FREE Resources for Kids Learning at Home

Apr 23, 2021 | Baby and Kids, Lifestyle

Stop scouring the web, looking for ways to teach or entertain your kids at home. We did the searching for you and compiled a huge list of the best free resources for kids! Reading, math, science, museum tours, learning about animals, we've got it all!

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Kids learn a lot when they're at home. It's our job as parents to make sure we're giving them the best resources and make the most out of learning when they're with us. Still — holy toledo, Batman — can it be hard to know where to start. There are so many different things out there for kids, it's hard to keep them all straight!

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Well Freebs, we got tired of trying to keep it all straight in our heads, so we decided to compile the ultimate list of free resources for kids! We've got websites, virtual tours, YouTube channels, apps, free printables, podcasts and the best Instagram accounts to follow. You can thank us by way of Cadbury Mini Eggs. πŸ˜‰ So, what are we waiting for? Let's get to it!


YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR KIDS

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As you well know, we love the ol' tube! It's got some great resources for kids that will get them moving, show them to draw, teach them about science, and more! They're sure to be able to find something they love.

It's almost impossible to be bored with YouTube! That said we suggest being around when anything is playing on YouTube.


CHILDREN'S LEARNING APPS

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Break those iPads, tablets, and phones out, because we've got some great app resources for kids. Play educational games, learn how to read or spell, learn how to code, and even figure out how to create stop motion films!

So, if kids are going to have a phone or device in their hands, at least they'll be learning something while doing it! We love a good educational app.


EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

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We've rounded up all of the best educational resources for kids to keep learning, even though they think they're getting a treat of playing on the computer! You name it, we've got it covered. Math, reading, science, movement, and more!

You probably already use some of these resources for kids, but now you have plenty more to choose from! Did we deliver or did we deliver? πŸ˜‰

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VIRTUAL TOURS & FB LIVES

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Just because you're at home doesn't mean that you can't use the wonderful internet to travel to another place and act like you're there! These fun virtual resources for kids are sure to be a new favorite way for kids to visit the zoo, a museum, and even the national parks.


MUSEUMS

So cool, right? No need to travel to Washington, D.C. to go to the museum when you can do it from the comfort of your own home!


ACTIVITY PRINTABLES FOR KIDS

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Grab your printer, ink, and paper because we've got some great free printables that your kids will love. From religious coloring sheets to math worksheets and everything in between, your kids will be begging you to print them something new.

Grab some extra crayons! We're pretty sure you'll end up having just as much fun coloring alongside your kiddos.


PODCASTS FOR KIDS

Whether you're in the car, cleaning the house, or relaxing on the couch, a podcast is a perfect way to keep kids entertained without a screen.

You'll love those so much that you'll get excited every time it's time to tune in! πŸ˜‰


INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR KIDS

Last, but not least, we've got a few IG accounts for you to follow. They're not only great, free, resources; there's plenty of fun ideas for them to try.

Whew, talk about a mega-post of information! Refer to these resources for kids anytime you need to keep them entertained, or when they need additional learning activities to help with a certain subject. We promise they'll love them and beg to be able to do these! And you'll love them, too.


Do you have any favorite resources for kids? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy learning!

21 Comments

  1. Koren Gnirck

    Please check out Wild Earth on YouTube, Facebook or Instagram. They screen 2 live safari drives per day from South Africa, 6am and 3.30pm CAT. Kids (and adults) will love it!

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    • Hulya

      Hi, from Hatay, Turkiye
      Thanks for all

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    • Joylyn

      TodoMath is also a fantastic math app. You can buy a subscription but I always just use the free parts of it and it’s awesome!!

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  2. Julie

    Thanks for doing the work so we can get more productive again!

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  3. Nichole

    Thank you Jordan and team, for doing this!!! Definitely wasn’t prepared for staying home with my kiddo. This will help! Especially because kids LOVE the screens so much.. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
    I appreciate all of your hard work!
    God bless! Stay safe. 🀩

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  4. Amy

    This is such an amazing resource. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    The “Zearn” link takes you to XtraMath (which is right about it.)

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    • Fun Cheap or Free

      Oh, that’s for catching that! It’s been fixed πŸ™‚

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      • SINNEH LAHAI SEN SESAY

        Thank you for this awesome kids resources . It amazed and wonderful

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  5. Liz

    Check out Rick Steve’s Classroom Europe. It’s a free resource allowing teachers (or parents) to share the best of European art, history, and culture with their students and fellow educators. classroom.ricksteves.com/.
    Here’s a short video from Rick about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTwPe-y4En0

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  6. Gretchen

    I know that ABC Mouse and Adventure Academy are free right now. Are there any other paid resources that are free right now to help out?

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    • Fun Cheap or Free

      Pretty much all of the resources on this list are free right now! πŸ™‚

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  7. Cristina

    Hello from Spain,
    Thank you for your information and resources. Please check if the site “adventure Academy ” is safe. I tried to suscribe and my bank denied the transation. Someter staff from the bank called me warning that its a fraudulent site. We’ve checked the site information and it hasnt an adress, just a postal code.
    Thank you

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    • Fun Cheap or Free

      That’s so weird! Adventure Academy is made by the same company as ABCmouse, it’s just for the next age group up. So sorry you had troubles with it! We haven’t ever heard of that before and I’m not sure why being out of country would make a difference.

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  8. Tanna

    Thanks for all your work compiling these! One of our absolute fave apps to use has been Endless ABC, and it has two follow up apps that tare Endless Reader and Endless 123.

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  9. Lacey walker

    I don’t see The Good and the Beautiful on your listβ€”- they offer and amazing, FREE language Arts Curriculum to download for FREE. They offer family-style history and science. And their free Storytime website is awesome, beautiful narrated books to watch!

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  10. Rachel

    Hello…I recall you recommending a Phonics program that has little books for the child to read each day. I cannot find the video where I seen you recommend them and I cannot find the program. Is there any way that you could lead me to the right place? This was a pretty long time ago that I seen this. Thank you!

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    • Fun Cheap or Free

      We love ABC Mouse!

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  11. Sydney

    Just signed up to ABC Mouse through your link! Thanks so much for the recommendation! You should also put MOVE DANCE LEARN on your list of Youtube Channels for kids! There are great free creative dance tutorials for toddlers and preschoolers on there!

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    • Fun Cheap or Free

      You are going to love it! Thank you…we’ll check that one out.

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  12. Kali Smith

    Teach children to understand the extraordinary prices, offer, coupon discounts, great packaging purchase benefits etc. They can slowly learn food economy better then.

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  13. Amber

    What is the app Jordan had her kids use for piano lessons?

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