Online Learning Resources

Whether it’s a rainy day, snow day, or you’re staying in away from germs there are great ways to connect your kids to learning!  This list will continue to grow so keep checking back!

FREE INTERNET – Charter/Spectrum is offering free internet access for families for 60 days starting March 16, 2020.


Local businesses ♥

Arts/Music

ARTPlay Studio – Offering fun activities through their Facebook page 

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (Daily at 1 pm EDT for the next few weeks)

Playbill – Watch musicals online

Travel + Leisure – 12 Museum Virtual Tours

Make – Local Paducah company will be sharing art lessons live on Facebook

Music Lessons with Candy Mountain Music – Enjoy classes from home ($)

We Shall Overcome Concert Series (Baltimore Symphony) – Lura Johnson, pianist, is hosting a live concert on Facebook every Wednesday & Sunday at 8 pm EDT for the coming weeks.

Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants fame) – Drawing fun 

Draw Every Day – Enjoy YouTube drawing tutorials with Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator of the Lunch Lady series

Care.com – Arts and Crafts ideas

Metropolitan Opera – Live Operas

Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall 

Disney Magic Moments

♥Innovation Arts Online Program

♥Lexington Philharmonic Just for Kids Music Info


Science/Nature

Lexington Parks & Recreation Online Resource Guide

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Activity Book (Printable)

Salato Wildlife Education Center – Online fun on Facebook

Cincinnati Zoo – Live Home Safaris each day at 3 pm EDT

Cincinnati Museum Center Omnimax Theatre – Watch Imax movies online

Mystery Science – Online science lessons

Science Mom and Math Dad – Online fun M – F 11 am – 1 pm EST (Watch live on Facebook or catch up on YouTube)

Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam 

Duke Farms Eagle Cam: New Jersey 

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of Winter the dolphin) 

How Stuff Works

Brookfield Zoo – Zoo to You on Facebook daily at 11 am Central time

National Geographic Kids

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Georgia Aquarium Beluga Whale Cam

Left Brain Craft Brain – STEM and STEAM activities


Reading

Audible – Free stories while schools are canceled

Storyline Online – Enjoy celebrities reading picture books

Scholastic – Learn at home with paired readings (Fiction and non-fiction titles about a variety of subjects)

Storytime From Space – Watch astronauts reading picture books

Josh Gad (Olaf) is reading books on his Twitter account


Other General Educational Fun

Explorium of Lexington – Family fun on Facebook with special activities posted daily

Khan Academy – Weekdays at 9 am PST/12 EST live streams on Facebook and YouTube for students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures.

Anne Frank House Virtual Tour 

Language Sprout – They will offer FREE story times, activities, and games in Spanish, French, Mandarin, English, Portuguese for kids 0 – 103 on Facebook each day.

Smithsonian Education on YouTube

Lexington Legends Activity Book

TEDEd

British Museum Online Resources

Great Wall of China Virtual Tour


Active Fun

GoNoodle – Active fun online

Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube

PowerUp Fitness

PopSugar Fitness Family Fitness – YouTube class

HealthWorks! Youth Fitness 101 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

KidStrong (YouTube) (Facebook)

The Little Gym of Lexington – Weekly activities on Facebook

Bodyfit Lexington – Facebook workouts

♥Tippi Toes Dance Studio – Virtual Dance Program

♥The Studio – Yoga and Dance on Facebook Live

The Body Coach on YouTube


Local Information and Support

Lexington KY Government Information

Fayette County Public Schools Information

Bus Bites Stops for FCPS Students (March 16 – March 27)

Governor Beshear on Facebook (Daily updates)

Commonwealth of KY Information

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Lexington Fayette Health Department


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Online Learning Resources

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Social Distancing in Central KY: Where to go and What to do

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Delivery/Carry Out + Kids Eat Free Listings

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