Here’s a list of educational sites to keep your children’s minds sharp

Mar 21, 2020 by

Your kids can take a drawing lesson from children’s author Mo Willems.

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Children’s author Mo Willems is hosting “Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems” weekdays at 1 p.m

As families across the country adjust to homeschooling their children during the coronavirus pandemic, education professionals are releasing lists of websites that can help, and celebrities are engaging children online with reading and drawing sessions.

Your kids can listen to books read by celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Jimmy Fallon, and Jennifer Garner as part of #SaveWithStories, a program to encourage donations to Save the Children and No Kid Hungry during the pandemic. Kids can also read and draw with some of their favorite authors and illustrators. Mo Willems, author of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” is hosting Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems weekdays at 1 p.m., and Scott Magoon, author of “The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!” is hosting a  weekly read-and-draw along for kids.

Local cultural institutions such as the Boston Children’s Museum and Zoo New England offer free online learning resources for families. The Boston Children’s Museum’s Beyond the Chalkboard is full of hundreds of activities in the categories of science, literacy, art, math, and more. The museum’s STEM Sprouts Teaching Guide offers science, technology, engineering, and math activities for preschoolers, and its 100 Ways to Play is full of activity ideas for families. Animal-loving kids will find arts and crafts and other activities at Zoo New England’s Kids Corner.

Parents looking for still more ways to keep their children’s minds sharp can turn to The Learning Network, a free resource from The New York Times where students can practice reading, writing, and thinking using the newspaper’s journalism.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the following list of free educational websites for parents, which covers everything from reading and math to yoga and virtual musical instruments:

More than 300,000 printable worksheets for toddlers to teens:
Daily recommendations of websites to help kids learn:
Learning materials for pre-K to Grade 8:
More than 30,000 learning materials for pre-K to Grade 12:
Learning materials for grades K-3:
Learning materials for pre-K to Grade 8:
Learning materials pre-K to high school:
Learning materials for high school:
Preschool materials:
For help finding and fixing learning gaps:
Educational videos:
Flash cards, coloring pages, worksheets:
Flash cards:
More than 7,000 videos in 13 subject areas:
Learning materials for all subjects:
Videos, lessons for all subjects:
Videos for grades 3-12:
Videos for all subjects:
Coloring pages:
Voice-based learning:
Movement and mindfulness:
Online education program:
Online homeschool platform for pre-K to 12:
At-home projects for kids ages 2 and up:
Daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking:
Daily activities kids can do on their own:
Educational materials for kids ages 4-8:
Printables for kids up to age 6:
Printables for students in pre-K to Grade 2:
Learning materials for high-performing students:
Learning games:
Crafts, projects, and recipes:
For students to practice a variety of topics:
Critical thinking for grades K-6:
Games for all subjects pre-K to Grade 5:
Games for all subjects K-8:
Activities for toddlers:
Games, recipes, crafts:
Occupation-centered activities:
Three weeks of maker stations:
Crafts, activities, mazes:
Crafts, activities, finger plays:
Educational games:
Printable board games, activities:

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    Thanks for the helpful article! You can also check this It’s a free tool for kids and adults. I created coloring pages for my kids from my photos for a couple of minutes.

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