Learn at Home

There are many free educational websites available. Here a few that we have found. If you know of any, contact us and we will add them. Happy learning!

Virtual Tours

NASA at Home
Virtual Tours, eBooks, Podcasts and more

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
Access to endless open content. Educational resources for e-learning. Virtual retreats to art, culture, and history around the globe.

12 Famous Museums
A list of twelve museums around the world offering virtual tours.

Nature Live Cams
Watch an eagle feed her babies, puppies playing, live ocean feeds, kittens, bees, falcons, bats, orcas …..Too many to list!

The British Library’s Harry Potter Exhibition
All things Harry Potter from the story, the artwork, magic for muggles and more!

10 Historic Homes You Virtually Tour
From Buckingham Palace to the Frida Kahlo Museum to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Georgia Aquarium
Enjoy live webcam feed

National Parks
113 different views of national parks across the U.S.

Virtual Disney Rides
A list of some rides you can enjoy virtually as we all practice some very important social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Smithsonian Online
Portrait galleries, American History Museum, Smithsonian Gardens, and more exhibitions available free

Online Courses and eBooks

Spanish Children’s Stories
Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids… and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English.

Coding Websites for Kids
Your child has an idea for a game? They should make it! Your child has an idea for a website? They should design it! 

25 Sources of Free Public Domain eBooks
Want to load your e-reader or tablet with free ebooks, legally? Check out this list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic and audio format.

Curious City
Free home learning and literacy-rich play kits.

Abdo Digital
EBooks for elementary and secondary school age students

ASL eBooks and Resources
This is an ongoing compilation of free resources available online, and this document will be continually updated with new links.

Free Subscriptions to Educational Companies
List of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

ASL for Free
Learn basic ASL with our free online interactive lessons.

Scholastic Learn-at-home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

US History Resources
Full FREE access to the Gilder Lehrman Institute website and to receive the latest updates on online programs and other resources we will be rolling out in the coming days and weeks.

Free Speech Therapy Resources
Includes resources, handouts, eBooks, software, videos, and more. List compiled by speech pathologists.

Reading Comprehension
ReadWorks is driven by cognitive science research. FREE content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.

StoryPlace came about to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the Library and participating in the same types of activities the Library offers at its physical locations.

Into the Book
Go ‘into the book’ to play games that practice reading strategies!

Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games!

PBS Kids
Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!

Storyline Online
Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!

Julie’s Library
Welcome to Julie’s Library, where books bring us together. Every week, Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will settle into the reading nook for a new story. Coming April 29.

450 Ivy League courses
These universities offer free online courses across multiple online platforms. These courses are know as MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.

Education Resources from Ancestry
Ancestry is offering support to parents by making its AncestryK12 lesson plans available for free for anyone to download while they are educating children at home.

Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Movies, Coloring Books & More
Compiled by Open Culture, the best free cultural and educational media on the web.

Abdo Zoom Research Tools
Online research tools for beginning readers. Includes facts about animals, biographies, and STEAM. Easy to use for young children. The main text, cool fact, key dates, and quick stats for every title can be read aloud. Words on the page highlight as they are spoken.

Free Speech Therapy Worksheets
The speech and articulation worksheets as well as the other downloads on this page have been created by Heidi Hanks, M.S.CCC-SLP, and are property of Mommy Speech Therapy.

Speech Buddy Blog
Articles and tips on how to work with children with speech delays or impediments.

Time for Kids Digital Library
Free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and Your $ financial literacy magazine. 

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Suess and his friends! 

Fun Brain
Play games while practicing math and reading skills!

Star Fall
Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Highlights Kids
Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments!

17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused
Instead of distraction, we can use devices to work for us and help us get things done. Check out these fantastic tools to help keep you focused.

Art Courses from MOMA
The Museum of Modern Art’s mission is helping you understand, enjoy, and use the art of our time.

Educational Fun

Digital Escape Rooms
A list of digital escape rooms for children, teens, and adults.

Cooper Daily Jigsaw Challenge
Each jigsaw is made using a painting or drawing from our collection. As well as testing your brain power the game also offers an insight into wonderful works of art.

Factitious 2020: Pandemic Edition
Factitious is a news game that teaches students how to tell real news from fake news. 

Hogwarts is Here
A group of creative, passionate Harry Potter fans got together and built an online, fully-functioning Hogwarts where thousands of fans can come together, participate in online courses, earn House Points and so much more.

