With schools and libraries shutting down across the country, for kids this may seem like an ideal existence. While many school districts are rolling out plans for distance learning, those plans may be pared down to the essentials. So we've been compiling and curating lists on lists on lists of free resources to keep kids, teens, and even you adults learning and entertained whether the coronavirus shutdown lasts for two weeks or 20. And these lists are living documents, as we learn of more, those resources will be added. 

The Spanish Experiment

The Spanish Experiment has free Spanish children’s stories and Spanish lessons for beginners.

Writing Lessons with Jarrett Krosoczka

Every afternoon Jarrett Krosoczka, bestselling author and illustrator, will spend time giving writing and art lessons live on YouTube. If you have a child who loves to draw and write stories, these simple lessons will fuel their imagination for weeks to come.

Mango Lanugages

Those foreign language classes don't have to stop just because students can't meet with their teachers! Let your children learn a new language with the Mango online language-learning system. Take a course in Spanish, French, English for Spanish Speakers, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese or one of many other languages. 

Penguin Classroom Education Resources

Book publisher Penguin has opened up its educational resources to make distance learning more interesting as we deal with the coronavirus shutdown. With recommended readings and activities broken down by age group, there's something for everyone in the Penguin Classroom.


The TumbleBook Library is a collection of free interactive animated talking storybooks for children. Stories are available in several languages. 

Arbordale eBooks

Introduce children to science and math through storybooks. Multilingual read-along e-books are available.

Britannica Fundamentals

Early childhood general learning tool for Pre-Kindergarten to 2nd grade students. Offers unique and engaging paths for learning: Play, Read, Create, and Explore. Includes interactive games to develop early literacy and math skills, as well as animated e-books with subjects such as animals, colors, shapes, and places. 


A website with South Carolina-specific resources for students in K-12.