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Fun, educational (and often free) things to do online during coronavirus pandemic

Posted: 2:28 PM, Mar 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-20 15:27:55-04

Here is a list of fun and educational (and often free) things to do online (both free and things that require a subscription/purchase) during the coronavirus pandemic. We will be adding to this list as we find new things.

Discovery Children's Museum
The are offering free classes and resources for kids online at DiscoveryKidsLV.org.

Online learning activities for kids

STREAMING SERVICES

Almost all of the streaming services offer a free 7-day trial period. Check the details before signing up.

Hulu is $5.99 per month (with ads).

Sling TV starts at $20 per month.

Amazon Fire TV Stick is currently $49.99. Service is $14.99 per month.

Disney + is normally $6.99 per month.

Apple TV is $4.99 per month.

Netflix starts at $8.99 per month.

And, of course, don't forget that you can watch KTNV-TV Channel 13 on your mobile device and television. Click here to find out how.

MUSIC

Stingray Quello is described as the Netflix of music streaming services. It is easily browsed by genre. Available through Amazon Prime and Roku. Cost is $7.99 per month.

StageIt is a platform with well-known songwriters, rappers, bands and solo musicians to present performances from their homes. Available on StageIt.com. Price varies.

AXS TV Concerts features an abundance of music programming. Heavy on classic rock and country music. Free with subscription to Sling TV, Spectrum, DirectTV Now and others.

MUSEUMS

Museums around the world are closing because of the coronavirus outbreak. But, you can explore hundreds of them virtually thanks to Google Arts & Culture.

GAMES

Epic Games is offering a trio of free games worth $48.

FREE EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS

Libby (formerly OverDrive) offers a selection of free ebooks and audiobooks.

Scibd is offering unlimited books, audiobooks, magazines and more for 30 days

FREE TV SHOWS AND MOVIES

Hoopla is a web and mobile library. You can borrow movies, TV shows, comics and more for free.

Kanopy is now providing Las Vegas-Clark County Library District cardholders with a collection of films that are available for unlimited viewing. They are also allowing unlimited access to Kanopy Kids so you can stream quality educational content like Sesame Street, Arthur, plus you can enjoy the benefits from their language learning series. These collections will not deduct from your 10 checkouts for the next 30 days.

EXERCISE

Local studios and gyms are starting to stream classes online, including Planet Fitness.

There are also free fitness apps like FitOn, Freeletics and Simply Yoga.

Also, Popsugar Fitness has many videos on YouTube.

FREE MAGAZINES

There are many free magazines that you can get through RBDigital through your local library if they offer it.

EDUCATIONAL

Scholastic is offering free online courses while schools are closed.

Minecraft: Education Edition teaches Common Core math for grades 3-5, social-emotional learning and coding.

Mystery Science has lessons for students in grades K-5 that they can do at home.

SmartMusic is a great mini musicians to practice and access a large music library.

Raddish Kids is offering 10,000 free kuits filled with educational and entertaining activities

OTHER

"Frozen" actor Josh Gad is reading to kids on Twitter each night. You can watch the ones you have missed by clicking here.