April 7, 2020

Free Online Resources for Kids While At Home

Dear Parents

Dozens of our students are stuck at home, unable to attend due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We miss them greatly and wish to see them again. Until we do though, we would love for them to continue to stay engaged and have fun at home. To make Parents lives easier, we have reviewed over 50 online resources for children and compiled a list of our 10 favorites.

Time Magazine – Time for Kids

Time Magazine for kids is free for the rest of the year. This special offer is giving free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and Your $ financial literacy magazine. Time for Kids.

Epic Books

Epic Books is the leading digital library for kids. This is by far our favorite online reading resource. It gives the kiddos the option of Read a longs, Audio books as well as self-reading books. The kiddos get points each time they finish a book. Epic Books

Teach Your Monster To Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning game that teaches your child phonics, sounds and how to read. This app which typically costs $9.99 is available to play for free online and on IOS. Teach Your Monster for IOS. Teach Your Monster Online.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is our favorite structured resource for kidergarteners and school age children. Their lesson plans are extremely well thought out and the lessons are interesting and keep the children engaged. This is the one I use personally with my son. Khan Academy

Storyline Online

The site features recognizable celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Deborah Messing reading popular children's books. Each month new titles are highlighted and a huge selection of books is available for free. Storybook Online


NumBots is a fun way to learn math online. The app is designed such that every child using the app can understand, recall and become fluent in mental addition and subtraction. A core skill to learn, that's always great to practice. The app which typically costs $9.99 is available for free for a short period of time. Numbots for IOS

Mystery Science

Mystery Science provides hands-on lessons that inspire kids to love science. Due to the school closures they have opened up a number of their most popular lessons, such as "Who invented PIzza?" and "How do germs get inside your body" for free. Mystery Science

Lakeshore Learning

For the parent looking for more structured lesson plans, Lakeshore Learning, a leading name in online education has a huge treasure trove of lesson plans, worksheets and learning at home videos for parents to browse through. Lakeshore Learning @ Home

Scholastic Learn At Home

Scholastic is the closest thing to a preschool replacement at home. They are offering weekly, themed lessons with audio lessons, videos, read along books and activities for children to do at home. If you're looking for an all in one solution - this is the place we would recommend. Scholastic Learn At Home


Sumdog provides math and spelling practice for your little ones. A recent study shows that using Sumdog Math for 30 minutes a week almost doubled student's fluency progress. Sumdog

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