F4M Lou Faves: Kids Companies Offering Free Services during the Corona Crisis.

Spring 2020

Finding the Good: Our Favorite Kids Companies Offering Free Services during the Corona Crisis.

1. Make - An art studio in Padukah, KY is offering 2 weeks of free online art lessons that begin this week! Lessons will be held weekdays at 1PM.

2. Other Goose - An all-inclusive classroom that values play, freedom, and structure is offering three weeks of free access. We've heard AMAZING things about this one!

3. Story Line Online - A free, award winning Children’s Literacy Program where famous actors read books virtually online to keep our childrens’ imaginations exploring.

4. Beanstalk - Experience LIVE & on demand interactive classes on a variety of fun subject matters for children ages 1.5 - 6 years old. Free during the COVID-19 threat.

5. Scholastic - With Scholastic, every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own or with their families. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! Free for 20 days.

6. PBS.org - PBS KIDS is offering a variety of free resources to support families during the corona crisis:

-The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8 (check local listings).

-The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos, and a live stream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. No subscription required.

-The PBS KIDS Games app has nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more about these and PBS KIDS' other apps HERE.

-PBS KIDS for Parents offers information, activities, and tips for parents, including this resource on "How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus."

7. DreamBox - Help your child’s math confidence with 2,000+ DreamBox Learning® Math lessons, designed by teachers, available for grades K-8. Enjoy a 90 day free trial to help keep education fun for kids in grades K-8 at home! Sign up by April 30th.

8. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - Enjoy learning about new animals each day while watching them play during an at Home Safari that will take place live, every weekday day at 3pm EST. A fun post lunch break for the entire fam!