Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this unprecedented event. In this climate, education and care for our young children have been greatly affected. We have compassion for the stress it causes everyone, but we especially feel for our children and their families.
We know you are working fast to address how to provide your children with quality homeschooling and distance learning options to keep them educated, engaged, and entertained at home. In that light, we’ve created a list of 10 websites that include free resources, which may offer you and the families of the children you care for and teach the assistance you seek with continuing learning at home.
The website for children’s programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States.
Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institute’s Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large, offers this 12-hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access with a free trial.
Child-focused resources about animals, science, history, people, and places around the world from The National Geographic Society.
This website features hundreds of educational and grade-appropriate craft ideas that you can do at home.
Videos of astronauts reading STEM-themed books from the International Space Station brought to you by the nonprofit Storytime From Space.
This is a site established by science guy Steve Spangler, who’s been on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” over 20 times, with close to 400 science experiments you can do at home.
Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey treats you to dynamic, theatrical, and engaging tellings of cherished tales from around the world through this 12-hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access with a free trial.
There are about 40 free printable student activities on this page, which you can do at home, especially if you have limited resources.
This is a 2018 National Parenting Product Award Winner from Fingerprint Play, and is a subscription app for kids 6–12 with thousands of hours of games, books, and videos. You can sign up for a free trial.
This is a digital education program from the award-winning company The Age of Learning, covering subjects including reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, music, and art. You can sign up for a free trial.
By RGS Staff