During the summer, we hope that families will continue to focus on student learning. We have compiled learning activities and digital resources that are aligned with the Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards to continue and reinforce your child's education. Parents and caregivers should promote good screen time practices when students are online continuing their studies, playing games, or socializing with friends and family.
Indicates the resource is part of the 2020 Summer Learning Challenge.
- Atlanta Speech School Online Preschool
Free learning experiences and lessons for your toddler or preschool-aged child. Free lessons and resources recreate the critical parts of a preschool day – morning songs, story reads, and enrichment activities.
Information for families regarding at-home learning for talking, reading, and playing with your child.
- ParentPal App
This free, early release of ParentPal™ provides families a daily roadmap to follow each day that promotes active, joyful engagement and developmentally appropriate progress through key developmental milestones from birth through age 3, with additional activities and support through age 5. (Free through June 30, 2020.)
- Reading is Fundamental Leveled Reading Passages
BeeLine Reader displays text using a subtle color gradient, which assists the visual tracking aspect of reading. BeeLine Reader is great for students with learning barriers.
- REL Southeast
Learning to read begins at home through everyday parent-child interactions, long before children attend school. Your continued support of literacy development throughout elementary school positively affects your child's reading ability. These Family Activities include easy-to-follow plans to help you support your child's foundational reading skills at home.
- Waterford UPSTART: Summer Learning Path
Waterford UPSTART is a school-readiness program that teaches preschool-aged children the skills they need to be ready for school, including basic reading, math, science, and social-emotional learning. In response to the educational interruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve arranged to offer free summer access to our award-winning school readiness program to 2,500 families.
- e-Learning for Kids
e-Learning for Kids is an educational site with free access to science, math, computer, language arts, and life skills lessons. Kids can freely explore by topic and further sort lessons by grade level and popularity. Most lessons include an activity followed by an interactive assessment.
Knowledge-building resources from Eureka Math® (for Grades K–12), English language arts curriculum Wit & Wisdom® (K–8), and PhD Science™ (3–5). Customized by grade and module, these consistent and coherent video lessons, delivered by experienced teachers, are viewable on any device. Coordinating activities are also available with each module.
- Mystery Science
Free K-5 mini science lessons, including activities designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.
- PBS Learning Media
PBS has curated a unique collection of resources organized by grades and subject areas. Parents will find videos and activities that support learning at home.
- Read Theory
Improve your students’ Reading Comprehension. IPersonalized reading comprehension exercises for K-12 and ESL students. The texts are accurately aligned to grade-level standards, and a Lexile measure is provided for each so that you can trust your students’ performance metrics and reading level.
- Springboard Collaborative
It provides support for parents to help their child learn to read (grades K - 3rd). Supports include videos on how to go on a "book walk," ask questions about books your child is reading, Facebook Live workshops, and free e-books. Available in English and Spanish.
- Summer Math Challenge
Quantile measures give parents and caregivers powerful tools to support your child in math. With Quantile measures, you can engage your child in learning by ensuring they are prepared for their math lessons, as well as monitor progress over time.
- Wide Open Schools
A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media.
Games in many content areas for Pre-K through 6th grade.
- Educational Games for Kids
Educational games and screen-free activities for kids in Math and English Language Arts.
Math games that adapt to suit your child’s learning level.
- Sesame Street
Explore games, videos, and art activities for young children.
Music and Movement
- GoNoodle for Families
Songs that incorporate movement, mindfulness, and learning. Good Energy at Home features yoga videos as well as at-home activities and games that match some of your favorite GoNoodle songs.
YouTube Channel, iOS app, Google Play app, and Amazon Appstore
- SuperSimple Songs
Educational and silly songs, fun family activities, crafts, recipes, and more!
YouTube Channel and iOS app
Virtual Library Resources
- Brightly Storytime
Brightly features read-aloud and flip along videos to keep kids connected to books while improving vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
- Find a Book
Find a Book is a book search that connects students with books based on their reading levels and interests.
- Mississippi Distance Learning Primary MackinVIA Ebooks
Features ebooks for students to read while learning at home. (Free until September 30, 2020.)
- Storyline Online
Children's books read online with added animation and sound effects. Many books also feature activity guides for parents.