10 Free Resources For Families And Kids While Everyone Is Stuck At Home

Written by The Schola Team

March 23, 2020

As families are being told to stay home during the COVID-19 virus, it is hard to keep your kids out of trouble and find things to do during the day. Here are 10 different resources ranging from educational videos to live webcams of animals in zoos to exploring the National Parks virtually.

#1: Scholastic Books- Learn At Home

 Scholastic Books has created a place for parents to help their kids learn more and to gain more knowledge on certain subjects.   

#2: ABCmouse- Free 30-day trial

ABCmouse is an award winning program that helps your kids learn while playing games and reading books. ABCmouse is an awesome way to give your kids some time to play games during some quiet time while stuck at home. 

#3: NASA- Teachable Moments

NASA is offering many different things to experience and learn more about. You can check out more about Mars and other planets or even a hidden world. NASA also has videos and projects that go with different lessons. This is a great program to help implement science into your child’s day to day activities while at home. 

#4: Kids Science Experiments

Science Fun For Everyone is a great website that has many different science experiments with detailed instructions. 

#5: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Mo Willems is a children’s author and artist. Willems is hosting a drawing time every weekday at 1 pm ET and then they will be posted on YouTube. This would be something fun to do with your kids as Willems shows you how to draw one of his characters from his books! 

#6: Explore the National Parks

This resource is the coolest one yet! The National Parks partnered with Google and made a virtual tour of some National Parks. This website it very interactive with a tour with a Park Ranger and then an option to move your screen around to see more about the park. This is a great option for a “field trip” during the school day!

#7: Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams 

These live cams of fish, penguins, and sharks is such a relaxing thing to watch. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is offering free live cams to see their animals while we are stuck at home. Check out these cool animals and see what they are up to! 

#8: Check out Mars

Check out what Mars looks like and see the rover they have up on Mars. This is very interactive and can give many different lessons in science when you look at in depth. 

#9: Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute- Webcams

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has some webcams up to watch some animals like elephants, pandas and lions. Watching animals is very calming and a fun thing to do especially during feeding time! 

#10: Check out some famous artwork

Google Arts and Culture created a way for you to see a whole bunch of different art in different Art Museums. This is a great way to incorporate art into your child’s school work. You can click on an actual piece of artwork and it will give you a paragraph of information about the piece and the artist. 

Having your children home for the rest of the school year can be stressful and a lot of extra work for you on top of the work you already have to do. Here at Schola, we understand what you are going through. We hope these resources are helpful and you are able to use them to help your children learn more. 

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