Top 10 e-learning options for kids
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ABCMouse provides online curriculum in reading, math, science, and art/colors for children ages 2 to 8. The site has 10 levels, more than 850 lessons, and 9,000 individual learning activities. The early learning academy is typically about $120 per year, but users can now receive 49% off an annual subscription.
Try ABCMouse for free for 30 days.
2. Adventure Academy
From the creators of ABCMouse, Adventure Academy brings reading, math, science, and more to kids ages 8 to 13. The curriculum appears like a video game, allowing kids to create a character and embark on educational adventures. They can even play online with their friends through the platform, facilitating connectivity while still practicing social distancing.
Similar to ABCMouse, Adventure Academy is usually about $120 for an annual subscription, but users can now save 49% when signing up.
3. Amazon Future Engineer Program
With so many US schools temporarily closed, Amazon released free online computer science classes for affected students and teachers. The classes are geared toward those in middle and high school, including Advanced Placement, and are provided through Edhesive. The classes will be free through Aug. 31, 2020.
Explore the Amazon Future Engineer Program’s classes for free here.
BrainPOP is a site that offers animated lessons for science, social studies, English, math, arts and music, health and SEL, engineering and tech, and even news. For students facing school closures across the country, BrainPOP is offering free access to its classes to help keep kids on track with their studies.
BrainPOP has classes for all ages and offers three options for free distance learning. The options include free teacher access, free school access, and free family access.
Try out all of BrainPOP’s offerings here.
HippoCampus offers extensive, detailed online video lessons for middle and high school students, teachers, and college professors. All content is free, powered by non-profit organization The NROC Project, and covers all math, natural science, social science, and humanities core courses.
Learn more about HippoCampus’s free courses here.
Libby is an app for iPhone and Android that caters to all ages, even adults. By partnering with local libraries, Libby offers thousands of ebooks and audiobooks that users can borrow instantly, for free. Users can read on a phone or tablet, or get them sent to a Kindle device.
Find your next read for free on the Libby app.
8. National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids offers quizzes, videos, and simulations about various animals,science experiments, environmental facts, and more. A fun resource to change up regular coursework, the site offers free content geared toward grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
Check out the National Geographic Kids site here.
9. PBS LearningMedia
PBS LearningMedia offers science, social studies, mathematics, English language arts, engineering and technology, health and physical education, world languages, professional development, and more to students of all ages. The free videos, interactives, and lesson plans can also be used by teachers to conduct distance learning.
Try out the lesson plans on the PBS LearningMedia.
10. NASA Kids' Club
NASA Kids’ Club offers games for kids ages pre-K through fourth grade. The games focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The free games allow children to feel like astronauts in their own homes and offer a nice change of pace to regular classes.
Join the NASA Kids’ Club here.
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