Although we are all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. This page also features many great educational resources to keep your students at home engaged in learning.
For All Ages:
Call or Facetime a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
Write a letter.
Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
Visit the LA County Public Library - With your LA County Library card, access FREE library resources on your computer or device. Download or stream eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and movies – all without overdue fines. You can also get help with your homework, learn a language, or take an online class!
Visual and Performing Arts
Crafts by Amanda – Free arts and crafts ideas
The Color – Online digital coloring pages
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
Artsology - Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.
Story Time with the Stars – Watch a famous star read a children’s book.
Kids Think Design - Explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theater, architecture, animation, and environmental design.
Nature and Virtual Travel
Virtual Museum Tours – Visit museum around the world through their virtual tours.
San Diego Zoo – Check out their live animal cams and videos.
Nat Geo Kids – Learn about geography and animals from National Geographic.
Gardening – Guide to gardening for kids.
National Parks Foundation – Go on a virtual hike around the most popular National Parks across the United States.
Smithsonian Zoos & Museums – No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums – this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to your screen.
Just for Fun
The Kids Should See This – Watch many kid-friendly videos
Highlight Kids – Fun games, recipes, crafts, and activities
Nomster Chef – Illustrated recipes designed to help kids ages 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
Have some Froyo fun! - Get Yogurtland Virtual Backgrounds, Activity Sheets and More!
STEM & Educational Resources
Aquarium Academy – Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific for online activities and a schedule of interactive live programs.
Science Spot – Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access.
Science Fun – Create experiments you can do at home.
Climate Kids – This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
PBS Learning – Pre K-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials.
National Oceanic – Learn more about the oceans with different educational materials for children.
PBS Kids - Some of the activities do require a log in, but they are completely free. There is also a free daily email newsletter that parents can sign up for that contains activities to do at home.