Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost eveything has been put on hold, be it businesses, transportation, or even schooling. Thanks to the internet though, we can still access some of our necessities without having to go out, and this includes the much-needed education of our kids who are currently stuck at home.
So whether you are a homeschooling parent, or is planning to act as one for the meantime, here are helpful websites you can use to give your child a fun and interactive learning experience at home!
BrainPOP is an educational website that provides games, animated movies, and other activities to help your kids learn from a wide range of subjects: Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Engineering & Tech. While there is a paid subscription, BrainPOP is currently offering free access to students who are affected by the school closures caused by COVID-19.
If you could spare $2.99 a month, then you can subscribe to CuriosityStream. It contains thousands of educational documentaries for all school levels and ages, with a vast array of topics related to Science, History, Technology, Nature, Society and Lifestyle.
If your kids are showing interest on how their favorite games are created, then Tynker is a helpful way for them to learn coding. With Tynker, the children can learn coding using simple interactive games & clips. You can access a free account or avail paid plans on Tynker.
All in one homeschool offers your homeschooling needs for free, from curriculums to activities and games that your kids can play to sharpen their wits.
Funbrain offers a wide collection of free content for kids from pre-school to Grade 8. It offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that will help develop their skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
Storyline Online is an award-winning website that offers clips of children's stories that are read by storytellers. Each video even comes with a handy guide for the teachers to help them on their approach in teaching the lessons conveyed by the story.
Unite For Literacy is another website filled with free online children's books. What makes it different is that it offers a wider range of languages & translations for the narration of its stories. Let your child pick a book, read the text in English, and play its narration in Filipino.
CoolMath4Kids is a free website that offers fun Math games for your kids. From simple addition to fractions and tricky brain teasers, this website is worth the visit if you want your kids entertained while learning.
With Outschool, students from ages 3 to 18 can explore up to 10,000 small group video chat classes with a price that starts from $5 per class. It offers a vast selection of subjects that include Arts, Coding & Tech, English, Health & Wellness, Math, and many more.
10. Beast Academy
Beast Academy offers books, resources, and other educational content like games to help the young ones get sharper in Math. Enrollment starts at $15 a month but you can also access some of their content for free.
11. Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers free world-class courses for learners of all ages, even adults. All you need is to sign up and you'll get limitless lessons to help you with what you need to learn.
12. Creative Bug
Arts and crafts are the subject of Creative Bug's wide selection of video courses, from artists that can surely boost your creativity. You can avail a Creative Bug account starting with a price of $7.95.
13. PETA's TeachKind
TeachKind.org by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) currently offers free online educational resources, activities, and lesson plans for students of all ages, which aims to teach empathy for all beings.
This website from Scholastic is a free resource that offers 20 days of exciting articles, stories, videos, and learning challenges challenges for your kids.
Of course, one of the biggest sources of free video content is also treasure trove of educational clips for the kids. To save you the trouble, here are some of the Youtube channels to subscribe to for your kids' learning: Crash Course Kids, Science Channel, SciShow Kids, National Geographic Kids, Free School, Geography Focus, TheBrainScoop, SciShow, Kids Learning Tube, Geek Gurl Diaries, Mike Likes Science, Science Max, and SoulPancake.
Which website do you think is most helpful?