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ABCYA, PBS Kids, and Other Free Resources for Kids to Learn & Play

Updated March 25, 2020

With many schools closed across the country, parents are scrambling to keep kids engaged and entertained while adjusting to remote learning. The sudden change can be daunting, especially for parents working from home themselves, but free resources are available to help ease this transition. From free online classes to free streaming services, Groupon Coupons has rounded up all the resources that will help parents and kids alike thrive from home.

And if your kids have questions about this challenging time, check out tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to talk to kids about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Online Classes | Educational Games | TV Shows & Movies | Fitness & Meditation | Other Fun

 

Free Online Classes for Kids

 

ABCmouse full online curriculum

ABCmouse.com


Get a free 2-month subscription to full online curriculum for kids ages 2–8. Courses in Reading, Math, Science, and Art & Colors.

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BrainPop Online Curriculum

BrainPop


Get free access during school closures to BrainPop’s engaging videos that cover STEM, Social Studies, English, and more for grades K-6.

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Homer Online Reading

HOMER


Get a two-month free trial of HOMER’s learn-to-read program for ages 2–8, which includes 1,000+ lessons, activities, and stories.

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Rosetta Stone Language Courses

Rosetta Stone


Students get three free months of language programs from Rosetta Stone. Courses in Spanish, French, German, and more.

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Free Educational Games for Kids

 

PBS Kids Games

PBS Kids


Free access to hundreds of games based on PBS characters that cover subjects from dinosaurs to engineering.

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ABCYA educational games

ABCYA


Get access to all educational games for grades Pre-K–6 on desktop; 6 games/month on mobile. 

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Funbrain

Funbrain


Free educational games for grades Pre-K–8 that help develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and more.

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BrainPop educational games

BrainPop


Get free access during school closures to BrainPop's animated games organized by age and discipline.

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Free Streaming Services for Kids

 

Amazon Prime Kids Shows

Amazon Prime


Free access to hundreds of Amazon Prime kids’ shows and movies with your free Amazon account. No Prime Membership required.

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Hulu Streaming Service

Hulu


30-day free trial of Hulu. After your trial, plans start at $5.99/month. A Disney+ bundle, which includes 
Frozen 2, is $18.99/month.

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PBS Kids TV Shows

PBS Kids


Stream popular PBS kids' shows like Sesame Street, Curious GeorgeWild Kratts, and more for free when you visit pbskids.org.

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Netflix

Netflix


Get 30 days free of kids' shows and movies when you sign up for a Netflix trial. After your trial, plans start at $8.99/month.

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Free Online Fitness & Meditation for Kids

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Cosmic Kids


Subscribe for free and get instant access to dozens of videos that teach kids ages 3+ yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation.

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Headspace Meditation Classes

Headspace


Get two free weeks of Meditation for Kids. After the trial period, you’ll be auto-enrolled in an annual plan for $69.99/year.

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Other Fun Activities for Kids

 

Audible

Audible


Students get free audiobooks from Audible for as long as schools are closed.

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Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic


20 days of free projects for grades Pre-K–9 that engage and inspire young minds.

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The Laboratory Collective

Science Lessons


Free dragon-based science lessons based on popular books like Dragons Love Tacos.

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Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours


Roam the virtual halls of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to view artworks. 

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