Explore some of these great resources!
Some resources for Parents and Pre-Schoolers
Strong Start at Home — On Facebook, you must request to join this Cowichan group.
POPEY Home Learning Resources – The Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years has put together Tips for Home Learning and a Home Learning Menu.
Wide Open School – Hosted by Common Sense Media, this is a large collection of learning opportunities available to families and teachers.
CBC Kids – Information, videos, and games
PBSKids.org – Videos and games
The Kid Should See This – This is a free collection of 4,500+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home.
Lego: Let’s Build Together – Fun and games with Lego online!
Entertain Kids On a Dime – 100 activities to do at home; includes crafts and games
ABDOZoom – Online research for beginning readers includes a read-aloud option and vocabulary assistance [Free until the end of June]
Growing Book By Book – A list of “Online Read-alouds, Story Times, Singalongs, and Illustrating Tutorials To Do From Home”
National Geographic for Kids – Most of the site is accessible at no cost.
Oxford Owl for Home – – Literacy and numeracy activities and games, plus free ebooks!
Fresh Air Learning – Outdoor activities and crafts
Funbrain.com – Games, videos, reading, playground, mathzone
Storytime from Space – Astronauts read to you from space!
Kidsactivities.com – Here’s a list of Education companies offering free subscriptions right now. Note: Many of these companies are American, and there may be restrictions for Canadians.
Audible Stories – Free audio stories right now
Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas
Starfall.com – Practice phonics skills with these read-along stories.
Highlights Kids – Articles, games, and cool science experiments
ABC YA – Math and reading games
Time For Kids – Register here for Time’s online magazine for kids. It contains news, worksheets, and quizzes.
This Reading Mama – Hands-on learning for home or school
The Measured Mom – Learning at home
Mystery Doug– Science info and videos for K-5. Also available on Facebook.
Dav Pilkey at Home – The author of the popular Captain Underpants and Dogman books, invites kids to draw and have fun with him.
Storytime with Ryan & Craig – Also available on Youtube, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
The French Experiment – Read-alongs in French
Storyline Online – A large collection stories read by celebrities. Also available as an app.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Willems helps children be creative.
If I Built a School – Chris Van Dusen reads his children’s book.
For more read-alouds by authors and celebrities, search #savewithstories on Instagram and #operationstorytime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.
Watch penguins explore the aquarium
Romper.com – A list of virtual rides
Canada’s Wonderland – Free virtual rides!
Disney Virtual Rides – Disney’s Youtube channel
Podcasts for Kids (Ages 2-6+)