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Hey Kids and Families, it's Broose.

Broose here to tell you there are so many great places online you can go to keep learning and having fun while you are staying safe and healthy at home.

Check out the links below to find dozens of resources from Pre-K to 12th grade learning levels.

  • Scholastic Learn at Home (LINK): Daily learning experiences built around thrilling and meaningful stories or videos. For grades PK-6
  • PBS LearningMedia (LINK): Activities, experiments, resources, videos, articles, and more on a plethora of kid-relatable subjects. For grades PK-5
  • Squiggle Park (LINK): Games effective in building mastery of foundational reading skills through practice and play. For grades PK-3
  • EPIC! (LINK): Digital library with books, learning videos, quizzes, and more. For grades PK-6. Subscription required (free 30-day trial)
  • Vooks (LINK): A kid-safe streaming library of read-aloud, animated storybooks. For grades PK-5. Subscription required (free 1-month trial)
  • Oxford Owl (LINK): Books, activities, and games to support learning, reading, spelling, and math skills from home. For grades PK-6
  • Newsela (LINK): Learning materials on current events in ELA, math, science, social studies, ELL, and world language. For grades 2-12. Registration required at no cost
  • ReadWorks (LINK): Reading comprehension instruction for grades K-12. Registration and donation required
  • ReadTheory (LINK): Personalized reading comprehension exercises for grades K-12. Registration required at no cost.
  • PBS Kids: Reading Games (LINK): Alphabet, vocabulary, rhyming, and story games to keep kids reading and learning. For grades PreK-2
  • Wordsmyth (LINK): Picture dictionaries, books, and vocabulary concepts. For grades PK-1. Spanish and Chinese translations
  • Raz Kidz (LINK): Access to hundreds of high-interest electronic books. Free subscription
  • News for Kids (LINK): Current events articles written specifically for kids grades 3 and up
  • Lightbox E-Books (LINK): Access to hundreds of electronic books. Free until June
  • Reading Eggs (LINK): Online reading program that helps children learn to read. Hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games and books for ages 2–13
  • Fluency and Fitness (LINK): Reading activities that incorporate movement. Good for grades K-5
  • ABCYA (LINK): Educational games for kids grades PreK to 6 that will keep them engaged, and having fun
  • Teach your Monster to Read (LINK): Help children learn to read with this free, award-winning reading and phonics game

