As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. Closure of schools due to the covid-19 pandemic has brought along a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, and the need for a sudden, new routine for a lot of us. With our little ones at home, how do we ensure their learning? Luckily, with the help of digital technology many tools were available free online to help keep our kids engaged with education at home.
“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.”– Robert John Meehan –
This article contains links to several Free Online Learning Resources offered to help keep your kids on track while at home. Some of these are not-so-well-kept homeschool secrets but this list should help provide fun and/or educational options for the whole family. The best part is everything on this list is currently FREE.
Reading and Language Arts
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic Learn at Home This site is really cool. There are readings with corresponding crafts and lessons for grades pre-k to 6th grade and beyond. I especially liked this journalism lesson for grades 3 to 5 — it’s actually what’s on my lesson plan for my kids tomorrow!
ABC Mouse offers 850 personalized lessons across 10 different subjects — reading included. This site is best for ages 2 to 8, and you can get a 30-day free trial. Many schools are also offering codes for parents to use at home, so check with your local school.
ABCya uses Common Core standards in fun, easily accessible games to help kids improve their reading skills. Kids from Pre-K to 6th grade and beyond will have a blast with the colorful and engaging games.
Adventure Academy Your kids can create customized avatars and play immersive game experiences, so they will think they are basically playing a video game online. Use code “SCHOOL7771” for a free login.
Khan Academy Provides all subjects for all ages. You can filter lessons by grade, subject, or specific category, like early math or algebra. They even have test prep if you have older kids who want to practice staying sharp for standardized testing.
Prodigy For grades 1st through 8th, with teacher-designed games that support essential math skills. This is an excellent resource that a lot of teachers and homeschooling moms recommend.
Mystery Doug A starter list of science lessons for grades K through 5 is now free during closures. The site also offers lots of fun, short informational videos that answer questions kids may have, like, “Why do we get goosebumps?”
Most of all, if you can, try not to stress your child perfectly on task, as if they were at school. Do you best to have fun with the process in the meantime. There are important life lessons to be learned in simply living through this experience, so don’t discount how much your kids are learning just going through all of this together with you
Listing other Online Learning Resources for you to try
– Curiosity Stream
– Beast Academy (Math)
– Creative Bug
– Discovery Education
– Crash Course Kids
– Science Channel
– SciShow Kids
– National Geographic Kids
– Free School
– Geography Focus
– Kids Learning Tube
– Geeek Gurl Diaries
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
Know of a Free Online Learning Resources that we missed? Drop it in the comments and we’ll add it to the list!
By: Hazel Tugano