Local Virtual Learning during COVID-19

PB Parenting is committed to keeping your family updated during the COVID-19 response. Please stay tuned to this page as we update it with information.

Local Virtual and At Home Learning –

Art and Creative

ArtNest – We now have home kits available for your kids! We plan on rolling a new one out every few days so that you can have lots of options to keep your kids enriched and busy at home. Right now we have our fashionNEST #1 kit and our artNEST old skool painting kit. Check out our website on the home page for details and to order! We deliver to your door step! If you are out of the local area, we will ship to you! https://artneststudios.com

Keep Kids Smart with ART Visit the Boca Museum of Art’s social media pages and follow #BocaMuseumatHome to be updated with ongoing tips and free online activities. A special new series called Keep Kids Smart with ART will be available online. (details click here)

Virtual Art Lessons created by CCE (Center for Creative Education) Teaching Artists! Age appropriate projects that your child can do at home to keep social distancing fun and creative. Check out our dedicated Virtual Creativity web page for lessons: https://cceflorida.org/virtual/

KID’s Korner with the New Studio For the Visual Arts The New Studio’s Kid’s Korner Summer Camp instructor, Kate Lindquist, will be creating education instructional art videos available to students everywhere! www.thenewstudiova.net

Picasso’s Creative Workshops –  Did your child’s birthday party get ruined by social distancing? 😤 Our new delivery and shipping services are the perfect option to still give your child a special day. 🥳 Our endless ceramics and vast paint selection will give your family a much needed distraction from these tough times. And our special Bisq-stain acrylic paints and glossy top coat means their is no need to fire. All this delivered directly to your home, without contact. Paint with Mom, Dad and siblings.   Free delivery or shipping, for orders over $40.00, otherwise $5.00 delivery fee.  For more info, call us at 561-439-4000 or Click the link below to order now!  https://bit.ly/2UJY1Cc

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Tune in on Facebook at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for live programs. To learn more about our Virtual Coastal Classroom, please visit: www.marinelife.org/homelearn. (Check out their facebook event here)

Join the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium for Virtual Science 

• LIVE Aquarium programs on Facebook every Wednesday and Friday at Noon

• LIVE Science demos and lessons every Friday at 2pm

• Virtual “Science Shorts” and DIY @ Home science experiments every Thursday at 2pm 

and more check out www.sfsciencecenter.org/virtual for more information.

Story Time and Music – 

Schoolhouse Museum and Learning Center is offering virtual story time check out their facebook page for days and time.

Music Class with Miss Marcia – Free Music classes on facebook live – the class is designed for children 0-5 but with everyone home we encouraged the whole family to get involved.  www.facebook.com/missmarcia.kmr

Tour the Mounts Botanical Garden Virtually

Visit Mounts Botanical Gardens Virtually: While the front gate may be closed, this page allows visitors to take a virtual tour of Mounts Botanical Garden. This is the perfect online opportunity to explore the beauty of the Garden, learn more about the fascinating plants and display gardens, find family activities that can be enjoyed from home, enjoy breathtaking photos contributed by staff and guests, and even go on an art-meets-science excursion. https://www.mounts.org/visit-virtually/

For Children: On this page, Mounts Botanical Garden offers unique programs for children and families, as well as educational experiences for students in grades K-12. https://www.mounts.org/virtual-youth-programs/ Online activities include:

+ Nature Quest Like all botanical gardens, Mounts is home to thousands of plants from all over the world. This page offers 20 fascinating factoids and questions of a horticultural nature.

+ Virtual Learning is Fun! Mounts has partnered with Scientist in Every Florida School to bring interdisciplinary content that connects art and science, including livestream events—the first of which will be on April 21 at 10 am, when Dr. David Blackburn, associate curator of herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, will conduct a virtual tour of Mounts to see Ribbit the Exhibit and learn many curious characteristics of frogs.

+ Make Your Own Frog Bog: Frogs play an important part in the environment as both predators and prey, and as incredible indicators of the health of the ecosystem in which they live. This page offers tips about how to build and stock a healthy frog pond.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Mounts Botanical Garden as soon as it is safe to reopen,” says Rochelle Wolberg, Mounts Curator-Director. “Until then, we hope garden lovers everywhere will enjoy the fun and informative content on mounts.org.”

Library Service

Palm Beach County Library System Offering Free Temporary E-Cards
The Palm Beach County Library System is closed as of March 20th but they are offering free temporary e-cards for those who do not have a card and are unable or reluctant to visit a branch to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Members are encouraged to use our virtual services.  Visit our website at http://www.pbclibrary.org/coronavirus-virtual-library to sign up for the e-card. You will have access to the following: 
• E-books (cloudLibrary, cloudLibrary Express, hoopla, OverDrive) A large collection fiction and nonfiction for all interests.
• Audiobooks (cloudLibrary, cloudLibrary Express, hoopla) Enjoy listening to a book on your computer or mobile device.
• Magazines (Flipster) – 66 titles of full-page, full-color magazines to view on your computer or mobile device.
• Music (hoopla and Freegal) Stream or download music from your favorite artists.
• E-movies and e-TV shows (hoopla) Download or stream movies and TV shows to view on your computer or mobile device.

