Resources to Discover and Learn at Home
These days, our living areas have evolved into part-time learning centres. Rooms that had one role now do double duty as places of both diversion and discovery. This may be the new normal. You may find it easier to adapt with these exciting resources that make learning at home fun and easy. Discover help with homework, instructional tutorials and other supplementary studies. All of these resources are free and accessible from the comfort of home!
Homework Help and Tutoring
Brainfuse offers online tutoring for students in grades K-12 from home. The site provides one-to-one homework help, a writing assistance program and much more. Use your library card to access the Brainfuse website. Free tutoring hours are from 2 – 11 pm.
The Ontario Ministry of Education has created a website that students and parents can access from home. The supplementary materials include at-home activities and resources. The site also features information for secondary students and educators.
In addition to the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Learn from Home Resources, the Toronto Catholic and Toronto District School Boards have created content to support online learning.
Toronto Catholic District School Board has created a phased plan. Content on the site includes subject-focused activities and learning activities by grade.
Toronto District School Board has created a portal of online resources to support the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Learn from Home initiative. Content is categorized by grade and subject areas and linked to the TDSB Virtual Library.
Read from Home
Reading Rockets is a national initiative offering resources and information on how children learn to read, how caregivers can assist and the reasons why some children struggle. Content is research-based and provides strategies for reading instruction and ways to implement these strategies, and offers support children learning to read. Toronto Public Library’s Leading to Reading program supports and uses this site to train volunteers and inform caregivers. There are also some excellent videos you can watch about reading aloud together!
The Scholastic website has some great activities to work on at home. Visit the Scholastic Learn at Home webpage to find great day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. There are resources for families, stories and activities organized by grade level. Lessons include fiction and non-fiction titles and activities on topics from animal studies to life sciences and more!
Family Literacy First is another great resource to find tons of stories and activities to practice family literacy together. This is a free program created by ABC Life Literacy Canada and supported by HSBC Bank Canada. Find stories and activities that are interactive and engaging for all literacy levels and life experiences.
Math at Home
Interact with digital tools and lessons to problem solve and engage with math from Nelson. The website offers open access to student learning materials, information for parents and support to learn from home. Access the at home learning page and select activities by grade level. This site also offers resources and lessons in language, reading, social studies, science and technology.
For more on math, check out Pearson Canada. Discover fun and interactive resources available for grades K-12. Activities include Little Books in English and French with read aloud features and activities, French resources and much more.
Whatever you choose to use, we hope these resources make learning from home easy and fun for families to continue to learn, discover and grow together!