Wide-Open School – the editors of Common Sense have provided a free collection of online learning experiences and resources curated for families; this user-friendly site includes internet access information, sample schedules, activities, and more.
Family Planning Tools for Screen Time
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation’s largest group of pediatricians, provides recommendations and resources, including an interactive media use planning tool, to help families balance digital and real life from birth to adulthood.
Early Childhood Resources
More Early Childhood Resources
- Early Childhood Learning – resources for parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers suggested by early childhood experts.
- Little Stories for Tiny People – engaging audio stories for little ones.
- Great Start Readiness Program – more information and programs from GSRP at WRESA
Elementary & Secondary Level Resources
- A Biography of America – American history is presented as a living narrative rather than as a series of facts and dates.
- Against All Odds – this resource shows students the relevance of statistics in real-world settings.
- Easy At-Home Chemistry Experiments – this list of science activities will allow you to perform experiments and projects with materials you likely already have in your cupboards.
- Epic! – a digital library for kids 12 and under.
- Liberty’s Kids – an animated historical television series that teaches 7 to 14 year olds about the founding of the United States.
- Math Shack – allows students to practice an infinite number of auto-generated math problems in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry.
- Physics Central – this site houses a series of comic books designed to get kids excited about physics.
Resources For All Levels
- Audible for Kids – a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages.
- Detroit Public TV – offers blocks of programming geared to specific age groups – early childhood, middle school and high school.
- EL/Multilingual – resources provided in multiple languages for children of all ages (Pre-K through 12th grade) and all proficiency levels in English.
- Michigan Virtual University – FREE access to the content of over 70 of our high-quality online courses to use as a resource to supplement student learning.
- PBS Kids – educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!
- Virtual Field Trips – take a trip outside without leaving the safety of your home.
- Virtual National Parks Tour – explore the beauty of our American National Parks through these guided tours.
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