resources for parents

Learn at Home

For supporting children’s continuous learning at home and for back-to-school plans, we’ve got you covered with virtual learning materials. Explore any interest, develop new skills, connect with others in the community.

The websites below have stories for you to read aloud and video storytimes, as well as, crafts, games and hands-on activities to keep you and your children entertained for hours. Forget hearing, “I’m bored,” they’re going to be too busy learning.

  • KidLit TV
  • TumbleBooks Library
  • StoryPlace
  • Storyline Online
  • Storytime from Space
  • Storytime with Daniel Tiger
  • Stories for Kids
  • Between the Lions Early Reading

Audiobooks, Ebooks & More

  • Audible Stories
  • Scribd
  • Epic
  • Teen Book Cloud
  • Crabtree eLibrary

Storytime with Authors & Celebrities

  • Read, Wonder & Learn
  • Storytime with Oliver Jeffers
  • Storytime with Mac Barnett
  • Storytime with Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  • Roda Ahmed Reads Mae Among the Stars
  • Storytime with Grace Lin
Exploring the world online can be exciting and educational. The websites below have games because we all need a mind break, too.

Online Games

  • Wonderopolis
  • PBS Kids Games
  • Turtle Diary
  • Highlights Kids
  • BreakOut Edu
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Starfall
  • Gamilab
  • Typing Club
  • Picklets Choose Your Adventure

Hands-on Activities & Movement

  • Hi Mama
  • Kiwi Co
  • Go Noodle
  • Circle Time Fun
  • The Genius of Play

Learn to Draw, Doodle & Sketch

  • Draw Everyday with JJK
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Coloring Pages

  • Children’s Book Week
  • Crayola
Even as we are trying to keep our distance from one another, it doesn’t mean we’re completely confined to the walls within our homes. With all the closings and cancelations, many organizations have started offering virtual tours. So, there’s never been a better time to explore the world from the comfort of your couch.

Aquariums & Zoos

  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo


  • Google Arts — 2,500 Museums Around the World
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • National Gallery of Art
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • National Women’s History Museum
  • National Museum of the United States Air Force
  • The Louvre Museum
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • The Dalí Theatre Museum
  • The Vatican Museums

National Parks

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park

States, Countries & Outer Space

  • Project Explorer
  • Great Wall of China
  • Take a Trip to Hawaii
  • Launch into Outer Space & Land on Mars

Our beloved teachers are doing an incredible job of adapting lesson plans to fit this new era of digital learning. However, we all know there are many obstacles for children when school and home suddenly becomes the same place. If your students need a little help with certain subjects or perhaps they’re really interested in other subjects, the websites below can help.


  • San Diego Zoo
  • National Geographic Kids


  • BooleanGirl
  • Tynker
  • Vidcode

Foreign Languages

  • Mango Languages

Language Arts

  • Quill Interactive Writing
  • Author Bruce Hale: Writer’s Tips Videos


  • TumbleMath
  • SplashLearn Interactive Games
  • DreamBox Learning
  • Discovery Education WebMath


  • Reading Rockets
  • Poetry4Kids


  • Everyday Earth
  • Mystery Science
  • Supercharged Science

Various Subjects

  • CK-12
  • Khan Academy
  • Know it All
  • Classroom Secrets
  • Scholastic Learn at Home
  • Curriki

As we mentioned earlier, this is a big change for most of us, too. So, we rounded up some information about working from home, activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and anything else we thought could help.

Working From Home

  • How to Work From Home With Kiddos (and Not Lose Your Mind)

Helping Students Learn from Home

  • Readiness Roadmap
  • Keep Calm, Learning is On
  • DISCUS: Great Resources for Parents
  • Know it All
  • Day-by-Day Family Literacy Calendar
  • Help with Math South Carolina
  • Family Friendly Guides to Academic Standards in South Carolina