COVID-19 Survival Guide for Parents with Children

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✅Indoor Activities for busy toddlers https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities 

✅Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org 

✅Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com 

✅300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/ 

✅ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com 

✅Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com 

✅Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com 

✅Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com 

✅Voice based learning… learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources 

✅Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com 

✅Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome 

✅Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php 

✅Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student 

✅Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies https://www.coursera.org 

✅Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com 

✅Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org 

✅Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com 

✅Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12 

✅Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables 

✅Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me 

✅Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures 

✅Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com 

✅7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas https://hippocampus.org 

✅Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/ 

✅Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects https://www.izzit.org/index.php 

✅Online education program for toddler through high school… https://www.khanacademy.org 

✅Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library 

✅Resources for AP students https://marcolearning.com 

✅Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com 

✅Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8 https://www.scootpad.com 

✅PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials https://www.pbslearningmedia.org 

✅Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids 

✅A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org 

✅Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com 

✅Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org 

✅A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com 

✅450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org 

✅2,500+ online courses from top institutions https://www.edx.org 

✅PreK – 5 games for all subjects https://www.turtlediary.com 

✅Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com 

✅Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8 https://allinonehomeschool.com 

✅Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com 

✅All sorts of learning here if you dig in https://www.google.com/earth 

✅Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids. http://www.preschoolexpress.com 

✅Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com 

✅Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org 

✅Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com 

✅Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus 

✅Find and fix learning gaps https://www.mobymax.com 

✅Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com 

Math 

✅Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com 

✅Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org 

✅ Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com 

✅Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com 

✅A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview 

✅K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home 

✅Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at- work 

✅Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math- tutor.php 

✅Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com 

✅Math practice https://xtramath.org/#/home/index 

✅K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students https://www.zearn.org 

✅Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us 

✅Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com 

✅Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. https://www.numberphile.com 

✅Algebra games for kids https://www.dragonboxapp.com 

✅Fractions practice http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php 

✅Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult https://www.aplusclick.org 

History, Science and Geography 

✅The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org 

✅Tour Yellowstone National Park! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm 

✅Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com 

✅This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca 

✅Play games and learn all about animals https://switchzoo.com 

✅This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life. https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china 

✅Geography and animals https://kids.nationalgeographic.com 

✅High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org 

✅Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified 

✅Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive 

✅Biology https://www.biologysimulations.com 

✅Digital archive of history https://www.bunkhistory.org 

✅Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog 

✅Chemistry https://www.playmadagames.com 

✅35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org 

✅K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com 

✅Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com 

✅A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7 access USERNAME: read (case sensitive) PASSWORD: read (case sensitive) https://www.facts4me.com 

✅80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com 

✅Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu 

✅An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home 

✅Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12 https://www.projectexplorer.org 

✅Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology https://sepuplhs.org 

✅Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html 

✅Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. https://www.tytoonline.com 

✅National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html 

✅Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids 

✅Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com 

✅Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids 

✅Space science for kiddos https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html 

✅Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids 

✅NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html 

✅News and more for kids https://www.youngzine.org 

✅Tons of science experiments that you can do at home 

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments

✅An interactive way to learn history https://www.mission-us.org 

✅Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com 

✅Learn all about cells https://www.cellsalive.com 

✅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. https://www.geoguessr.com 

✅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 about history. http://www.whatwasthere.com 

✅A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard 

✅No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids 

✅Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body. https://www.coolkidfacts.com 

✅This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov 

✅This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov 

✅Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more. https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu 

✅From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com 

✅This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu 

✅Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body. https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html 

✅Science podcasts to listen to with your kids https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science- podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8 

✅Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams 

✅Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com 

✅Engineering challenges with things you have at home https://thehomeschoolscientist.com 

Reading, English, Writing and Grammar 

✅Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/ 

✅ Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com 

✅Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net 

✅Games to get “into the book” https://reading.ecb.org 

✅Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com 

✅Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org 

✅Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape 

✅Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/ 

✅Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com 

✅Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com 

✅Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com 

✅ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org 

✅The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com 

✅Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90 https://www.spellingcity.com 

✅Spelling 1-4 grade https://www.spellingtraining.com 

✅Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com 

✅Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com 

✅Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com 

✅Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters https://thestorystarter.com 

✅Interactive games based on the book series https://www.magictreehouse.com 

✅Work on the 8 parts of speech https://www.grammaropolis.com 

Foreign Language 

✅Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus 

✅Chinese learning activities https://chalkacademy.com 

✅Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com 

✅Foreign languages https://www.duolingo.com 

✅Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com 

✅22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com 

Arts & Music 

✅Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne 

✅This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com 

✅Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments 

✅Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net 

✅Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free https://prodigiesmusic.com 

✅QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources 

✅Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com 

✅Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com 

✅A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids 

✅Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com 

✅Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com 

✅A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm 

✅Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org 

✅The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en 

Tech and Coding 

✅3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects https://www.instructables.com/…/EdgertonCent…/instructables/ 

✅Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com 

✅Coding with Star Wars https://code.org/starwars 

✅Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org 

✅Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. https://scratch.mit.edu 

✅Coding for ages 4-10 https://www.kodable.com 

Other Fun Ideas 

✅Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store 

✅Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org 

✅Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com 

✅Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library 

✅Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home 

✅Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts 

✅At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com 

✅Keyboarding practice https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.typing.com 

✅Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8 https://www.funbrain.com 

✅Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com 

✅Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden 

✅Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids 

✅Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com 

✅Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com 

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