Check out our list of great sites and online resources
Alo Gives – Fun, inspiring yoga and mindfulness programs containing 5 minute videos as well as creative, thought provoking printable worksheets.
America’s Test Kitchen KIDS – Explore the world of food and cooking for curious young chefs. Includes recipes, activities and experiments.
Art for Kids Hub – Fun and easy to follow video step by step drawing, origami and painting guides.
Beachbody Kids make staying healthy fun with family friendly workouts.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has brought the museum home to you with special activities each day of the week such as Magical Monday, Artsy Thursday and Surprise Sunday.
Chrome Music Lab – Create and learn about music through fun, hands on experiments.
Cosmic Kids Yoga – Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids 3 and up using kid friendly stories and adventures.
Craft Project Ideas – Have fun crafting with dozens of step by step project ideas.
Dav Pilkey at Home Get creative and have fun with your favorite characters from Dog Man and Captain Underpants.
KidsThinkDesign This website promotes design thinking and provides a showcase for kids’ original projects. Learn, design and collaborate with design professionals in all design fields from fashion to architecture. Ages 9+.
Little Bins for Little Hands – Blog that focuses on STEM activities, everything from alka seltzer rockets and balloon tennis to Lego challenges.
Lunch Doodles with Mo WIllems Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo Willems to explore ways of writing and draw together. New episodes are posted at 1pm each day.
New Victory Theater Arts Break – Incorporate the performing arts (juggling, tap dancing, magic and more) into your online learning experience.
Each week focuses on a different art form with a series of free activities for kids guided by New Victory Teaching Artists.
TinkerLab – Blog that focuses on sensory, science and art projects for children of all ages.
Virtual Piano – Use your computer as a keyboard! Learn how to play the piano from the basic twinkle twinkle little star to more complex songs from famous artists such as Halo from Beyonce.
The Whitney Kids Art Challenge creates art projects for grown-ups to do with children inspired by collections from the museum.
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government is designed to inform students, parents and educators about the U.S. Government while going on learning adventures and playing games. For ages 4–14+.
Cool Math offers “math for ages 13-100” — explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more.
Coolmath4kids is an amusement park of games, lessons and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN! For ages 12 and under.
DK Find Out – Search, learn and explore curriculum content in DK’s clear and highly visual format. Includes quizzes, videos and animations.
E-learning is a non-profit organization providing free, fun, curriculum based quality primary education to all children world wide
History at Home – offers a free video series that includes a quick history lesson, plus ideas for follow-up activities that parents and kids can do at home.
Kids Discover is providing us with free access to their online database through June 30th. Username: nasboces Password: nasboces
Nasa Stem – Activities and Opportunities selected by NASA stem experts
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Explore a wide variety of resources, activities and videos about the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere.
NBC Nightly News – News program specifically designed for kids, with Lester Holt.
OLogy – The American Museum of Natural History has an entire website for kids to explore. Each section lets kids choose an “ology” to learn about, like paleontology or archaeology, and includes coordinating games, videos from resident scientists and activities.
Scholastic Learn at Home – Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing; organized by grade level.
Science Bob – Learn about science through fun experiments.
Smithsonian Tween Tribune – Daily news site for kids, tweens and teens.
Story Blocks – Songs, rhymes and fingerplays in 9 languages for early childhood including early literacy tips for caregivers.
Time for Kids digital library will be available for free for the remainder of the year. Grades K-6.
Varsity Tutors – Free live classes taught by Real-life stars including Mayim Bialik and Aly Raisman
Weather Wiz Kids – Learn about the fascinating world of weather, including simple experiments where you can create a tornado in jar, bend water or even make an indoor rainbow.
Wide Open School – a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.
Boys’ Life – Online compliment to the Boy Scouts magazine which is currently giving free access to a whole year of Boys’ Life on their app. Lots of cool activities and games not just for boys.
Recycle City – Learn all about recycling while traveling through Recycle City.
Spy Kids – Learn all about the CIA, solve puzzles, crack codes and solve clues like a real CIA officer.
United States Mint – Learn all about coins, play games and even design your own coin.
Book Connections brings your favorite books to life for kids and teens. Read along audio performances, meet authors and see book trailers.
Harry Potter at Home (click here) In addition to the activities on the website, libraries will have access to simultaneous use ebook and audiobook versions of the first Harry Potter book in every available language.
Mondays with Michelle Obama will kick off a four-week series of videos that will feature Mrs. Obama reading aloud from beloved children’s books (one book every Monday through May 11). “Mondays with Michelle Obama” (#PBSKIDSRead, #ReadTogetherBeTogether) will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel
Pinna is an on-demand audio streaming service that is giving 60 days of free audio streaming of podcasts, audiobooks and music for kids 3-12.
Stay at Home Story Time Author Oliver Jeffers reads The Day the Crayons Quit and more.
Story Time From Space watch astronauts reading stories from the international space station as the Earth rotates below!
Story Time with Congressman Tom Suozzi – Rep Supzzi reads “Children of the Forest”
Storyline – An award-winning children’s literacy website that features famous people reading children’s books.
Tumblebooks Library: A combination of audio books and read-a-long digital picture books, this service brings books directly to your computer or mobile device without ever checking out a book.
We Are Teachers Over 50 of the best virtual children’s author read-alouds and activities.
The Children’s Room’s YouTube channel features your favorite librarians doing their favorite story time songs, flannel boards, and fingerplays.
Ellis Island – Take a virtual tour of the Ellis Island and learn about immigration and experiences from young immigrants.
Free Virtual Field Trips allows you to visit dozens of amazing sites around the globe from historic landmarks to museums and parks. Some places you can visit are: the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Stonehenge, the White House, Ellis Island and the Great Wall of China.
Google Arts & Culture – National Parks Visit the hidden worlds in National Parks including Hawaiian volcanoes, Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and the Kenai Fjords in Alaska.
Metropolitan Museum of Art – Explore the world of art as you discover treasures and travel through the Museum
National Marine Sanctuaries- NOAA – virtually dive and get 360 degree views of underwater national marine sanctuaries.
San Diego Zoo visit Polar Bears, Koalas, Giraffes, Tigers and more.
Tenement Museum Experience the museum on the Lower East Side of New York from home and learn about immigration through digital exhibits and remote learning resources.