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Free Online Educational Resources for Children

Learning

Looking for ideas to enourage your children to keep learning? The Pocono Family YMCA has been posting daily on our Facebook page with activities, virtual tours of zoos, musemes, and book readings.  In addition, we’ve compiled a list of online resources for your children during this time away from school. 

 

Looking for some screen detox ideas:

 

Grades K-2

 

  • Curriculum Associates – The makers of iReady (a program that many students are already using at school) have designed printable math and reading packets full of self-directed exercises and skills practice for children to work on at home. 
  • GreatSchools Worksheets – GreatSchools offers hundreds of free printable worksheets to help reinforce your child’s academic skills.   
  • Color by Number – Practice colors, numbers, and fine motor skills with these free color by number printables. 

 

Grades 3-6

  • Curriculum Associates – The makers of iReady (a program that many students are already using at school) have designed printable math and reading packets full of self-directed exercises and skills practice for children to work on at home.
  • Educational Insights – A team of scientists, teachers, and artists has created these high-quality printables across multiple subject areas for students up through Grade 6.

Middle School

  • Curriculum Associates – These printable math and reading packets are designed to provide students through grade 8 with self-directed learning exercises and skills practice.

 

 

 

Download this Activity Book for some extra Fun!

 

Experiments and Activities Fun with Your Family:

Rain Experiment- Click here

Volcano Experiment- Click here

Color Changing Flowers - Click here

Handprint Butterfly - Click here

M&M Science -Click here

"Egg"cellent Experiment -Click here

Handprint Buny -Click here

Simple Science - Click here

 

Storytime for Kids - Click here

More stories for the family - Click here

 

Educational Websites

Arts and Cultural Sites

 

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP LINKS: (Know of one not listed here? Email it to sbush@poconoymca.org)

 zoo tour

SanDiego Zoo

Yellowstone National Park

Access Mars Curiosity rover

Farm Tours - FarmFood 360

US. Space & Rocket Center

Great Wall of China

Boston Children's Museum

Museum of the American Revolution

 

ANIMAL CAM LINKS:

 live cam

Elmwood Park Zoo - animal cams

Penguin Cam - Philadelphia Zoo

Panda Cam - Atlanta Zoo

Giraffes, elephants, koala + others - SanDiego Zoo

Sea otters, Sharks, Penguins + more - Monterey Bay Aquarium

Gorilla, Chimp, Rhino + more - Huston Zoo

Whales, Piranha, Sea Lion + more - Georgia Aquairum

Cape May County Zoon, Virtual Tour - Daily 11:30AM

Cincinatti Zoo, Home Safari - Daily 3PM

 

DAILY LIVE STREAMS:

Philadelphia Zoo at 2 - Enjoy a live feature via Facebook each day at 2PM

Cleveland Zoo Live Streams at 11AM on Facebook

Laurie Berkner Band - Facebook Live at 11AM

Shark Storyhour - Facebook, daily 10AM

Creative Time at Handwork Studio - Daily 10AM

Makin Music Rockin' Rhythms- Daily 10AM

Englewood Public Library, Guitar with Mr. John - Daily 10AM

Science Mom - Daily 11AM

Power Yoga Live for Kids - Daily 11AM

Doodles with Mo Willems - Daily 1PM

Live Art Class - Daily 2PM

Afternoon Adventures - Daily 3PM

The Met, evening lifestream

E-Books and Audio Books

Exercise/Dance

Activities To Do At Home

 

OTHER EDUCATIONAL SITES & ARTICLES:

Discovery Education

National Constitution Center - online classrooms

Nation Park Tours

Virtual Museum Tours

44 Netflix Documentaries for Kids

Connect with Scientists, Authors & More

Broadway shows