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Home-Based Learning and

Family Resources

We are all grappling with unprecedented challenges raised by COVID-19. But as we begin to mobilize solutions and confront these challenges together, the significance of our connections with one another as individuals, families and communities becomes even more clear. See the below links as we have gathered some suggestions for resources for our families.



Mystery Science - Some of the most popular science lessons.

Scholastic - Free learning resources by grade level.

Khan Academy - Provides a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

ABC Mouse - Learning tool for ages 2-8 (Free for 30 days)

Join High Brow - Educational videos (Free for 30 days)

ABCYA- Learning games for Pre-K to Grade 8.

ReadWorks - K-Grade12 Poems.

The Children's Poetry Archive - Listen to the world's best poetry read out aloud.

ReadWriteThink - Poetry Student Interactives.

24 Ways to Teach and Learn About Poetry with the New York Times

Reading Rockets - Some of the most well-loved children's poets.



20 Virtual Field Trips -  Visit destinations around the world.

30 Virtual Field Trips - A well-organized chart, with links.

FUTURE U. - Best for Earth Day. See how Boeing is incorporating sustainable practices and innovations.

Georgia Aquarium - Check out some live views.

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Science website by American Museum of Natural History 

Youtube Learning Hub - Universe of educational videos.

TED-Ed - Think Like A Coder - Great resource for Coding.

PBS Kids -  Great educational activities and games for Early Childhood Campus students.

Tynker -  Free coding lessons and games for Lower and Upper Campus students.

Typing club - Great resource for kids to learn to type properly.

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Virtual Tour (Machu Picchu 101 | National GeographicGalapagos Islands, EcuadorGreat Barrier Reef, AustraliaPetra, Jordan- The Stone CityTorres del Paine- Patagonia, ChileOld City of Dubrovnik, CroatiaAgra Fort, IndiaRed Square, RussiaVenice, ItalyMont St. Michel, France)

Virtual museum tours - Great resource for a global museum tour.

TimeLooper -  Immersive storytelling experiences in virtual reality.

Prodigy Math Game - Fun math games for grades 1- 8

Cincinnati Zoo - Virtual safaris every day.

Paris Ballet - Free live streams and performances.

Center for Puppetry Arts - Free workshops, tours & shows.

NASA - Entire media library publicly accessible and copyright-free.

Unemployed NYC musicians offering lessons 

Geography Resource - Learn More About our World!



Cosmic Kids Yoga - FREE yoga online with fun characters and stories.

GoNoodle - Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

iNaturalist -  Use this app to identify species while you hike. 

KiwiCo - Create different craft boxes.

Made by Joel - Tons of crafts and activities.

TinkerLab- Projects for different age groups.

Create an indoor fort with chairs and blankets.



300k Free ebooks from NY Public Library - "Borrow" ebooks.

Learning Ally -  $135 Annual Membership Fee ($12 per month)

Audible - Free 30-Day Trial.

Libby - Library ebooks & audiobooks

Tumble Book Library 



Story Pirates

Wow in the World

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

Ear Snacks

Brains on!

Circle Round

The Tales of Deputy Guppy

Stories Podcast

Peace Out

The Two Princes 

Professor Theo’s Mystery Lab

Tales from the Moosiverse (“Blends the heart and playfulness of traditional British stories like A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland with a rich tapestry of characters and shared universe crossovers similar to Marvel Comics.”)



Please evaluate the ideas below with consideration for what is best for your family and health circumstances as well as following all CDC guidelines and State and City laws during the state of emergency.

 "Share Words of Encouragement and Support to our Healthcare Workers."

Get some fresh air. Walk to a grocery store, take pictures, etc.

Have your child(ren) pick a topic to discuss.

Go through all the old mail laying around the house. 

Bake something.

Have your child(ren) write a letter and/or emails to a different friend or family member each day.

Video chat with family and friends.

Start your outdoor and/or indoor garden.

Learn the parts of plants/flowers & how they grow.

Have your child(ren) help with house chores.

Write a short story & illustrate it together.

Create a mad-lib game.

Play board or card games

Card making/scrapbooking projects.

Make tents and reading caves

Have a shadow show in the reading tent. Use some blankets over chairs or a tables.

Start family puzzles that have 500-1000 pieces.

Start your spring cleaning! 

Paint, draw, make your own slime, play dough or kinetic sand.

Zumba or Dance-along videos on YouTube

Check out Pinterest for ideas for activities, games, crafts, etc.

Create scavenger hunts where kids can follow clues through the house to a "treasure" at the end.

Popcorn & movie club

Do a study on planets, then have the kids create their own planets and spread out around the house.

Find some fun physics experiments such as making a bridge out of straws, egg drop protectors, paper airplanes, etc.

Virtual Live DJ sets & related DJ discussions - Nowadays- every night, 8pm to Midnight.


With collective action, we can face this challenge together!

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