During these unprecedented times, many of us are working or running businesses from our kitchen tables while also parenting and homeschooling. The moms (and dads!) in our community helped us compile a list of educational sites, podcasts, activities and more for the whole family.
EDUCATION SITES & TIPS
Scholastic Learn at Home
Twenty days of lessons and content for grades K through 9.
Instructional videos and practice exercises in a variety of subjects!
Google Education’s Distance Learning
Providing a variety of distance learning resources for both educators and parents.
A Google resource that provides information and tools to help educators and support remote learning during the coronavirus outbreak.
Wide Open School
A partnership between 25 organizations, including PBS, Apple, and Comcast, to provide free resources for educators and students.
Your favorite actors and celebrities reading childhood favorites and classic tales!
Reads from one of his many popular children’s books live on Instagram each day.
10-minute videos of Sophie reading from her favorite books, posted to Instagram every few days.
Hosts a daily children’s book club live on Instagram where he reads from one of his books. The series is scheduled to continue for the next month.
Story Time From Space
Astronauts read books aloud while the text and images from the book are displayed on the screen.
Zoopkeepers are hosting Facebook Live “Home Safaris” daily and offering corresponding activities to do at home.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Offering live streams to watch the animals in their aquarium habitats.
American Museum of Natural History
While the museum is closed, they are offering a variety of online content, including a science website for kids and virtual tours of the exhibits.
ALL THE ARTS
A performing arts center offering online musical theater programs featuring theater pros.
The popular artist and writer hosts a “lunchtime doodle” once a day with the Kennedy Center.
Daily art classes for both kids and adults live on Instagram with the hashtag #quarantineartclub
Daily drawing classes for kids and adults live on Instagram with the hashtag #drawtogether
Drawing camp for kids live on Instagram.
The children’s book illustrator hosts a daily YouTube series for kids, “Draw every day with JJF.”
Series of illustrated activities, including blank comic book pages for kids to design themselves, all archived on his website.
Daily Instagram livestream featuring drawing classes for toddlers.
Instructional classes for kids live on Instagram, such as making animal masks out of cereal boxes.
Art for Kids Hub
From drawing to origami, this hub has videos organized by age range.
YouTube yoga series for kids that promotes movement and mindfulness.
Yoga with Adrienne
Experience this YouTuber’s yoga classes for people of all ages!
PE with Joe Wicks
Body coach Joe Wicks is sharing daily PE classes for kids (and adults!) on his YouTube.
Storytelling podcast for kids by Gimlet Media.
Wow in the World
NPR podcast for kids focusing on science and technology.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
NPR podcast led by kids asking questions and the hosts explore answers.
Musical podcast for kids
Science podcast for both kids and adults from American Public Media.
Folktales adapted into radio plays with music.
The Tales of Deputy Guppy
Children’s storytelling podcast with weekly episodes that tell the story of Deputy Guppy.
Bedtime stories for kids of all ages.
Great for bedtime featuring mindfulness and relaxation stories for kids.
The Two Princes
A storytelling podcast that tells the love story of Princes Rupert and Amir in weekly episodes.
Professor Theo’s Mystery Lab
Weekly episodes tell the story of Professor Theo and his lab of superheroes, giant bugs, time traveling and more.
Tales from the Moosiverse
Weekly series that tells the tale of animals in Maine as they save the world from being turned to chocolate.
Some of its kids’ programming, including books and audio stories, is now available without a Prime membership as long as schools remain closed.
Child Mind Institute
Offering online mental health resources for parents.