50 Educational Websites for Kids When Schools Are Closed #DistanceLearning

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Yesterday, Montgomery County PA schools and daycares closed for the next two weeks due to coronavirus concerns.   Other schools in the area in Maryland, New Jersey, and Ohio are also closing with more to follow.  

Kids are now beginning distance learning online, though we are waiting for instructions from my kids' teachers.   

If your kids are stuck at home and you're looking for learning activities to keep them busy, check out these 50 educational websites for kids when schools are closed.

50 educational websites for kids when schools are closed, distance learning

Online Storytime

Storytime from Space

Storyline Online

Levar Burton

free online storytime

Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants, Dog Man)

50 educational websites for kids when schools are closed

E-Books / Audio Books / Digital Magazines

Montgomery County Library

International Children's Digital Library


TIME for Kids

Ranger Rick (Free digital access through June)

American Girl online library

distance learning, online learning, learning games

Educational Websites

Bring Hogwarts to Your House

PBS Kids

Make Me Genius


The Magic Schoolbus

Cool Math

Highlights Kids


National Geographic Kids

The Kidz Page

Fun Brain


Magic Treehouse

Mission US

Steve Spangler Science

Grid Club

Kick Start Reading

NASA Kids Club


tvo Kids



The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Brain Pop

Constitution Center Online Civic Learning Opportunities

Starting with sessions Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, the National Constitution Center is launching a free eight-week series of daily live interactive courses on the Constitution for middle school, high school, and college students. President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, a renowned law professor and constitutional expert, will lead the courses along with the National Constitution Center’s Kerry Sautner, chief learning officer, and Tom Donnelly and Nicholas Mosvick, senior fellows in constitutional studies. These daily interactive sessions, offered at noon for middle school students and at 1 p.m. for high school and college students, will allow students to sign up for remote learning via Zoom where they can participate in daily lectures and lively conversations about the basic principles of the U.S. Constitution. 

The 1 p.m. courses on Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays will be available at constitutioncenter.org/live.

50 educational websites when schools are closed, coronavirus, distance learning

Virtual Field Trips

Elmwood Park Zoo

Adventure Aquarium

Philadelphia Zoo

Google Earth: 31 National Parks

Great Wall of China Virtual Tour

Virtual Farm Tours

Discovery Education Field Trips

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip

Online Tour of the Louvre

Virtual Walk on Mars

British Museum London

Guggenheim Museum New York

Musee d'orsay Paris

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul

Pergamom Museum Berlin

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles

Uffizi Gallery Florence

Virtual Tours of Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Race Street Pier

Elfreth’s Alley

Independence Hall Exterior

Independence Mall

Liberty Bell Center

Carpenter’s Hall

Betsy Ross House

National Constitution Center

African American Museum of Philadelphia

National Museum of American Jewish History

Second Bank of the United States

Washington Square

Reading Terminal Market

Pat’s and Geno’s Cheesesteaks

Avenue of the Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Penn Museum

The Franklin InstituteThe Barnes Foundation

Schuylkill River Banks

Boathouse Row

Fairmount Water Works

Philadelphia Museum of Art“Rocky Steps” at Philadelphia Museum of Art

You can also check out these free printables and crafts to keep your kiddos busy while stuck at home:

Spies in Disguise Printables

Maleficent Printables
Frozen 2 Printables
Toy Story 4 Crafts
Christopher Robin Printables

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