In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 many universities are moving towards online learning. It’s likely that younger students may need some online resources before the school year is over. To help, we’ve pulled together a list of free kids’ online learning tools to keep students learning, even at home.
Some of the best online options include:
Kahn Academy is an incredible free resource offering lessons, videos, and quizzes for students. Topics include math, science, history, grammar, and even standardized test prep. This quick start guide for parents will get you going, or you can join in a webinar on March 18th at 6:00 PM MST to learn more.
Geared toward K-5 students, Mystery Science provides lessons in science and engineering that are engaging and fun! With topics from “Who Invented Pizza?” to “If You Floated Down a River, Where Do You End Up?” the options are endless. There’s also some timely lessons, including how germs get into your body and how hand sanitizer works. Here’s their list of quick, easy lessons by age group for you and your kids.
With a wide range of topics and age ranges, PBS Learning Media provides free videos and activities for students. With content from NOVA, Ken Burns, NASA, and more, there’s plenty to learn here. Go here to browse by collection and see if your favorite character or scientist is waiting for you to come learn!
Designed for your diligent Advanced Placement (AP) student, Fiveable has resources for everything from European History to Biology. With content divided into units, students can easily focus in where they need additional help.
Math curriculum for K-5 is here for you on Zearn. Just click the little “boring stuff for grownups” arrow at the bottom of the linked page to get started with ideas for both group and individual lessons, with the assessments to test your kiddo when you’re done.
Wondering what to do with all those art supplies in your closet? Art Projects for kids has ideas for you, grouped by age or inspired by a favorite artist like Andy Warhol or Frida Kahlo. The Art for Kids Hub on YouTube features seasonal fun like learning to draw a leprechaun, or popular culture activities how to draw Baby Yoda.
Stay healthy and have fun!