Guide to online learning resources and activities

Have you run out of things to do? Looking for something new? Here's some of our picks for learning fun from NH organizations and beyond

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Is there a great resource that you don’t see listed here? Let us know by emailing editor@parentingnh.com. We’ll be continuing to update this information. All activities are free unless otherwise noted.

Remote learning support

NH Department of Education
www.education.nh.gov

New Hampshire Learning Initiative/Motivis
www.motivis.org
Remote learning resource list, best practices for teachers, and support forum

VLACS
https://vlacs.org/parents/
Tips for parents and students needing help with the transition to remote learning.

Smithsonian Learning Lab
www.learninglab.si.edu/distancelearning
Resources and support to assist teachers, caregivers and students as they face new learning challenges.

The Upper Room
www.urteachers.org
Support and resources for families, children and teens. 

Activities, videos and family fun

Bookery Manchester
Find on Facebook
Storytime every day at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live.

Children’s Museum of NH
www.childrens-museum.org
Go to Facebook or YouTube for videos, activities and more.

Currier Museum of Art
www.currier.org/currier-from-home
Engage with the museum from home through various art activities and videos for all ages.

NAMI New Hampshire
https://youtu.be/viyftatEGCc
Storytime for kids updated weekly.

NH Theatre Project
www.nhtheatreproject.org
The whole family can join in this imaginative storytelling session. Through creative play and word games, each family member can participate as together they build a bedtime story that reflects their own family history and traditions. Suitable for families with children of any age. 45 minutes. $10 per session. Mondays at 7 p.m. through May 25.

NH Fisher Cats
https://www.milb.com/new-hampshire/community/community-corner
Fun activities, at-home resources, community outreach and more. Be sure to check out the Lesson of the Day as part of the Virtual S.T.E.M. Day Series presented by SNHU.

Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids
https://www.almanac.com/kids
Free stories and cool activities to explore.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
https://www.girlscoutsgwm.org
Virtual programs for both Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts. Find more activities on its Facebook page.

SEE Science Center
www.see-sciencecenter.org
Video demonstrations and activities.

Fish32Seacoast Science Center
www.seacoastsciencecenter.org
New lessons, activities, and resources each week to support at-home learning, empower children to investigate nature, and help families find respite from today’s challenges.

Squam Lakes Assocation
www.squamlakes.org
Share Learn Adventure is a collection of videos, photos, activities, games, and prompts that inspire people to engage with, learn about, and explore a variety of nature topics.  New activities on the website every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
www.nhnature.org/resources
Enjoy nature at home with online learning experiences brought to you by the Science Center’s Naturalists.

 

Strawbery Banke Museum
strawberybankemuseum.wordpress.com/
This family-favorite living history museum is now offering virtual classroom activities and virtual tours.

Steve Blunt Singer/Storyteller
Find on Facebook
Activities and singalongs with the popular children’s entertainer Steve Blunt.

Sylvan Learning
www.sylvannation.com
Sign up for a free SylvanNation.com account, and you’ll find a bunch of new learning activities for your family like printable worksheets for elementary-school kids and writing resources for teens.

Also:

America’s Test Kitchen
www.americaastestkitchen
Your budding chef will find food and cooking-related activities, trivia, quizzes and kid-friendly recipes.

Audible
www.stories.audible.com
Free stories in six different languages available to stream for a limited time.

Barnes & Noble
www.barnesandnoble.com
Virtual story times are available through Barnes & Noble YouTube channel. Go to the site for schedule and activity sheets.

Billings Farm & Museum
www.billingsfarm.org/billings-farm-at-home/
Billings Farm at Home brings farm animals, history, cooking, crafts and events home to families to experience every day. The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution.

Boston Bruins
www.nhl.com/bruins/academy/home-ice-activities
The Bruins Academy Home-Ice Activities kit is packed full of stay-home, kid-friendly activities to keep our younger fans active.

Boston Red Sox
www.redsox.com/homefun
Activities and worksheets, videos. Comic books starring Wally and Tessie – updated each week

DC Kids Camp
www.dccomics.com
Sign up for a newsletter that is sent every Monday and Friday that includes how-to videos , draw-alongs, tutorials and other activities starring your kids favorite superheroes.

