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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.
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Virtual Tours

✅ The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games.
Enjoy the tour!
✅ Tour Yellowstone National Park!
✅ Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
✅ This Canadian site, FarmFood360, offers 11 virtual tours of farms - from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
✅ Play games and learn all about animals.
✅ Travel to Paris to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
✅ This virtual tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful, and makes history come to life.
✅ The iconic British Museum, located in the heart of London, allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
✅ No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums; this website brings everything right to your child's screen - from live video of the National Zoo, to the Smithsonian Learning Lab.

✅ Take a virtual tour of Easter Island! Learn all about one of the world's most remote inhabited islands.

✅ Explore the underwater world with the Monterey Bay Aquarium live cam. Here you can spy sharks, jellyfish, penguins, turtles, and many more captivating creatures!

✅ A part of Google’s Art and Culture Network, this tour takes you through the Van Gogh Museum, allowing you to view the artworks up close.

✅ 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.

✅ You can now tour the Acropolis in Athens from the comfort of your own home!




Jewish Learning

✅ Jewish learning with your own personal tutor; great for young adults.

✅ Ongoing resource guide for children at home.

✅ Links to a variety of Pesach learning resources.

✅ A living library of Jewish texts.

✅ Ji Bytes - a 1 hour taste of Jewish learning for kids, every day.

✅ Torah Tots - a Jewish learning website for children, featuring animated characters.




0-5 Year Olds

✅ Indoor Activities for busy toddlers

✅ A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students

✅ Toddler and preschool age ideas

✅ Printable preschool resources

✅ Free resources for early learners

✅ Free printables for PreK–2nd grade

✅ Free printable library with activities for children aged 0-6




English, Maths, and Science

✅ Maths and Reading games

✅ Phonics skills

✅ Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss!

✅ 300,000+ free printable worksheets for toddlers to teens

✅ Maths practice: from counting, to algebra and geometry

✅ High school chemistry topics

✅ Maths and reading games

✅ Maths and language games

✅ Hands-on elementary science videos

✅ Voice-based learning, through Alexa

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations, by email, for entertaining websites that help your kids learn

✅ Maths as a fun part of your daily family routine

✅ Biology

✅ Elementary maths through 6th grade

✅ Educational games for K–12th grade

✅ Geometry practice

✅ Science, maths, social studies

✅ Grammar practice for middle grades

✅ Daily free science or cooking experiments to do at home

✅ Chemistry

✅ Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions

✅ K–5th grade science lessons

✅ Free printable K–8th grade reading and maths activity packs (available in English and Spanish)

✅ Digital learning content for preschool through high school

✅ A wide range of maths content from middle school through AP Calculus

✅ Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing

✅ 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

✅ K–8th grade online maths program that looks at how a student is solving problems, to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them

✅ Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game

✅ 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

✅ Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement

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

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✅ 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. Best used for ages 4-8

✅ Maths videos with lessons, real life uses of maths, and famous actors!

✅ Enter your maths problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. For 2nd grade through college

✅ Elementary maths games, logic puzzles and educational resources

✅ Free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure

✅ Online curriculum that builds better writers

✅ More than 80 do-at-home science activities

✅ Adaptive curriculum in maths and ELA for grades K-8

✅ Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorials

✅ Curricular content hub specifically designed for K–3rd grade students

✅ Science and maths labs and simulations

✅ An online physics problem and video bank for learning physics

✅ ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels; for K–12th grade students

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

✅ The Shurley English Program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts

✅ Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises

Spellingcity is free right now - with code: VSCFree90

✅ A collection of hundreds of free K–12th grade STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials

✅ 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

✅ Science projects that can be completed with or without internet access

Next Generation Science video game, focused on middle school, is where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems

✅ Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions

✅ Maths practice

✅ K–5th grade curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning maths, for all students

✅ Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce maths skills and compete against the computer or others

✅ Space science for kiddos

✅ Maths games, logic puzzles, and brain builders

✅ 2,500+ online courses from top institutions

✅ Phonics and learning to read

✅ Phonics worksheets for kids

✅ Free stories online for ages 3-12

✅ Learn all about the periodic table

✅ Farmer's almanac for kids... Date, weather, moon phase, etc.

