As we all try to stay sane – and keep our kids entertained – during this unprecedented time – we have compiled a list of amazing resources out there you are welcome to try! If there are others you think we should add feel free to email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Draw Everyday with JJK – 2PM ET weekly
- Draw with Ed Ver – Videos posted every Wednesday and Friday morning
- Metopera – Free nightly streams
- Miximal Mondays with Ben Clanton – Mondays at 1230 ET
- Mo Willems — At 1 pm ET daily, the famed Pigeon Ate a Hot Dog illustrator does a sketching class online through The Kennedy Center. This definitely falls into the category of silver lining in this whole dark cloud.
- Museum tours – tour famous museums and exhibits from home
- Squiggles & Scribbles by Ben Clanton – videos of some live FB events
- Early Lingo – A learning system that includes 6 language options (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin), for ages 0 to 9. Their easy to use app features full-length videos, flashcards, tests and more.
- Spanish Children’s Stories – well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish
General Academic Programs
- ABC Mouse – This huge academic platform is offering 800 lessons for ages preschool to 2nd grade, including one month FREE
- Mystery Doug – short creative questions and activities to keep kids entertained
- Starfall – This website is popular with both parents and teachers, and schools across the country are using it to remotely teach language arts as well as math.
- TIME Magazine for Kids – digital library FREE for kids for the rest of this year
- 16 Card Games from We Are Teachers
- Khan Academy – Best known for their math apps for ages 2 through college age, this is a popular free tool for free, remote learning worldwide.
- Prodigy – Kids ages 7 to 13 will love playing these games that don’t feel like math class.
- 15 Broadway Musicals from your Home – Stream some favorite shows for you and your kids
- Chrome Music Lab – A FREE website with musical games, experiments and tools to use.
- Go Noodle – movement and mindfulness videos for kids
- Mark Kanemura (Lady Gaga’s Back Up Dancer) hosts virtual dance lessons
- Cosmic Yoga – If social distancing is giving your whole family cabin fever, this cheery app (basically a beginning yoga class for kids from 2 to 8) is a must-download.
- Go Noodle – The characters and dialogue are silly and energetic—and make kids shake out their energy without realizing they’re exercising. Perfect for helping them get focused before getting started on that homeschool pile…
- Kids ask Authors with Grace Lin – Podcast where kids can submit questions, poems, jokes, etc
- Live Reading of Wonder with RJ Palacio – every weekday at 12pm ET
- Scholastic – The renowned kids publishing brand has created a free website just for the purpose of keeping kids engaged and learning during the next few weeks. Ages range from pre-k to 6th grade. Expect project ideas, books, movies, and games.
- Squigglepark.com – reading comprehension programs for 3 years – college
- Story Time from Space – Astronauts from the International Space Station reading children’s books
- Stuck at Home, Book a Day with Mac Barnett – 3PM ET daily
- Aquarium Tour – tour of the National Aquarium
- Cincinnati Zoo – 3pm daily live stream
- Code – From Minecraft to Star Wars and Frozen to Moana, this user-friendly digital platform makes a great intro to coding as well as science. Ages range from pre-reader to 9th grade.
- History for Kids –A Free online History Network
- Monterey Bay Aquarium – videos and a morning MeditOcean-guided meditation
- Museum of Natural History Tour
- NASA – Free access to all content (photos, audio, etc)
- National Geographic for Kids
- Pyramids virtual Tour
- San Diego Zoo – tour of the San Diego Zoo
- YellowStone National Park
Virtual Tours & Field Trips
- 20 Virtual Field Trips
- 33 National Parks
- Discovery Polar Bear Experience
- Farm tour – take a tour through some Canadian Farms and see how their food is harvested
- The Louvre Virtual Tour
- The Great Wall of China Virtual Tour
- Nessy.com – Writing Beach offers a unique and engaging way to help children aged 7-14 understand the building blocks of written language while having fun. Learn about sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and strategies that give children a structure they can follow when writing.
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