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Due to the COVID-19 virus and our current shut down a lot of resources have become available online to help us all continue distance
education with our children. Below you will find a list of FREE websites offering an endless amount of resources.
your child's teacher will also email you several times a week with reading videos, song videos, and other activities to help keep those little bodies busy!
Has a wide array of lessons by age group. P-12
Great website that most of the kids should already know. Songs with dancing and movements to get their wiggles out!
Khan Academy is a great online learning website for students of all ages. The site offers short video lessons on thousands of topics, and their programs are personalized to allow children to learn at their own pace. To top it off, all videos and resources are free for all users. Check out their daily schedules for students ages 4-18.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids features fun games, riddles and puzzles, to supplement any online learning for young children.
Who doesn’t love Sesame Street? Students have access to hundreds of video clips and games that help them with phonics, rhymes, colors and more.
PBS Kids is a great online learning option for K-12 students who love interactive content, including sing-along videos, TV series, games, virtual lessons and more. You can also download their PBS Kids Video app for live-tv streaming.
CoolMath.com offers online math games that help students ages 3+ with basic math lessons, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12 and CoolMath-Games.com includes math games for pre-K students.
What could be cooler than learning about animals? On National Geographic Kids, students of all ages can enjoy science experiments, animal watch cameras and a ton of activities to keep them busy for hours.
Starfall.com is a great online resource that helps pre-K to 3rd grade students with language arts and math lessons. It also offers a parent-teacher resource center for free, downloadable worksheets and more.
TheKidzPage.com is the perfect online resource for parents and teachers who are looking for word games, coloring activities and puzzles to try with their students. Check out their printable section for off-line activity sheets as well.
You can play games, create your own comics, and more. Most importantly, Scholastic features an online discussion board for your students to connect with friends online.
Fun Brain is designed for pre-K to 8th grade students to explore topics in math and reading through fun videos and games.
Exploratorium (yes, the same one as the museum in San Francisco) has a website that teaches students about science and art. Help your students go far into the galaxy or deep down to the bottom of the ocean on this site.
Students can walk through ancient history, or choose specific countries for more deep learning. BBC History for Kids is an adventure through time.
Beyond the television network, Nick Jr. offers many educational printables, games and other activities for students to love.
Learning Games for Kids is all about games that can teach students about a variety of topics and subjects. Game lovers will be thrilled.
TIMEforKids.com offers interesting articles, photos and videos on topics like politics, the environment, entertainment, sports and health.
Mickey Mouse and friends will keep your students busy for hours with games, coloring pages, videos and more.
Highlights Kids offers online ways to play, read and craft with animated stories and more. According to their website, they are on a mission to “help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight and foster joyful learning.”