Since staying home has become the new normal, I compiled a list of top online educational resources for children who are stuck at home. With these engaging online opportunities, children can learn valuable material in all their favorite subjects. Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews, you can check out educational websites as well as live video learning experiences.
Variety of Subjects
Scholastic Learn at Home – Scholastic is providing day-by-day projects to keep children actively learning in grades Pre-K to 9th grade.
BrainPop – BrainPop is providing free access to help keep children on track during school closures.
Lakeshore Learning – Lakeshore Learning is offering over 1000 resources, including writing prompts, worksheets, and craft ideas.
IXL – With a focus on differentiating instruction, IXL offers a personalized learning experience that focuses on math, language arts, social studies, science, and Spanish (*Requires a subscription)
Storyline Online – Storyline Online features celebrated SAG-AFTRA actors reading children’s books alongside creative illustrations.
StoryBird – StoryBird offers 700+ challenges with lessons, quizzes, and writing prompts.
Audible – Audible is offering free streaming of stories for children.
#GadBookClub – Actor Josh Gad Reads Aloud to Children Every Night on Twitter
Goodnight with Dolly – Dolly Parton reads a series of Imagination Library books on Thursdays at 7 pm
American Girl – American Girl is offering a free online library with fiction book, smart girl guides, and teacher’s guides to the books.
Prodigy – Prodigy is a free platform to boost essential math skills with engaging and motivating content.
Dreambox – Dreambox is an online K-8 math learning program that is offering a 90 day free trial to parents.
Khan Academy – Along with providing video tutorials and quizzes on math concepts, Khan Academy is providing daily schedules to help structure your child’s day.
Time for Kids – Time for Kids is offering free access to a digital library of grade-specific learning material.
Google Earth – Not only can you tour the world with Google Earth, but you can also create story projects, use latitude and longitude lines, and examine the world changing with a timelapse.
Panoramas of the World – Use these panoramas to examine geography and culture around the world.
National Geographic Kids – National Geographic Kids offers science experiments, videos, and non-fiction reading content.
Science Bob Experiments – Science Bob shares how to do different science experiments with visuals and simple steps.
Mystery Science – Access science lessons for free! Each concept comes with a mini-lesson, exploration, and activity.
Fox 45 Weather School – Take part in a virtual weather school live online at 11 am EST.
Maryland Science Center – Watch live on Facebook to check out animal encounters, backyard biology and more.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! (free video series) – Children’s book creator Mo Willems is offering drawing video tutorials to help explore art as inspiration for storytelling.
Squiggles & Scribbles by Ben Clanton – Children’s author Ben Clanton, creator of the Narwhal and Jelly books, offers drawing lessons and coloring pages.
Google Art & Culture – Use Google Arts & Culture to tour inspiring places around the world and to learn about artists.
GoNoodle – GoNoodle offers free movement and mindfulness videos.
National Family Fun Run – This multi-day Facebook Live experience offers movement activities for families to do together at 3 pm EST on the Booster Facebook page.
Yoga 4 Kids – Blooming Breath Yoga is offering free daily Facebook live classes from 10-11:00 am EST!
#turnitoutwithtiler – New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck teaches ballet on Instagram Live at 1:00 pm EST.
Country Music Hall of Fame – Watch and listen to inspiring stories of perseverance gleaned from the archives.
Will’s Jams – Dance along with Will’s Rare Jams daily on a Facebook live at 4 pm EST.