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Websites for e-Learning
Includes a short 4-minute animated video explaining COVID-19 and how viruses spread. Includes a quiz and a worksheet. Grades PreK-3.
STEAM, LITERACY & LANGUAGES
More than 400 fun and educational games designed by parents and educators. Covers topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more. Also available as an app. Grades PreK-6.
Educational videos from the Vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green. Focuses on a wide range of topics like world history, literature, biology and astronomy--and that’s just to start. Grades 6+.
Crash Course Kids
Science videos geared toward fifth graders and older, Crash Course Kids has videos about Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy. Grades 5+.
The DadLab (Facebook Page)
A fun Facebook page that shares science experiment videos using common ingredients and household items as well as other ideas for activities you can do--all at home. All Ages.
Drawing/Writing Prompts and Blank Comic Book Pages from Jarrett Learner
This author/illustrator has made available blank comic book pages, “Finish this!” comic book pages and drawing/writing prompts for personal use. All Ages.
Language learning website and app (kids version is available) with more than 30 languages. Users earn rewards along the way to keep them motivated. It is free but there is a premium version. Grades 4+.
Includes interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy. Grades PreK-8.
Step-by-step drawing channel. All Ages.
International Children’s Digital Library
A collection of books from around the world. This webpage gives some ideas for creating activities using the books, including using a picture book written in a language you don’t know and making up the story based on the illustrations. Also available as an app for Apple products. Grades PreK-6+.
Khan Academy - YouTube
Fun and thorough, educational videos focused on anything from math to science to history. Grades K and up.
Includes online games as well as printable worksheets. Grades PreK-8.
“Open and go lessons.” They have made their most popular science lessons and are offering them for free. If you’d like more than what’s available, you can contact them for more mini-lessons. Grades K-5.
NASA STEM @ Home
These science, technology, education and math activities are fun for the whole family. Grades K-4.
The Nora Project (Facebook Page)
Aims to teach empathy and spark friendships between children and their peers with differing abilities. During the coronavirus outbreak, they will provide a daily resource for parents to use to occupy their kids with activities. All Ages.
An interactive math game where success depends on correctly answering skill-building math questions. While there is a premium version, the game can be played for free. Also available as an app. Grades 1-8.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Separated into four age groups. Includes access to BookFlix and Watch & Learn Library. Grades PreK-6+.
These YouTube videos answer the big science questions elementary school students might have like: ‘Do I need glasses?’ or ‘Why can it be hard to breathe after a fall?’. Host Jessi and her pal Squeaks answer kids’ science questions in fun and informative videos. Grades K-3.
Positive reinforcement games to help children learn to read. There’s also a free version available through the Apple app store. Grades PreK-3.
A collection of lessons on reading, writing, math, science, health, art and music. Video lessons and corresponding printable activity pages. Grades 1-6+.
Teach Your Monster to Read
Children create a monster and take it on a magical journey over three extensive games, meeting a host of colorful characters along the way and improving their reading skills as they progress. Also available as an app. Grades PreK-1.
TedTalks to Watch with Kids
Fun, informative and captivating talks to inspire young minds. Grades 4-6+.
Guided yoga videos for kids. YouTube videos are free. Lesson plans to help guide you are also included on the website. Grades PreK-6.
Movement and mindfulness videos. Grades PreK-3.
PE with Joe
Daily weekday videos. The workouts are fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved.
VIRTUAL TOURS AND LIVE STREAMS
Brookfield Zoo Bringing the Zoo to You
Each weekday zookeepers are having an informational session with different animals around the zoo on Facebook Live at 11 am CST.
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari
Each weekday zookeepers will introduce a different animal on Facebook Live at 2pm CST.
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips (Google Doc)
Includes Mars, Yellowstone National Park and The Great Wall of China.
Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums (Article from Travel & Leisure)
VIRTUAL READ-ALOUDS AND AUTHOR EVENTS
Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) reads picture books nightly.
A Book a Day by Oliver Jeffers
Read aloud each weekday on Instagram Live at 1pm CST.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
New episodes each day at 12pm CST (recordings available).
Read aloud each weekday on Instagram Live at 2pm CST.
Videos of actors reading books aloud. Actors include Kristen Bell, Sarah Silverman and Wanda Sykes. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons. Videos can be viewed on YouTube, SchoolTube or Vimeo. Grades K-5.