Educational Links for Preschoolers

PBSkids

The website for children's programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States.

Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institutes Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large, offers this 12 hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access within a free trial.

National Geographic Kids

Child-focused resources about animals, science, history, people and places from around the world from The National Geographic Society.

Colorations educational craft ideas

This is a website we maintain with hundreds of educational and grade appropriate craft ideas that you can do at home.

Storytime From Space

Videos of astronauts reading STEM themed books from the International Space Station brought to you by the non-profit Storytime From Space.

Steve Spangler Science experiments you can do at home

This is a site established by science guy Steve Spangler, who’s been on 'The Ellen Show' over 20 times, with close to 400 science experiments you can do at home.

A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey, treats you to dynamic, theatrical, and engaging tellings of cherished tales from around the world, through this 12 hour video course at The Great Courses, which you can access within a free trial.

Really Good Stuff student activity printables

There are about 40 free printable student activities on this page from K-6 company Really Good Stuff, which you can do at home, especially if you have limited resources.

Kidomi digital education appropriate for children

This is a 2018 National Parenting Product Awards Winner from Fingerprint Play, and is a subscription app for kids 6 - 12 with thousands of hours of games, books, and videos. You can sign up for a free trial.

ABCmouse digital education appropriate for children

This is a digital education program from the award winning company The Age of Learning, with subjects covered include reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, music, and art. You can use with a free trial using code: AOFLUNICEF

Scholastic Learn at Home

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Noggin

Noggin is the only subscription service where learning is led by the trusted Nick Jr. characters your kids know and love — brought to you by experts with over 30 years of preschool edutainment experience.

Switch Zoo

At Switch Zoo you can make new animals, play animal games, build a biome, learn about animals, and hear animal music.

Highlights

Ideas tips, lists, how-to’s, stories, round-ups, and more to help you and your kids bond together as a family and celebrate every big and small occasion together.

Ranger Rick

Parents Choice Gold Award Winner 11 Years Running. Print & Digital Available. Connecting Kids & Nature.

Ready Rosie

Using the link, you will find videos of learning activities that can be done at home as well as advice from a pediatrician and early childhood experts on how to talk to children about the pandemic and how to keep them safe. If you click on the “Learning at Home” tab and then select one of the “Explore the Activities” buttons, you will find a Modeled Moment video and links to related Mighty Minutes and Learning Games PDFs that can be printed.

VROOM

Research shows there is no better time to create a strong foundation for lifelong learning than the first five years of life. It’s during this period that the brain develops most rapidly. And the things that matter most for healthy brain development, like talking and playing, don’t require more time, money, or stuff. That’s why Vroom is here.

New England Aquarium

Our doors are temporarily closed, but we’re still here! Join us for live presentations, new videos, and activities to try from home.

Doodle with Children's Book Author and Illustrator Mo Willems

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.

National Geographic Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more!

Oxford Owl

Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.

Time for Kids

Engage. Empower. Inspire. Authentic journalism to motivate curious minds

Wonderopolis

Discover Wonder Hotspots nearby and join! Wonderopolis EXPLORE WONDER HOTSPOTS. What Are You Wondering? Join in the Wonder Creation!

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

Yellowstone Virtual Tour

Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don't have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park.

Farm Food 360

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

Fun Brain

FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)

Suessville

Welcome to Seussville, the home of all things Dr. Seuss.

Barefoot Books

Free activities for kids.

Ideas for Learning and Play:

Five Minute Mum

Busy Toddler

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/parenting/article/fun-learning-parents-children-activities-handbook

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/learning-environments/article/news-you-can-use-learning-home-homelike-environments

https://www.shapeamerica.org/uploads/teachersToolbox/earlyChildhood/ECRevisedcalendar.pdf

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/curriculum/home-visitors-handbook/learning-opportunities

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/curriculum/home-visitors-handbook/learning-opportunities

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