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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

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, MOVIES

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.

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

✅ 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.

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 Bytes - 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

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 aged 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 for 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 elementary 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/

✅ Elementary maths through 6th grade

https://boddlelearning.com/

✅ Educational games for K–12th grade

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 grade science lessons

https://mysteryscience.com/

✅ Free printable K–8th grade 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–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

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

https://www.facts4me.com/

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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

https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

✅ Maths videos with lessons, real life uses of maths, and 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. For 2nd grade through college

https://www.mathscelebrity.com/online-maths-tutor.php

✅ Elementary maths games, logic puzzles and educational resources

https://www.mathsplayground.com/

✅ 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/

✅ More than 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 tutorials

http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

✅ Curricular content hub specifically designed for K–3rd grade 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; for K–12th grade students

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–12th grade 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, is 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–5th grade 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 for 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/

✅ 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 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
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
✅ 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

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 and 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 on all subjects, for K-8 students

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 in order to homeschool preschool to Grade 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. 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, on all topics

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

 

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Books

✅ Kids' fave books, read by famous people

https://www.storylineonline.net/

✅ Games to "get into the book"

https://reading.ecb.org/

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

https://noveleffect.com/

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

https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn

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

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

 

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Games and Crafts

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

https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

✅ Fun games, recipes, crafts, and activities

https://www.highlightskids.com/

✅ Illustrated recipes designed to help kids aged 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 ages 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, and recipes for young children

https://www.funology.com/

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

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, Cool-Down 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 to take kids on a journey through time...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

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

https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

✅ An interactive way of learning 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

✅ 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)

 

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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/

✅ Allows kids to 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

 

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