GENERAL EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
PBS AT-HOME LEARNING
Arizona Public Media and Arizona PBS are partnering to offer Arizonans broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to our state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning. Resources are available for Pre-K through 12th grade.
THE LEARNING NETWORK
Intended for teens and young adults ages 13-21, The Learning Network offers new ways weekly for students to practice reading, writing and thinking using samples from The New York Times.
USE COVIBOOK TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN UNDERSTAND COVID-19
COVIBOOK is a great resource to help parents talk with their kids about the realities of COVID-19. This story allows for your children to interact and draw while learning about the issues we’re currently facing as a community. This story is available in 24 languages.
VETERAN HOME-SCHOOLERS SHARE TIPS FOR PARENTS
Keep your kids busy and learning during coronavirus school closures with tips from veteran home-schoolers.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
GIRLS WHO CODE
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to school closures and significant disruption to daily life, Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them.
NASA KIDS’ CLUB
Find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4. These games support national education standards in STEM.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
Learn about animals, science, space, geography and more in an interactive setting.
With 32 different areas of science to choose from, ranging from kindergarten through high school, Science Buddies is sure to be the resource to find your next science project.
ENJOY VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Explore the world with virtual field trips for kids of all ages. Denise Farney, a 7th and 8th grade teacher at Longfellow Middle School in Lorain, OH, created an indepth list to let your kids explore from Yellowstone National Park to the Louvre.
GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURES
From virtual museum tours to high definition images of works of art, Google Arts & Culture has a collection of more than 2,500 international institutions.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
No permission slips required. Take your kids to new, amazing places without ever leaving your home.
ENJOY READING WITH FREE BOOKS AT BARNES AND NOBLE
Kids can enjoy free eBooks and learn about animals, architecture, cooking, history, and so much more.
FREE AUDIBLE BOOKS
While schools are closed, Audible is giving free access to their collection of books to feed your child’s imagination. These stories are available in six different languages.
OXFORD OWL FOR HOME
Free eBook library for kids ages 3 to 11 years old, which includes additional free resources to support learning at home with educational activities and games.
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