Independent Learning Resources

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Variety’s Emerson Resource Center compiled a list of virtual learning and fun activities for kids and families. Many of these resources are valuable and we wish to make them readily available to those seeking new and safe ways to have fun, learn, and grow.

*Some of the resources on this page are free of charge for a limited time. Prices may fluctuate.

**Note: Variety the Children’s Charity St. Louis does not own any of these resources.

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

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