Free Child Education Resources
As most children are learning virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are looking to compliment their education with additional resources. Especially now, there are a great deal of free resources available for all subject matter. Check out some of the most popular resources here!
Virtual Field Trips and World Tours
You don’t have to leave the house to see the world! Take your children through the numerous virtual field trips and tours on these lists. Many of these virtual experiences also offer enhanced learning experiences, such as livestream events and interactive tools.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic is offering a one week free trial of their Learn at Home All-Access subscription which provides children aged 4-10 with fun educational activities. The curriculum includes stories, articles, videos and activities in a variety of subjects such as science, math, ELA, and social studies.
Funbrain provides free educational games, comics, books, and videos for children in grades Pre-K through 8th. Kids can have fun all while developing skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.
Smithsonian Learning Lab
The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a free, interactive platform that includes millions of Smithsonian digital images, recordings, texts, and videos in history, art and culture, and the sciences.
Club SciKidz generally operates as a science summer camp but they have since began offering daily science related activities and experiments on their blog that you can do at home with your kids.
Storyline is an award-winning children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes, and more.
Chrome Music Lab
Chrome Music Lab helps students explore music and its connections to math, science, and art.
Bedtime Math is a nonprofit that helps kids learn to use math natural in their everyday lives. The short daily activities and games can be adjusted to four different skill levels. Bedtime Math is available in Spanish and English.
GoNoodle is a free app and website with games and videos designed to keep kids active and healthy, and promote academic success and social-emotional health. GoNoodle offers both an English and Spanish version of their app.
Crash Course via YouTube
Crash Course is a channel on YouTube that provides educational videos covering topics such as science, history, economics, and literature. Crash Course Kids offers the same experience but is
geared toward younger students.
Code.org provides a structured computer science curriculum for children of all ages. Lessons include coding, online privacy, and digital citizenship.
Starfall includes a library of interactive online reading and math activities for children in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. They also provide a Parent-Teacher Center with printable lesson plans and worksheets.
826 Digital offers creative mini lessons, large lesson plans, and writing projects geared toward children of every age. Writing prompts also may incorporate STEM concepts.
Google Earth is a great resource for learning geography. Students can take guided tours around the globe with some of the world’s leading storytellers, scientists, and nonprofits.
The CK12 Foundation
The CK-12 Foundation pairs high quality content with the latest technologies for grades K through
12th. Students can take courses that use a combination of textbook and interactive learning to achieve academic success.
Enchanted Learning provides educational material for grades K-12, covering a wide range of topics. Users can take advantage of the free content on the website, such as lessons and downloadable worksheets.
The information provided is for general informational purposes only. The content is an aggregating of resources and not a recommendation for any particular service or organization.
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