COVID-19: Resources for Parents

With schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents may be looking for resources to keep children engaged in learning throughout the day. Below are some of my favorites.

As always, you can learn about school closures, free meals and more at the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s webpage.

Scholastic Learn At Home Program – for all ages

WITF Learning at Home – curriculum content airing on TV and available online

Mystery Science –science lessons for K-5th grade:

Hippocampusorg – 7,000 free videos for various subjects:

Virtual Museum Tours –

Virtual Field Trips –

Explore PA History –

Boardmaker – a collection of standardized picture symbols used for communication:

DeltaMath –math content from middle school through AP Calculus:

Adventure Aquarium – fun and educational activities:

Cape May County Park & Zoo – Virtual Zoo School:

Pittsburgh Zoo – Zoo’s web cams, podcast, and educational/ fun programming:

Elmwood Zoo – Weekdays at 11 a.m. is ‘Zoo School Live’ and one can post live questions:

Cincinatti Zoo – Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3 p.m. (also on YouTube channel):

Philadelphia Zoo – At 2 p.m. weekdays, the zoo goes live on Facebook:,

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk – The Maritime Museum of Norwalk CT has Live Facebook shows at 3 p.m. and replays here:,

List of zoos that are live-streaming animals to ease Coronavirus isolation –

PBS News Extra – news for grades 6 to 12

Delish Kids + Parents Cooking Class – Instagram Live (handle is @Delish) at 1:00pm:,

Pennsylvania Department of Health – Ice Cream in a Bag

Calendar of virtual field trips for families/ daily activities –