Learning From Home

Learning From Home

To limit interruptions to education as much as possible and ensure continued learning during school closure, here are some free distant learning resources for children and adolescents. Your local school districts and independent school authorities may offer additional educational opportunities and support during this time.

Table of Contents

  1. General Education Resources!
    1. All Ages
    2. Children
    3. Adolescents
  2. Virtual Field Trips & Tours
  3. Science
  4. Math & Computer Sciences
  5. Music, Arts & Culture
  6. Reading & Languages
  7. Streaming
  8. Learn more about COVID-19
  9. Additional Information and References

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1. General Education Resources

All Ages:


Free Audiobooks for Children and Youth

Khan Academy

Daily schedules for pre-kindergarten to Grade 12


Access to an interactive whiteboard and screencasting tools


Access to modules, quizzes, worksheets, and games for learning sciences, social studies, English, math, arts and music, health and SEL, and engineering and tech. Free subscription until the end of the school year


List of global learning platforms and tools


Programs, documentaries, audio content from CBC streaming services

CBC: Activities List

Access to projects, plans, and ideas, including STEM, baking, and art


Video-game based educational activities in a wide range of subjects

JFK Moonshot

App that uses augmented reality technology, including interactive games to teach users about space exploration in the 1960’s


Scholastic Canada

Access to four-week lesson plans for pre-kindergarten to Grade 9 students

Khan Academy Kids App

Access to activities and games to help children learn reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development

PBS Kids Video App

Access to thousands of videos from PBS KIDS series

TVO Kids

Access to a list of resources for language, math, science, health, and more



Access to modules on math, sciences, social sciences, and humanities


Virtual Field Trips:

This tour includes:

  • The Zoo,
  • Mars,
  • Various museums
  • & More

Virtual Museum Tours

The Virtual Museum Includes:

  • The Louvre,
  • Guggenheim,
  • Smithsonian,
  • & NASA


All Ages:

National Geographic Family

Access to activity ideas, science experiments, and virtual classroom resources. Day-to-day virtual learning plans are also available for students Gr. K-12


National Geographic Kids

Access to fun videos, games, and quizzes about animals and science experiments

Astro at home

Explore outer space and hear from fascinating guest presenters every weekday at 2 pm

Mystery Science

Access to engaging and effective 5 minute science lessons


All Ages:

MyScript Calculator

Calculator app

Hour of Code

One-hour tutorials in over 45 languages

Math Drills

Over 50,000 PDF math worksheets on all math topics, plus interactive games and flashcards


An online math tool adapts to individual learning pace and gives instant feedback



A fun virtual math game, play with friends and track your progress. Tutoring services are also available.

Math Science Music

Explore math through music, no music experience required

Studio Code

Learn to code through fun puzzles and projects, can also track progress online

Learn to Code

Access to a range of learn-to-code games and projects accessible to everyone


Math Interactive

Access to interactive math modules


Access to math and computer science lessons, interactive activities, and challenges


These sites are for all ages!

Google Arts & Culture

Virtual tour of 50+ galleries and museums across the world

National Film Board of Canada

Educational short-films

Chrome Music Lab

Interactive music lab with virtual tools that explore sound, rhythm, pitch, and composition 

National Gallery of Art: Access virtual art lessons, videos, and activities, additional free app (NGA Kids Artzone) with free draw options

Art for Kids Hub: Access to drawing tutorials, art lessons, and fun art-based challenges 

Kennedy Centre: 15 instructional “Lunch Doodle” videos and downloadable activities


All Ages:


Access to a free curriculum and tools to increase reading comprehension and confidence


Collection of worksheets to improve spelling, vocabulary, reading, and composition skills



Access to multilingual stories, offering a curated reading program, STEM reading list, and more


Access to fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, audiobooks and fun interactive quizzes and videos

Global Digital Library

Access to a comprehensive collection of digital storybooks, games and other reading materials, translations are available


Duolingo Website and App

Access to language-learning resources


All ages:

Audible Kids

Access to hundreds of picture books, fairy tales, young adult novels, literary classics, and more


Time for Kids

Age-appropriate stories and information geared to kids that helps explain the world around them

8. Learn more about COVID-19

Frontiers for Young Minds: Check out this child-friendly article to learn more about COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself during this time:

Click Here!

Smithsonian Science Education Center: COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others?

Click Here!

9. Additional Information and References

  1. Family First Team. Resources for Families During COVID-19. Offord Centre for Child Studies [Internet]. 2020. [cited 2020Apr17]. Available from: https://offordcentre.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/COVID-19-Resources-9_4_20.pdf
  2. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) [Internet]. Caring for Kids – Canadian Pediatric Society. [cited 2020Apr16]. Available from: https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/the-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19
  3. Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Common Sense Media [Internet]. Common Sense Media. [cited 2020Apr16]. Available from: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

Disclaimer: The information regarding COVID-19 is changing constantly as more data become available. The information provided in this website is not meant to replace diabetes healthcare team or public health agencies recommendations, and is intended for information purposes only. Please check with your healthcare providers for any deviations from your care plans.

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