Calendar of Live-Streamed Events
There are TONS of live-streamed events to choose from every day! Includes story hours, sing-a-longs, concerts, yoga and more!

Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka
YouTube channel for New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Everything from the Punk Farm picture books to the Lunch Lady graphic novels.

KidLit TV
Videos, Podcasts, kid lit crafts, book trailers, and activities

Live Literacy Events
Let’s Keep Reading! Keep Thinking with Interactive Read Aloud. List compiled by The LivBits.

Switcheroo Zoo
Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals!

Nat Geo for Kids
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals!

Squiggle Park
Reading skill building for ages 3-8+, reading comprehension for age 8+. Combining strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game!

K12 Reader
Free printable worksheets and articles on almost any reading and writing topic.

Typing Club
Learn touch typing for free!

Cool Math Games
Different types of games including: strategy, skill, logic, trivia, and more.

Khan Academy
Daily schedules for students age 2-18 to keep them learning while schools are closed.

Fun at Home Activities
Sesame Street YouTube channel with sing-a-longs, dance parties, story times and more…

National Theatre Home
Free full-length plays every Thursday

Librarian Recommended Apps and Games
With schools closing across the country to slow the spread of COVID-19, parents and caregivers are in a challenging position: keeping kids engaged and entertained at home, often while working remotely at the same time. Here are librarians’ 2020 picks for Notable Children’s Digital Media.

Hit the Books at Home
The Shuckers are launching the ‘Hit the Books At Home’ program. Download and fill up your bookmark for a free Shuckers ticket(with adult ticket purchase). Available to K-8 students.

Sewing Face Masks
Joann fabrics offers free tutorials and printable patterns for face masks. Select stores have free materials for people donating the masks to healthcare workers.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Watch full-length Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood programs. The first Monday of every month will feature programs from the early years 1968-1975. The third Monday of every month will feature programs from the “Theme Weeks” library 1979-2001.

Online game that you can play with friends. Answer questions to cast spells and defeat monsters.

Educational videos and games for school kids. Subjects include science, math, history, English, and more.

Mystery Doug
A starter list of K-5 science lessons that are easy to do at home; no sign-up required

Mad Libs for Kids
Over 100 mad lib stories to choose from!

Mad Libs App
Fill in the blanks and be the funniest person in the room!

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Resources, training, and support to assist caregivers, teachers, and student as they face new learning challenges.

Magic Tree House Printables
If your child is a fan of Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series, then they’ll love these printables and activities that go right along with some of the most beloved stories.

Activities to help teens cope with COVID-19 and learn from the news. Submit your Quaranteen writing here and get published!

Tongue Twisters
Do you like practicing your English pronunciation? Have fun saying tongue twisters in English. Saying tongue twisters can be difficult at first, so don’t worry if you can’t do it very well to begin with. Just keep practicing and have fun!

Art at Home
Ready to stay creative from the couch? Here is your guide to enjoying art at home!

Free Art Lessons
A home school mom’s 12 favorite YouTube channels to use for her kid’s art lessons.

Look at the picture and try to guess where in the world it was taken.

How to Help Librarians and Archivists From Your Living Room
Slews of institutions are in the market for armchair archivists—volunteers who can generate knowledge by clicking through digitized resources, deciphering handwriting, tagging photos, and more.

Virtual Author Visit — Scary Stories for Young Foxes
Here’s a Virtual Author Visit with Christian McKay Heidicker to keep you entertained during the quarantine. The eight videos run just over an hour and are recommended for any age (but are best suited for grades 2 through 7).

Word games for language learning! Includes hangman, cryptograms, scrambles, crosswords, and more

History for Kids
Free online games, videos, and worksheets on many historical events that will help you understand those that have gone before us.

English Worksheets
Common core aligned language arts worksheets for grades K-10. Select by topic or scroll to the bottom to browse by grade level.

E-Learning for Kids
Covers math, science, health, language arts, environmental skills, computer skills, and life skills.

E-Learning for Kids
Covers math, science, health, language arts, environmental skills, computer skills, and life skills.

Indoor Recess
GoNoodle is free for teachers, parents, and kids! In addition to energizing content, GoNoodle has 300+ dance videos, mindfulness activities, and more engaging videos for kids!

Write a letter to Pete the Cat!