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Recommended Resources to Keep Children Learning At Home

Read Charlotte worked with community partners to curate this list of resources to help families keep learning alive at home for children from Pre-K-12th grade amid school closures due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

For families whose children attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

CMS-endorsed supplemental learning opportunities from March 18-27. Access through your Clever account.
Click here for more information about online learning in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  

Dreambox

Math lessons for students that adapt to individual academic needs.
Click link below and follow instructions on how to sign in with your student’s ID number and password.

Subjects: Math

Dreambox »
Discovery Education

Streaming videos and activities for math, science, social studies and more. 

Click link below and follow instructions on how to sign in with your student’s ID number and password. 

Subjects: Reading, Science

Discovery Education »
Edgenuity

Math and language arts lessons. Lessons adapt, getting harder or easier, based on students’ responses, to stretch each learner.

Click link below and follow instructions on how to sign in with your student’s ID number and password.

Subjects: Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies

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Learning A to Z

This guided reading program (formerly called Raz-Kids) provides hundreds of electronic books matched to students’ reading level. Students can listen to, read, record themselves reading and measure their reading comprehension.

Click link below and follow instructions on how to sign in with your student’s ID number and password.

Subjects: Reading, Science, Social Studies

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Sora

A digital library offering both ebooks and audiobooks

Click link below and follow instructions on how to sign in with your student’s ID number and password.

Subjects: Books, Reading, Social Studies

Sora
FREE RESOURCES FOR ALL FAMILIES

Please see here for recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics for recommendations about screen time for children from birth-to-five years.

PBS KIDS

Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows.

Subjects: Reading, Science

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Khan Academy Kids

Engages kids in core subjects while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills. It is age-appropriate, personalized based on where your child is at. 

Subjects: Reading, Math

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Home Reading Helper

Website developed by Read Charlotte that includes videos, games, activities, and resources to help parents know how best to support reading at home.

Subjects: Reading

Home Reading Helper »
Bedtime Math

Mini Math (ages 4-5) and Bedtime Math (ages 3-9) are apps to help kids access a fun story that can be used as a routine at bedtime, bathtime, or anytime! 

Subjects: Math

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Unite for Literacy

More than 400 original picture books. The digital books provide audio narrations in more than 40 languages, spoken by native speakers in warm, expressive voices.

Subjects: Books, Reading, Math, Science, Art, Social Studies

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ABCya

Over 400 free educational games that will keep kids engaged and having fun. 

Subjects: Reading, Math

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NC Kids Digital Library

E-books, audiobooks, streaming videos, and Read-Alongs. Free access with your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card or ONE Access account through CMS and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Subjects: Books, Reading, Math, Science, Art, Social Studies

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TumbleBooks

A collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles and games. Free access with your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card or ONE Access account through CMS and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Subjects: Books, Reading, Math, Science, Art, Social Studies

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Math Learning Center

Math apps to support topics like number frames, fractions, time, money, number line, patterns with shapes, and more.

Subjects: Math

Math Learning Center »
Storyline Online

Features the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.

Subjects: Books, Reading

Storyline Online »
Scholastic Learn At Home

Day-to-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. 

Subjects: Reading, Science, Social Studies

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Wonderopolis

Each Wonder of the Day® includes a series of fun and engaging online and offline activities. In as little as 30 minutes a day, these activities reinforce the content learned, while building background knowledge and vocabulary skills.

Subjects: Reading, Science, Social Studies

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BrainPop

Over 1,000 short animated movies, quizzes and related materials. Families can sign up to get free access while schools are closed during the COVID-19 epidemic: https://www.brainpop.com/free-trial/

Subjects: Math, Science, Art, Social Studies

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National Geographic Kids

Games, videos, activities to learn and explore science, space, and animals.

Subjects: Reading, Science, Art, Social Studies

National Geographic Kids »
Cool Math For Kids

Math games and practice activities for students to practice their math skills. They are designed to teach math and make it fun.

Subjects: Math

Cool Math For Kids »
Smithsonian - fun stuff for kids online

Free videos, games, articles, activities, and even live video streams of animals. Content includes science and history.

Subjects: Reading, Science, Social Studies

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Khan Academy

Empowers learners to study at their own pace using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They have partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Subjects: Math, Science, Art, Social Studies

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Twelve World Class Museums

Free videos, games, articles, activities, and even live video streams of animals. Content includes science and history.

Subjects: Science, Art, Social Studies

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National Geographic Lesson Library

A free repository of over 4,900 sortable science, arts and social studies topics. Includes videos, articles and activities. Check out the video of the wild horses of the Outer Banks!

Subjects: Reading, Science, Art, Social Studies


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SUBSCRIPTION-BASED RESOURCES

The following resources require a monthly fee to use them.

ABCmouse

Online early learning for ages 2-8: reading, math, science, art & colors. Learning paths for kids – 850 lessons across 10 levels. Compatible with computers, tablets, and smartphones. Free trial for 30 days.

Subjects: Books, Reading, Math, Science, Art, Social Studies

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Starfall Learning

Activities for PreK through 3rd grade in reading, phonics & math – educational games, movies, books, songs, and more for children K-3. Some free content, but full access requires a $35 annual subscription. 

Subjects:  Reading, Math, Art

Starfall Learning »
Epic!

Digital library for kids. 35,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more. Free to educators and librarians. Costs $7.99 per month. 30 day free trial for parents.

Subjects: Books, Reading

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IXL Learning

This website has personalized skill recommendations, so that students can grow from where they are. Resources are $9.95 a month; quizzes are free.

Subjects: Math

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