FORT SMITH, Ark. —
The novel coronavirus has shuttered schools across the country, but your family's learning doesn't have to stop.
Below is a list of local and national educational resources where your family can continue to learn online.
Arkansas Online Resources
Educators in Arkansas have curated a list of online learning resources that they recommend. Click the links below to see what each organization is recommending.
Online learning resources
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is offering several ways to learn about art while the museum is closed.
The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History has a large number of online exhibits to view
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free online resource of Arkansas people, places and things.
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National Online Resources
The Kennedy Center offers lunch doodles with Mo Willems. Weekday episodes are at 1 p.m. ET. It also offers media and interactives for students of all ages. Topics range from music to art.
The Smithsonian allows your to experience art from home.
Google Arts & Culture provides access to museums across the globe with curated selections focused on specific artists and cultural heritage sites.
The Library of Congress offers presentations and activities to help students learn about history. These are separated by grade level.
The Smithsonian offers a virtual tour of the National Museum of National History and access to its learning lab.
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers student activities separated by grade levels.
The Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics offers a kid's zone with graph making and math practice.
Greg Tang Math offers math games and puzzles
The Math Learning Center offers free apps for preschool to fifth-grade students.
Prodigy is a game-based math platform that's available at no cost.
The following museums allow you to virtually visit them:
World Music with DARIA is a website that teaches children to make world world music instruments such as cajónes (box drums), didgeridoos, shekeres, pow-wow drums and guiros
From the Top is a website designed for young classical museums. The site has a Green Room, Hall of Fame, Answer Zone, Student Lounge, a Reference Room and an area for parents and teachers.
The Body Coach offers free PE classes every morning.
FIT Boost offers a three-minute fitness program that changes every time you log on.
Themed HIIT Workouts offer three-four minute boosts with characters like Spiderman and other Avengers.
Go Noodle offers fun, dance-along videos for all.
Cosmic Kids Yoga provides yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed for kids over the age of 3.
READING AND WRITING
Scholastic provides day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.
Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books. narrated in several languages.
Storyline Online is a website where professional actors read popular picture books aloud.
Storybird is a short story creation website.
KidLit TV offers the chance to watch and listen to stories read by their offers.
The Department of Energy has games and activities for students
The Environmental Protection Agency has games, quizzes and videos about the environment.
NASA has interactive lessons about the universe
Use real-time ocean data to explore the environment with NOAA.
Perform science experiments using household items with Mystery Science.
Learn from home about physical science, geography and maps from the USGS.
Perform science experiments at home with Steve Spangler Science.
National Geographic Kids Science Labs offers experiments, videos and articles.
NPR has produced a "just for kids" comic exploring the novel coronavirus.
The Imagine Neighborhood is a podcast about emotional intelligence
The Good Egg offers lessons about deep breathing, creative art and playing outside
Crash Course World History is a YouTube Channel that provides an engaging glimpse into some of the most notable events and developments in history.
Learn about careers in STEM fields from the Department of Defense
The Smithsonian has free STEM games and simulations
Makermaven teaches you to use paper plates, tape and other materials to craft a marble maze.
Learning.com offers students a chance to practice keyboarding and learn lessons about digital citizenship.
Subscribe to the Daily Splash, an online hub designed to give kids and families free access to hundreds of half-hours of Emmy-award winning content. The daily e-mail delivers educational shows that the whole family can enjoy.