free online resources for the education of children at home
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 sign up for a free trial.