-resources/preschool-resources

Free resources for early learners: https://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Literacy-With-The-Littles/Price-Range/Free

Free printable library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

 

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English Maths and Science

Maths and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

Maths practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathsscore.com/

High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Maths and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

Maths and language games https://www.arcademics.com/

Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Voice based learning through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/

Maths as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemaths.org/

Biology https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Elem Maths through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/

Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Geometry practice https://www.canfigureit.com/

Science, Maths, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Daily free science or cooking experiments to do at home:.http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Chemistry https://www.playmadagames.com/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/

Free printable K-8 Reading and Maths activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org/

A wide range of maths content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamaths.com/overview

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

K-8 online maths program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Higher level maths series. Online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Maths, Subject Test Maths Level 1, and Subject Test Maths Level 2 problems.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA?reload=9

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering -- free 24/7 access

USERNAME: read (case sensitive)

PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

https://www.facts4me.com/

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and maths skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Maths Videos with lessons, real life uses of maths, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/maths-at-work

Enter your maths problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathscelebrity.com/online-maths-tutor.php

Elem Maths games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathsplayground.com/

Tons of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org/

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/

Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/

80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

Adaptive curriculum in Maths and ELA for Grades K-8

https://www.scootpad.com/

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.

https://pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-access-school-closures?fbclid=IwAR0ldr6TT3grhEDzJ_fEpYvNGG13kqYo5ogwEqYneW7QBkX8L4u7cEIS0nE

Science and maths labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/

An online physics problem and video bank for learning physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home

✅ ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

https://sepuplhs.org/

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90

https://www.spellingcity.com/

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org/

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. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. https://www.tytoonline.com/

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

Maths practice https://xtramaths.org/#/home/index

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning maths for all students https://www.zearn.org/

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce maths skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Space science for kiddos https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Maths Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathsplayground.com/

2,500+ online courses from top institutions https://www.edx.org/

Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/

Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com/

Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/

Farmer's almanac for kids... Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

https://thestorystarter.com/

Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org/

Maths games galore https://gridclub.com/

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, maths, culture, and more.

https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

Work on the 8 parts of speech https://www.grammaropolis.com/

Learn all about cells https://www.cellsalive.com/

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex maths topics and make maths more fun. https://www.numberphile.com/

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com/

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Amphibian unit studies https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/

Engineering challenges with things you have at home

https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/

Algebra games for kids https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

Fractions practice http://www.mathschimp.com/freddysfractions.php

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

Maths and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult

https://www.aplusclick.org/

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8#.rb23iuaw6

Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

Free maths resources for 5-11 year olds: http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/

Free Maths and literacy resources: https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/

Maths for ages 4-12 with Carol Vorderman: https://www.themathsfactor.com
English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

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IT & Coding Skills

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving maths and other K-12 subjects https://www.instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/

Keyboarding practice https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.typing.com/

Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/

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. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

Coding for ages 4-10 https://www.kodable.com/

Coding with Star Wars https://code.org/starwars

 

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Websites Covering Multiple Subjects

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas https://hippocampus.org/

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

https://www.izzit.org/index.php

Online education program for toddler through high school... https://www.khanacademy.org/

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Classes for older teens or adults https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo?source_id=FREEMO&utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=1000614&fbclid=IwAR1vaJx-3_aCdyE75S0fTJg4JZ_jI6KJvsJb4CnXY03tnfTm3FdgflaNpYs

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

https://www.projectexplorer.org/

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

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 https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everything-you-need-in-one-place.html?fbclid=IwAR0Lo2FZ5cWLMt-6nto19auqTtI5kztqLqwi3japOPl1rcR_rLaNuCUcaYw

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8 https://www.funbrain.com/

PreK - 5 games for all subjects https://www.turtlediary.com/

Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool - 8 https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com/

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

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.

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. https://scratch.mit.edu/

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/

News and more for kids https://www.youngzine.org/

Education for kids all topics https://www.ducksters.com

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

Resources for all primary school subjects: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/maths.htm

Free resources for all primary school subjects: https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/maths-resources

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University (UK), but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could be of interest to young people.
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a growing trend in online. http://www.mooc-list.com has a complete listing of online courses including from Harvard, Yale, etc. If your interests are more specific see below:

 

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Books

Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/

Games to get "into the book" https://reading.ecb.org/

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. https://noveleffect.com/

Reading activities, games and crafts based on Roald Dahls famous stories: https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn

Interactive games based on the book series

https://www.magictreehouse.com/

Audible have announced that all their children’s audio books will be free to listen to: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?utm_campaign=audible+stories+free+children%27s+audiobooks&utm_medium=&utm_source=linktree

Cambridge Uni has provided free access right to more than 700 book in it library till end of May
https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks#

 

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Games and Crafts

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, maths, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up

https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com/

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/
✅ cooking with Jamie Oliver https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking

 

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Keeping Active

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Kid-friendly workouts — 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. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com/

Every Monday at 9am celebrity fitness coach Joe Wicks will be giving free live PE lessons for children on YouTube: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Fun yoga and mindfulness videos for kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

 

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Foreign languages

Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese learning activities https://chalkacademy.com/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/

Fun way to learn foreign languages from Hebrew to Hungarian, Spanish to Swahili and many many more… https://www.duolingo.com/

Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com/

22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com/

 

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History, Art and Geography

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Digital archive of history https://www.bunkhistory.org/

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

Geography and animals

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

✅ National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

An interactive way to learn history

https://www.mission-us.org/

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. https://www.geoguessr.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.

http://www.whatwasthere.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. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

✅ For a list of 500 museums with virtual tours: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner
The list defaults to listing some of the most popular options first, but you can also sort them in
✅ alphabetic order or look at where they all are on a map.
History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com

 

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Music/Theatre/Movies

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net/

Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.

https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

The National Theatre will be live-streaming all of its plays: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home?queueittoken=e_safetyevent25mar20~q_87f39193-a2a1-47d3-8f72-908fb70150fd~ts_1585479295~ce_true~rt_safetynet~h_7b8120cd771c6f51786132c30a2238ef5f8089f4b125fbe67839a7a775edceec

✅ From Broadway - free plays and musicals you can stream. http://filmedonstage.com

 

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