Online educational resources for parents during COVID-19

By Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boys & Girls Club of America

In a few short weeks, our lives have changed dramatically due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. To help navigate this new normal, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is sharing free, online resources to help them manage their child(ren)’s virtual learning needs, along with their own remote work schedules.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to ensuring Club members, their families and the communities we serve have the necessary support and resources they need during these uncertain times. More than 1,400 Clubs nationwide are providing virtual learning programs for their members. But for non-Club members, there are a lot of programs available to help keep your kid on track.

Please Note:

  • These activities should only serve as a supplement to any current virtual learning structure offered by schools or school districts in your area.
  • The following online activities are third-party resources that may require a log-in. Please review all privacy policies regarding data collection and use of private information.

Common Sense Media – Media, distance learning and stress reduction resources for parents and caregivers.

Wide Open School – Free collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

Online Educational Resources – Education companies offering free subscriptions during school closings.

Guides for Working at Home with Kids – Enrichment activities, tips and tools for parents working remotely.

Khan Academy – Library of lessons that cover math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more.

Phet Simulations – Free collection of interactive science labs.

Solar System Scope – Interactive model of the solar system that has everything you’d want to know about the planets, moons, comets, and more.

Prodigy Game – Free online curriculum-aligned math learning platform that has fun games to help students practice their math.

Music Impact Network – ‘Stay @ Home, Play @ Home’ resource now available! Virtual music programming, activities and tips for facilitation.

Reading Adventure Packets by Reading Rockets – Reading adventure pack with caregiver information sheet, two books, a creativity activity, an imagination activity, and a get real activity.

Scholastic Learn at Home – Resources to help youth across grade levels learn remotely.


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