education

One of the more devastating parts of the coronavirus outbreak is that everyone’s life is essentially on hold. Schools across the country are out for an extended period of time, and even though it’s technically summer break, we don’t know if and when a regular school year will return. If you’re lucky enough to be able to work from home, this won’t create the need for child care, but there’s still the issue of their education. There’s a real fear for a lot of parents that having the kids out of school for an extended period of time will put them behind the curve where education is concerned. Still, not everyone has the money or ability to homeschool.

Luckily, there are a lot of great educational resources out there that can help you through this trying time. The following companies and services are offering free educational materials or subscriptions so your kids can continue to be educated from the comfort of their home during their extended break.

Check out the following companies and subscribe to the ones that you feel will most benefit your kids. It’s free, easy, and will keep your kids learning while they are at home.

We’ve done our best to split these into sections so you can easily find what will work best for you.

 

Free Printable Worksheets and Educational Activities

ABCmouse (free 30-day trial)

123 Homeschool for Me

5 Minute Crafts

All Kids Network

Classroom Cereal

Coloring Nature

EdHelper

GreatSchools Printables

The Kidz Page

Sheppard Software

Worksheet Fun

 

Kids Under 12

ABCmouse (free 30-day trial)

Beanstalk

Bedtime Math

Dreambox

DreamScape

Education Galaxy

Eduplace – Math

Eduplace – Spelling

Fun Brain

JumpStart

Kind World Explorers

PBS Kids

Purple Mash

Mystery Science

Sesame Street

Starfall

Walkabouts

 

Online Books & Media Programs

American Archive

Artrageous with Nate

Bamboo Learning

EBLI Reads

Music Lab

National Geographic Kids

Project Gutenberg

Virtual Field Trips

 

Programs for K-12

ABCmouse (free 30-day trial)

3P Learning

Arcademics

Biology Simulations

CanFigureIt – Geometry

ChemCollective

ChemMatters

CK-12

Code.org

Common Lit

Cool Math

Discovery K12

Duolingo

Eduplace – English

Elementari

Khan Academy

MathScore

Penpal Schools

Scholastic Learn @ Home

 

Programs for Disabled Children

Accessibyte (offering remote learning apps for Blind, Deaf, and learning disabilities)

Boardmaker (suited to more visual learners and children with learning disabilities)

Royal Blind (offering games and worksheets in Braille)

 

Hopefully, these resources help you keep your kids on the right path while they are not in school. Feel free to let us know what other free resources you’re using while the kids are home.