Resources for Children During COVID-19

As we strive to work and play from home, it’s helpful to have easy-to-find, accessible resources for children. Much of what we do during this time will take place online. Save time searching for things to do or view by choosing activities from the resources below. We’ve compiled a list of learning and play tools, including digital books, kids podcasts, yoga workouts for children, and age-appropriate science experiments. You can even visit several zoos and aquariums across the country by accessing live webcams!

Language/Literacy Resources

Newbery – award winning books for older children

Caldecott – award winning books for younger children

Just Books Read Aloud

Storyline Online

Audible – free for teachers for 1 year!

Kids Story Time Podcast

When School is Closed – FunShine Express Character Counts story


STEAM Resources

Collection of 2,500 Virtual Museum Tours

Webcams at the Pittsburgh Zoo – penguins and cheetahs

Georgia Aquarium Live Cams – puffins, jellyfish, beluga whales

Houston Zoo Webcams – giraffes, elephants, ants, rhinos, chimps

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Winter the Dolphin Cam

San Diego Zoo Kids – resources, photographs, videos, activities, and games for children

Panda Cam at the Atlanta Zoo

Online Music Games

Steve Spangler Science Experiments

National Geographic Kids – games, experiments, simulations, and more

Science Buddies Experiments

Kids Science Podcast


Physical Education Resources

GoNoodle – Try some of our favorites: “Peanut Butter in a Cup” for a high energy chant, or “Melting” to get ready for some quiet time or after rigorous outdoor play.

Live PE with Joe – weekdays at 9:00 am

Kids Yoga


Special Needs & Homeschooling Resources

30 Apps for Young Children with Special Needs

Homeschooling Tips from University of Lafayette – sample schedules to get you organized and activity ideas

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