April 30, 2020

Financial (and Other) Learning Resources for Kids’ Screen Time


While having plenty of screen-free time is good for young minds, there’s something to be said for the learning opportunities available on screens today:

Scholastic

The leading educational company has set up a “Learn From Home” website with free daily courses for kids ages K-12.


Neoufitness

Help your kids stay fit with this super-fun fitness app for kids ages 4-12. The app offers a selection of 10-20 minute exercise classes and is free for the first 30 days.


Issa’s Edible Adventures

If your child is an aspiring chef, they’ll love this free cooking app, in which gamers race to collect ingredients from around the world and use them to create a requested cross-cultural dish.


SmartMusic

The popular music practice app is offering free service through June 30 for all schools impacted by COVID-19. The app includes practice tools like a tuner, metronome and fingerings, along with an extensive music library and immediate assessment of pitch and rhythm.


World of Cents

The NCUA’s free money app is the perfect way to teach your kids about personal finances. They’ll learn all about earning, spending, saving and more through the app’s fun games designed for kids ages 5-10.


Khan Academy

Khan academy offers free learning tools on a variety of subjects including math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The site even includes learning material from partner organizations like NASA, MIT, and the Museum of Modern Art.


GoNoodle

GoNoodle is a great alternative to traditional video games because it’s focused on helping your child get moving and stay active both physically and mentally. With a variety of games and videos that work on common platforms like Roku, iPhone, Android, and more, GoNoodle is full of activities that cooped-up kids will love.


Hippocampus

With over 7,000 videos in 13 subject areas, Hippocampus is a great online resource for finding learning videos for kids across age-groups. You can find classes on arithmetic, algebra and geometry, natural science, chemistry, social science, history and government, English, religion, and more.