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Learning continues long after the school day — or school year — is over. Browse the list of learning resources on this page to help your family enrich your learning over the summer and enhance learning throughout the school year.

General Resources

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has published an exhaustive list of resources for continuous learning at home. Even when we’re no longer in a pandemic, this site can help you continue learning at home.

Common Sense Media is one of the largest online clearinghouses for reviews of media for kids and families. Many of their reviews are linked to resources. Boh students and parents can access information in the parent area.

School Wide Open is another amazing resource from Common Sense Media. 

Early Learning

One of our favorite resource hubs is READY! for Kindergarten from The Children’s Reading Foundation. Watch READY! for Kindergarten videos on their YouTube channel.

If you have a preschool-age child, check out the free READY! for Kindergarten app with interactive learning games and books, as well as reports and tips to improve your child’s progress. This app is available for free through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

PBS Kids provide interactive games for preschool and Kindergarten students.

English Language Arts

Conversation Journal

Give your child a new blank notebook and a fun pencil or pen for this special journal. Start a conversation — all in writing — with your child. Encourage different family members to write notes back and forth!

Journal Buddies

Find journaling and writing prompts by grade and age group.

Story Time in Space

Astronauts on the International Space Station read stories to the children of Earth as the world rotates below.

Florida Center for Reading Research

Free gamified reading and writing activities to help students practice critical reading skills. This resource is best for students in grades K–5.

Khan Academy ELA Beta 

Khan’s new ELA site has some wonderful reading and writing lessons available. This resource is best for students in grades 2–8.

ABCya

Practice games by grade level. Free to play, no need to join. This resource is best for students in grades K–5.

Better Lesson

Free English Language Arts lessons written by teachers and instructional leaders. 

Storyline Online

Storyline Online streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. This resource is best for students in grades K–5.

ReadWriteThink

Interactive lessons, and parent resources by grade.

Starfall

Starfall has great customizable ELA resources for parents. This resource is best for students in grades K–3.

PBS Kids

Educational games and videos for kids. This resource is best for students in grades K–3.

Breakout EDU

Breakout room–style learning activities.  Students can click on any game and start playing! 

Scholastic Learn at Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Mathematics

ORIGO At Home

ORIGO’s team of educators has worked together to create daily activities focused on specific weekly topics. Each activity has full instructions along with a variety of linked digital resources, listed materials, and pages to download and print.

Open Middle

Enrichment math problems to think flexibly about math. Enjoy problem-solving with your student as you manipulate numbers and stretch your brain!

YouCubed

Check out math resources from YouCubed, including:

Math Playground

Free games to practice math skills up to 6th-grade math. Use this resource to sharpen your math fluency and basic math skills that you will need in future math classes.

Bedtime Math

Keep your kids’ math skills sharp without screen time!

Khan Academy

Khan offers free videos and practice with all math topics, sorted by grade level and concept.

Math-Drills Worksheets

Free printable math worksheets. Use this resource to print practice math pages, answer keys are attached to the worksheet. Great way to have daily practice with basic math.

Math IXL

Free practice with all math skills gives examples to learn from and immediate feedback. Sign up for a free trial to get access to additional features.

Mathantics

Check out these YouTube videos to watch and learn math!

Number Rocks

Check out these YouTube videos with songs to learn math!

Breakout EDU

Breakout room style learning activities.  Students can click on any game and start playing!

Virtual Nerd Videos

Free videos that teach the standards on all standards for grades 6-12. Use these to pre-learn or review standards for your math courses.

Math.com

Free tutoring online for pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry.

PurpleMath

Free online math courses with instruction, practice, and tests.

Core Standards

Look at the standards that will be taught in your next math course, or review what standards you should know from a previous course.

Simple math games you can play at home

Music & Art

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony shared broadcasts of concerts and performances during the pandemic. Follow their social media pages to access additional content.

Music Enrichment Activities

Fun offline activities include making an instrument from materials at home, drawing pictures while listening to music, and listening for sounds with family members!

Music Enrichment Activities 2

Activities include making an opera, creating a new dance, and music interviews.

Soundtrack to My Life

In this activity, children create a soundtrack for meaningful moments in their lives.  This offline/online activity integrates music, language arts, and art. This activity is best for grades 4–8.

Art Enrichment Activity Ideas

Choose from a list of offline art activities.  Make binoculars with toilet paper rolls, draw a portrait of a family member, or play the squiggle game!  

Physical Education

Get Active at Home

Choose from a list of activities to get you moving at home.

Go Noodle: Good Energy at Home

This resource provides ways for kids and families to move and learn together.

OPEN (Open Physical Education Network): Tools for Creating an Active Home

Resources for parents and families to make their homes an active home. Check out fun activities like Deck of Fitness and SlamBall!

Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube)

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. These interactive adventures build strength and flexibility!

KidzBop Kids: Dance Along (YouTube)

Dance along with this playlist of KidzBop tunes!

10 At-Home Learning and Movement Activities

10 worksheets with movement activities

Social Studies

Time for Kids 

Engage your student in current affairs.

Washington State History

Access lesson plans, newsletters, resources, and more.

PBS Learning Media 

Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more.

Eyewitness to History

History through the eyes of those who lived it.  This site offers readings, images, videos, and audio of events throughout history.

Smithsonian’s History Explorer

Smithsonian’s History Explorer offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

Google Arts and Culture

This resource offers immersive opportunities to engage with artwork, cultural landmarks, and more.

The British Museum and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

This interactive site uses video, text, and  photographs of objects all over the world to walk students through history.

The History World

History World makes world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines.

Newsela

News articles that can be adjusted by reading level.

Breakout EDU

Breakout room–style learning activities.  Students can click on any game and start playing!

Seterra Geography

Become a geography expert and have fun at the same time! Seterra will challenge you with quizzes about countries, capitals, flags, oceans, lakes and more!

Scholastic Learn at Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Social-Emotional Learning

K–5 Social-Emotional Learning Resources

View a list of Social Emotional Learning Resources for students in grades K–5.

6–8 Social-Emotional Learning Resources

View a list of Social Emotional Learning resources for students in grades 6–8.

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual School Activities

Virtual School Activities offers a collection of sites to live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun academic sites.

Heart in circle

Lifelong Learning

Students’ attitudes toward learning develop early in their childhood. Make learning part of your family culture! Help your child to learn more about their favorite things and share your expertise with them, too.

Are you a master storyteller? Encourage your child to help you imagine new characters, places, or storylines.

Are you an amazing cook, mechanic, or plumber? Invite your child to work as your assistant, and teach them about the tools of your trade.

Build resiliency

The strategies and subjects that work best for one child may be incredibly challenging for another. Sometimes, we all feel like we want to give up when we’re struggling. When we struggle, resiliency helps us keep going and learning.

Not sure how to build resiliency? Get started with Resilience: How to Build it in Children 3–8 years.

Do you have a favorite resource?

We’d love to add your favorite educational resources to our list. Share your resources with our team at contact-us@psd402.org.