There is a lot of information to sift through when searching for favorite digital free educational resources for kids. But the goal of this particular resource is to share the very best (in our humble opinions), straight from moms and educators who use them.
But before we share, first wise words from an elementary teacher in regard to school breaks – whether it’s spring break, summer break, or having to stay home due to illness:
The NUMBER ONE thing parents of students can do for their children is to read to them or have them read!
Nothing can replace the value of reading or being read to for children, and we appreciate this reminder so very much.
The Best Free Digital Educational Resources for Kids
Scholastic Teaching Remotely for Grades K-12
Day by Day Projects to keep kids reading and growing
Teach Your Monster to Read
*costs $4.99 but top recommendation by teachers on our team
Learn to read, or choose lessons based on child’s reading level
Khan Academy Online Courses
Personalized learning for kiddos at their own level and pace
For 1st-8th graders to learn and practice math *highly recommended by many on our team
Math is Fun
Digital games to practice math facts and concepts
Kids can create and program interactive stories
A series of educational games that teach computer programming
National Geographic Kids
Digital resources, games, and interactive videos to teach kids about the world
Best science lessons pulled together, organized by age group
A teacher favorite and FREE for one month with school closures due to Covid-19
Sign up for daily activities to keep you busy when school is out!
Virtual Field Trips
72 virtual field trips for kids
Virtual Museum Tours
12 museums from around the world that you can visit virtually
Learn a language for Free!
Outdoor activities to keep your brain sharp
150 Enrichment Activities
These may not be digital but are great activities to keep kids entertained
General Educational Resources
Organized by grade, printable learning workbooks by subject
A list of education companies offering free services while children are out of school due to Covid-19