As Nevada responses to the COVID-19 pandemic schools are closed until at least April 6, 2020. The Nevada PTA Programs Committee wants to help share resources that families can use during this time at home to keep kids engaged in learning and fun.
We encourage families to check your school or district website to find links for the programs that your child is may already use at school. Many schools use digital programs that students can access from home. These programs are more likely to align with what your child was doing at school prior to the closure. Also, even if your local library is closed, the library website most likely connects you to dozens of digital resources. Las Vegas Valley Library District Online Resources.
National PTA has created a COVID-19 resource site with a wide range of information including links to current legislative issues and information on PTA advocacy at the federal level.
National PTA Programs offers a wide variety of resources and information that can be used at home. Check at all the options at https://www.pta.org/home/programs
Educational Learning and Enrichment Resource (updated 4/3/2020)
Hoopla Digital – free with many library card digital books, music, and videos
Huge list of virtual museum resources including tours and so much more!
The Public Education Foundation – Family Resource Information is available in English and Spanish
Storyline Online – actors read stories for children
Science Mom – a Nevada mom provides science learning and is teaming up with “Math Dad” during the school closures for Quarantime
Nevada Science Center – offering special virtual programs during closures
Las Vegas Natural History Museum – Facebook Live Events during the closure
List of Educational Subscription Services being offered for free due to COVID-19 (always confirm details with the specific provider)
Blockly – computer programming skills
Scratch – creative computer programming
Great Schools – printable worksheets by grade level
CNN 10 – ten minutes news
Teaching Tolerance Learning Resources
Statistics in Schools – tons of learning resources from Census.gov
Curriculum Associates (the makers of i-Ready) – printable at home packets by grade level
Duolingo, learn a language for free!
Neo K12 – videos, games, and learning
ST Math – Online math for grades K-8 free til June 2020
Field Museum Learning Resources – wide-ranging virtual collection from famous Chicago museum
Prodigy Math – math games
My Lockdown Diary – free downloadable diary for kids to record their experience
Hour of Code for their tutorials: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn
Code.org – Learn computer science! (Host site for hour of code, with additional online resources)
TinkerCAD – App for 3-D design, electronics, and coding.
Gifted & Talented Resources – http://www.giftedguru.com/learning-at-home/
ADDitude Magazine – Tips for students with ADHD
Edutopia – Apps for Students with Special Needs
List of resources for children who receive Speech and Language Therapy at school
Nessy – help for children with dyslexia
The Spanish Experiment – Spanish Children’s Stories
Cleveland Inner City Ballet – free virtual dance classes
Audible is offering free stories for students
Health and Wellness Resources
Resources to Help Kids from the Child Mind Institute
Helping Kids Manage Anxiety regarding Coronavirus
NOTICE – This information is provided as a community resource. Nevada PTA does not endorse any specific company or organization. Please verify all information independently. As always we encourage parents to actively participate with their student learning to ensure tools students use are safe and age-appropriate.