Author Read Alouds:

The Big List of Children’s Author Read Alouds & Activities

Major children’s publishers, including Penguin and HarperCollins, offer daily read-alouds and activities (updated August 2021). For more information, click here.

Audiobooks & Podcasts: 

There are plenty of educational and entertaining podcasts for kids, including NPR’s WOW in the World, Story Pirates and Brains On!

Curriculum-Based Websites:

Scholastic Learn at Home
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Scratch
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

DuoLingo
Duolingo’s free, bite-size lessons feel more like a game than a textbook, and that’s by design: Learning is easier when you’re having fun.

But Duolingo isn’t just a game. It’s based on a methodology proven to foster long-term retention, and a curriculum aligned to an international standard. Explore how language learning happens with Duolingo!

Crash Course Kids
Crash Course Kids is a grade school science show from the producers of Crash Course. They look at Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much much more with host Sabrina Cruz.

National Geographic Education
At National Geographic, we teach kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place. Our Resource Library offers high-quality, standards-based, educational resources and activities. Many of our free maps, lesson plans, imagery, interactives, and reference materials have been curated into collections grounded in the bold and transformative approach that National Geographic takes around science, exploration and storytelling.

Amazing Educational Resources
Many educational websites are offering free subscriptions during school closures. The Facebook group Amazing Educational Resources gathered them into a public spreadsheet. It includes resources for reading, math, history, Chinese, coding, music and more.

Open Culture
Free textbooks, movies and audiobooks and links to free online courses from professors

ck-12
Age-appropriate lessons in all subjects for different grades

Physical Fitness Websites:

Cosmic Kids Yoga has free yoga resources for young children. And Go Noodle features short videos to get kids moving.