Bright by Text: Bright by Text sends free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more!
First 5 Orange County Kid Builders: A fun and free, activity-packed resource to help children grow up healthy and ready to succeed in school and life. The easy-to-do activities can help kids grow in six critical areas: body, health, mind, relationships, safety and words.
Khan Academy Kids Circle Time: A video playlist of stories and activities updated every other Monday with Caroline, Sophie, and friends.
PBS Kids: Educational activities, videos, and games that facilitate learning.
Sesame Street: Sesame Street Friends provide videos, playful learning activities, and ways to help families stay physically and mentally healthy.
Vroom: Vroom Tips™ help you do more with your shared moments. Add learning to mealtime, bath time, bedtime, or anytime with 1,000+ fun, free activities.
Zero to Three: Zero to Three’s mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life by providing early learning resources and parenting tips.
LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Reading Rockets: Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.
BrightStart: Nemours BrightStart!’s mission is to promote reading success and prevent reading failure for all children, focusing on birth to age 8. They provide articles, at-home activities, and book recommendations.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Literacy: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning provides resources designed to improve the social and emotional outcomes of young children.
Edutopia: A curated list of articles and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.
Bedtime Math: Bedtime Math offers engaging, research-proven math activities, videos, and free apps designed to make math fun.
NAEYC Math: The National Association for the Education of Young Children provides resources to encourage math learning at home.
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Explore science activities that boost creativity, self-expression, and decision making.
Discovery Cube Connect: Fun, engaging, and creative STEM activities to try at home.
PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
Choose My Plate: Provides recipes and resources to support building healthy and budget-friendly meals.
Cosmic Yoga: Kids, ages three and up, can join in themed yoga activities. Watch videos that teach relaxation and mindfulness in a fun and engaging manner.
Go Noodle: Helps teachers and parents get kids moving with short interactive activities.