The Parents Guide to Distance Learning: 45 Online Educational Resources


29. ASU’s Ask A Biologist

Best for: Supplementing your child’s biology class, or productive free time. Arizona State’s Ask A Biologist section gives parents, teachers, and students free access to stories, galleries, puzzles, activities, and podcasts covering an array of biology topics.

Age Range: Grades K – 12th

30. Edheads

Best for: Parents looking for science games to supplement their children’s STEM classes. Edheads covers different topics of science, from anatomy to technology with fun, interactive games.

Age Range: Grades 2nd – 12th

31. Mystery Science

Best for: Ready-made science lessons for younger children.

Age Range: Grades K-5

32. Science Bob

Best for: Science experiments.

Age Range: Grades K – 8th

Programming & IT

33. Scratch

Best for: Introducing children to programming. The MIT Media Lab created Scratch, a block-based visual programming language and website where kids can create online projects.

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 12th


34. Raddish Kids

Best for: Teaching kids how to cook at home. Raddish Kids is a monthly “cooking class” subscription that includes three recipe guides, a kitchen experiment or craft, three culinary skill lessons, and a grocery list in each box.

Age Range: Grades K – 9th+

35. Food Network — Cooking With Kids

Best for: Anyone. The Food Network’s Cooking With Kids section is free to use and has hundreds of family-friendly recipes that are easy to follow at home.

Age Range: All ages


36. Chrome Music Lab

Best for: Anyone with young children. This program allows kids to learn music at home through virtual experiments and by connecting music to science, art, math, and more.

Age Range: All ages, but mostly geared towards younger children

Visual Arts

37. The Kennedy Center

Best for: Age-appropriate art lessons. The Kennedy Center has a library of free lessons and allows users to filter by age, arts subject, related topics and lesson length.

Age Range: Grades K – 12th

World Languages

38. Duolingo

Best for: Anyone. Duolingo features quick games to help you learn a new language or brush up on your skills. This program is available in 36 languages with free access from a mobile device or computer.

Age Range: 

  • 13+ for Duolingo
  • 4+ for Duolingo Kids app

39. Habbi Habbi

Best for: Interactive, screen-free learning of a second language. Habbi Habbi is a language learning program for children that uses real books to teach.

Age Range: Preschool and early elementary-aged children (or a little older if they are new to the language)

Virtual Field Trips

40. Boston Children’s Museum

Best for: Getting your child excited about art and creating things. Take a virtual trip to the second oldest children’s museum in the United States.

Age Range: All ages, but geared towards younger children

41. Discovery Education

Best for: Anyone. Discovery Education has cost-free virtual field trips in many subject matter, including human rights, engineering, biology, technology, sports, agriculture, and much more.

Age Range: All ages, but geared towards older children

42. Farm Food 360

Best for: Mimicking a classic farm field trip for children. Virtually visit a variety of Canadian farms through 360-degree videos or your virtual reality headset on Farm Food 360.

Age Range: All ages

43. The Louvre Museum

Best for: Older children. While most virtual field trips are geared towards younger children, your middle and high school kids will love the free sources available to them on the Louvre’s website.

Age Range: All ages, but geared towards older children

44. San Diego Zoo Kids

Best for: Keeping younger children entertained. Consistently ranked as one of the best zoos in the world, now you can visit the San Diego Zoo from your home.

Age Range: All ages

45. Yellowstone National Park

Best for: Kids who love the outdoors, or teaching your child about one of the most famous parks in the world.

Age Range: All ages


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