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Not sure what else to do with your kids? Here are some ideas!

With schools closed across Canada, you’re probably looking for activities to keep your kids entertained and learning.

At MD Financial Management, most of us are working from home, and many of us also have children we’re trying to keep busy during the day. We’ve compiled a list of websites, apps and other resources that have been tested and approved by our kids.

 

Duolingo offers an engaging way to learn the basics of more than 20 languages, including Spanish, French, German and Chinese. 

OverDrive lets you borrow e-books, audiobooks and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. 

Tiny Desk Concerts give you intimate video performances from some of your favourite (or soon-to-be favourite) recording artists. Recorded live at the desk of Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered, NPR’s online music show.

123 Home School 4 Me helps you take the work and expense out of doing school at home with its vast collection of free worksheets for kids. 

TvO mPower is a creative online game, designed and developed with Ontario students and educators, that teaches fundamental K-6 math skills.  

Lunch Doodles is hosted by children’s book author Mo Willems, who offers a new lunchtime doodle lesson every day.

Canada’s Wonderland lets you take world-famous rollercoasters for a virtual ride, through the point of view of the front seat.

History View VR allows you to visit landmarks and other historical sites around the world, from the Lincoln Memorial to Antarctica — no road trips required. 

Mental Floss’s 15 Amazing Places You Can Tour Virtually provides a list of global landmarks you can enjoy without having to leave your home or wait in line.

National Museum of Natural History offers self-guided virtual tours that allow visitors to go room by room to view current and past exhibits.

Scholastic Learn at Home is the online version of Scholastic magazine that uses articles as a jumping-off point for deeper inquiry.