✅ Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

✅ Immerse yourself in cryptography

✅ Maths games galore

✅ This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals

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

✅ Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

✅ Explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way

✅ Work on the 8 parts of speech

✅ Learn all about cells

✅ Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex maths topics and make maths more fun

✅ A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways

✅ Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art

✅ From rainbows to tornadoes, and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather

✅ Amphibian unit studies

✅ Engineering challenges with things you have at home

✅ Algebra games for kids

✅ Fractions practice

✅ This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life

✅ Maths and logic problems for ages 5 to adult

✅ Science podcasts to listen to with your kids

✅ Alaskan Wildlife cams

✅ Free maths resources for 5-11 year olds

✅ Free maths and literacy resources

✅ Maths for ages 4-12 with Carol Vorderman
English with David Walliams




IT & Coding Skills

✅ Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world
✅ 3D printing projects and coding projects, involving maths and other K-12th grade subjects
✅ Keyboarding practice
✅ Learn to code
✅ 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 them on a series of learning adventures - with none other than Benjamin Franklin
✅ Coding for ages 4-10
✅ Coding with Star Wars

Websites Covering Multiple Subjects

✅ 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas

✅ Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas

✅ Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

✅ Online education program, for toddler through high school...

✅ PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials

✅ Classes for older teens and adults

✅ Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th Grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses

✅ Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own

✅ Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

✅ For students to practice and master whatever they are learning

✅ Critical thinking resources for K-6 students

✅ 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

✅ Miscellaneous games on all subjects, for K-8 students

✅ PreK-5 games for all subjects

✅ Online digital coloring pages

✅ Every course you could possibly want in order to homeschool preschool to Grade 8

✅ Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school

✅ Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents

✅ Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills

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

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable

✅ News and more for kids

✅ Education for kids, on all topics


Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities

✅ Resources for all primary school subjects

✅ Free resources for all primary school subjects

✅ 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
✅ Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has become a growing trend online. A complete listing of online programs include courses from Harvard, Yale, etc.





✅ Kids' fave books, read by famous people

✅ Games to "get into the book"

Novel Effect makes story-time a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or e-books), music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice

✅ Reading activities, games, and crafts, based on Roald Dahl's famous stories

✅ Interactive games based on the book series The Magic Tree House

✅ Audible have announced that all their children’s audio books will be free to listen to

✅ Cambridge University has provided free access right to more than 700 book in its library until end of May




Games and Crafts

✅ Crafts, activities, mazes, dot-to-dot, etc

✅ Fun games, recipes, crafts, and activities

✅ Illustrated recipes designed to help kids aged 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, maths, and science

✅ 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

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

✅ Guide to gardening for kids

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

✅ Tons and tons and tons of games, some learning, some just fun

✅ Crafts, projects, science, and recipes for young children

✅ Online photograph jigsaw puzzles. You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ depending on your preferred difficulty level!

✅ Cooking with Jamie Oliver




Keeping Active

✅ Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts

✅ Free at-home kids' yoga lesson plans

✅ Kid-friendly workouts: choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cool-Down for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids — or create your own custom kid workout!

✅ At-home OT, PT, and ST resources, designed to build skills in children through movement and play

✅ Every Monday at 9am celebrity fitness coach Joe Wicks will be giving free live PE lessons for children on YouTube

✅ Fun yoga and mindfulness videos for kids

✅ Dance with Darcey Bussel




Foreign languages

✅ Resources for Spanish practice

✅ Chinese learning activities

✅ Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities, and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin

✅ Fun way to learn foreign languages, from Hebrew to Hungarian, Spanish to Swahili, and many many more…

✅ Music Based Spanish Learning

✅ 22 languages to learn




History, Art, and Geography

✅ Online history classes for all ages - preteen through adults

✅ A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art

✅ Digital archive of history

✅ 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world

✅ Geography and animals

✅ 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

✅ Learn all about earthquakes

✅ Games, quizzes, and fact sheets to take kids on a journey through time...

✅ NGA Kids Interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history

✅ An interactive way of learning history

✅ 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

✅ 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

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design

✅ Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby

✅ A list of 500 museums with virtual tours. 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)




Music, Theatre, Movies

✅ Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators

✅ Poetry and music

✅ QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home

✅ Music is for everyone!

✅ Music practice — transformed

✅ Allows kids to play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos

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

✅ The National Theatre will be live-streaming all of its plays

✅ From Broadway — free plays and musicals you can stream



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