Explore some of these great resources!

Websites

Wide Open School – Hosted by Common Sense Media, this is a collection of learning opportunities for families and for teachers.

CBC Kids – Information, videos, and games

PBSKids.org – Videos and games

Lego: Let’s Build Together – Fun and games with Lego online!

Scholastic Learn at Home

Entertain Kids On a Dime –100 activities to do at home; includes crafts and games

National Geographic for Kids – Most of the site is accessible at no cost.

Oxford Owl for Home – Literacy and numeracy activities and games, plus free ebooks!

Fresh Air Learning – Outdoor activities and crafts

Funbrain.com – Games, videos, reading, playground, mathzone

Storytime from Space – Astronauts read to you from space!

Audible Stories – Free audio stories right now

Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas

Highlights Kids – Articles, games, and cool science experiments

Time For Kids – Register here for Time’s online magazine for kids. It contains news, worksheets, and quizzes.

The Measured Mom – Learning at home

Vancouver Island Regional Library – VIRL now has online library card requests. With your card you can unlock the ebook/audiobook collection as well as other digital resources. They are also offering free Wifi outside of their branches.

 

Free Videos

Dav Pilkey at Home – The author of the popular Captain Underpants and Dogman books, invites kids to draw and have fun with him.

P.E. With Joe – Get moving with this Youtube series!

Haunted Canada Stories – Author Joel Alexander Sutherland is reading a story a day on his Youtube channel.

Storytime with Ryan & Craig – Also available on Youtube, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

Mystery Doug– Science info and videos for K-5. Also available on Facebook.

The French Experiment – Read-alongs in French

Storyline Online – A large collection stories read by celebrities. Also available as an app.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Willems helps children be creative.

Draw with Rob – Artist Rob Biddulph posts draw-along videos.

Kenneth Oppel reads –  Canadian children’s author Kenneth Oppel reads from his novels.

For more read-alouds by authors and celebrities, search #savewithstories on Instagram and #operationstorytime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.

 

Subscription Videos

150+ Educational Shows on Netflix – Homeschool Hideout’s list

 

Virtual Field Trips & Live Cams

Ocean’s Iniatives – Weekly virtual marine biology camps

5 Canadian Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums

30+ Virtual Field Trips For Kids

Live Cams – from the Vancouver Aquarium

Explore Live Nature Cams – Subscribe to this free Youtube channel.

Eagle Live Cams – The Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s eagle cams

 

Fine Arts

Cirque de Soleil – Enjoy from your livingroom!

 

Fun

Watch penguins explore the aquarium

Romper.com – A list of virtual rides

Canada’s Wonderland – Free virtual rides!

Disney Virtual Rides – Disney’s Youtube channel

 

 

Coming Events

  • Child Care Month
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  • May 23 – Victoria Day (schools are not in session)
  • May 25 – Regular (Public) Board Meeting (hybrid meeting – in-person or virtual)
  • May 27 – Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)
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