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Online Resources for Learning at Home With Kids in Kindergarten-2nd Grade

While many schools are currently closed, there is a wealth of free online resources to keep kids learning and growing. Here are some great websites for kids in Kindergarten-2nd grade.

Educational Resources

BrainPOP Jr.: Animated educational site for kids. Learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects. Includes video games. Free BrainPOP access for schools and families impacted by school closures. For help using BrainPOP, check out this video from our friends at Denver Public Schools.

Denver Public Schools At-Home Activities: Looking for some fun at-home activities? DPS teachers are answering the call - with *hundreds* of ideas for all grades!

PBS Learning Media: Extensive source of curated videos and targeted digital resources that are aligned to Common Core and national and state standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans.

Scholastic Learn At HomeDay-by-day projects to keep kids learning, thinking and growing. Projects and activities featuring full Scholastic eBooks.

TIME for Kids: High-quality articles for kids Kindergarten-6th grade on current events, history and social studies topics. Free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids is also available.

Typing.com: Free training on keyboarding, digital literacy and coding. Denver Public Schools students can use their student email account and create a password to log in to coursework. 

Museums and Cultural Resources

Google Earth National Park Tours: Virtual tours of 31 United States National Parks.

Lincoln Center At Home: Lincoln Center’s new portal enables families and communities to keep the performing arts front and center.

Metropolitan Museum of Art MetKids: Explore the Metropolitan Museum of art on this site made for, with, and by kids and The Met! Includes an interactive map, videos, fun facts, projects and more.

OLogy: A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. Includes games, stories, hands-on activities, videos and more.

San Diego Zoo Watch and Learn: Live cams and videos of your favorite animals.

Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids: Learn with Smithsonian with activities, games and featured collections. 

Denver Museums and Cultural Resources

SCFD Wonder Looks Good On You: Find Denver and Colorado museums and cultural venues' offerings all in one spot, including free online events, exhibits, classes and other opportunities to experience wonder from your own home! Even in this difficult time, arts and culture have the capacity to lift our spirits and feed our souls. Many SCFD partner organizations are reaching out to help us all through our current challenge with a balm only the creative can provide. ​

STEM Resources

Bedtime Math: Aims to inspire a love of numbers (and numerical thinking) in young children by making nightly math problems as common as the bedtime story. Parents can visit the site or receive nightly math problems via email to do with their children; each problem is adapted for various age levels (with the categories Wee Ones, Little Kids, Big Kids) and focuses on real-life, kid-appealing topics.

Code.org: You can continue to learn at home while schools are closed. Try out fun computer science tutorials, watch videos about computer science concepts, and even build your own projects! Accesible options for offline actvities and activities for smartphone users.

Code Monster: Code Monster from Crunchzilla is an interactive tutorial for kids that focuses on action. Code changes immediately yield visible results. Code Monster is a gentle and fun introduction to programming concepts.

Mystery Science: My​​stery Science is an online science resource, with videos, discussion questions, and hands-on activities. Each lesson starts with a question to spark students’ curiosity.

​​NASA STEM @ Home for Students Grades K-4: Launch rockets, build a hovercraft, create a winning science fair project and more! These science, technology, engineering and math activities are fun for kids, adults and the whole family.

National Geographic Kids: Educational games, videos, activities and more related to animals, science and the natural world.

PBS Kids Design Squad: Introduces kids to the design process and engineering with videos, games and projects.

STEM in LibrariesChock-full of low-cost STEM projects to do as a family.

TumbleMath: Kindergarten-6th grade math eBook database.