With kids at home, schools shut down, can’t go out, no soft play areas, games or parks…. This collection of the best online resources can save us. The best collection of latest

  • Websites,
  • Youtube channels
  • Apps
  • loads of Ideas .
    for kids to stay at home and learn and have FUN at the same time.

Websites

  • BrainPop
    BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.
  • Curiosity Stream
    Thousands of High Definition documentary videos & Shows. With a monthly fee ($2.99 – as on March 2020) or annual fee of (varied packs available for different fees), you can stream award winning exclusives and originals, anytime, anywhere. They have collections for Coporates, Libraries, K-12 grades.
    Kids can engage themselves through topics such as: STEM, History, Innovation, World Cultures, Arts and SEL.
  • Tynker
    If your kids wants to learn some Coding skills or Programming Languages, here is a place you can go to. From beginner to intermediate to advanced levels are here.
  • Outschool
    Spark your child’s curiosity with access to 10,000 small group video chat classes—created and taught by inspiring teachers. Start learning for as low as $5/class.
  • Udemy
    Enjoy lifetime access to courses on Udemy’s website and app. There are thousands and thousands of video lessons on various subjects and topics. From Math to Programming Languages to Literature to Economy, Law to History, Arts to Science.
  • Beast Academy (Math)
    It teaches kids how to think critically and understand the concepts behind the math calculations they’re performing. Engaging, comic-book style illustrations
  • Khan Academy
    It’s a non-profit organisation. It’s mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
  • Creative Bug
    Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists.
  • Discovery Education
    Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.
  • Cuemath
    I am a Cuemath Teacher Partner myself. In case you want to enrol please contact me at info@astoldbymom.com to avail special discounts or referrals. [or use code AK5H]

YouTube Channels

Some of the best YouTube Channels for kids learning are

  • Crash Course Kids
    Here you will find 3-4 minute videos, mostly on the topics of Science. As they say on their channel, you can expect to see videos every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Science Channel
    Huge video collection of things ranging from “How it’s made?” to “How Universe Works”. They have videos of “What Happens if” to “Explosions”.
  • Peekaboo Kidz
    Peekaboo is a cheerful destination with colourful animation for all the Happy Children of the world! Specially designed for kids as they explore the World of Kids Educational Videos, Classic English songs, Phonics Songs, Lullabies and more! Come join us and meet Dr. Binocs only on Peekaboo Kidz.
  • SciShow Kids
    As they say on their channel SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask “why?” Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jessi and her robot rat Squeaks answer your questions and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds.
    Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there’s always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter what your age!
  • National Geographic Kids
    Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are made just for curious kids like you.
  • Free School
    FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way. FreeSchool is educational, enriching, and entertaining!
  • Geography Focus
    Ready to know planet Earth! 5 -10 minute documentaries of various places from all over the world and Intresting Facts of various important Landmarks and Geography Quizzes.
  • TheBrainScoop
    Created by Emily, Chief Curiosity Correspondent for the Field Museum in Chicago. The Brain Scoop was created in 2013 to share the work and research of natural history museums with the world. Join her adventures!
  • SciShow
    SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!
    If you’re passionate about quenching your curiosity about… everything, you’re in the right place.
  • Kids Learning Tube
    Kids Learning Tube educates kids through music and animation in a fun and unique approach to learning.
  • Geek Gurl Diaries
    Videos for Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, Programming, Computer Science, Logic, Electronics, enthusiasts. The Geek Gurl Diaries, discusses, creates, demo and interviews all things geek. If you have ideas for videos or tutorials, or you know someone cool they could interview then please get in touch. They also host Crash Course Computer Science if you are interested in learning more about how computers work. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNlUrzyH5r6jN9ulIgZBpdo
  • Mike Likes Science
    Go here to check how music gels with science & programming. It’s the unique thing this guy called Mike does here.
  • Science Max
    Have you ever done a science experiment and wondered “What would this be like if it were HUGE?” Science Max, here, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home.
  • SoulPancake
    SoulPancake was created for the joy spreaders, deep thinkers, and change makers of the internet.

Mobile Apps & Games

Then there’s a non ending list of games and educational apps for iOS and Android. This list keeps on getting updated as the apps get older and newer and better apps pops up everyday in Google PlayStore and other markets.
These are the few tried and tested by me on my phone.

  • Khan Academy
  • Preschool
  • Baby Panda’s Math Adventure
  • Baby Panda’s Preschool Science
  • Brain Games
  • Word Life
  • Kutuki (In most of the Indian Languages available)
  • Ninja Focus (For meditation, Calm mind games and activities)
  • Many versions of Chess and Scrabble

And these are just the tip of the iceberg. The list will go on and on…

Some ideas right from my head

Of course there are numerous things which can interest our kids, depending on their hobbies, but you may try…

  • Popsicle Stick Crafts
    A collection of more than 100 Popsicle Stick Crafts for kids to do easily and with minimum resources.
  • Shape Crafts – Kids DIY Paper Animals Crafts
    Around 20 Animal crafts with simple 2D Shapes cutouts which can be easily done by kids. (Wild Animals, Farm Animals, Insects, Bugs, Birds)

Select the one that suits and your kids most and enjoy your family time.