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COVID-19 Quarantine Resources

We know many schools have been cancelled and families have had to quarantine themselves due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. At TCKI, we wanted to provide as many resources as we can to help you during this time. Below you will find a variety of resources for dealing with these times including education, games, virtual tours, and other fun activities to pass the time.

Educational Resources

  • Companies Offering Free Education Resources  – This site has a large list of companies that are offering their services for free due to school closings. You will need to create accounts on some of these sites.
  • ScholasticScholastic is offering a Learn at Home program with daily activities to fit several grade levels. 
  • Progressive PhonicsHelp your kids grow in their learning of reading and writing. Progressive Phonics offers activities for learning the alphabet, phonics, and handwriting. 
  • Multiplication GamesAt Multiplication Games, kids can practice their math skills in a fun way. 
  • Khan AcademyKhan Academy offers an expansive library of lessons in math, science, art and humanities, and even SAT prep! 
  • Kiwico At-Home ResourcesUpdated daily, Kiwico has different DIY activities for different age ranges and an at-home learning schedule for parents to help them plan a “school day.” 
  • Science Mom and Math DadScience Mom and Math Dad are having daily “QuaranTime” episodes where they dive into a math lesson, math activities, interactive games, and stories. 
  • PBS Learning MediaPBS has standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more, where you can filter by subject or browse by grade. 
  • Beyond the Chalkboard This is a website created by staff from Boston Children’s Museum and other contributors with a variety of after-school activities from different categories to help with process skills like problem solving, communicating, and working together with others. 
  • Sporcle Trivia Quizes – Play a round then swap so the next person can try their hand at beating your score or play against one another using separate devices, starting the same quiz at the same time to see who will get the most points or finish before the time is up!
  • World Geography Games – Get ahead in your geographical knowledge with these fun games!
  • SciShow KidsA YouTube channel that explores a variety of fun topics for kids, some include experiments and fun things to make. 

Things to do and see

  • Mo Willems, Kids’ Author, Livestream DoodleAuthor of the Elephant & Piggie series, Mo Willems offers a daily lunch doodle where he doodles and invites kids to doodle with him! You can also see previous videos here.
  • Librivox (Free Audio Books) – Librivox offers a huge library of free public domain audiobooks for people to listen to.
  • Cincinnati Zoo Facebook Live Events Each weekday there will be a home safari Facebook Live Event at 2pm (CST) where they will highlight one animal and include an activity you can do from home. (They will also provide it on their YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends.)  
  • Zoos & Aquariums with Live Camera Feeds:
    • Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam 
    • –  Houston Zoo – Live feed from 7 AM to 7 PM CST- you can even be in control of the camera view for some – how fun!
    • San Diego Zoo 
    • –  The National Zoo 
    • Other zoos with webcams
    • Georgia Aquarium – The Georgia Aquarium offers live views of jelly fish, Southern Sea otters, California sea lions, beluga whales, Indo-Pacific barrier reef, the underwater puffin cam, African penguins, and piranhas! 
    • Monterey Bay Aquarium – The aquarium has a variety of animals for you to view on their live cams from 9 AM to 8 PM (PST). Note: can be slow to load) 
  • Virtual Tours:
    • – The Louvre – Take a tour of The Louvre without the crowds! There are currently 3 virtual tours offered: Egyptian Antiquities, Remains of the Louvre’s Moat, and Galerie d’Appolon 
    • Boston Children’s Museum – Offers virtual tours of the first, second, and third floors. In addition, the museum provides a list of 100 Ways to Play.  
    • – You can explore the Japanese House at the Boston Children’s Museum with their 360-degree virtual tour. 
    • Great Wall of China – Offers three scenes to virtually tour 
    • Farm Tour – Learn about farming and food processing by taking a virtual trip to a Canadian farm. 
    • Yellowstone National Park 
  • Access Mars 360 ViewShares some information about NASA’s Curiosity rover’s trip to Mars and lets you explore a 3D replica of the surface of Mars. 
  • Lego Play Ideas The 30 Days of Lego Play Calendar provides different scenarios and building prompts for kids to use to help create a unique piece using their imagination with whatever Lego pieces they have.
  • The Coaster Views YouTube ChannelOffers many POV videos from several theme parks. Read the article here.
  • A to Z Summer Fun: Ideas to Inspire Family FunThe Kindle edition is free on Amazon right now and offers hundreds of ideas that don’t just have to be for summer.  
  • Actor Josh Gad Reads to Kids –  Josh Gad has decided to read children’s books to families around the world via his Twitter page each night while either under quarantine or practicing social distancing during the outbreak of coronavirus.

Understanding and coping with the Coronavirus

Know of more resources? Let us know about them below!