20 websites to help keep kids busy (and smart!)

Coronavirus quarantine guidelines have many people stuck inside but learning is still easy

Educational websites for kids
Educational websites for kids (iStock)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio-area school districts are closed this week in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left a lot of parents and caregivers home with kids who need something to do.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans stuck at home this week you might find a list of free, educational websites helpful to help keep children occupied while keeping their brains stimulated.

Check out the list of resources for at-home fun and learning:

ABC Mouse - More than 9,000 online activities for children aged 2 to 8 years old

ABCya - Learning games

Boom Learning - Free accounts available for students impacted by COVID-19

Brain Pop - Activities for everything from science to social studies

Dreamscape - Reading games for students in grades 2 through 8

Fun Brain - Games, videos and books for students Pre-K through 8th grade

Go Noodle - Get your body moving with physical wellness games

Highlights Kids - Activities, jokes and games for kids

Kids Discover - Nonfiction reading for kids ages 6 to 14.

Learning A-Z - Literacy and science education resources

National Geographic for Kids - Explore the wild world of animals

PBS Learning Media - Brings the world to you

Phonics Hero - Geared towards improving children’s reading and spelling

Scholastic Learn at Home - 20 days worth of activities for kids

Starfall - Great for students Pre-K through 3rd grade

Storyline Online - Read books online

Switcheroo Zoo - Interactive animal games

Time for Kids - Learning resource for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade

Vooks - Storybooks brought to life (get one month free)

Wonderopolis - Explore the science of learning and how things are made

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About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.