Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, kids across the country are home from school. Some kids have schoolwork to complete, but there’s still a large chunk of the day that needs to be filled with activities and scheduling.
Who better to help us parents fill in the space than teachers? So we asked the teachers of the HuffPost Parents Facebook community for their favorite free educational apps and websites for kids to continue learning while they’re out of school.
Here are some of their suggestions.
“GoNoodle is the best! I use it at home with my 2, 5 and 6-year-olds as well as with my 8th graders. There are all different types of silly songs/games to get kids up and moving. There are community-building type activities. And there are yoga/meditation activities. Everything is fun and silly and perfect durations. And I don’t find it obnoxious!” ― Katy Jo
“DreamBox. It has a 90-day free subscription.” ― Julie George
“Mystery Science!” ― Heidi Auvinen
“Icivics.org” ― Mary Ann Hensley Hassan
“Teacherspayteachers.com because you don’t have to be a teacher to use it! Lots of free stuff there too.” ― Kay Jean
“For parents of children with dyslexia, ‘Teach Your Monster to Read’ is a great game for helping your child learn phonics and improve their reading skills. The computer version is free.” ― Dyslexia Connect Online Tutoring
Quotes have been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.