LEARNING AT HOME – FREE ONLINE RESOURCES
With thousands of schools closed in an effort to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic, parents everywhere are finding themselves in the role of temporary at-home educators. This can be a daunting task, for sure. That’s where educational websites come in to support and inspire kids to continue to learn during this unexpected time. I gathered a list of fun sites and hope these can be useful in the coming months. Please feel free share other resources you come across – I will update the list regularly. Be well and stay safe.
Watch, listen and play games to learn all about amazing animals.
A fact-filled, fast-paced online magazine created especially for ages 6 and up.
Online stories aimed for the primary level. Each book includes supplemental curriculum aimed to strengthen comprehension, verbal and written skills.
Game-based math platform for students Grade 1 to 8.
Kids will wiggle and giggle as they devour thousands of “just right” books.
STARFALLChildren have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. Kindergarten to Grade 3.
Open-and-go hour-long science lessons that inspire kids to love science.
Interactive typing game for kids. Players will learn all about the alphabet and practice sight words, word families, and simple sentences. Jungle Junior will also teach children to associate each letter on the keyboard with the correct finger while improving alphabet recognition, dexterity, and familiarity with technology. Aimed at students in pre-k, kindergarten, and the 1st grade.
Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.
Go “into the book” to play games that practice reading strategies.
Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
Fun resources and online games for grades 4, 5, and 6 students, teachers and parents.
Children learn while playing games, watching videos and exploring entertaining and inspiring media.
Offers mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, K to Grade 12.
Online instructional videos and support for students on related math strands. KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12
Kids learn using games and videos featuring characters they already know and love.
Content is based on the Ontario Ministry of Education and is developed as a resource to support mathematics learning. KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12
Players master reading comprehension skills as they travel through the Squiggle Park worlds. Players build mastery of foundational reading skills through practice and play.
Schmoop offers study guides in a variety of subjects, including mythology, civics, film, history, science, and literature.
Streaming videos on issues of global importance from a Canadian perspective including documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works for based on Canadian curriculum, encourages critical thinking and student engagement. ALL SUBJECTS KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12
Educational games that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and more. These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they’re free.
Knowledge Adventure’s online educational games are categorized into different groups based on the age group and grade they’re meant for and the subjects they deal with. If you cannot find the learning game you want, look for it in the ‘All Games’ list on the homepage, where the games are listed in alphabetical order.
Over 1,000 SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES articles with vocabulary support and read-aloud features. KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 6
Over 150 SCIENCE articles with vocabulary support and read-aloud features. GRADE 4 TO 10
Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy. PRE-K TO GRADE 8
Boosts student engagement and fact fluency with free multiplayer educational games in math games, literacy and more.
Free online kids games that are both fun and educational. Builds skills in math, logic, memory, vocabulary, alphabet, spelling, geography, computer skills, color identification, shape identification and other problem solving. KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 8
Free educational games and videos for preschool and school aged kids 2-11 years old.
Curriculum-aligned nonfiction Canadian eBooks in French & English. GRADES 4 TO 8
Creative online games that teach foundational K-6 math skills. This program was designed and developed with Ontario students and educators.
Aims to help parents explore simple math concepts with their children (age 5-7) through stories.
High school students can review, refresh and extend their learning with teacher-facilitated online courses. Students can begin when they’d like and work at their own pace. This site will continue to be updated regularly. Grades 9 TO 12
Offers 17,000 educational videos in 13 different subject areas, geared at students in middle school, high school, and college