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Keeping Kids Educationally Engaged

Keeping Kids Educationally Engaged

In these hard times of working from home and having kids learning from home as well, it can be very challenging. It is hard to figure out what you as a parent or educator need to do to ensure that you are keeping the kids educationally engaged. With all of the free time and lack of supervision they may have, it is important to provide them with resources that will keep them engaged and stimulated in the learning process. 

Schools from all around Canada are doing their best to give parents and their students the online tools they need to help further their education in these crazy times. Teachers are using Zoom or Google Classroom to stay in touch with their students and give them all the support they need. It is definitely a different process from regular schooling and will take some time to be worked on as the school year wraps up. However, the goal will always remain to keep the kids learning and also make it a little fun for them.

If you are looking for more help outside of school, hiring a tutor could be beneficial for both students and parents. Preply and SuperProf provide online tutoring and are great, reputable sites for this. 

Here are some external resources to keep kids educationally engaged and busy:

CBC Kids

Kindergarten to Grade 4

Here students can access games, videos, and activities on a variety of topics. 

TVO Kids

Kindergarten to Grade 6

Along with their TV programming, (check out their schedule to find out what is available), they also have several YouTube channels based on different subjects.

Here students have access to lessons on different units in each subject:

Science and Technology



Go Noodle

Kindergarten to Grade 6

Go Noodle encourages movement for kids with fun and engaging videos. This includes dances, yoga, mindful activities, and much more. Download the app on a phone or table to use.

TVO Mathify 

Grades 6 to 10 

This website provides one-on-one support by Ontario Certified Teachers to improve math skills. Help is available from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Virtual Museum Canada

Grade 3 to Grade 12

Discover arts, history, nature and more from the comfort of your own home. Through virtual exhibits from Canada’s museums and heritage organizations, students can learn and experience different sites.


Grade 6 to Grade 12

Through interactive videos and lessons, both parents and students can learn about topics like arts, science, and social studies.

Pearson Airport Explorer’s Club

Grade 3 to Grade 8

Pearson has released an online learning program to teach kids about the airport. New topics and activities will be available each week. Topics include how to tell 24-hour time and the special airport codes used by pilots.

Khan Academy

All Grades

Instructional videos and exercises on a variety of subjects including math, science, music, and more. Khan Academy programming allows students to learn at their own pace. 

National Film Board

All Grades

The National Film Board provides a wide range of movies that are connected to the Canadian school curriculum. Here you can find movies about Canadian history, Indigenous rights, and the environment.

For more resources visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home

Varsity Tours

All Grades

Experience Free live celebrity classes taught by celebrity instructors and top experts in their fields on how to have a successful career. Varsity Tours offer classes covering a variety of interesting educational topics such as coding, language and culture, puppetry and comedy.


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