Parents - Resources for at Home Learning

AGH Camp-in-a-Box – Enjoy Summer Camp at home this year!Summer at the AGH! Check out what we have planned!

E-Learning for Kids – Free and fun digital education for children world wide. Lesson plans for grades K-6..

Elements of AI – Online course to learn basics of AI. Does not require any coding knowledge or experience. Best suited for older (teenage) audience.

Idea Maker Course – Free until June 15. Self-paced course with videos, worksheets, and other resources to teach youth about entrepreneurship.

Leslie Science and Nature Centre Spring Break CampStructured 9am-4pm day of virtual camp. The day is broken up into morning craft, environmental education, STEM education, Chillaxation, song time, live workshop and camp games.

Nearpod Lesson Bank – Grades K-12, lessons across all subjects.

Ministry of Education – Launched a new website which includes the entire Ontario curriculum allowing parents to supplement their children’s education while at home. 

Ontario Government’s ‘Learn at Home’ – High-quality, made-in-Ontario math and literacy resources, created by Ontario-certified educators for High School Students

‘Our Kids’ Curated list of virtual camps and programsLists a variety of programs in all areas of STEAM for ages 6-19.

Scholastic Learn at Home – Day by day projects for kids in grades Pre-K – 9.

STEM Camp @ Home – Canadian non-profit organization STEM Camp is offering free daily downloads with activities, puzzles, videos, coronavirus info for kids, positive message of the day and daily contests—including one for a free week of summer camp!

TVO Kids – At Home Learning – TVO Kids has been working with teachers who have helped put together fun and engaging resources to help kids continue learning at home. Grades K-6.

Venture Academy Virtual Camp (McMaster University Engineering Department)This FREE camp will offer interactive projects, activities and learning opportunities to students in a virtual setting. Instructors will work with students throughout the program via online discussions and live Q&A sessions to ensure each student is receiving an engaging and positive experience in this virtual program. This virtual camp will be exploring digital skill building activities, at home design challenges, and virtual labs.

Actua – Wide range of hands-on STEM activities.

CBC Canada 47 Indoor Activities for Kids – A curated list of suggested family activities.

Deep Space Sparkle – Access to art lessons designed by a former art teacher.

Little Bins for Little Hands – Simple at home STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities for kids Pre-K – Grade 6.

National Geographic Science Lab – Science experiments, videos, articles and more.

Scholastic – Craft ideas for grades Pre-K – 8.

Science World Teaching Resources – Lesson plans based on curriculum. Filter by type, topic, grade, and language. Covers preschool up to Grade 12. Most can be done with materials already in the house.

Time for Kids – Online magazine with a free digital library and teaching materials for grades K – 6.

Children’s Museum Virtual Activities – Children’s museums around the world are continuing to fulfill their missions to promote playful learning—by supporting families.

BBC History for Kids – Discover different stages of History through games and quizzes. – Free online platform to learn coding.

Fun Brain – Educational games, reading and videos for grades Pre-K – 8.

How Stuff Works – Best suited for ages 14-18, this website hosts articles and videos that examine ‘How Stuff Works’.

Math Blaster – A site dedicated to helping kids develop an interest in math by engaging them in fun games. Appropriate for grades Pre-K – 6.

Media Smart Games – Canada’s Centre for Digital Media Literacy. Youth explore online games to learn about cyber safety and digital citizenship.

MIT Education Arcade – Online interactive activities in numerous subjects.

Nasa Kids Club – For grades Pre-K – 4. An online platform that supports STEM learning through games and learning about Nasa.

National Geographic Kids – Videos, games, and reading in all areas of STEAM.

Prodigy – Online math program for Grades 1-8.

Wash Your Lyrics – Generate hand washing infographics based on your favourite song lyrics.

The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids – Curated list of podcasts for kids by Common Sense Media.

AudibleFor as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream a collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.

Bill Nye – Features videos, demos and tutorials on how to recreate some of his experiments at home.

Electric Theatre Moon Company – Toronto-based kids’ theatre company Electric Moon Theatre Company is offering a YouTube-based program called Keep Calm and Theatre On, with “songs, theatre games, dance instruction, wackiness, and more.” They’ll upload a new video each day.

Go Noodle – Get Physical! Go Noodle is a Toronto District School Board approved movement resource.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Posted each day at 1pm, join children’s illustrator Mo Willems for a live doodle.

Owl Kids – Canadian publisher of the kids magazine’s Chirp, Chickadee, and Owl, has a YouTube channel filled with craft activities, science experiments, recipes, and “general knOWLedge” videos.

Pyonkee – FREE App for all ages. Block based coding environment to learn coding.

My Molecularium – A fun and challenging molecule building game for high school students.

Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System – For ages 6-12. This App explores the solar system with animations, music and play.

WWF Together (World Wild Life Foundation – A collection of lessons on many animals from around the world.

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