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School Closure Resources for Parents

Due to COVID-19, Albert College is following the guidance of the Government of Ontario and has cancelled all face-to-face classes for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We feel it necessary to take a proactive approach and do what we can in order to help ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19.

While our teachers will be assigning work remotely in an effort to support student learning, we have also compiled a list of resources for parents to continue education in a fun, engaging way at home. 

Play stimulating games, create your own books and take a field trip from the comfort of your own home!


Scholastic Learn at Home

The world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books has developed this free resource to provide families with 20 days of articles, videos and learning challenges. With 4 grade categories to choose from, you can personalize your child’s education based on their skill level and instantly have up to 3 hours’ worth of material per day. Learn more at

PBS Learning Media For Kids

Browse by subject or grade to find free standards-aligned videos, interactive games, lesson plans and more. This resource also has great information on how to talk to your children about COVID-19 and the current health matters. Learn more at

Smithsonian: Fun Stuff for Kids Online

Connect with the natural world at home with your children through Smithsonian’s online kids portal. Users can watch live feeds of the animals, play games and watch videos to learn about science. Learn more at

Book Creator

Let your child unleash their inner author while at home with Book Creator’s free trial. Using text, images, audio and video kids can create books, reports, adventures and more. Learn more at

Breakout EDU Fun at Home

Browse a collection of free digital games ranging from different grade levels and content areas to keep your child engaged and learning from home. Learn more at

Literacy Resources for Young Children

Online read-alouds, story times, sing-alongs, illustrating and tutorials to do from home are available online from Growing Book by Book at

Literacy Resources for Junior Students

"Into the Book" teaches reading strategies through games and short stories/passages. Dive into the book at

Engineering BINGO

Play a BINGO-styled board of awesome engineering activity ideas with your kids online at

Amazing Educational Resources

An educator community created an online document as well as a Facebook Group to share many educational resources available on the internet. Read the document at and join the group at

Phonics and Early Reading

Starfall is a free resource for students in Pre-K to Grade 3 to learn reading with an emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Learn more at


ReadTheory helps students improve their reading comprehension skills in a fun way that keeps them attentive and motivated. Learn more at


Improve literacy and impact your child's future with Vooks, a library of animated read aloud storybooks that are kid-safe and ad-free. Parents can sign up for a 1 month free trial at


Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy. Learn more at

National Geographic Kids

Animal/biology videos, games and content for kids are all available online at

Mystery Science

Mystery Science is offering their most popular science lessons for free for anyone for remote learning right now, and offering parents the option to download mini-lessons of 15 minutes. Learn more at


Offering over 400 fun and educational games for Pre-K to Grade 6, ABCYa activities are designed for children to learn while having fun. Learn more at

Khan Academy

With a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere, Khan Academy provides practice exercises, educational videos and a personalized learning dashboard for students. Covering math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more over a variety of ages, this is a great resource to access from home. Learn more at

Prodigy Math

Effective for students in Grades 1-3, Prodigy Math is a free, online math program that uses a fun video game‐​style interface to engage learners.Learn more at


Students (and parents!) can brush up their language skills using Duolingo. Learn a foreign language with free online learning tools in 36 languages. Learn more at


This free, online writing and grammar resource helps learners of all ages to practice and refine their writing skills. Sign up as a teacher with NoRedInk to set up a student profile for your child. Learn more at

Mystery Science

Featuring lots of "open and go" lessons that inspire kids to love science, Mystery Science is offering free memberships for up to one year, with engaging lessons in a variety of science‐​related areas. Learn more at


From building websites to analyzing data, students can learn in-demand skills like coding in different programming languages, web development, design, and data science. Learn more at


Explore free high‐​quality videos on a variety of topics for learners of all ages, including supplemental materials, discussion questions, and opportunities to probe deeper into areas of interest. Learn more at

Barefoot Books

Making learning fun with dynamic lessons based on Barefoot Books titles with downloadable resources at They also have singalongs for their books on their YouTube channel at

Super Simple

Kids songs, shows, crafts, recipes, activities, resources for teachers & parents and so much more can be found on Super Simple at

Harry Potter Escape Room

Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA has created a Harry Potter themed escape room using Google Docs. For fans and non-fans alike, have fun while trying to virtually escape. Click here to try the escape room.


Parliament of Canada Buildings

You and your family can complete a virtual walking tour of the Parliament of Canada online at

The Canadian Arctic

Explore the Northern regions of Canada from home and learn how one man used a Google Map Trek to share his community with the world at

Canadian Museum of History

Explore a variety of online exhibitions from the Canadian Museum of History online at

Discovery Education

Discovery has multiple virtual events that let you and your family visit amazing places and give them remarkable experiences without leaving home at

20 Virtual Field Trips

The blog Adventures in Familyhood compiled a full list of 20 virtual tours you can take with your family at

10 Historic Homes

From Buckingham Palace to the Frida Kahlo Museum to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, you can enjoy the stunning architecture and interior design of many significant homes from the comfort of your own couch. Learn more at

USA National Parks

Take 360 degree tours of some of USA's National Parks thanks to Google at

Toronto Zoo

Every day at 1:00 p.m., the Toronto Zoo staff are going live on Facebook with the keepers and animals. Check it out at For education for younger animal-lovers, the zoo has partnered with Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants to host live streams every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. that are then available on their website at



If you have an Apple product, check out the iBooks store. The app has free books for kids right now, including popular authors like Robert Munsch. The app offers a variety of French and English titles. Learn more at

Sago Mini World

Kids learn through play as they feed animals, build robots, launch rockets, and more in this award-winning app. Learn more and download the app at

Homer Learning: Learn to Read

From ABCs to phonics, HOMER takes kids on a literacy journey that’s so fun, they can’t help but fall in love with reading. Learn more and download the app at


Math puzzles meet colourful monsters and cool surprises in this app that tackles everything from counting to division. Learn more and download the app at


Due to school closings, many companies are offering free subscriptions to materials to help parents and educators. Kids Activities Blog has compiled a list of all the companies offering free subscriptions at

We will continue to update this list as we come across new resources. If you know of a resource that is not listed here, email us and we will try to include it.

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