Is your family stuck at home and looking for free learning and travel sites for children? Check out this definitive list of free virtual learning resources for children ages 2-18!
Top 14 Free Learning Sites for Children:
BrainPop offers free animated videos for children grades K-12 covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
2. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a free education site offering courses for children ages 2-18. Courses range from early learning phonics to AP Calculus and SAT test prep.
This site provides free videos promoting mindfulness and movement for young children. Keeping young children active encourages having fun and improves their ability to focus on academics and distance learning.
4. Mr. Demaio
A third-grade teacher in New Jersey, Mr. Demaio teaches history, science, geography, and math on his YouTube channel with the help of comical puppets, quirky animation, and catchy songs!
This site provides a collection of children’s stories read aloud by beloved celebrities like Betty White, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Bell, James Earl Jones and more.
ABCYa offers free games for grades pre-K through 6 focusing on building skills in math, phonics, vocabulary, typing and more!
This site is a great resource for free games for early learners. Young children can work on problem solving skills with their favorite PBS characters like Clifford, Elmo, and Daniel Tiger!
This site offers free printable worksheets for pre-K through 6 . Although most of the worksheets focus on math, there are some available that focus on holiday themes and handwriting skills as well.
Explore British and world history through free animated videos from the BBC! Introduce children to ancient worlds and famous historical figures throughout the world.
10. PBS Nova
PBS Nova provides online documentaries covering a wide range of topics, including outer space, cultures, and current events. These free videos are perfect for teaching older children at home!
Explore high-resolution photos from over 2000 leading museums and archives all around the world! Children will love the virtual tours of famous sites and admiring world-renowned masterpieces.
Though the zoo is currently closed to visitors, you can visit all your favorite animals virtually! The San Diego Zoo is streaming live cam footage of its polar bears, African penguins, tigers, elephants, giraffes, koalas and more. Plus, you can read interesting information about all their animals to add to the learning experience!
Watch live streams of Georgia Aquarium’s sea otters, jellyfish, beluga whales, stingrays, sharks, and sea lions! The site also offers fascinating facts on marine wildlife. Children – and adults – will love watching the Ocean Voyager webcam and waiting to spot the whale shark (the largest fish in the sea)!
14. 360 Cities
This site offers a large collection of panoramic photos and videos from across the globe. Explore everything from major cities, the pyramids, and rainforests! This is a fun way for au pairs to introduce their culture to host families.
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