Funky and fully accesible apps for users who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, dyslexic, or have other reading difficulties, now made free during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature at the University of Florida provides digital access to thousands of classic titles. Explore some of your child’s favorites.
Bananagrams is a fun word-building game for the whole family, and now they have a free app, so you can play electronically.
This resource from We Are Teachers details a wealth of online read-alouds and activities for students of all ages.
The Core Knowledge Foundation provides free, downloadable materials in various subject areas, including language arts. Activities are provided for Pre-K to Grade 5.
PBS Kids’ new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids learn and play at home.
The Indianapolis Public Library has a collection of hundreds of free videos of books being read aloud.
The International Children’s Digital Library provides books (in several languages) that students and parents can read online.
Created by PBS Wisconsin Education, this site offers learning resources and online student activities for elementary students and teachers.
The Junior Ranger program of the National Park Service has downloadable books and activities to engage children and help them learn about the natural world around them.
Just Books Read Aloud is just what it sounds like–videos of books read aloud. The books are read by volunteers, so the quality varies, but there are many to choose from.
Khan Academy Kids offers a free app with fun, educational activities for kids ages 2-7.
Molly of Denali from PBS Kids includes videos, games, printable activities, and informational text.
Mystery Science offers a set of science lessons, now made free during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Activities for kids and guidance for parents of students with dyslexia.
Reading Bear provides access to free phonics and vocabulary games and activities
Reading Rockets has a wealth of information to help parents address their child’s needs in all areas of literacy.
UFLI’s very own Colleen Pollett and Alyssa Ricke have developed YouTube channels where they post read-alouds and lessons in fundamental reading skills. Check them out!
Scholastic offers a wide range of free, learn-at-home activities for kids of all ages.
Did you know that Sesame Street has online games and activities to support your child’s language and literacy development?
Sheppard Software has hundreds of free, online, learning games in many subject areas for kids (and adults!). Many of these games are great for knowledge building, which helps kids get better at comprehending what they read.
The Spanish Experiment offers well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids… and adults too!
Starfall has a variety of games and activities for reading as well other subjects.
Storyline Online is THE place to go to hear celebrities read children’s books aloud!
Hear astronauts read stories from the International Space Station!
Travel the world from home with this exciting resource from Travel and Leisure.
Developed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, these activities from the Florida Center for Reading Research include fun games that support literacy development.
Tween Tribune is a free web site from the Smithsonian Institution with reading resources on many topics written by kids and professional journalists.
Unite for Literacy has a great collection of free online books for younger kids.
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with links to each one.
Use these PBS LearningMedia virtual field trips and short video clips to introduce your child to many new concepts. Knowledge about the world is an important contributor to reading comprehension!
Vooks offers a year of free access to their collection of animated storybooks.