Keep Kids Learning

School's Out. 

Below are a few resources that we've gathered to keep kids learning. 

Want more? Check out this list of all lists 

Thank you to all our tuned-in listeners who contribute to our ever-growing page of go-to information.


Race Resources

  1. The ABC's of diversity from the New York Times. Tips on how to embrace differences and explain race and social justice to kids.

  2. Fighting Hate at every age. Great strategies from Parents Magazine, no matter how young your kids are.

  3. The Conscious Kid. Loads of great places and spaces to improve understanding. 

  4. White Silence. NPR's discussion on how white parents can start the conversation, even if they don't entirely understand it.

   5. Popular books & movies. A list of the best reads and watches to help kids appreciate diversity.

Virtual Field Trips

  1. Goat 2 Meeting. "Sweet Farm" in California will spice up a classroom zoom meeting with a llama - or take kids on a virtual tour for free. Sign up here    

  2. The Zoo. Wish you could go to the zoo and feel the calm of those darling animals? You can. San Diego Zoo has over 10 live cams (think "Koala Cam"). Here are some other zoos and aquariums offering virtual experiences: Atlanta Zoo, Houston Zoo, Georgia Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium. Bronx Zoo.

  3. A Night at the Museum. Google Arts & Culture (app) teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. We bet you'll be as amazed as we are.

  4. A Trip into Space. Boeing and Discovery Education created a virtual field trip to historic Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to inspire the world through aerospace innovation or get starry-eyed with a photo taken by the Hubble Telescope on your birthday. Cosmic Photos

  5. The Great Wall of China. Kids are hearing a lot about China these days but have they visited what is considered a wonder of the world? The Great Wall has a history of over 2,000 years and spans more than 3,000 miles.    

  6. Just for Fun. Disney Parks are closed until June, but why not visit virtually? Hop on and enjoy rides with or without VR equipment at Virtual Disney Rides  or take in Disneyland's new "Magic Happens" parade, right from your couch. Virtual Disney Parade.

Free Learning Tools

  1. Bamboo Learning  Free, voice-based educational apps for kids age 5-12: Just say “Alexa, open Bamboo Learning” to open a world of active, conversational skills with Bamboo Books, Bamboo Math, Bamboo Luminaries, Highlights Storybooks, and Bamboo Music!  

  2. NatGeoForKids Ages 8+ Geography, animals and more.

  3. Scholastic Learn at Home. Grades 3-5. Fantastic curriculum that breaks the day into engaging, interactive lessons.

  4. Scholastic Learn at Home. Grades 6+ . Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

  5. We've curated this teacher-focused list of free learning resources. You'll find them organized by grade.  

  6. The list of all lists.  This ever-growing list ranges from tutoring to interactive reading sites, virtual field trips and beyond.

Virtual Study Groups & Classrooms

  1. Cisco Webex  Free video conferencing for teachers and schools; content and resources to keep classrooms connected.   

  2. Adobe Connect Starting this week, Adobe is providing free 90-day access for Adobe Connect (until July 1st, 2020).  Individuals and businesses who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants for free for up to 90 days if they sign-up for a trial license between now and July 1st.

  3. Zoom. Free video and audio conferencing offered to schools. 

  4. Airdeck Online platform that allows you to create narrated presentations. AirDeck is giving educators a free Pro license ($400 value), using coupon code: FRIENDS. Tell your teachers!

Celebs Pitching In

  1. Harry at Home.  JK Rowling has launched an online Potter hub to keep kids educated and entertained.

  2. Some Good News.  Actor John Krasinski finds the good and delivers it as only he can. Watch it here.

  3. Read to me. Josh Gad of "Frozen" fame, Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams are among the A-listers reading books to kids. Storytime on Instagram.

  4. Sing to me. Lin-Manuel Miranda releases a free, never-before-heard  song from "Hamilton."

Other Noteworthy Resources

  1. Endeavor Rx. A soon-to-be-released, interactive video game approved by the FDA to help cognitive function. Doctor's prescription required.

  2. We're Going to be OK. A free children's ebook on staying healthy and coping with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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We're always adding to our list. Have you discovered a book, website, activity guide, playlist, or anything else that you've found helpful and think other people might want to know about?

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