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Kids Corner – Educational Resources for Home

Mar 16, 2020

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” – B. B. King

BCTV has created this page to collect and share free access, online resources to keep children engaged with educational materials while they are not in school due to COVID-19 closures. Many schools are also providing resources to students, and we encourage you to check with your local school districts for any items that they may distribute.

This is also a wonderful time for creative arts and reading. Many of our local libraries offer online or digital materials options, too!

If you are having difficulty communicating with your child about this public health situation, the PA Department of Health has issued this helpful guide: Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

We will continue to add additional resources to this page.

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JUST ADDED: Free Video Read Along: https://www.indypl.org/blog/for-parents/free-video-read-alouds

Audio Books for all ages: https://stories.audible.com/discovery

 My Capstone Library: http://www.mycapstonelibrary.com/login/index.html

 Storybots: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkd-BQZOkCVYk10rM_IUEcw

Tween Tribune English and Spanishhttps://www.tweentribune.com/category/spanish/

Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under: https://www.getepic.com/

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing:  https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Engage students with thousands of texts on topic: https://newsela.com/about/content/browse-content/

Vocabulary Words and Reading Comprehension:  https://www.spellingcity.com/

Pre-school Library is full of great activities for you to explore: https://www.storyplace.org/front

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Key standards for K-8:https://pages.sumdog.com/

1st-8th grade pratice math:  https://www.prodigygame.com/

 Topics range from the sublime to the ridiculous: https://www.numberphile.com/videos

Printable Math worksheet: https://www.math-drills.com/

Compute expert-level answers using breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology: https://www.wolframalpha.com/

Curriculum-aligned interactive practice and videos: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/engageny

Explore, deduce, create! Math and algebra puzzles: https://solveme.edc.org/Mobiles.html

Free source of multiple Math web-based apps:  https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/apps

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JUST ADDED: From our Friends at Berks Nature: https://www.facebook.com/BerksNature/

JUST ADDED: National Weather Service Education: https://www.weather.gov/owlie/

Kid’s club: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Free Pyhsics, Chem, and Earth Science: https://phet.colorado.edu/

 Science experiments with instructions: https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/

New way of learning with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR): https://edu.google.com/products/vr-ar/expeditions/?modal_active=none

Podcasts and recorded lessons on various facts: https://www.brainson.org/

Astronauts record themselves reading these books to the children of Earth: https://storytimefromspace.com/

Virtual Farm Tours While You’re Stuck at Home: http://origin.americandairy.com/

San Diego Live Animal Cams: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Inspire the world through aerospace: https://www.boeingfutureu.com/

Experiments, Fun and Quizzes: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

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 Online games that teach about digital safety and citizenship: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

 Creative tools, drawing, music, and more can be made more accessible: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/collection/creatability

Create your own interactive games: https://code.org/learn

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 The Brain Scoop: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop/featured

The World’s Constitutions to read, search, and explore:  https://www.constituteproject.org/

 Igniting the explorer in all of us: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

20 Virtual field trips to take with your kids: https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html

Explore a range of civic opportunities and dilemmas, Dialogue, Voice, and Action: https://www.digitalcivicstoolkit.org/

13.8 Billion Years of History. Free. Online. Awesome.: https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

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JUST ADDED: Educational on Netflix: https://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix/

JUST ADDED: Pebble Go: https://pebblego.com/parent-resources

Kids Activity Pack: https://www.visitpaamericana.com/

From our Friends at RSD: https://www.readingsd.org/familyactivities?fbclid=IwAR3ElOUO3wOMyB4lJl0cEa8m4HW3oy107DyeIVALgJ3VqI1AztkP_pTk4qs

Comprehensive K-12 curriculum: https://www.ixl.com/

Educational Games for Kids: https://www.abcya.com/parents_teachers/

Albert is a learning companion students learn best by doinghttps://www.albert.io/home

Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

America’s largest classroom educational media helps prepare children for success: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

Learn a language for free. Forever.: https://www.duolingo.com/

NPR for kids:  https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

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NY Philharmonic: https://www.nyphilkids.org/?fbclid=IwAR3xHT-q1xMLw5moFWJrTeDcgmLXYZB59DeAgZr2KScrJt41FBUGBQaJpN8

Glenn Higgins Kids Fitness: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvuT1Bjs2VSF0Yqahj8VAKBwyYFnLJIDa

YMCA Free Fitness: ymca360.org

Step into the wonderful world of Dr. Suess: https://www.seussville.com/classroom_activities/2020-census/

 Learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Classic Paint has been reimagined: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/paint-3d/9nblggh5fv99?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Make some noise, explore a new sound, create a song or collaborate with others: https://www.soundtrap.com/

Need to get your kids off the couch? Here you go: https://playtivities.com/sidewalk-obstacle-course/

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JUST ADDED: https://www.albert.io/solutions-covid-19-distance-learning

High School Test Prep: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

Where ap students study together: https://fiveable.me/

Curriculum-aligned interactive practice and videos: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

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Virtual Tour of Louvre: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Google Arts and Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en&tab=pop

 

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Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation designed especially for kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Free Social-Emotional Learning Activities: https://www.centervention.com/social-emotional-learning-activities/

Breathing Buddy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scqFHGI_nZE

Destress during Covid-19: Daniel Tiger/PBS/Thriving -youtube

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