Since local schools went on an extended spring break and then announced plans to switch to online learning, I have been looking for online classes to help enrich what my kids are learning. Online you can find educational classes, art, coding and more. Here are 9 virtual classes for kids that we recommend that you check out.
My daughter did ABC Mouse when she was younger and now my son does it. ABC Mouse makes learning fun. Kids get to play games and go on adventures while learning. Right now you can get a free membership if your school signs up for the program. Otherwise, if you sign up yourself, the first month is free and then it cost $10 per month for an annual subscription.
Adventure Academy is for the middle school set. Students go on epic adventures while learning Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Kids will enjoy learning through this program. My daughter surely does. Just like ABC Mouse, you can get free access right now, if your school signs up for the program. Otherwise, you can sign up yourself for $10 per month for an annual subscription.
Coding Wizards for Kids
Coding Wizards for Kids offers fun online coding classes for kids. Students attend live online classes each week with an instructor. The program is mostly hands-on, with minimal lectures. Instructors are able to correct problems kids may have in real-time which leads to much less frustration.
DIY offers a bunch of online courses where kids can learn a new skill. There are classes in in photography, drawing, making inventions, animation, cooking, making machines and much more. Whatever your child is interested in, they probably have a class for it.
Duolingo offers bite-sized Spanish language lessons for kids (and adults) to learn the language of their choice. Lessons are broken up into 5-minute bite-sized pieces that are the perfect length to keep kids engaged. DuoLingo is free to use with ads. Without ads, there is a cost of $7 per month.
Khan Academy offers online courses for kids. The majority of courses focus on STEM subjects. Khan Academy also offers a Pixar in a Box course and an Imagineering in a Box course so that kids can learn about animation and storytelling.
Marco Polo makes learning and discovery fun for kids. Marco Polo takes kids around the world virtually and while exploring these virtual environments they are learning reading, math, science, technology, arts and social studies. Marco Polo is available on the AppStore and Google Play.
Outschool offers online classes for kids on a variety of topics. They offer classes for all ages. If your child is a Harry Potter Fan, you can sign them up Herbology 1: Harry Potter Plant Science. Your middle schooler needs to work on writing? Sign them up for Mastering the 5-paragraph essay. They offer language classes, art classes, gaming and coding, language arts and more. In all, they have over 10,000 classes. Prices vary by course.
Varsity Tutors (virtual day school)
Varsity Tutors is offering free live classes led by subject matter experts each day of the week for kids in grades K-12. Classes include match, science, reading, literature, writing and enrichment.
Which of the virtual classes for kids listed above are you most interested in signing your kids up for?