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Tumblebooks & Other Free Online Resources for Kids at Home

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

Whether it's a rainy day, or you're just looking to expand the list of things for your kids to do in a day to keep busy over the next few weeks while we're asked to stay home as much as possible, we've got you covered!

We have compiled this list of fun and educational resources for you and your kids to check out. If you have suggestions for some resources to add to this list, or if there's one already on the list that you really liked, let us know!

FREE FOR EVERYONE - eBooks & Audiobooks

National Geographic Young Explorers - (Audio/Visual Magazine Kindergarten to Grade 1)

Storyline Online - (Children's Books Read by Famous People)

(Free until August 2020)

Tumblebooks - (eBooks Kindergarten to Grade 6)

Tumblemath - (Math eBooks Kindergarten to Grade 6)

TeenBookCloud - (eBooks Grade 7 to Grade 12)

AudioBookCloud - (Audiobooks for All Ages)

FREE FOR EVERYONE - Learning Resources


Scholastic Learn From Home - (Pre-K to Grade 9)

Forest of Reading - (Activities and Author Video Chats)

Ask Dr. Universe - (Science, Geography, History, Plants, Technology, Culture, & More)

Curriculum Associates At-Home Activity Packs - (Math & Reading, Kindergarten to Grade 8)

All Kids Network - (Activities, Crafts, Colouring Pages)

Magic Treehouse Kids - (Activities & Games Based on the Series) ABCYA - (Educational Games)

Highlights Kids - (Activities, Crafts, Games, Recipes)

Big History Project - (History Lessons Preteen to Adult)

BreakoutEDU - (Educational Games Kindergarten to Grade 12)

Banzai Financial Literacy - (Elementary to High School Level Budget Learning)

Overcoming Obstacles - (Life Skills for Elementary, Middle, and High School students)

Scratch - Coding for Kids


MathScore Lessons - (Kindergarten to Grade 8, Includes Algebra & Geometry)

Bedtime Math - (Math as a fun daily routine)

Math Playground - (Elementary Math Games & Activities)

Xtra Math Lessons - (Math Practice & Progress Reports)


Starfall - (Phonics Skills Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3)

Into The Book - (Reading Comprehension Lessons)

Classroom Cereal - (Grammar Practice in Printable Short Stories)


Steve Spangler Science - (Science Experiments at Home)

Innerbody - (Explore 11 Bodily Systems with Interactive Models)

Weather Whiz Kids - (Natural Disasters & Phenomenon, Experiments)

MUSIC Chrome Music Lab - (Online Music Experimentation for Kids)

Free Music Theory Lessons - (Introductory and Intermediate)

FREE FOR EVERYONE - Virtual Tours & Exploration

San Diego Zoo Kids - (Activities, Games, Videos, Virtual Tour)

Yellowstone National Park - (Virtual Tour)

Curiosity Rover on Mars - (Virtual Tour)

Louvre Museum - (Virtual Tour, Dismiss Popup Message)

Great Wall of China - (Virtual Tour)


OverDrive/Libby - Free ebooks, all you need is your library card number - ask the library staff via Facebook or email if you can't find yours! Available on tablet, eReader, phone, iPad, and computer. Get Libby here or OverDrive here. Just want to sign in on your computer and see what they have? Click here.

Britannica Encyclopedia - Articles, videos, and more for all ages. Includes a separate area for youth and children. Library card number required.

Academic OneFile - Over 17,000 publications from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources covering biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental sciences, history, marketing, political sciences, and psychology. Library card number required.

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