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Keeping bored kids entertained isn’t easy, especially if you’re trying to avoid them streaming shows or playing video games all day.
Incorporating a stimulating activity into your child’s routine is important to protect your kid’s mental health ― and yours. But that’s easier said than done when you have multiple things to juggle. Working from home, home-schooling and creating some sense of normalcy for yourself and your family is a balancing act.
Subscription boxes for kids have become a popular choice for educational, creative and entertaining activities delivered straight to your door, but searches for online classes for kids are also soaring these days as more parents look for ways to keep their kids busy that don’t involve adding more clutter to the home.
For younger kiddos, you might also check with local daycare and children’s community centers to see if they are offering streamed versions of the classes they usually teach IRL. Union Square Play, for example, is a children’s play center in Manhattan that’s providing three free tutorials on its website. USP is also accepting contributions to benefit at-risk families during this time.
Whether you’re looking for something educational you can feel good about or a workout class that’ll make up for lost recess time, there are plenty of fun online classes for kids out there. We’ve rounded up a complete guide to online classes for kids they can take from home.
Take a look:
Online creative classes for kids:
Outschool: Find classes like drawing, theatre and film specifically created for kids ages 3 to 18.
Online education classes for kids:
Khan Academy: Find classes for grades K-12 covering grammar, science and history, as well as AP and SAT prep.
National Geographic: Find plenty of content covering animals, geography and more.
Outschool: Find classes like chemistry, grammar and languages specifically created for kids ages 3 to 18.
Online reading classes for kids:
Epic: Find reading videos for kids of all ages, including live content.
KidLit: Listen to stories read aloud and find supplemental activities.
Outschool: Find literature and poetry classes specifically created for kids ages 3 to 18.
Scholastic: Find reading and discovery programs for ages 3 to 9.
Storyline Online: Access books and supplemental curriculum to strengthen comprehension, verbal and written skills.
Story Time From Space: Listen to astronauts read books about adventures and find supplemental activities.
Online workout classes for kids:
Alo Yoga: The popular yoga brand offers course for kids on poses and mindfulness.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: This YouTube channel teaches kids of ages yoga poses and mindfulness.
Go Noodle: Find movement games designed to keep kids active and moving.
Obé Fitness: The exclusively online workout app features live workouts, with exercises specifically for kids.
Outschool: Find exercise classes specifically created for kids ages 3 to 18.