As a mom and a business owner – the sudden realization that my kids would be home with me for “two weeks… no, four weeks… no… who knows?!” definitely caught me off guard.
Over the last few days as we’ve adapted to our new lifestyle and I’ve tested out my homeschool-mom skills for the first time, I’ve been saving posts from friends and compiling a list of either free or truly impressive online resources for learning and fun.
There are many more out there but I found these to be the most promising… through research or recommendation.
If you have suggestions on resources or pop-up social programs like reading time with your local library or an online art class, let us know at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to add to this list!
Stay safe, stay sane… and stay in touch!
These are multi-subject sites for general learning or fun games that teach while kids play!
Khan Academy: Free daily assignments
PBS Learning: SO many resources for students of all ages… add to your assigned curriculum using this resource!
Highlights: The popular magazine comes to life
Brainbox Games: App-based educational games
Breakout Edu: Specifically created for lessons at home during COVID-19
Online Math Tutor: A helpful resource for parents!
Bedtime Math: A great way to end each day
ABCYA: Interactive learning games
For Readers and Writers
Little readers and aspiring writers will enjoy these sites!
Storyline.com: Stories read on video by famous actors
Squiggle Park: Reading games
For Animal & Nature Lovers
Enjoy the zoo or step into nature’s beauty from home…
First Garden: A kids gardening guide
For Science Lovers
There are so many amazing resources for science experiments and STEM learning online, enjoy!
Curiosity Rover: Explore Mars!
Backpack Sciences: Real life science projects you can do at home
Makerstations: Printable with 3 weeks of activities
Everyday Earth: Science Experiments
Fun for Toddlers
Keep the little ones entertained while you’re teaching and working from home!
For Cultural Enrichment
Take a trip, learn about other cultures, landmarks and artistic works in your living room!
Bunk History: Explore History
For Crafty Kids
Free printables and craft projects ideas for the artsy and kids who just need to make a mess!
All Kids Network: Crafts and other fun worksheets and games
Kiwico.com: Home projects for kids
The Color: Printable Coloring Sheets
For Language Lovers
Start or enhance a love of languages…
Conjuguemos: Multi-language Lessons for Kids
Rockalingua: Music-based language training
For Music Lovers
Practice music from home while lessons and music classes are on hold…
Music Lab: Visualize Music
Cooking Together, Mindfulness & Kids Fitness at Home
Enjoy healthy kid-friendly meals, and enjoy family time cooking and exercising together!
Go Noodle: Mindfulness for kids