Preschool and after school

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Education

Bedtime Math - Help kids love numbers, so they can handle the math in real life.

BrainPOP and BrainPOPJR - Provides online content for science, math, language arts, and other subjects and is offering FREE access for the duration of the school shut down.

Classroom Magazines - Scholastic learning at home. Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing!

Earth School by TED - Kids can embark on a month of daily adventures that celebrate our natural world, while learning about how dependent we are on our planet.

Education.com - Create a free login using either Facebook or google, to have access to tons of online learning. With the ability to filter by grade and subject your child is sure to find something that interest them.

Khan Academy Kids - This is a free online program for kids of all ages, and includes a suggested daily schedule for at home schooling.

Learning Games for Kids - From Math, Science, Geography, and even typing this site is full of online learning games.

Microsoft Education Center - Educational resources and activities for students from 3 to 12 years old.

OK Go Sandbox - Creative music videos inspired by STEAM design challenges. For Grades 1-5.

PBS Kids - Learning games and videos for young children.

Starfall - Free website for language arts and mathematics for children aged Pre-K to 3rd grade.       

Storyline - This website streams videos of actors reading children’s books.

The Spanish Experiment  -Want free Spanish lessons for kids? Beginners can read along to Spanish children’s stories and listen to audio.

Science

California Academy of Sciences @ Home - The CA Academy of Sciences has curated an eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help kids stay learning and engaged. 

Easy Homemade Slime! - It’s slime time! All you need is baking soda, glue, and contact solution for this slime recipe. Add some color or glitter, for a customized batch. 

No Guilt Mom - 15 simple science experiments you can do at home!

Art

Crayola at Home - Free at home activities for all ages. DIY crafts, coloring pages and more!

Free Kids Crafts - Fun crafts and activities for children of assorted ages.

Hellokids – A library of coloring pages, videos, and leisure activities for kids.

Highlights - 31 easy crafts to make at home!

MetKids - The Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka the Met) developed #MetKids for, with, and by kids. Features include a fun and highly interactive map, a “time machine” search function, informational and how-to videos, and so much more.

Redtri.com - Curated Virtual Events for every type of kid!

Play

Active for Life - 49 activities to keep your 2 to 4 year old physically active while at home.

Cooking with Kids - Visit this site to get recipes and activities so you can cook with your kids!

Cosmic Kids - Yoga and story time for kids of all ages!

Fitness Blender - Free fitness videos for children to get them up and moving.

From Today’s Parent - 87 family activities to help you avoid coronavirus cabin fever - Being stuck at home isn’t ideal, but here are ways to make dealing with self-isolation from COVID-19 just a little bit more fun for the whole family.

Jumpstart - Fun educational games and art activities for your young learner!

Learn Coding with Crunchzilla - Offers interactive tutorials that get kids excited about programming. Play with code, build, and learn!

Minecraft Education Edition - Problem solving, collaboration, and learning about AI in an immersive environment.

Palacesphere, A Virtual Escape Room Experience from Palace Games - Explore the Palace one room at a time and solve puzzles and other mysteries along the way.

Popular Mechanics - Put your logic and math skills to the test with Popular Mechanics’ riddle of the week. New riddles every week!

Puzzle Prime Brain Teasers - A fun collection of puzzle and riddles for varying ages and grade levels!

Quaranteens - Professionally moderated video hangouts to play, connect, and exercise!

Virtual tours

Boston Children’s Museum - Take a virtual walk through the halls of the Boston Children’s Museum.

Discover Puerto Rico - The highlights on the Discover Puerto Rico Instagram account are full of fun videos on food, culture, and nature in the beautiful country of Puerto Rico! 

Farm Tours - Immerse yourself in Canadian farm and food tours.

Machu Picchu - This visual tour offers 360 degree and panoramic views of one of the most visited places in the world! Visit from the safety of your home and explore with the whole family!

New England Aquarium - Join for live presentations, new videos, and activities to try from home. Daily presentations are posted on Facebook every day at 11 a.m. EST.

Orlando SeaWorld -  Visit with the wonderful animals of SeaWorld.