Free Resources for Children and Parents During the Coronavirus

Amazing Educational Resources
Many educational websites are offering free subscriptions during school closures. The Facebook group Amazing Educational Resources gathered them into a public spreadsheet. It includes resources for reading, math, history, Chinese, coding, music and more.

Scholastic Learn-at-Home
Scholastic learn-at-home is offering free online resources during the crisis, including 20 days of lessons for grades Pre-K to 9 and up to three hours of lessons a day.

Audiobooks for Children of All Ages
Audible announced a free Audible Stories website with audiobooks for children of all ages. Everything on the site is free, with no login or membership required.

10 Best Podcasts for Kids
There are plenty of educational and entertaining podcasts for kids, including NPR's WOW in the World, Story Pirates and Brains On! Story Pirates also introduced a creators club with free digital resources.

America's Test Kitchen Kids
America's Test Kitchen Kids is offering free recipes, activities and experiments for kids during the coronavirus crisis.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Beloved children’s author Mo Willems has earned rockstar status with parents. With schools closed around the country because of the coronavirus, Willems has launched a “Lunch Doodles” livestream video series. Each weekday at 1 PM EDT, he'll release a new episode on the Kennedy Center’s website.

YouTube Channel: Jarrett J. Krosoczka—Author & Illustrator
Jarret J. Krosoczka, author of the "Lunch Lady" graphic novel series and the National Book Award finalist "Hey, Kiddo," is hosting daily drawing webcasts on YouTube at 2 PM EDT for all ages.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a great free resource for instructional videos on many topics.

TED-Ed
TED-Ed has video lessons and series by top educators, made into animated videos for kids.

(STEM) Lesson Plans
STEM lesson plans for ages PreK-20.

  

Resources Geared Toward Pre-School and Early Elementary School Children

Free eBook Library
Free e-books, math games and activities for ages 3-11.

Brain Pop Jr
Learning tools for STEM, social studies, reading/writing, health and arts for grades K-3.

Mystery Science: School Closure Planning
Science lessons for grades K-5.

Children’s Museum Houston Classroom Curriculum
Weather and science videos and activities for grades PreK-5.

ABCya Games
Reading and math games and activities for grades PreK-6.

Distance Learning with Zearn Math
Math lessons for grades K-5.

Disneynature Movies
Movies and complimentary educational materials for grades 2-6.

DK Find Out
Lessons in subjects such as history, science and coding.

Listenwise
Non-fiction audio stories covering ELA, social studies and science for grades 2-12.

Commonlit
Reading and writing lessons for grades 3-12.

National Geographic Kids Science Lab
Science experiments, videos and articles.

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities
Online read-alouds for elementary school children.

Sesame Street Caring for Each Other
Sesame Street is offering special resources during the crisis, including a virtual hug from Elmo.

  

Online Resources for Parents

50 Activities for Kids to Do While You Work at Home
Activities to preoccupy your kids while you work.

How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus: Tips from an Expert
Tips to talk to kids about the coronavirus.

The 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique: Manage Anxiety by Anchoring in the Present
Mindfulness techniques.