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188 Free & Paid Online Learning Resources for Kids & Adults During This Lockdown Period

188 Free & Paid Online Learning Resources for Kids & Adults During This Lockdown Period

Hey everyone, we hope this post finds you well during this lockdown period. As social distancing measures are being implemented worldwide to curb the spread of the coronavirus, most of us have been relying a lot on online services for entertainment, education, self development, skill exploration and pretty much anything else to kill the time. Below you’ll find 188 sites which provide online services from various categories namely Kids & Learning, Science & Math, Interactive Exploration, Games & Puzzles, Reading & Writing, Language, Music, Art & History and lastly but not least a few of the major online course sites out there. Some of these sites actually made their resources free during this period but due to overwhelming response from the public, they reinstated their paid modules to cover the server / hosting expenses.

Regardless, most of the resources below are free except for a couple which are not (although please don’t hesitate to subscribe to some of them to support their services). This list is no doubt a great compilation to explore – especially for parents searching for resources online for their kids, grandkids or anyone who could benefit from them. Feel free to share this with your friends or anyone you know that may find this useful.

Stay safe everyone!

Kids & Learning

  1. Seussville – Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss.
  2. 1 Million FREE Worksheets for Kids – 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens.
  3. National Geographic Kids – Geography and animals.
  4. Bamboo Learning – Voice based learning… learn through Alexa.
  5. Click Schooling – ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn.
  6. BWS Education Consulting – Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.
  7. Curriki – Inspiring Learning Everywhere – Digital learning content for preschool through high school.
  8. Teaching Remotely for Grades K – 12 – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
  9. 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations – 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.
  10. The Great Courses Plus – Classes for older teens or adults.
  11. Discovery K12 – Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.
  12. Watch Free Livestream Reviews for AP Students – Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides!
  13. Fluency and Fitness – Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.
  14. GoNoodle – Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
  15. Hippo Campus – 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas.
  16. Carmen Sandiego – Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas.
  17. Izzit – Free Teaching Resource – Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects.
  18. Teachers Pay Teachers – Literacy with the Littles Teaching Resources – Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade.
  19. Little Spark Company – Free printables library with activities for children within the age of 0-6.
  20. Marco Learning – Resources for AP students.
  21. Instructables – EdgertonCenter’s Projects – 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects.
  22. Next Gen Personal Finance – Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance.
  23. Nomster Chef – Recipes for Kids – Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
  24. Supercharged School – Extraordinary Education for Everyone – Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own.
  25. ScootPad – The Most Personalized Mastery Platform in the World. – Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8.

  1. Novel Effect – A voice-driven storytelling app for kids and families – Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.
  2. KiwiCo – Resources for Kids at Home – Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up.
  3. Paragraph Punch – An Interactive Online Paragraph Writing Tutorial – Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial.
  4. PBS LearningMedia – Teaching Resources For Students And Teachers – Pre K-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials.
  5. ProjectExplorer – Videos & Lessons to Inspire Global Citizens – Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12.
  6. Quizlet – Learning tools & flashcards, for free – For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
  7. Thinkscape Marketplace – Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students.
  8. STEM Resource Finder – A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials.
  9. Wonderopolis – Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease – Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.
  10. Learning at Home – Everything you need in one place – A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade.
  11. FreeCodeCamp – 450 Ivy League courses that you can take.
  12. All in One Homeschool – A complete, free online Christian homeschool curriculum – Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8.
  13. All in One High School – An extension of the Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool – Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school.
  14. National Geographic Young Explorer – National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.
  15. Almanac Kids – Farmer’s almanac for kids – date, weather, moon phase, etc.
  16. Youngzine – News and more for kids.
  17. Scratch – Imagine, Program, Share – Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.
  18. GeoGuessr – Let’s explore the world! – Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are.
  19. Preschool Express by Jean Warren – Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.
  20. Overcoming Obstacles – Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.
  21. Kodable – Programming for Kids – Coding for ages 4-10.
  22. Cool Kid Facts – Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.
  23. Kids Think Design – A Design Resource for Kids, Parents & Teachers – Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design.
  24. Brainscape – The Best Flashcards App – Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.
  25. Art of Problem Solving – Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities.
  26. MobyMax – Fix learning gaps – Find and fix learning gaps.
  27. Ducksters – Education Site – Education for kids all topics.
  28. Star Wars – Coding with Star Wars.
  29. Funology – Crafts, Projects, Science Experiments, and Recipes for Moms with Young Children
  30. Amphibians Unit Study Resources – Amphibian unit studies.
  31. Pre School Inspirations – Toddler and preschool age ideas.
  32. Typing Club – Keyboarding practice.
  33. Nitro Type – Competitive Typing Game – Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world.

