This isn’t my standard sort of post, but I feel like a lot of you might be in the same place I am, with kids at home from school because of social distancing initiatives, and you might potentially be at a loss at how to fill their time (especially if you’re trying to get work done.) So, I’m sharing a list of resources that I’ve compiled from various places with educational things for your kiddos to do while we’re all hanging out at home. These are all free (as far as I know) because I also recognize that there’s a financial impact to many families during this time.
If you have a free resource that you’d like to add, please contact me and let me know.
Lists of Education Resources compiled by others
30 Days of Lego Play
Free Printable Calendar
300 Fun Writing Prompts for Kids
Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games! (Website)
Fluency and Fitness
Online program helping students exercise their brains and bodies. Offering 21 days free.
Play games while practicing math and reading skills (Website)
Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments. (Website)
History for Kids
Into the Book
Play games that practice reading strategies (Website)
Metropolitan Opera Offers Nightly Live Streams
These free streams will present encores of past performances from its famed Live in HD series. The encore presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST each night on the company’s official website and will then be available for an additional 20 hours thereafter.
Nat Geo for Kids
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals (Website)
Free live online classes to support public school families affected by closures in the wake of COVID-19. Registration required.
Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning (Website)
Power Kids E-library
Rustic Orchid – Free Online Art Lessons
See Facebook post for more info
Scholastic Learn at Home
Free resource provides kids with 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. (Website)
Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends. (Website)
Kids Read Free in March (online library)
Skype A Scientist Live Sessions
Sign up to get information about Skype A Scientist Live Sessions.
Practice your phones skills with these read-along stories (Website)
Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars. (Website)
Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals (Website)
Note: Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement of any kind for any of these resources or their suppliers. Use at your own discretion.