20 Online Resources to Keep Your Kids Busy While You Work from Home

As a parent, it can be quite difficult to juggle work and ensure that our kids are occupied as you do your work. Some kids find it easy to find things they like to work on, while others can get bored easily. However, you want your children to be more than just occupied. Like I wouldn’t put my daughter in front of the television for 8 hours.

If you want some ways to get them to be having fun and yet learning something, here are 20 online resources you can introduce to them so you can do your work:

*Disclaimer: Please do not let your child be in front of the computer or iPad for more than an hour straight without take a break. Especially if they are preschoolers or younger.

1. Brainpop

This website features several educational sites that have around 1,000 short movies about various subjects like science, society, history and others that cater to K-12 students.

Aside from movies, there are also quizzes and other resources for students to check out. 

2. Curiosity Stream

CuriosityStream streams several educational videos and documentaries regarding various topics from history to current events. 

3. Tynker

In this platform, students are taught how to create their own programs and games. It is also a great way to learn the basics of coding and see how it works in real-time. 

4. Outschool

This platform is a great resource site for students where they can join classes with other students and engage in interactive lectures.

Aside from academics, the site has classes on other great topics like pet grooming, engineering and even survival skills. 

5. Beast Academy

Beast Academy helps students understand math formulas and train their critical thinking skills.

To make it more interesting for students, the site uses comic-book illustrations to illustrate these formulas better. 

6. Khan Academy

This site is great for students looking for a personalized learning experience.

Students can pick the subjects they wish to learn and check out the site’s video gallery and the exercises they have prepared for these topics. 

7. Creative Bug

If your child loves arts and crafts, this site will help them out because it has around 1,000 videos featuring drawing, sewing, painting, jewellery making and other related topics.

The videos are made by some of the world’s best artists, which can inspire your children to try these new fields. They are also very easy to follow and there are also workshops available for certain aspects of these topics. 

8. Discovery Education

This site helps K-12 students by giving them access to high-quality resources – from books to video – about various subjects like math, science, and others.

It also has resources for personal development which they can use in the future. 

9. Starfall

Starfall educates young children basic English. They will be taught how to read and write using phonics and there are also games to support these lessons. 

10. ABCya

Preschoolers and sixth graders will love this website because it is filled with educational activities they can learn from.

The subjects vary and some of them can be key concepts like numbers, current events, and personalities. 

11. Fun Brain

Using cartoon characters and colourful designs, Fun Brain is a great place for kids to learn basic subjects such as math, music, grammar, geography and even foreign languages.

There are games in the site, as well as open access to great literary titles for students to learn from. 

12. SplashLearn

Students who love to immerse themselves in their lessons will love SplashLearn. The site is the first of its kind to use games which follow the national curriculum for Pre-K to Grade 5 students for reading and mathematics.

The system adapts to the student’s learning level and directs them to the right activities which they can train and learn from. 

13. Science Kids

As its name implies, this site offers several science-related resources for students to try out and learn from.

There are great experiments on the site that students can use, as well as a visual and verbal library of scientific facts and information they can use in their classes. 

14. CoolMath4Kids

Middle and high school students who want to train their math skills should check out this website.

Although it has quite a lot of ads, the site comes with an extensive list of math resources and games for students to learn from. 

15. Storyline Online

Storyline Online is great for students starting to learn reading and comprehension. The site has a lot of storybooks that students can watch as they are being read by the best actors in the industry.

After each storytelling video, students will be given access to study guides and activities to see how well they understood the story. 

16. Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy is a great portal for children to check out if they wish to read books while they are on the go and have an Internet connection.

The site has all sorts of books in various languages, to help children learn about their culture and the language their country is known for. 

17. Highlight Kids

From arts and crafts to home experiments, you can get it all here at Highlight Kids.

The site is free to use and the activities they host are easy to follow. Parents can even customize the activities their children can try out on the site to help with their child’s lessons. 

18. Switch Zoo

If you want to introduce new animals to your children, you should check out Switch Zoo.

The site is a virtual gallery of animals from all parts of the globe and showcases where they live. It also teaches students about their growth in an easy to follow format. 

19. Seuss Ville

For children who love Dr Seuss and his friends, Seuss Ville is the place to be.

There are a lot of activities on this site which feature the beloved icon and help your children discover their sense of adventure. Some of the activities can be done offline, which makes it a great way to bond with your kids during your free time. 

20. National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is the children’s version of the famous magazine. On the website, children can learn more about the world, from animals to geography, through games and videos.

The site also has a resource guide which children can print for their lessons. 

Have Fun

To bring out the best learning experience, I would suggest that parents can do follow up activities like arts & craft or reading related to the subject matter after your child is done with online learning.

The internet is filled with a lot of great resources that your children can enjoy while you do your tasks. Check out these resources today and see which ones tickle your child’s fancy so they will be focused on the things they are trying out and learn from them easily. 

If you like to know how I feel about educating my child, here is where I shared my thoughts:
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Is A Degree A Must In This Time And Age?
How to help our children stay competitive by embracing a changing attitude towards learning and acquiring new knowledge.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Prior... says:

    helpful resources – excellent post for parents/children

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. MrsWayfarer says:

    Thank you for this post. I will also try these 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      You’re most welcome!


  3. These are great resources Caz and I’ll be passing them onto my step-daughter for our grandchildren 🙂 Caz x

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Caz. If she needs any advice to cope with her children, she can always drop me an email at kally@MiddleMe.net.

      Stay healthy and happy.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Aaww, thank you Caz, thought she’d never ask because of course, they think they all know it 😉 xxx

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Kally says:

          You’re most welcome. Happy to help in any way.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for sharing this out.


  4. Wow! Kally,

    This IS way better than even a Baby sitter.

    I;m going to research several of them for our GREAT (and they are :- ) grand-daughters.

    THANKS so very much.
    Awesome and ohhhh so very timely too.

    God Bless and protect you,

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Patrick! I think your great granddaughters will love https://www.storylineonline.net. It is my daughter’s favourite. And it will buy the parents some 10mins to take sip on their coffee!


  5. Candy L says:

    Very helpful Kally! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Candy!


  6. Khan Academy and Creative Bug also have great resources for adults! 😊

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    1. Kally says:

      Totally! I agree on these two for adults and teens too.

      Liked by 1 person

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