Science & Math

  1. American Chemical Society – High school chemistry topics.
  2. Science. Simplified. – Hands on Elem science videos.
  3. Biology Simulations – Discover biology.
  4. Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Adaptive Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations – Science, Math, Social Studies.
  5. Can Figure It Geometry – Geometry.
  6. Playmada Games – Chemistry.
  7. Mystery Science – K-5th Science lessons.
  8. Dr. Roger’s Math Neighborhood – Higher level math series online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.
  9. Math at Work Web Series – Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors.
  10. Automated Online Math Tutor – Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college.
  11. Math Playground – Fun for Kids – Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources.
  12. Elemental Science – 80+ do at home science activities.
  13. Phet – Science and math labs and simulations.
  14. Positive Physics – Physics problems and curriculum for learners on any level! – An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.
  15. SEPUP – Science Education for Public Understanding Program – Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology.
  16. The Science Spot – Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access.
  17. Tyto Online – Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems.
  18. XtraMath – Math practice.
  19. Zearn Math – K-5 math curriculum based on Eureka Math – K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students.
  20. Periodic Table of Elements and Chemistry – Learn all about the periodic table.
  21. Math Games – Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others.
  22. NASA Kids’ Club – Space science for kiddos.
  23. Math Playground – Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders.
  24. GridClub – the World’s greatest online learning adventure! – Math games galore.

  1. Steve Spangler Science – Tons of science experiments that you can do at home.
  2. The Happy Scientist – Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.
  3. CELLS Alive – Learn all about cells.
  4. BioDigital Human Platform – Human Anatomy and Disease in Interactive 3D – A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways.
  5. Numberphile – Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.
  6. NASA Climate Kids – This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
  7. Ask Dr. Universe – Washington State University – Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.
  8. Weather Wiz Kids – Because weather is awesome – From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.
  9. Dragonbox Math Apps – Empower Kids! – Algebra games for kids.
  10. Math Chimp – Fractions practice.
  11. A+Click Math Problems and Logic Puzzles for Grade K-1 K-12 – Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult.
  12. 19 Great Science Podcasts You Can Listen To With Kids – Science podcasts to listen to with your kids.
  13. The Homeschool Scientist – Paper Structures Engineering Challenge – Engineering challenges with things you have at home.
  14. Games, Videos, and Books for Kids – Math and Reading games.
  15. Fun Adaptive Math Practice and Math Help from MathScore – Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry.
  16. ABCya! – Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids – Math and reading games.
  17. Arcademic Skill Builders – Math Games, Language Arts Games, and much more – Math and language games.
  18. Bed Time Math – Math as a fun part of your daily family routine.
  19. Boddle – Fill up on learning! – Elem Math through 6th grade.
  20. Club SciKidz – Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.
  21. DeltaMath – A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.
  22. Curriculum Associates – Supporting Students Away from School – Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish).
  23. DreamBox Learning – Online Math Learning for Home – K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them.
  24. Banzai – Financial Literacy Software Online – Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.

Interactive Exploration

  1. San Diego Zoo Kids – The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games.
  2. Virtual Tours – Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service) – Tour Yellowstone National Park!
  3. Access Mars: A WebVR Experiment – Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
  4. FarmFood 360 – This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
  5. Online Tours – Louvre Museum | Paris – Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
  6. Great Wall of China Travel Guide & Best Tours – This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.
  7. Museum of the World – This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
  8. Countries of the World – 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.
  9. Everyday Earth – An Interactive, Online STEM Program – Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement.
  10. Google Earth – All sorts of learning here if you dig in.
  11. Mission US – An interactive way to learn history.
  12. Smithsonian Institution – Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens – No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums – this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen.
  13. Ben’s Guide To the U.S. Government – This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin.
  14. Smithsonian Ocean – This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.
  15. Innerbody – Explore Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics – Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.
  16. Virtual Wildlife Viewing – Webcams, Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Alaskan Wildlife cams.
  17. Earthquakes for Kids – Learn all about earthquakes.

