Resources for Parents

Below is a collection of resources that we've curated from a variety of places to provide fun and engaging activities for children at home.


  • Mystery Science, for a starter list of kindergarten through fifth grade science lessons
  • Prodigy, for first through eighth grade math lessons built into an interactive battle-style game
  • Reading Eggs, for a homeschool reading curriculum with online reading lessons
  •, for a full, online curriculum for kids between two and eight years old
  • Khan Academy Kids, for free lessons divided by grade levels and subjects
  • Online G3, for classes geared toward accelerated learners
  • Wide Open School, a broad collection of resources from over 25 organizations ranging from Google to Khan Academy to National Geographic

Educational Projects:

  •, for tools and tips specific to COVID-19, plus weekly learning activities organized by age
  • Scholastic Learn at Home, for a twenty-day plan with daily projects during school closures
  • PBS SoCal At-Home Learning, for at-home learning tips and pre-K to twelfth grade programming and activities
  • Code Break, a weekly activity or challenge for students of all ability levels to learn more about computer programming

Virtual Field Trips:

Arts & Music

Resources from Local Sports Teams

Educational Games:

  • Arcademics, for free, multiplayer educational games for kindergarten through eighth grade students
  • National Geographic Kids, for online games, science experiments, and quizzes
  • All Kids Network, for free worksheets and printable crafts, activities, and mazes
  • Osmo, hands-on learning games in which players use objects in the real world to interact with the digital world shown on their iPad or Fire tablets

Streaming Recommendations:

  • The Universe (Netflix), discover the secrets of the universe in this series that pairs animation with insights on distant planets, black holes and other celestial marvels.
  • Our Planet (Netflix), experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.

Bonus Content:

  • Read Along with Michelle Obama, every Monday at noon the former First Lady will read one of her favorite children's books for PBS KIDS
  • Audible, for hundreds of audiobooks that have now been made free for newborns through eighteen-year-olds (you don’t need to be a member or log in for access)
  • Mindfulness for Children, our friends from Headspace have provided some helpful mindful exercises for children to help them thrive in this time of uncertainty.

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