Online Resources for Parents and Kids

Keep busy at home with these links and resources for learners of all ages.

Suffolk Libraries at Home Resources for Librarians and Patrons

The Suffolk libraries have complied a listing of virtual experiences being offered by authors, illustrators, museums, and more. Check back regularly for additional information in this resource as new experiences will continue to be added.

School and Homework Help

The Copiague library’s youth services librarians have curated a listing of helpful resources for grades K-12.

Brainfuse Live Homework Help

Get live online help from expert tutors, submit essays and other writing for expert online writing assistance, make flashcards, and more with your library card (Suffolk).

Sesame Street in Communities

Sesame Street in Communities provides activities, videos and more to help parents with emotional,  social and academic concerns for their children.

Tech-Talk

Offering free online learning for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis. Log-in with:
username: free-learning
password: free-learning

myOn by Renaissance

myON is a digital library with thousands of authentic digital books, fiction and nonfiction, covering a variety of topics and themes. There are five daily five daily myON News articles—which are written for students by journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist for age appropriateness. Log-in using:
School name: New York Reads (begin typing and click on the school from the drop-down menu)
Username: read
Password: books

Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom

Tanya Bratton, M.Ed. created a helpful guide for parents on how to use Google Classroom.

Multiple Subjects

PBS Crash Courses

Exploring a wide range of subjects from Science to Social Studies, Crash Course offers it all in quick-paced, imaginative videos aimed at learners of all ages.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy allows students of all ages learn using videos, interactive exercises, and in-depth articles in math (arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra), science (biology, chemistry, physics), economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics), humanities (art history, civics, finance, US history, US government and politics, world history), and more (including computer science principles)!

CK-12

CK-12 Foundation is offering free interactive lessons for parents and students K-12.

Children’s Museum of the East End

Children’s Museum of the East End has coloring pages, storytimes, and songs available for free.

Science and Math

PhET Interactive Simulations

PhET Interactive Simulations, a project at the University of Colorado Boulder, hosts free educational and interactive math and science simulations that can be searched by grade level.

Prodigy Math Game

Prodigy is an interactive math game that allows students in grades 1-8 to practice their math skills for free.

Camp Wonderopolis

Camp Wonderopolis® is the free online destination that’s full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics created by the National Center for Families Learning.

Legends of Learning

Legends of Learning features math and science games for grades 3-8 that increase student engagement and test scores. Games are teacher reviewed and backed by research.

English

Vocabulary.com

Vocabulary.com combines a smart dictionary with an adaptive learning game that increases reading comprehension and expands vocabulary.

Squiggle Park

Squiggle Park uses gaming to build reading skills for ages 3 to 8+ and their Dreamscape game promotes reading comprehension for ages 8 to 15+.

English Worksheets Land

English Worksheets Land is a collection of teacher and student worksheets for grades K-10.

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy’s mission is to provide children with access to books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a life-long love of reading. It has a collection of engaging digital picture books complete with audio narration options in a variety of languages.

Social Studies

TIME For Kids

TIME For Kids seeks to give young people the resources needed to become literate, critical thinkers, and informed, responsible citizens. It provides access to real news and enlightening information to young people so that they can develop a lifelong interest in, and a connection to, world events.

Smithsonian’s History Explorer

The Smithsonian’s History Explorer offers interactive lessons, activities, as well as primary and secondary sources to enrich learning.

Special Needs

Special Needs for Special Kids

Sign up for access to free remote learning for students with moderate and severe disabilities including lessons and activities for teachers and parents to utilize.

Music Ed

Chrome Music Lab

Explore how music works with Chrome Music Lab using the experiments provided or create your own.

Art

Parrish Home Art Studios

The Parrish Art Museum has created guides for art activities that use materials you already have in your home.

Physical Education

PE with Coach Wood

Join Coach Wood for fun and creative PE videos to stay active at home.

Yoga Anywhere

The Down Dog Team is offering free access to their fitness videos and apps (Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout) until April 1st.