School is out, Free Educational Websites for Kids are In

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Due to COVID-19 a lot of schools around the world have closed school year early. But learning need not to stop at school. Learning can also be at home, relaxed and fun.

Here are 20 Free Educational websites offering materials, videos, games for teachers, parents and students ranging from Pre-Kinder to High-School.  In alphabetical order:

ABCYa

Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games and more.

https://www.abcya.com/

BBC History for Kids

Enter the world of history for kids. Discover ancient people and places, and fascinating facts with our selection of games and activities.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

Cells Alive

CELLS alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research.

https://www.cellsalive.com/

Fuel the Brain

Fuel the Brain was created to provide free and inexpensive resources to elementary educators.

https://www.fuelthebrain.com/

Funbrain

Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

https://www.funbrain.com/

Google Earth

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles.

https://www.google.com/earth/

Highlights Kids

The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.

https://www.highlightskids.com/

Khan Academy

a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

https://www.khanacademy.org/

KidsReads

The Book Report Network aims to solve reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week.

https://www.kidsreads.com/

Make Me Genuis

Free science videos, free Power-point presentations & lots of interesting facts for schools, for kids.

https://www.makemegenius.com/

Mission US

Developed for use in middle and high school classrooms, Mission US engages students in the study of transformational moments in American history.

https://www.mission-us.org/

National Geographic Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

NGAkids Art Zone

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity, these computer-based activities are suitable for all ages.

https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

PBS Kids

PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based media, using new and traditional platforms to support children in their acquisition of knowledge and critical thinking skills while empowering their imagination and curiosity of the world.

https://pbskids.org/

Starfall

We create free and low-cost experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration. On the Starfall website and in Starfall classrooms, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. We teach through positive reinforcement to ensure children become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful.

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Steve Spangler Science

Is one of the country’s leading advocates of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and never losing focus of their paramount goal… to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through their STEM products, science experiments + videos and teacher workshops.

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/

Storyline Online

Is an award-winning children’s literacy website. Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

The Happy Scientist

is a site totaly free for everyone. Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.

https://thehappyscientist.com/

TurtleDiary

TurtleDiary is a technology-based online educational program that offers an in-depth educational content for early learners, with a multitude of lesson plans, educational games, learning activities, and few exciting features.

https://www.turtlediary.com/

Youngzine

Youngzine is not just another news website for kids – our age-appropriate articles explore the context behind the news stories, spark curiosity and critical thought, and develop an openness for perspectives and cultures different from their own, in young minds.

https://youngzine.org/

Hope this helps the bored youngsters and the weary moms.. Good luck!

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