50+ Helpful, Fun, and Educational Resources For and About Kids

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Well-Being Support for Kids and Parents

Literacy/Numeracy Apps & Websites

YouTube Resources

Online Learning & Educational Tools

  • Khan Academy offers free courses for all educational levels.
  • Raz-Kids.com provides hundreds of interactive eBooks for kids from kindergarten to Grade 5 and has a 14-day free trial.
  • Scholastics offers up day-by-day projects, free games, quizzes, and videos to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
  • KidsActivities.com has compiled a collection of educational YouTube channels for kids.
  • Toronto Public Library suggests 38 ways to use the library from home.
  • Brainfuse, from the Toronto Public Library, has introduced online homework help for students in Grades K-12 daily from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. It includes practice tests, support for adult learners, writing assistance, skills building, and more.
  • Ontario.ca provides learn at home resources.
  • Duolingo offers an engaging way to learn the basics of more than 20 languages.
  • Online videos and activities for kids have been compiled and organized on this Excel spreadsheet.
  • Rosetta Stone is offering 3 months of language learning for free. Disclaimer: Offer is available to parents and guardians of K-12 students who either attend a school that is closed in response to COVID-19 or are homeschooled.
  • Pearson Canada is offering free supplementary resources for students in grades K-3.
  • LinkedIn Learning has opened up a free 1-month trial with courses suitable for high school or college students.
  • 123 Home School 4 Me provides a vast collection of free worksheets for kids.
  • The James Dyson Foundation encourages kids to get excited about engineering. Dyson engineers have designed challenges specifically for children.

Entertainment Resources

  • Rebel Girls provides free journaling activities and practical guides for kids 6-12 on topics such as writing a business plan, planting a garden, and more.
  • Cirque du Soleil offers fans free live and pre-recorded virtual shows through their Cirque Connect platform.
  • Google Arts & Culture shares art collections from famous museums around the world.
  • Tiny Desk Concerts delivers intimate video performances from various recording artists.
  • National Film Board has something for everyone. The NFB offers free streaming of cartoons, films, documentaries, etc.
  • Audible is offering free streaming of their audiobook collection for kids.
  • Mirvish Productions, via their online magazine “Meanwhile,” has assembled interesting stories about live theatre productions and offers up some of their favourite videos from the Mirvish YouTube channel.

Virtual Tours

 

Felisha Ali is a Project and Program Coordinator and a part-time professor teaching Career Planning at Seneca College. In her full-time role, she provides career development knowledge and guidance, and facilitates career development workshops for employees. She’s a strategic and decisive leader, focused on projects and continuously learning current trends to improve efficiency. In her part-time role, Felisha is dedicated to helping her students succeed on their career paths. When she is not working, Felisha loves to cook and is kept very busy caring for her energetic 4-year-old daughter.

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