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Learning Resources For Kids

With schools closed for at least another two weeks, we know that the challenges of keeping your kids occupied at home are mounting.

We know it is going to be incredibly hard to keep your cooped-up kids from bouncing off the walls, away from excessive time in front of screens and their learning on track. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of free online learning and activity resources. We hope that these resources will help you nurture your kids’ creativity and curiosity and keep them learning, active and entertained over the next couple weeks.

** The Ontario Government has provided the following website for high-school students to keep up with their learning: 

Online Learning

For Reading and Writing

Scholastic’s Learn from Home
Interactive reading activities for all grade levels

Storyline Online
Great stories read aloud

Homer’s Speakaboos
Read-a-Longs for beginner readers

Tumble Book Library
Online books for every reading level

For Science and Technology

Bill Nye the Science Guy
An oldie but a goodie

Sid the Science Kid
Games and videos to teach your child about the world around them

How it’s Made
Learn how everything from Lego to stuffed olives are made

Wild Kratts
Learn all about wild animals through games and videos

For Math

Math Playground
Math games for grades K-6

PBS Math Games
Learn numbers, shapes, measurements and more

Music, Art and Drama

PBS Music Games
Games to keep the tunes coming

Art for Kids Hub
Drawing tutorials for everything from llamas to leprechauns

37 Fun Drama Activities
Channel your child’s inner drama king or queen

Social Studies

World Geography Games
Learn all about the world around you

National Geographic Kids
Learn about historical events and famous people from the past with games, videos and articles

All Around Learning Champion:

Sesame Street
Tried and true, the gold standard of educational children’s television

Brain Break Energy Busters

Need to give those little brains a break and burn off some energy? Try out these YouTube channels:

Dance routines to get kids moving

Debbie Do
Great movement routines to simple songs, perfect for younger kids.

Cosmic Kids Yoga
yoga routines presented as adventures for kids.

The Learning Station
fun action songs kids will love

Screen-Free Play

Here are our best all-round picks for keeping little ones occupied that don’t involve screens:

  • Play-Doh
  • Lego
  • Puzzles
  • Board games
  • Arts, Crafts, colouring books (offer glitter and glue at your own risk ?)
  • Books
  • Audio Books
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