Online resources for families

Learning

Need help creating a daily schedule?  Try these suggestions or this one for younger kids

Is it hard to focus when everyone is sharing a space?  Check out these tips on how to create spaces for kids that make them want to learn (and want stay in their own space!)

All-in-One

K-12 free suggested schedules and courses from Khan Academy

Daily live-stream lessons from Center for Interactive Learning. Requires sign up, grants access to a zoom meeting.  Grades K-6.

Core Curriculum videos from PBS Kids

Daily lessons from Scholastic. For grades K-9

List of subscription-based education sites offering free membership during this time (most require making an account)

Starfall: Math & Language Arts for K-3 (limited free content)

Funbrain: Learning games, videos & books for Pre-k – 8

Language Arts

Online storytimes from Carver Memorial Library

Squiggle Park: Reading skill building and comprehension for ages 3-15

Dolly Parton reads bedtime stories in Goodnight with Dolly

Math

Prodigy game

Math Playground: math games for grades 1-6

Science

NASA

NASA for younger kids

STEM projects from NASA

Penguin Watch: Tag penguins in photos from Antarctica to help understand how they are being affected by climate change, the potential impact of local fisheries and how we can help these incredible species. Click HERE to contribute research

Planet Hunters: Help discover planets around distant stars! Look for dips in the light from stars and help astronomers answer the question — Are we alone in the Universe? Click HERE to contribute research

Lessons & projects on LOTS of topics from Students Discover

Videos/shows, activities, games & more from PBS Nature

Learning resources from Steam Powered Family

STEAM based activities from Left Brain Craft Brain

Mystery Science for grades K-5

Health & P.E.

Kids Yoga class videos from Mindful Seed Kids Yoga in Gray, ME

Mindfulness activities for kids

Caring for Each Other: Sesame Street offers activities and advice on taking care of ourselves and each other during these times

Art

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (author of Elephant & Piggie books!!)

12 Youtube channels with free art lessons

Try these shadow drawing ideas

Music

Drama

Dance

Kidz Bop Dance Along

Social Studies

Google Arts & Culture: videos & virtual tours

Smithsonian Online Exhibits

History

Family Ties online curriculum from Historic New England organization

Explore historic houses through the Historic New England organization.  Explore Eustis Estate HERE, and the Gropius House HERE

Home Economics

Computers

Typing Club: Learn to type!

Projects/Activities

The Best Ideas for Kids: crafts and activities!

Kids Activities

50 crafts from Good Housekeeping

Online Reading

Free E-books from Scholastic

e-books and audiobooks from Junior Library Guild

Tumblebooks

Global Citizen books from Room to Read

Fun Stuff

Virtual visits and presentations from the New England Aquarium

Videos from Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm

Livestream videos of the goats at the historic Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

National Geographic for kids: videos, games, quizzes, homework help, and more!

Live cams from the San Diego Zoo

Live cams from the Houston Zoo

Videos from the Oregon Zoo

Home Safaris from the Cincinnati Zoo

Videos and live cams from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (I highly recommend the meerkat video!)

Live cams from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Videos from Shedd Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore has a virtual tour HERE, lots of info about their creatures HERE and livestreams of three different exhibits: Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion, and Pacific Coral Reef

Live cams from the Georgia Aquarium (including belugas, otters, penguins, and puffins!)

Take a virtual tour of LegoLand HERE

Hogwarts digital escape room

Virtual Disney rides!

Ranger Rick: nature-based games, videos, magazines, crafts, and more!

Take a picture with a wild animal with Google 3D

Apps

Vroom

Vroom offers a range of free tools to help you give your baby the best start possible!  Brain-building tips and activities are available on the site, or you can download an app for daily ideas, tips, and fun activities!