We’re getting deeper into summer and most of us are still staying home because of coronavirus stay-at-home guidelines. In most cases, this much of a challenge since a large yard or a nearby park can offer space for getting the wiggles out. But, for children that also want to keep their minds sharp (or for the parents that want this for them), there are free online learning resources for every type of learner at any age. Below are 25 online resources that might spark some interest. So, grab a bowl of ice cream and check these sites out.
- SplashLearn has activities including Comparing Numbers and 3 x 2 Digit Multiplication.
- Coolmath 4 Kids has maths games, lessons, brain teasers, and more for ages 6 to 18.
- Math Blaster is a collection of outer-space themed maths games.
- Math Games has a collection of activities and games for learners in Years 1 to 9, that can be done both online and offline.
- Project Gutenberg is a collection of over 60,000 free eBooks that can be downloaded or read online (note - most books were published before 1924).
- International Children’s Digital Library is a collection of books and stories from around the world so that learners from different cultures and languages are represented.
- Storyline Online streams videos featuring popular actors reading children’s books, including Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White and The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen read by Oprah Winfrey.
- Classroom Cereal is a collection of stories that help learners practise grammar skills.
- PhonicsPlay is a collection of resources and games for strengthening phonics learning for young learners.
- Ranger Rick is a collection of resources including crafts, games, magazines, and videos on wildlife.
- Get Body Smart includes animated text narrations and quizzes explaining human body systems which is great for every age of learner, including adult!
- Smithsonian Science Education Center has free STEM games and simulations that are designed for focused science learning, ranging from Physical Science for Primary to Earth Science for Secondary.
- Physics Central has a collection of physics-based comic books (yes, COMIC BOOKS!) that are great for those who love this genre of writing.
- Doctor Mozart has flashcards for those learning to read music notes and need review. Explore the site for free videos and workbooks, too.
- Classics for Kids encourages young ones to learn more about classical music and the composers behind them.
- ColorOurCollections invites learners (of all ages) to try their hand at adding colour to art from collections around the world.
- The Paleontology Portal is another site for learners of all ages, especially for those who are interested in everything ‘fossil’.
- Science News for Students is a great site for learners in secondary and up who lean heavily towards all things science.
- The Code Academy helps those interested, especially in Years 11 and up, learn how to code and just about anything tech-related.
- Draw Every Day with JJK is a collection of YouTube videos by author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka who guides young artists through drawing with episodes such as ‘Motion Lines’ and ‘Doodling as Meditation’.
All Subjects/All Ages
- EdHelper has an extensive collection of worksheets for learners from Years 1 to 13, including cursive practice (Whoot! Whoot!).
- Eduprintables is just that, a collection of printable activities, books, diagrams, and worksheets for younger learners (primary).
- NeoK12 has an extensive library of activities and games on a variety of topics such as Chemical Reactions.
- 123 Homeschool 4 Me has a collection of over 1 million free worksheets for learners in Year 1 to 7.
- Learning Games for Kids has fun online games and songs for learners that include typing practice and jigsaw puzzles.