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  • ExploreLearning Gizmos (LINK): World’s largest library of math and science simulations. For grades 3-12
  • Prodigy (LINK): Engaging, curriculum-aligned platform for students to learn and practice math. For grades 1-8. Registration required at no cost
  • Tinkercard (LINK): Free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding used to imagine, design, and make anything. For grades 3-12
  • Hopscotch (LINK): Code, share, and play. A programming environment that lets kids experiment and learn, experience how software is made, express their personality, and explore powerful ideas, while making real software. For grades 2-9
  • Great Minds (LINK): Instructional math videos, materials, and resources for grades PK-12
  • Learn Code (LINK): One-hour coding tutorials for grades PK-12 in 45 different languages. 
  • Bedtime Math (LINK): Engaging and research-proven after-school math activities, books, and apps Grades PreK-4
  • Yummy Math (LINK): Engaging, real-world math activities for grades 2-12.
  • XtraMath (LINK): Web program that helps kids master basic math facts. For grades K-4.
  • GregTangMath (LINK): Access to math games, activities and challenges. For grades K-6.
  • IXL (LINK): Personalized and immersive learning in math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. For grades PK-12.
  • Khan Academy (LINK): Personalized learning and trusted content lets students practice at their own pace in all subjects. For grades K-12.
  • PBS: Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms (LINK): Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more curated by WGBH and PBS. For grades PK-12.
  • Registration required at no cost.BrainPOP (LINK): Accessible and engaging learning experiences in science, social studies, English, math, art & music, health & SEL, engineering & technology. For grades K-8.
  • IXL (LINK): Personalized and immersive learning in math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. For grades PK-12.
  • Curious World (LINK): Educational videos, books, and games for grades PK-2. Subscription required (free 7-day trial).
  • Mystery Doug (LINK): 5-minute videos that answer real kid questions. For grades K-4. Registration required at no cost.
  • Listenwise (LINK): Non-fiction podcast lessons and library of listening comprehension quizzes in ELA, science, social studies. For grades 2-12.
  • Khan Academy (LINK): Personalized learning and trusted content lets students practice at their own pace in all subjects. For grades K-12.
  • Freckle (LINK): Online differentiation platform for independent practice in math, ELA, social studies, and science. For grades K-12. Registration required at no cost
  • JogNog (LINK): Test-preparation that provides a library of videos, quizzes, and team-based challenges mapped to state academic standards in science, English, math, and history. For grades 2-12. Registration required at no cost.
  • Common Core Sheets (LINK): Printable worksheets to practice skills in math, social studies, science, language arts, writing, spelling, world languages. For grades K-7.
  • The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids (LINK): Fun games, riddles, and puzzles relating to The Farmer’s Almanac. For grades PK-2.
  • Typing Club (LINK): Effective, web-based way to learn how to type. For grades PK-12.
  • EdHelper (LINK): Free worksheets for all disciplines. For grades K-5.
  • Duckster (LINK): Educational Reading Activities relating to all 5 subject areas. For grades K-5.
  • Educational Programming on NETFLIX (LINK):  If you have a NETFLIX account, this blog will provide you with a list of educational programming currently available through the streaming service.
  • 5 Clue Challenge (LINK): Watch a video, do some research, and try and guess the location. For grades K-5.
  • GoNoodle (LINK): Engages kids with movement and mindfulness videos, benefiting physical wellness, academic success, and social-emotional growth. For grades K-12
  • Fluency & Fitness (LINK): Helping students exercise their brains and bodies by reviewing essential reading and math topics with movement breaks. For grades K-2. Registration required; 3 weeks free.
  • Activity at Home (LINK): Lesson plans for an active-at-home family. For grades K-12.
  • At Home Cooking Club (LINK): New recipes released every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm. Free culinary activities and games.
  • Chrome Music Lab (LINK): Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun hands-on experiments. For grades K-5.
  • Elementary Music Activities (LINK): Use this link to access a document with several fun music activities for elementary students.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home (LINK): Daily learning experiences built around a thrilling and meaningful story or video keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Up to grade 6.
  • Squiggle Park (LINK): Games effective in building mastery of reading comprehension skills through practice and play. Designed for grades 4-12
  • The New York Times: The Learning Network (LINK): Writing prompts, articles and questions, quizzes and crosswords. Includes topics for ELA, Social Studies, ELL, arts, science, math, and current events. Designed for grades 7 -12
  • Newsela (LINK): Learning materials on current events in ELA, math, science, social studies, special education, ELL, world language. Designed for grades 2-12. Registration is required but at no cost
  • Epic! (LINK): Digital library with books, learning videos, quizzes, and more. For grades PK-6. Subscription is required (free 30-day trial).
  • Readworks (LINK): Reading comprehension instruction for grades K-12. Registration and donation required.
  • ReadTheory (LINK): Personalized reading comprehension exercises for grades K-12. Registration is required at no cost.
  • Oxford Owl (LINK): Books, activities, and games to support learning, reading, spelling, and math skills from home. Up to grade 6.
  • Grammar Bytes (LINK):  Grammar Bytes tests students’ knowledge of grammar through simple multiple-choice activities and rewards them with cheesy virtual prizes.
  • ReadWriteThink (LINK): Gets students to participate in critical thinking and reading activities through its lesson plans and interactive student resources.

