Online Learning & Apps

Please enjoy these great online learning tools and apps for your kids. 

Please be aware that some of these websites are free and some charge a fee.  Most apps are free to try, but not all.

Online Learning:

ABC Mouse (and app)- For children ages 2-7. Offers Reading, Math, Science, Art & Colors & Music.

ABCYA - For Grades K - 5. Free educational games and apps for kids.

Brain Pop (and app) - For Grades 3-8. Learn about your body, space, science and health. Have your homework questions answered with a movie, ask for advice, or just browse and learn.

Brain Pop Jr. (and app) - For Grades K-3. Learn about your body, space, science and health. Have your homework questions answered with a movie, ask for advice, or just browse and learn.

Raz Kids - For Grades K - 5. The award-winning website where K-5 students go to read — anytime, anywhere!  400+ eBooks that students can listen to, read, and even record themselves reading.

Fun Brain - FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history).

Fun Brain Jr. - Ages 2-6 - These fun and vibrant games for kids ages 2-6 will help children build early learning skills in math and reading.

Khan Academy - Offers over 2400 free videos from arithmetic to physics, and finance.

Reading Eggs (and app)- Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

Duolingo (and app)- Duolingo provides free interactive foreign-language education. It’s simple, user friendly, and never boring. Duolingo is appropriate for ages 5-adult.

Scratch  (and app) - Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Scratch Jr. (and app) - Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.

Typing.com - Typing.com offers a comprehensive keyboarding/touch typing course that is appropriate for children age 5 and up.

IXL (and app) - It’s a comprehensive Pre-K through 12 online math program, plus English language arts for grades 2-8. Children earn simple online prize pictures for completing milestones

Splash Math (and app) - Splash Math is a comprehensive math practice program for grades K-5 that allows your child to practice a few skills per day for free.

Math Chimp - Math Chimp has free math games, videos, and worksheets. We create and collect the best math activities online and organize them by the Common Core.

Google Earth ( and app) - Want your kids to learn geography and astronomy all on one site? Let them use Google Earth. There are no ads and it's free. You can zoom in and out on the Earth and anything in the Milky Way.

Quizlet - Quizlet allows anyone to create-your-own flashcards and quizzes and then practice your content online. So it’s easy to find ready-made content to study almost any common textbook.  

Brainscape - Brainscape is an online flashcard-based learning system that uses “an optimized version of spaced repetition” that they call “Confidence-Based Repetition.” They’ve used cognitive science to

National Geographic for Kids - Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on the National Geographic Kids website. 

Time For Kids - TIME FOR KIDS is a news magazine geared toward students in grades K-6. Timeforkids.com offers age-appropriate news stories and features. 

Smithsonian Education - Education resources and information, lesson plans, field trips, and interactive activities based on Smithsonian museum collections and research.

Suessville - Official site of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat featuring games and printable activities. 

Sesame Street - Welcome to Sesame Street! Play games and watch videos to engage children with fun educational activities.

Learning Apps:

Bitsboard and other Alligator Apps (multiple apps): Alligator Apps is a company that has created an entire line of early childhood learning apps, many of which we use every day, and most of which are free. Their best app is Bitsboard, which was named a Top 5 Education Game in the US App Store. Bitsboard allows children (and adults!) to study almost anything for free across 25 addictive mini-games in one app.

Dragon Box (app): This puzzle-game app is designed to secretly teach algebra to kids ages 5+, although plenty of reviewers find their 4-year-olds love it. Kids move through 200 levels without ever realizing they're doing math.

Stack the States and other Free Cloud Design apps: Voted best kids app for iPad, Stack the States is the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn United States geography

iMovie (app and software for iOs or PC): Your kids can film and edit their own home movies with the iMovie app, available at the app store. This user-friendly app allows you to easily edit and add music and titles to your movies, then share them. 

For Parents:

Kids Health - KidsHealth is the #1 most-trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children's health and parenting issues.