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Online Resouces and Activities for Learning at Home

Updated: Apr 21, 2020

Even while not in the classroom, you can encourage your child to learn every day with some of these fun activities and games. Here is a list of educational activities you and your child can enjoy, as well as resources to help with homework.

Homework Help:

  • Khan Academy - Detailed articles and videos to help understand key subjects for any grade.

  • Cool Math - Explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more.

  • Fact Monster - A broad range of content includes an encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, a homework center, and educational games.

  • Great Minds - Tip sheets for parents to help kids with Common Core Math and English.

Websites:

  • Cool Math Games - Online browser games that teach math skills while having fun!

  • Starfall - Fun games to help kids, Pre-K through 3rd Grade, boost their reading and writing skills.

  • Sesame Street - In response to the unprecedented uncertainty facing young children and families, Sesame Workshop's Caring for Each Other initiative marks the beginning of a commitment to support families throughout the COVID-19 health crisis with a broad variety of free resources.”

  • Wide Open School - Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

  • Wonderopolis - A site with 2,000+ intriguing questions answered in fun, easy to understand ways, for you and your child to explore together! Answering questions like: Why do skunks stink? Why is the ocean blue? What is the metric system? How does a submarine see above water? And so many more!

  • Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception, San Francisco | Exploratorium - The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. They create tools and experiences that help you to become an active explorer: hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits, a website with over 35,000 pages of content, film screenings, evening art and science events for adults, plus much more.

  • Scholastic - From games and activities for students to lesson ideas and reading challenges. Fun for Pre-K through 8th grade!

  • Fun Brain - Play games, watch videos, and read all sorts of books! All sorts of activities for kids Pre-K through 8th grade.

  • BrainPop - Library of videos with their own additional activities, helping kids understand difficult topics. From english and math, to arts and health.

YouTube Channels:

  • Learn@Home with YouTube - YouTube has collaborated with many different educational creators to compile many different interesting and fun resources and activities for kids of all ages.

  • Crash Course and Crash Course Kids - Collection of animated online lessons about a wide variety of topics, including: World and US History, Philosophy, Literature, Economics, Science, and so many more!

  • Houston Zoo - The YouTube channel for Houston, Texas’s zoo. Zookeepers post videos informing about the animals in their care.

  • TED Education - Short animated videos covering a variety of topics; from riddles and stories, to history lessons and the answers to some of life’s questions.

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