Games & Puzzles

  1. 40+ Best Indoor Activities from Busy Toddler – Indoor Activities for busy toddlers.
  2. Switch Zoo Animal Games – Play games and learn all about animals.
  3. PBS KIDS – Play with fave show characters and learn too.
  4. Kids Crafts, Kids Activities, Worksheets, Coloring Pages and More – Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.
  5. Highlights Kids – Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities.
  6. Fun at Home – Educational games K-12.
  7. Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness – Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans.
  8. Sworkit – Kid-friendly workouts – choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.
  9. The OT Toolbox – Tools and Ideas for Occupational Therapists, Teachers, and Parents – At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.
  10. Funbrain – Games, Videos, and Books for Kids – Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8.
  11. TurtleDiary – Educational Kid Games Online – PreK – 5 games for all subjects.
  12. TheColor – Free Online Coloring Pages – Online digital coloring pages.
  13. My First Garden – A Children’s Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening – Guide to gardening for kids.
  14. BBC – History For Kids – Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time.
  15. CryptoClub – Immerse yourself in cryptography.
  16. Magic Tree House – Interactive games based on the book series.
  17. Kids – U.S. Mint for Kids – Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.
  18. Crazy Games – Free Online Games – Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun.
  19. Jigsaw Explorer – Online Jigsaw Puzzles – Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+
  20. Super Simple – Kids songs, shows, and free resources – Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.

Reading & Writing

  1. Starfall Education: Kids Games, Movies, & Books K-3 – Phonics skills.
  2. Storyline Online – Fave kids books read by famous people.
  3. Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies – Games to get ‘into the book’.
  4. Classroom Cereal – Grammar practice for middle grades.
  5. CommonLit – Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions.
  6. Dog On A Log Books – Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects.
  7. Dreamscape – Squiggle Park – Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.
  8. Brainbox Games – Educational Games That Are Fun – Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.
  9. NoRedInk is on a Mission to Build Better Writers – Online curriculum that builds better writers.
  10. ReadWorks – ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.
  11. Shurley Instructional Materials – The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.
  12. Sight Reading Factory – Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises.
  13. Vocabulary Words – Spelling Practice & Phonics Games for Kids – On a Mission to Expand Knowledge of Vocabulary Words and Reading Comprehension.
  14. Good and Beautiful – Course sets (Levels 1-5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography – all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.
  15. Free Online Spelling Training & Games for Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 – Spelling 1-4 grade.
  16. Reading Eggs – Learning to Read for Kids – Phonics and learning to read.
  17. Fun Fonix – Phonics Worksheets, Workbooks, Games, and Classroom Materials – Phonics worksheets for kids.
  18. Stories for Kids – Free stories online ages 3-12.
  19. The Story Starter – Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters.
  20. Grammaropolis – Work on the 8 parts of speech.

Language

  1. Campus Difusion – Resources for Spanish practice.
  2. CHALK Academy – Chinese learning activities.
  3. Conjuguemos – Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.
  4. Duolingo – The world’s best way to learn a language – Foreign languages.
  5. Rockalingua – Spanish Lessons and Learning for Kids – Music Based Spanish Learning.
  6. Memrise – Learn a language. Meet the world. – 22 languages to learn.

Music

  1. Chrome Music Lab – Music is for everyone.
  2. Mindful Poetry Moments – Poetry and music.
  3. Music Theory. – Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.
  4. Prodigies – Music Curriculum for Preschool and Primary School Children – Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music!
  5. QuaverMusicKeep music class moving with free Quaver resources! – QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home.
  6. SmartMusic – Music Learning Software for Educators & Students – Music practice transformed.
  7. Virtual Musical Instruments Online – Play the Guitar, Piano, Drums and Flute – Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos.
  8. Songs for Teaching – A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students.
  9. Theta Music Trainer – Ear Training and Music Theory – The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.

Art & History

  1. Big History Project – Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults.
  2. Bunk History – Digital archive of history.
  3. NGAkids App – NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history.
  4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art – A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
  5. WhatWasThere – Put history in its place – Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.
  6. Artsology – Art Games for Kids – Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.

Major Online Courses

  1. Coursera – Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies.
  2. Khan Academy – Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice – Online education program for toddler through high school.
  3. edX – Free Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, & more – 2,500+ online courses from top institutions.
  4. Codecademy – Learn to Code for Free – Learn to code.

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