Nonfiction to Read

Fiction to Read

Writing Activities

Videos to Watch

Podcasts to Listen to

  • Selected Shorts (LINK): Actors read short fiction in frontof a live audience
  • This American Life (LINK): weekly public radio programand podcast. Each week a theme is presented viadifferent kinds of human stories
  • The Moth (LINK):  Personal stories (ranging from 5-15minutes) shared in front of a live audience, eachshow showcasing a specific theme, encompassingthe whole human experience
  • ExploreLearning Gizmos (LINK): World’s largest library of math and science simulations. For grades 3-12.
  • Hopscotch (LINK): Code, share, and play - a programming environment that lets kids experiment and learn, experience how software is made, express their personality, and explore powerful ideas, while making real software. For grades 2-9
  • Swift Playgrounds (LINK): Solve puzzles to master the basics of coding and take on a series of challenges to step up to more advanced playgrounds. Designed by Apple. For grades 6-12. Available in 15 languages.
  • Prodigy (LINK): Engaging, curriculum-aligned platform for students to learn and practice math. Up to grade 8. Registration required at no cost.
  • Great Minds (LINK): Instructional math videos, materials, and resources for grades PK-12.
  • Learn Code (LINK): One-hour coding tutorials for grades PK-12 in 45 different languages
  • Yummy Math (LINK): Engaging, real-world math activities for grades 2-12
  • Kahoot! (LINK): Engaging and easy-to-use learning games to study at home. For grades 5-12
  • ALEKS (LINK): An online practice portal for high school students in any level. For grades 9-12.
  • IXL (LINK): Personalized and immersive learning in math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. For grades PK-12.
  • Khan Academy (LINK):  Personalized learning and trusted content lets students practice at their own pace. For all subjects and grades K-12.
  • Discovery #Mindblown (LINK): From Discovery Channel - inspires students to ask questions about what they know and ask big questions about the world around us. Up to grade 8.
  • National Geographic: Citizen Science Projects (LINK):  Get ideas for how you can participate in citizen science projects - projects in which volunteers and scientists work together to answer real-world questions and gather data. Up to grade 8.
  • PBS: Nova (LINK): Online resource that allows students to view science shows on a variety of topics. For grades 8-12.
  • PhET (LINK): Interactive simulations that engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where they can learn through exploration and discovery. Subjects include physics, chemistry, biology, Earth science, and math. For grades K-12.
  • PBS Kids: Design Squad Global (LINK): Games, videos, and hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and arts. For grades 4-8.
  • National Science Digital Library (LINK):  Extensive STEAM library with resources for students in grades 5-12
  • Science Made Simple (LINK):  Gives kids science experiment ideas and other science project topics. It also offers help when preparing for a science fair.
  • How Stuff Works (LINK): When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms, or any number of other questions they can come up with on a daily basis, head on over to How Stuff Works. The articles break down subjects like autos, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology and more. Games, quizzes, and videos also round out your children's learning experience.
  • PBS: Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms (LINK): Free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, and more. All curated by WGBH and PBS. Covers all subjects and designed for grades PK-12. Registration is required at no cost.
  • BrainPOP (LINK): Accessible and engaging learning experiences in science, social studies, English, math, arts & music, health & SEL, engineering & technology. for grades K-8.
  • IXL (LINK): Personalized and immersive learning in math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. For grades PK-12.
  • Listenwise (LINK): Non-fiction podcast lessons and library of listening comprehension quizzes for ELA, science, and social studies. For grades 2-12.
  • The World's Largest Leson (LINK): Introduces the sustainable development goals to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action. For grades 5-12.
  • Khan Academy (LINK): Personalized learning and trusted content lets students practice at their own pace. For all subjects and grades K-12.
  • JogNog (LINK): Test-preparation that provides a library of videos, quizzes, and team-based challenges mapped to state academic standards in science, English, math, and history. For grades 2-12. Registration required at no cost
  • Freckle (LINK): Online differentiation platform for independent practice in math, ELA, social studies, and science. For grades K-12. Registration required at no cost
  • Common Core Sheets (LINK): Printable worksheets to practice skills in math, social studies, science, language arts, writing, spelling, world languages. Up to grade 7.
  • Typing Club (LINK): Effective, web-based way to learn how to type. For grades PK-12.
  • FreeRice (LINK): Freerice.com is a free educational game that includes math, human anatomy, chemical symbols, vocabulary and grammar and foreign language.
  • GeoGuessr (LINK): Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are.
  • WhatWasThere (LINK): What Was There? allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn
  • National Geographic Kids (LINK): Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments on Kids.NationalGeographic.com. These activities don't even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There's also a "Little Kids" section for the younger explorers in your home.
  • The Week (LINK): This is the official site of “The Week” magazine which offers commentary and analysis of breaking news each day.
  • CharacterStrong (LINK): Social-emotional learning, including a virtual resource library, a virtual summit, virtual assemblies, and a 30-day kindness journal. Up to grade 8.
  • GoNoodle (LINK): Engages kids with movement and mindfulness videos, benefiting physical wellness, academic success, and social-emotional growth. For grades K-12.
  • Active at Home (LINK): Activities for an active-at-home family. For grades K-12.
  • Digital Compass (LINK): Digital Compass by Common Sense Education teaches students the fundamentals of digital citizenship through a choose-your-own-path interactive game, designed for grades 6–8.
  • NetSmartKids (LINK): NetSmartzKidz and its sister site, Netsmartz, promotes online safety. Kids and adults can learn all about staying safe online and avoiding dangers such as cyber bullying.