Free Learning At Home

Last updated September 22, 2020

We have compiled a list of learning activities that can be accessed online for free for everyone of all ages or education level.

Please find below our recommended websites to help continue learning, teaching, and exploration during this time. Feel free to share this with friends and family as you don’t need a library card to access any of these resources!

Learn At Home – Ontario Provincial Government

Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home.

While these materials do not replace what students have been learning at school, during this unusual time, these at-home activities offer quick and easy access to some of Ontario’s best online kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources.

On this webpage students and their parents can access educational resources to help keep students learning and engaged while during school closures.

Scholastic Remote Learning Courses (All grades)

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

-The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

Why Use It?

Provides day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing outside the classroom. Offers something for all age groups from PreK-12 in time manageable chunks to keep the day free for other activities! Teacher, parents, or independent study is available. New activities will be added each day!

PreK to Kindergarten

Grades 1-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-12

TumbleBooks (Grades K-12)

We use it in classrooms for the whole class to see and hear a book. As well as independently in literacy stations. In the Title 1 programs, we send home bookmarks with password for parents to use at home with their children. We educate parents on how and why to use TumbleBooks at each parent meeting. This is a great way to get unlimited books into the hands of our lowest reading children.

– TumbleBooks testimony

Why Use It?

If your child has trouble reading or is looking to improve their literacy skills to the next level then try TumbleBooks. The service provides self-reading books that can be accessed unlimited number of times. Their selection includes many of the newest and most popular books available for ages K through 12.

K-6 Childrens Books

K-6 Math Books

7-12 eBooks

All ages audio books

edHelper Daily Workbooks (Grades 1-6)

Does anyone else feel like the world’s current situation sounds like a short story written by a first grader? First there was a bad virus. Next, the world ran out of toilet paper. Finally, nobody had to go to school, and all the parents had to stay home from work. As unrealistic as this sounds, this is the current reality. So what do you do next? How can you help your child during these uncertain times? Here are a few resources and suggestions that may help you navigate the next few weeks at home.

– edHelper Staff

Why Use It?

Comprehensive collection of online tools, workbooks, and resource to continue learning in a way that makes kids actually want to complete everything! The collection is updated daily and offers a selection of materials for grades 1 through 6.

Duolingo (All ages)

With our free mobile app or web and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science.

Why Use It?

Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. It is free to get started with and offers so many lessons that can be done in minutes a day. A great way to stay up with your language learning daily or lean into learning a new language.

Khan Academy (K-12, Post-Secondary)

You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

Build a deep, solid understanding in math, science, and more.

Why Use It?

Khan Academy is an always free online learning resource that ranges across many important aspects of learning for students of all levels including college and university. Students practice their work at their own pace by filling in the first gaps in their learning and then accelerating forward. The resources are created by experts across all subjects of education meaning what you or your child learns is the newest and best info available. All course work can even be linked into teachers curriculum to help cater to 1-on-1 needs for each student.

edX (All ages)

edX is a massive open online course provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.

Why Use It?

edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access.

Google Arts and Culture – Free Virtual Museum Tours

Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums.

Why Use It?

Museums across Canada are now closed due to the pandemic which closes off access to great in-person learning for kids and adults of all ages. Google has expertly photographed some world-class museums across the world that you can access from any mobile device, tablet, laptop, or even VR compatible tech! Take a tour today!