Online Learning for Elementary Age Students
Whether you are teaching and learning from home, looking for educational resources to supplement your curricula, or seeking some extra practice exercises to reinforce concepts and skills, Danbury Library has you covered. Scroll below to find a wealth of web-based research sites, educational videos, online tutorials and more.
State Research Databases for Kids
Explore the vast collections curated by the CT State Library. Search for books and articles by subject, lexile reading level, or media type. Visit Explora to view educational videos on subjects from the arts and literature to history and science. You will need your active Danbury Library card number to access these collections.
The Khan Academy platform contains practice exercises, instructional videos, dashboard analytics and teacher tools which empower learners in and outside of the classroom to study at their own pace.
eLearning for Kids
E-learning for kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 – 12. Math World and Science World are curriculum based courses designed to cover the entire primary years education for math and science.
Library Digital Content
Watch an educational documentary on Kanopy, check out an ebook or audiobook with OverDrive, or enjoy increased checkouts of movies and more through Hoopla.
Crash Course Kids
The Crash Course YouTube channel for kids features loads of short and fun STEM videos about life sciences, earth science, space exploration, engineering and more.
Health Career Exploration K-8
Health Career Exploration K-8 is a series of short, sub-curriculum activities comprised of 12 age-appropriate videos and PowerPoint presentations that are free for public viewing.
Understood.org is free online resource (in English and Spanish) that is aimed at providing families with the practical tools and advice for their child’s academic, social, and emotional journey.
Teach Your Monster
Teach Your Monster to Read is an early literacy game available as an app and on the web with a focus on learning letter and vowel sounds. Additional content includes numeracy and nutrition. Geared towards ages 5-8.
Starfall is an early learning website featuring interactives, games, songs, and supporting resources for reading and math. The bulk of the content is geared toward pre-K and kindergarten with a small collection of activities relevant for older grades.
Learn To Be
Learn To Be is a non-profit bringing free, 1-on-1, online tutoring to under-resourced youth around the United States.
Boddle is an adaptive math program that blends practice with cute animation and games. Geared towards ages 5-11.