Online resources to help your kids learn at home during COVID-19

While the world continues to react to the global spreading of COVID-19, many school districts are calling for kids to stay home and out of the classroom. But just because they’re getting time off from the physical school building, doesn’t mean they have to sit in front of the television all day! Here are few online educational resources you may be able to use during a self quarantine to help keep your children’s brains stimulated over the next few weeks…

SwitchZoo Animal Games

SwitchZoo provides free games that allow users to design a biome, build an online habitat, feed animals, learn about more than 140 different animal species, and so much more! Switch Zoo is rated with SafeSurf and the Internet Content Rating Association.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera

Take the kids to the opera…but you don’t have to leave your couch@ New York’s Metropolitan Opera is offering free digital shows every night at 7:30 p.m. EST. The shows are March 16-22. The “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will be available for 20 hours on the Met’s homepage.

Virtual Museum Tours: Google Arts & Culture

Virtually walk through a dozen museums around the world with your kids! Learn about art, history, and science with Google Arts & Culture’s collection of virtual tours. Check out the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., browse Van Gogh’s work at Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and discover ancient Mayan artifacts at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City!

National Geographic Kids

Geography and animals are at the forefront of National Geographic Kids! Little ones will love learning about some of the wackiest places on earth, giant pandas, and how to take care of our planet. Plus, there are great science experiments you can do at home…including some that will help your little one understand why washing their hands thoroughly is so important for killing germs.

Subscribe to the Nat Geo Kids YouTube channel for safe, fun, kid-friendly videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVCgDuD_QCkI7gTKU7-tpg

Posted by National Geographic Kids on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Starfall

Starfall is a free public service that helps teach kids how to read! This website is great for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st-3rd graders. Starfall activities are research-based and align with Individual and Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.

PBS Kids

Watch your little ones eyes light up as they play games on PBSkids.org that feature some of the characters from their favorite PBS shows! You can also sign up for the PBS Kids newsletter to help get daily tips and activities for helping your kids learn and play at home.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo may be closed, but they still want to continue educating your kids! Every weekday at 3:00 p.m. EST, the Zoo will do a Home Safari on Facebook Live! Join the fun online to see them highlight one of their animals and even provide an activity your child can do at home. The first Home Safari is March 16 and features one of their residents, Fiona!

While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school…

Posted by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Sunday, March 15, 2020

Seussville

Fox in Socks, Willy Waterloo, Yertle the Turtle, the Grinch — the gang’s all here! Check out Seussville and watch as your little one lights up when they see their favorite Dr. Seuss characters in games, reading programs, and more.

ABCya

Learning is fun with ABCya! Kids can work on their math and reading comprehension skills with fun games like a St. Patrick’s Day themed word search, crossword puzzles, and graphing adventures.

Highlights Kids

What makes stickers sticky? Learn the answer to that wacky science question and others on Highlights Kids! Discover easy recipes for your family, play education games, download crafts and activities you can do at home, and more.

Kids home from school? We can help! Keep your kids engaged and learning with these FREE printable workbook pages ✏️…

Posted by Highlights for Children on Monday, March 16, 2020