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With many K-12 schools on unusual schedules; with many students working part of the time from home; and some switching to homeschooling, parents and guardians may be looking for ways to help enhance their children’s learning during this time at home. The following resources* provide learning opportunities for kids.

Resources on the Internet

All Ages

Educational Kids Games

  • Switcheroozoo has games about animals including build a biome, a scavenger hunt, sound matches, and more!
  • National Geographics Kids has games, videos, and activities for a whole range of subjects including animals, history, and fun facts!
  • Seussville has games, videos, and reading material so you can hang out with Dr. Seuss online!
  • Funbrain can be sorted by age group or by activity and they even have a Math Zone with fun games to practice math skills!
  • Highlights Kids also has games, jokes, and activities for all ages!

Grades K – 3

  • All Kids Network – Activities and printable items, such as coloring pages, mazes, worksheets and more. 
  • Art for Kids Hub – Art lessons for kids of all ages.
  • Bedtime Math – Math activities with supplies you may have around the house.
  • Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government – Learn all about the U.S. government.
  • Chrome Music Lab – Play music right from your computer.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga – Yoga with stories for ages 3 and older.
  • InfOhio – A digital library of resources for Ohio’s preK-12 students.
    • Additional resources from InfOhio:
      • BookFLIX develops students’ literacy skills with classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction e-books.
      • The Early World of Learning offers students in grades K-3 narrated stories, interactive reading games, leveled reading practice, and an online encyclopedia.
      • World Book Kids, explore the world with this encyclopedia for children ages 5-8. Also includes fun online activities and science experiments for parents and children to conduct togethe.
  • EdHelper – Worksheets and activities free for students in grades K-6 while students are out of school.
  • GoNoodle – Games to get your little ones moving while learning.
  • Have Fun Teaching Relief Packs – Worksheets, activities, videos, and more for students in preK-5.
  • Khan Academy – Instructional videos and exercises for students of all ages in a variety of subjects.
  • Let’s Keep Reading – Check out this list of authors, illustrators, artists, and others who are providing activities for kids during ordered school closures.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Join popular children’s author Mo Willems for Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems.
  • #metkids – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website made for, with, and by kids! Take a time machine to explore works from more than 5,000 years of art years.
  • Mystery Science – Free science lessons for students in grades 1-5.
  • NASA Kids’ Club – Games and information about NASA and its missions that support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning
  • National Geographic Kids – Explore the world! Learn about amazing animals, the United States, Native Americans, outer space and more.
  • NeoK12 – Educational games and videos.
  • Ohio Digital Library – Check out and download e-books! Read aloud to each other, read silently, or take turns reading to each other.
  • Ohio’s Learning Standards – These learning standards explain the knowledge and skills Ohio’s students in prekindergarten through grade 12 need to know and be able to do.
  • OhioMeansJobs.com – What do you want to be when you grow up? Students of all ages can start exploring careers, play games, watch videos, and more.
  • PBSkids.org – Games, interactive activities, and more.
  • Read Aloud with Todd Parr – Author and illustrator Todd Parr reads some of his books for children, including “The Kindness Book” and “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye.”
  • Scholastic Learn at Home – Stories, videos, and learning activities. 
  • Statistics in Schools (SIS) program – Learn about the 2020 Census with activities and videos.
  • Super Teacher Worksheets – Free worksheets for kids on a variety of subjects.
  • TEDEd  – Educational and entertaining videos on a variety of topics, including the arts, health, science, social studies, technology, and more.
  • Worksheet Fun – Free printables for math.
  • YouTube Learning – Educational videos for students of all ages.

Grades 4 – 6

Middle School

High School

  • edX – Courses from leading universities and colleges. 
  • Exploration of the Day – Artist Keri Smith provides daily creative prompts for making artworks at home.
  • InfOhio – A digital library of resources for Ohio’s preK-12 students.
  • iTunes U – Educational audio and video content and courses from some of the top colleges and universities.
  • Khan Academy – Instructional videos and exercises for students of all ages in a variety of subjects
  • Manufacture Your Future – Learn about advanced manufacturing and digital technology at an Advanced Manufacturing hub in Alcoa, Tennessee.
  • Nova – In-depth science documentaries and series from PBS.
  • National Women’s History Museum – Learn about women who have made history in the U.S.
  • NeoK12 – Educational games and videos.
  • Ohio Digital Library – Check out and download e-books.
  • Ohio’s Learning Standards – These learning standards explain the knowledge and skills Ohio’s students in prekindergarten through grade 12 need to know and be able to do.
  • OhioMeansJobs.com – Map a plan to success after high school. Set up an account and online backpack to explore career options, build a resume, create future budgets, and find resources for college and career readiness.
  • PBS Learning Media – Videos and activities for a variety of academic subjects.
  • Physics Central – Physics-based comic books from the American Physical Society.
  • Sciencemag.org – Read about the latest in science.
  • TEDEd – Educational and entertaining videos on a variety of topics, including the arts, health, science, social studies, technology, and more.
  • World Atlas – Visit the seven continents of the world through an interactive map.

Library Resources for Students

Button for the Reading Room. Browse the library collection by Lexile and AR Levels.
Browse the library collection by Lexile and AR Levels

Databases and Tools

  • about:books – Everything you want to know about books & authors.
  • Biography Reference Bank – More than 461,000 full-text biographies.
  • Driving Test Online – Practice Tests for temps, motorcycle, and CDL permits.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – Enciclopedia en Español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de lengua española. Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners.
  • Explora – Supports both student research and classroom instruction by providing an interface for finding information from EBSCO databases. For students and teachers from primary school, secondary schools, and public libraries.
  • Gale in Context: Elementary – Authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics.
  • GreenFile – Well researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
  • INFOhio – transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio.
  • Literary Reference Center – Information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals.
  • Mas Ultra – School Edition – Full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.
  • Middle Search Plus – Popular middle school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports.
  • NASA Collection – has made their entire collection of photos, videos, and sounds publicly and searchable! Over 140,000 resources for your viewing and downloading pleasure.
  • Points of View Reference Center – Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students.
  • Science Reference Center – Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center – Prepare for high school entrance and exit exams, search for private schools, prepare for AP tests or practice for the GED® or other standardized tests.
  • Transparent Language – Offering instruction in 104 languages, Transparent Languages Online is a top language-learning program for self-directed learners.
  • What Tree Is It? – Identify the common trees of Ohio.
  • What’s That Snake? – 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.
  • What’s The Point? – Designed to help users identify flint artifacts from Ohio.
  • World Book Early World of Learning – Offers rich resources designed to develop reading fluency and phonics skills in younger learners.
  • World Book Kids – Designed for kids grades K-5, this version of the encyclopedia has multimedia content including games and videos as well as age-appropriate articles.
  • World Book Online – The classic encyclopedia, complete with pictures, videos, recordings and more.

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