Distance Learning Resources

At the Y, we're here to help!

In these challenging times, we know that keeping children engaged and active is important. These resources listed below are meant to encourage developmental routines for your kids. Enjoy!

* = Account Needed 
# = App Available
 

Learn to Code
Scratch - Grades 2–12 # 
Scratch Jr - Grades K–2 # 
C.O.D.E. - Any Age


Current Events & the Coronavirus
Time for Kids (Time Magazine) - Grades K–6 (Current Events) *
How to to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus - All Ages (Anxiety)
How to talk to your kids about COVID-19 - All Ages (Understanding)
Dayton Children's - All Ages (Information)
Handout for kids about the Coronavirus - All Ages (Understanding)


Educational Online Activities (All Subjects)
BrainPop - Grades 3–8 * #
BrainPop Jr. - Grades K–3 * #
BrainPop ELL - All Ages * #
Scholastic - All Ages
ABC Mouse - All Ages * #
Highlights For Kids - All Ages #
ZOOM/PBS Kids - All Ages #
Wonderopolis - All Ages #


Science, STEM & History
Discovery Virtual Field Trips - All Ages (All subjects) #
Cincinnati Zoo Live Stream - All Ages (Science)
National Geographic Kids - All Ages (Science) #
How Stuff Works - Grades K–12 (Science)
Boonshoft at Home - All Ages (Science & STEM)
NASA - Grades K–4 (STEM) #
The Georgia Aquarium Live Stream - All Ages (Science)
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Stream - All Ages (Science)
The San Diego Zoo Livestream - All Ages (Science)
National Aquarium in Baltimore Virtual Tour - All Ages (Science)
National Park Service Virtual Tour - All Ages (Science & History)
National Museum of the Air Force Virtual Tour - All Ages (History & STEM)
The Great Wall of China Virtual Tour - All ages (History)


Math
Priodigy Learning Game - Grades 1–8 * #
Khan Academy - Grades K–12 * #
Zearn - Grades K–5 * 
Splash Learn - Grades K-5 * #
Reflex - Grades 2–6 * 
Kahoot - All Ages * #


Meditation
Headspace For Kids - All Ages * 


Language Arts 
Spark by Epic - Grades K–4 (Reading) #
Starfall - Grades K–3 - (Reading) * #
Dreamscape - Grades 2–8 (Reading Game)
Story Jumper - All Ages (Create Your Own Storybook)
Duolingo - All Ages (Learn a Language) #


Physical Activity 
YMCA 360 Kids Activities - All Ages


Livestreams
Livestream Activities Calendar - All Ages (A spreadsheet of multiple Livestreams)
The Seattle Aquarium Live Cams - All Ages (Otters & Seals)


Art & Music 
The Louvre Virtual Tours - All Ages (Art)
The Vatican Virtual Tours - All Ages (Art)
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam - All Ages (Art Tour)
The Smithsonian - All ages (Art & History)
Draw with Rob - All Ages (Art)
The Craft Train - All Ages (Crafts)
Swoodson Says - Grades 3+ (Learn to Sew)
Sew She Can - Grades 3+ (Free Sewing Projects)
Music Lab - All Ages (Experiment and Learn with Music)
Art for Kids Hub - Grades K+ (Learn to Draw) * #


Fun Stuff
Storyline Online - All Ages (Stories Read by Famous People)
Elmo Hugs - Pre-K (Activities) #
Typing Club - Grades K+ (Learn to Type)
Kidz Type - Grades K+ (Typing Game)
Delish - All Ages (Cooking) #
Food Network - All Ages (Cooking, Recipes) #
Gardening - All Ages (Gardening Activities & Lessons)