Independent Learning Resources

Many Variety families have been sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, with mulitple children switching to at-home learning for the first time. Whether you need a little help with homeschooling or you are just looking for new ways to cure cabin fever, there are many online resources availabile at *little to no charge to people of all ages and abilities.

As part of our Emerson Resource Center, we have gathered a list of many of these resources to assist those who may need them, and we will add to this list as more become available. Simply click on the title of the resource to find more information and get started today! 

If you know of additional resources you think may be a good fit, please feel free to share them with us via email

*Some of these resources are only available at no charge for a limited time, either due to the pandemic or with free trials. 

**Note: Variety St. Louis does not own any of these resources. Thank you to all those who contributed to this list! 

Virtual Field Trips 

Many kids (and parents) may be getting cabin fever. These are great resources for exploring new places from the comfort of your home, and you might even learn something in the process! 

Aquariums and Zoos:

Museums and Historic Sites:

Parks:

Outer Space:

Other:

Virtual Learning

These varied resources cover multiple topics across a variety of ages and abilities. Each is a great tool to use to expand your child's (or your own) knowledge!

Animals

Coding

Cooking

Fitness

General Learning

Geography

History

Languages/ELA 

Math

Music

Printables

Reading/Phonics

Science

STEM/Makers Space

Typing

Writing/Spelling/Grammar

Fun Activities

When it's time for some fun, but you still want your child to learn a little something, these sources are just what you need!

Activities & Games

Educational Shows/Videos

Other

Read-Alouds