Online Resources for Students at home

Online Educational Resources

 

With schools closing across the nation, parents and educators are stressing as they try to figure out how kids can learn and obtain their education from home. To make things a little easier, we have put together a list of resources that can be accessed online. We hope this will be helpful.

 

If you are panicking about what to do with your children over the next few weeks, here are some wise words from someone who has been homeschooling for 12 years:

"I want to let parents know that youth elementary age child only needs 1-2 hours of school per day (middle-school 2-3 hours/high school 3-4 hours). PLEASE don't expect them to spend 6-8 hours of school a day. That is not how homeschooling works. There are MANY resources availble to you, use them! Let them sleep in, it's good for their immune system. No need to get dressed. Talk to them about what they want to work on. Let them be part of the planning. Include 1 hour outside. Spend 1 hour reading. Chore time. Cook together. A LOT of math is done in the kitchen. This is a stressful time for all of us. Don't make it worse by stressing about school. Be gentle with your babies and yourself. If it gets frustrating, walk away."

 

 

Links to FREE resources:

 

 

FUN LEARNING WEBSITES (multiple subjects)

PBS kids

Learn with fun games and characters

 

Fun Brain

Play games while learning math and reading

 

Highlights Kids

Read, play games, do crafts, and science experiments

 

ABC YA

Practice math and reading skills with fun games

 

Scholastic Learning at Home

Large collection of activities for PreK-Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-9

 

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More

Full list of great resources

 

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings

Free trials and deals for online education

 

 

Reading/Story time

Into the Book

Play games that practice reading strategies

 

Seussville

Play, read, and hang out with Dr Seuss and all his friends

 

Storyline Online

Have some of your favorite stories read by moviestars

 

Starfall

Practice your phonics skills with read-along stories

 

Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!

Watch videos of children's authors reading their books

 

Sparkle Stories audio stories for children

30-day free trial

MATH & SCIENCE

Khan Academy

Free learning videos (science & math)

 

Dreambox Learning online math program

90-day free trial

 

40 Science Websites to Keep Kids Engaged and Entertained at Home

Links for Pre-school-High School

 

 

Geography/Nature/Animals

Switcheroo Zoo

Watch, listen and play games to learn about animals

 

National Geographic Kids

Learn about geography and fascinating animals

 

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links

Take field trips without leaving the house

 

20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids

 

 

Art

Guide to enjoying art at home

List of contests, museums, games, education, classes

 

10 University Art Classes You Can Take for Free Online

Art classes for older students and adults

 

 

Belizean History

Belize Living Heritage Website

Collection of materials on living heritage in Belize, the UNESCO 2003 Convention, and other related topics.

 

 

 

 

Fun activity ideas

Ideas for things to do with young children at home to encourage creativity and learning without electronics

Learning doesn't have to be all books & math - have some creative fun!

 

Ten Simple Toddler Activities

Even the youngest kids need something fun and stimulation to do

 


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