Support your child’s learning during extended school closures with these resources. If you need financial help with tutoring or other school-age care costs, please visit the Cornell COVID-19 Hardship Fund for School-age Child Expenses page for more information.
GENERAL LEARNING RESOURCES
- Wide Open School – search resources by age group and topic.
- Common Sense Media – learning at home and homework help.
- Ted Ed – lessons on all subjects for all ages.
- EdNavigator - posts daily updates of “One Great Thing” to do with your kids.
- Khan Academy – content and resources for every course/level.
- Brain Pop – animated movies, quizzes, and learning materials.
- CK-12 – library of free textbooks, videos, exercises, etc.
- WE – engaging, interactive lessons taught by certified teachers.
- PBS Kids – educational games and videos featuring top PBS kid show characters.
- Sesame Street – learn via games, videos, and art with Sesame Street muppets.
- Busy Toddler – art, motor skills, math, and science activities for toddlers.
- Pre-K Pages – 400+ preschool and Pre-K ideas and activities.
- Union Square Play – music, cooking, play, and craft videos.
- Big Red Writes - Cornell pen pal program for employees, retirees, students, alumni and K-12th grade children of employees.
- Smiling Mind – Free mindfulness & meditation app; tools and resources for parents.
- Chop Chop Family – recipes, how-tos, food facts, and free resources.
- USDA – Kids in the Kitchen – food safety, recipes, and resources.
- Cooking with Kids – educating families to make healthy food choices.
- EatRight.org – learn lifelong cooking skills and food safety.
- Nourish Interactive – games and free healthy cooking for kids.
- Choose My Plate – activities, games, videos, and recipes.
- Mind in the Making – focused on building life skills through learning modules, skill-building opportunities, and book tips.
- Cosmic Kids – yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation.
- Mathigon – interactive, personalized lessons for grades 6-12
- Math Snacks: educational animations, games, and tools to help understand math concepts.
- Exploratorium – math/science websites, activities, and more.
- Brilliant - build skills in math, science, and computer science
- Libby – listen to audiobooks for free from your library.
- Epic - digital library where parents can track daily reading/activity.
- Mad Libs - printable sheets, books, and apps for the classic word game.
- Unite for Literacy – free digital access to picture books with narration in different languages.
- Duolingo ABC – hands-on experience to help your child learn to read.
- Reading Rockets – help for struggling readers to build phonics, vocabulary, and fluency.
- Starfall – kid’s games, movies, and books for students K-3.
- My StoryBook – create your own storybooks.
- Visit the Resources for Parenting & Caregiving During COVID-19 page to access the Cornell Tutoring Directory.
- Student Agencies Tutoring (SAT) - is a student-run tutoring company composed entirely of Cornell students in both the management team and instructors. They offer educational support in K-12 learning and standardized test and college application preparation. 20% discount for Cornell employees.
- Care@Work - find a tutor that suits your needs with your Cornell Care.com membership.
- Hearts Over Hands - pairs currently-enrolled university students with children and meet virtually for tutoring sessions.
- Please contact Work/Life for additional tutoring options.
Please note that the following programs are not endorsed by Cornell and may charge fees.
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