Dadventures
www.hellodadventures.com
Family play and activities that kids can do on their own.

Delish
www.delish.com
Fun recipes for kids; go to Delish’s Instagram page for information on its weekly Kids + Parents Cooking Class.

Family Tree Magazine
www.familytreemagazine.com/kids-genealogy
Genealogy activities and resources for kids including tips for interviewing a relative about family history and creating a time capsule. 

GoNoodle Games
Available for iOS or Android, and more
A free app designed to get kids learning and moving. 

New England Aquarium
www.neaq.org
On Fridays at 11 a.m. New England Aquarium Explorer-in-Residence and National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry present a series of Facebook Live “mini-lectures” with Q&A. You’ll also find previous presentations, at-home projects and activities on the site.

noggin by Nick Jr.
www.noggin.com
Learning games, videos and books designed by education experts (60-day free trial available).

Scholastic
www.classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome
Day-today projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing for all ages; additional resources for parents.

Sesame Street
www.sesamestreet.org/caring
Sesame Street has launched its Caring for Each Other initiative. Its goal is to support families and kids with brand new content and activities featuring your favorite Sesame Street characters. Go to www.sesamestreetincommunities.org for even more videos and learn-at-home resources.

UNICEF Kid Power
www.unicefkidpower.org
UNICEF Kid Power is a dance, yoga and activity video platform that helps students feel energized and empowered.

Online classes

NHPR
www.civics101podcast.org
A new learn-at-home resource is available. Each episode related to civics  is paired with a lesson. Kids can then quiz themselves on what they learned.

NH PBS
www.nhpbs.org
Videos, activities, remote learning resources for teachers and caregivers updated daily.

Storm Watch 9
www.wmur.com
Virtual weather lessons from the WMUR-9 team for all age groups.

Strawbery Banke
www.strawberybanke.org
You’ll find virtual tours, and a virtual classroom features fun at-home educational activities.

Also:

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org
Free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Daily livestreams at 3 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube to support parents and students.

Museum of Science
www.mos.org/MOSatHome
STEM education tips, family STEM activities and daily live stream presentations. The Museum is also hosting webinars – check them out on Facebook.

National Geographic
www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources
Lesson plans, maps and reference resources. Learn-at-home activities broken down by grades.

News Literacy Project
www.newslit.org
Checkology offers a news literacy curriculum that includes 13 interactive lessons, one of which is also available in Spanish. Lessons and exercises are organized into four news literacy topics and skill sets—filtering news and information, exercising civic freedoms, navigating the information landscape and learning how to know what to believe. Premium edition currently free.

NewseumED
www.newseumed.org
Free access to thousands of lesson plans, videos, interactives and other tools related to history, the Constitution, media, voting and politics.

National Museum of American History
www.americanhistory.si.edu
Resources for teachers, online exhibitions and activities for kids.

Smartmusic
www.smartmusic.com
SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice, helping musicians to develop and grow. Free access through June 30.

Smithsonian
www.si.edu/kids
Fun stuff for kids and teens related to art, history and culture.

Get fit

Executive Health and Sports Center
www.ehsc.com
Check out the Center’s free virtual group exercise and extreme videos posted on its site.

Fortitude Health and Training
www.fortitudeht.com
Free 20-minute virtual fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. as part of the Fit Kidz NH program. Find it on their Instagram Live page. 

Greater Nashua YMCA
www.nmymca.org/beyond-our-walls
A wide range of virtual options to keep people of all ages healthy and connected. Connect with them on Facebook to check out their Facebook Live Fitness and Wellness classes.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
www.harvardpilgrim.org
Living Well at Home with Virtual Classes: Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, we’ve got you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and Wellness sessions, which are now available to everyone. Easy to access all classes via Zoom. 

The Works
www.theworkshealthclub.com
Find virtual classes and workouts on their Facebook page.

YMCA 360
www.ymca360.org
Ys have collaborated to create an on-demand healthy living network called YMCA 360 with programming for kids and families. Free for a limited time.

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