The City of West Palm Beach’s Mandel Public Library will allow anyone to get a temporary card. They have e-books, audiobooks, movies and entertainment, comics, and materials in Spanish.  Learn more here.

FREE Online Education Resources

COVID TIME CAPSULE from Long Creations

We are all living through history right now and I thought a “time capsule” would be an amazing way to document this experience to look back on, these worksheets were created by me for my family but I wanted to share with all my fans!

Simply download the 11 page PDF, print as many copies as you wish and work with your child to fill in the sheets!  https://www.pbparenting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/covid19_timecapsule.pdf

>>On a side note<< 
I have been contacted by many people regarding payment. This is something I designed for fellow families with children living through this difficult time, it is meant as a GIFT not for profit!
However should you wish and are able to, please consider donating to a local charity or passing on a random act of kindness within your community. Choose KINDNESS, Natalie Long xoxo

Scholastic Learn at Home Virtual Learning Hub
Scholastic Learn at Home is a free website that provides PreK-9+ students with 20* days’ worth of exciting learning journeys carefully created by our editors spanning the content areas, to keep students academically active during school closures. The site also provides free access to a variety of award-winning digital programs. No registration or rostering required. www.scholastic.com/learnathome

With parents looking for more online educational activities for their children during this unprecedented time, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering free, online content designed to engage with children in Elementary through High School.

The education team at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will share daily Facebook Live video experiences as well as shorter segments that will each pair with an at-home activity. Covering topics such as living in space and on Mars, tours of Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Astronaut Training Experience, rocketry 101, and more. Hands on activities will involve everyday items that can be found around the house, such as using straws, paper towel tubes, and rubber bands to build and launch a rocket.

Presentations will take place Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET for younger children, and 1 p.m. for young adults. There will also be a Q&A portion at the end of each presentation. The interactive presentations can be viewed on Facebook at @KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex. The visitor complex also has downloadable activities that can be found at the following link:https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/camps-and-education/educator-resources.

Storyline.net With school closures around the country due to corona virus, please use our FREE children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems – Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home – 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. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.  Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES! https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

History – www.historyforkids.net

Math – www.play.prodigygame.com

Writing – Typing Club – www.typingclub.com

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

Tour Yellowstone National Park!

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. 

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.  https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers 

Play games and learn all about animals

Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org/

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.  

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

Math and Reading games  https://www.funbrain.com/

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.  https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

 Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printabl…/

Geography and animals

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/

Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities  https://www.highlightskids.com/

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/

Games to get “into the book” https://reading.ecb.org/

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Biology  https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Elem Math through 6th grade  https://boddlelearning.com/

Educational games K-12  https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Digital archive of history  https://www.bunkhistory.org/

Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese learning activities  https://chalkacademy.com/

Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Chemistry  https://www.playmadagames.com/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/

K-5th Science lessons  https://mysteryscience.com/

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-aw…

Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org/

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Foreign languages  https://www.duolingo.com/

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.  https://www.gonoodle.com/

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas  https://hippocampus.org/

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects 

Online education program for toddler through high school… https://www.khanacademy.org/

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/…/Lite…/Price-Range/Free

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/

Poetry and music  https://www.thewell.world/mindful-mu…/mindful-poetry-moments

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects  https://www.instructables.com/…/EdgertonCent…/instructables/

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.  https://www.musictheory.net/

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/

80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/…/n…/80-free-science-activities

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.  https://noveleffect.com/

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free https://prodigiesmusic.com/

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.  https://www.readworks.org/

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

Music Based Spanish Learning  https://rockalingua.com/

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.  https://www.shurley.com/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Music practice transformed  https://www.smartmusic.com/

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Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.  https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials.  https://learn.concord.org/

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access  https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

Math practice  https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students  https://www.zearn.org/

A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn.
Preschool through 8th grade https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everyth…

Spelling 1-4 grade

Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/

Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/

PreK – 5 games for all subjects  https://www.turtlediary.com/

Online digital coloring pages  https://www.thecolor.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8 https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Phonics worksheets for kids  https://www.funfonix.com/

Free stories online ages 3-12  https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn all about the periodic table  https://www.chemicool.com/

Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids

Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Space science for kiddos  https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

News and more for kids  https://www.youngzine.org/

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

Immerse yourself in cryptography  https://www.cryptoclub.org/

Math games galore  https://gridclub.com/

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

An interactive way to learn history  

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

Interactive games based on the book series

Work on the 8 parts of speech  https://www.grammaropolis.com/

Learn all about cells  https://www.cellsalive.com/

All sorts of learning here if you dig in https://www.google.com/earth/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.  https://scratch.mit.edu/

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.  https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are.  https://www.geoguessr.com/

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.  

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.  https://www.numberphile.com/

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.  https://artsology.com/

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Coding for ages 4-10  https://www.kodable.com/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.  

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more. 

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.  https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.  http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. 

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Algebra games for kids  https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

Fractions practice http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php

Education for kids all topics https://www.ducksters.com

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids https://medium.com/…/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-list…

Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

Coding with Star Wars  https://code.org/starwars

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com/

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/

Amphibian unit studies  https://premeditatedleftovers.com/…/amphibians-unit-study-…/

Engineering challenges with things you have at home

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+  https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Toddler and preschool age ideas  https://preschoolinspirations.com/