Nevada PTA

Learning and Enrichment Resources

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)  

PBS Kids 

Vegas PBS Learning

Khan Academy

Learning Heroes

Parents Guide to Google Classroom

Hoopla Digital – free with many library card digital books, music, and videos 

Scholastic Learn at Home 

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

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems via the Kennedy Center

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

BIG List of Virtual Field Trips! 

List of Educational Subscription Services being offered for free due to COVID-19 (always confirm details with the specific provider)  

Virtual Museum Tours

Blockly computer programming skills 

Cincinnati Zoo Facebook Live Specials

World Wildlife Fund Educator Resources 

The US Mint Education Resources

Scratch – creative computer programming 

Great Schools – printable worksheets by grade level

Houston Zoo Webcams 

CNN 10 – ten minutes news 

Cool Math Games

Ted Ed 

Quizizz

Futurelearn

National Geographic Kids

Teaching Tolerance Learning Resources

Smithsonian Distancing Learning Resources

Smithsonian Institute – Education

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

Typing Club

National Parks Service

History for Kids

Mystery Science

63 Easy Science Experiments

Art Lessons on YouTube

Ranger Rick 

Shark Talk with National Marine Education

Crash Course Kids

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

Happy Numbers

Nature Detectives 

Red Ted Art – arts and crafts

The Imagination Tree

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)

Project Lead The Way

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

Chrome Extensions for Special Needs Students 

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

Virtual Farm Tours from American Dairy 

Growing Book by Book – A Guide to Nurturing Young Readers

List of Free Drawing Classes from Famous Illustrators – all ages

The Body Coach

Cleveland Inner City Ballet – free virtual dance classes

Audible is offering free stories for students

 

Health and Wellness Resources

Mental Health America Resources for COVID-19

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. 

 

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