Resources for All 


Repository of Museum Distance Learning

Access remote programs and activities from museums across the continent. Resources

Home school your child with a curated list of 120 digital resources, including the basics of reading and math and suggestions for field trips and physical education.


Support your child’s reading progress at home with this free web-app that offers personalized tips and reminders.

Class Central

Take free online courses from major universities in personal development, from nutrition science to job interview prep.

Free educational resources from New York Family

Keep kids of all ages on the learning path with this round-up of educational resources, including Sesame Street, PBS Kids, and DuckDuckGoose.

Turtle Diary

Kids from preschool to fifth grade can play fun and educational math and language games online.

Tween Tribune

Kids in grades K-12 can watch videos and read articles about a variety of science- and history-related subjects ranging from how to mummify a body to why people love junk food.

Resources for Preschool and Kindergarten Students (Ages 2-5) 


StoryLine Online 

Enjoy virtual storytime with celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, James Earl Jones, and Betty White as they read popular children’s books. 


Kids can play games that encourage movement and mindfulness (available for download on iOS and Android) 

Khan Academy Kids 

Kids can enjoy free online programs in early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while building their creativity and social-emotional skills (an offline version is available for when Internet access is difficult). 

Sesame Street 

Play games, watch fun videos and make virtual art for free on the Sesame Street website. Resources are available for the Pre-K and kindergarten set, as well as kids with special needs. 


Resources for Elementary School Students (Grade K-5) 


Mystery Science 

Take free remote science classes in subjects ranging from animals to Earth science. Classes are 15 minutes to 1 hour. Be sure to check “student” when registering for a class. 

National Geographic Kids 

Access a database of videos about people, places, and animals, as well as “brain booster” quizzes and explainers. 


Kids from Pre-K to 6th grade can play a variety of free online learning games organized by Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. 

No Time for Flashcards 

Check out thousands of learning activities for Pre-K and elementary school students. 

Scholastic Story Starters 

Kids can use this tool to write their own fictional story (prompts for adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi narratives available). 

Resources for Middle School Students (Grade 6-8)   


New York Times Learning Network 

Find out about what’s happening in the world with Lessons of the Day, writing prompts, and quizzes based on New York Times stories. 


Learn about the people, places, and events that shaped our world with this resource from Scholastic and the New York Public Library. The website features video clips and e-books as well as popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, and audio clips. A free trial is available. 

Legends Of Learning 

Play 2,000 math and science games and simulations that correlate to state education standards. Free access to all premium features is being offered to students at schools that are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Virtual Nerd 

Access online tutoring in math subjects including Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. 


Students can play free educational video games that teach them to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life.

High School (Grades 9-12) and College Student Resources 


Purdue Online Writing Lab 

Students in search of writing support can access online resources and instructional materials on topics including job search writing, proper citation, and how to avoid plagiarism. 


Access more than 6,000 eBooks and 150 journals from JSTOR’s online library of academic content. 

National Constitution Center’s Scholar Exchanges 

Join live virtual conversations on constitutional issues led by scholars, historians, and judges.

Reading and Writing Resources 


Novel NY 

Access hundreds of magazines, newspapers, research articles, and more.

New York Public Library 

Access the library’s numerous online resources, as well as learning support, games, activities, and learning ideas. 

Brooklyn Public Library 

Access homework help, virtual learning, storytime and games, and resources for e-books and movies.

Special Education and ESL Resources 


We Speak NYC

Practice speaking English and meet new people at these free weekly online classes. 

Advocates for Children 

Learning resources and therapy services families are entitled to receive their Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) or IEPs online through teletherapy. 

Book Share 

Access a free, federally funded library of 800,000+ eBooks for students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and cerebral palsy. The collection includes textbooks, educational materials, bestsellers, young adult, and children’s titles. 

National Center for Learning Disabilities 

Get information and resources on learning disabilities and learn how to advocate for people who live with them. 


Cultural Learning and Virtual Experiences 


National Gallery of Art 

View more than 50,000 images from the collection of the famed national museum in Washington, D.C. 


Take virtual tours of the world’s museums online. 

America’s Test Kitchen 

Kids can discover and learn more about food, cooking, and recipes online. 

American Museum of Natural History 

Take a virtual tour of the museum’s exhibits, and enjoy access to videos, games, materials for families and teachers, and more. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online collection 

Admire the MET’s impressive collection of art in the comfort of your own home.

STEM Resources 



Learn how to code with this free computer science course for students in K-12. 


Take free basic courses in computer science. 


Learn about the Earth and space with activities, crafts, videos, and games.