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SCIENCE AND ANIMALS
Perot Museum of Nature and Science: shares fun ways to explore nature and science at home and in your backyard - all while using the most common household objects and supplies.
COSI Connects offers daily science lessons.
Cincinnati Zoo offers daily education programs with animals.
Shedd Aquarium has a number of aquatic animal videos on its YouTube channel.
The Live Sea Otter Cam from Monterey Bay Aquarium is open 12 hours a day.
The Puppy Playroom has live videos of puppies every day.
Stuck at Home Science videos lead families along on experiments you can do at home.
Bill Nye the Science Guy has at home experiments you can do as a family.
Crash Course Kids teaches science in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
The Smithsonian’s Science Education Center offers free ways to explore science.
STORIES AND DRAWING
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems lets viewers draw along and hang out with the author.
TumbleBook Library for Kids offers animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.
Cosmic Kids Yoga has free yoga videos on YouTube based around stories and favorite characters.
P.E. with Joe offers free 30-minute workout classes for kids of all ages that don’t require any equipment.
WOSU’s Classroom has web videos featuring activities and ideas of things to do together.
Cooking With Kids has recipes and easy instructions for children and their caregivers to do together.
Mama Notes offers at-home activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Yellowstone National Park has photos, facts and more.
Google Arts and Culture is offering online museum tours around the world.
Visit Mars courtesy of NASA’s Curiosity Rover.
ONLINE CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR KIDS
Code.org teaches coding for K-12 students.
Song Maker is great for any school-age child.
Band Lab lets kids create and share their own music.
Pixel enabled kids of all skill levels to create their own art.
Google Quick Draw is a fun and fast-drawing game.
Brush Ninja helps you make your own animated GIFs.
Sketchpad encourages doodling and creativity.
READING AND LEARNING FOR ALL AGES
Gale in Context: College: Offers content that reinforces critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.