kids sites during covid

Check Out Over 45 Free Activities for Families & Children from the Bronx Children's Museum

Now that school is out, you’ve probably been finding fun things to do during this pandemic. Whether it be social distancing at the beach, or just in the backyard- this is definitely a more low key summer. The Bronx Children’s Museum has been sharing fun STEAM activities, videos, and other cool content on their social media over the last few months- and now you can see all of their content

Amtrak Activity Center Provides Kids with Educational & Train-Related Activities

If you have a young train lover on your hands, you might want to check out Amtrak’s Activity Center, which is designed to teach children about the railroad and geography while inspiring future travel (which we can’t wait to be able to do again!). There are some great activity sheets you can print out and take a break from screen time. Some cool features of the website include: Geography Junction –

Education Through Music Joining BronxNet’s “Bronx Edulution” Televised Remote Learning

Education Through Music, a nonprofit that provides music education to 36,000 New York City students, is teaming up with BronxNet, a community media and media education organization serving the Bronx, to provide students with access to music education in their own homes via their cable box. BronxNet is partnering with Bronx educators and administrators on the distance learning initiative Bronx Edulution to broadcast remote learning content on BronxNet channels. The

Disney Theatrical Productions Offering The Lion King Experience at No Cost

Disney Theatrical Productions is now offering a free virtually accessible version of The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program that provides students and educators an immersive introduction to theater making through the lens of the Broadway production of The Lion King. The web-based, multi-media curriculum was originally designed to be facilitated in a classroom by an instructor as an enhancement for schools producing KIDS and JR. adaptations of The Lion King,

Live Cams Set Up at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium

Wonder what the sea lions are doing in Astor Court at the Bronx Zoo? Or the sharks at the New York Aquarium? Now you can drop in live at both places by visiting the Bronx Zoo website. You can still watch the sea lion feedings at 11am and 3pm, and bird feedings at 12:30 and 3:30! Head to to visit now! Families can also enjoy the zoo virtually at

Check Out These Online Environmental Educational Tools from the UN, NASA, & WWF

During the global pandemic, parents around the world are using online educational resources to help kids learn about the environment. Here is a list of some great apps and websites to help teach your children about the world around them- even how we can help prevent climate change. United Nations Mission 1.5 Game – a web-based game for kids to learn about all the different things that can be done to

FREE Mindfulness Program for Kids of All Ages in English and Spanish

With schools closed across the country, stress management, communication and resiliency are critical to helping families who are staying home. An app from Inner Explorer offers the non-profit’s audio-guided mindfulness program – an extension of a program used in more than 30,000 classrooms – to families everywhere for free for the first time, so parents and their kids can practice mindfulness at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Inner Explorer –

Noggin Launches 60-Day Free Trial for New Subscribers

  Noggin has launched a 60-day free trial for all new subscribers to support families during this uncertain time. The extended trial is available for a limited time at, the App Store, Google Play and Amazon, as well as through Noggin’s channel partners Amazon, Apple and Roku. Given school closures and disrupted childcare arrangements, Noggin is more committed than ever to providing high-quality, interactive learning experiences for preschoolers and their families. Noggin builds critical skills through

Over 60 Virtual Field Trips You Can Take to Explore NYC Landmarks

If you’re looking for some virtual field trip ideas during operation home school- the New York Landmarks Conservancy has a great video series highlighting some of the most iconic landmarks in New York City. The Conservancy’s Tourist in Your Own Town video series highlights over 60 NYC landmarks- including the New York Botanical Garden and Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in the Bronx. Conservancy President Peg Breen is your stay-at-home tour

Weekly Bronx Storytime For Kids Will Now Be Hosted Online

Boogie Down Books usually hosts their weekly storytime on Saturdays at Mottley Kitchen in the Bronx. Unfortunately those meetups have been suspended until further notice, but founder Rebekah Shoaf will keep the reading going virtually for the Bronx and beyond to join in. To join in, head to Zoom on Saturdays at 10am for a live storytime. This week’s story will be Judith Viorst’s classic lemons-not-lemonade picture book, Alexander and the

Bronx Artist Creating New Coloring Page for Download Every Day

Here’s one fun idea for kids during the school closure- color artwork from a local artist! Bronx artist Laura Alvarez will be posting one coloring page a day on her social media that can be downloaded from her website for children to color or paint. Check out the coloring pages at There are also lots of other coloring pages for download to choose from. Laura is also taking suggestions

Scholastic Offering 20 Days Worth of Online Learning

If you’re looking for grade specific material for your children, Scholastic is offering 20 days worth of free online courses. Each day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a meaningful story or video. To get started, visit