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Stuck at home? Free online options to help your student learn

Posted at 6:50 AM, Mar 25, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With schools across the country closed, lots of parents are home with their kids getting a crash course on how to be a homeschool teacher.

If you're looking for activities that help your student learn, you don't have to look far.

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The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District closed all of its locations, but all resources are available online.

If you enter the bar code from your library card online, you'll have access to free learning programs, SAT and ACT practice tests, movies, TV shows, e-books and more.

A library subscription can also help your budget if you're looking to cut some monthly subscriptions.

If you don't have a library card, the Clark County Library team has created a digital, instant card that you can sign up for here.

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Socrates, a Las Vegas based program for remote learning , is another option to stop the social distancing slide.

With local schools being closed, Socrates is offering free courses for students, administrators, and parents through the rest of the school year and summer.

"We have hundreds of educational videos on all the different topics that we cover and we even have science lab experiments that they can watch in order to reinforce their skills in those areas," said Brian Rosenberg, CEO of Socrates.

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"Parents can watch as well," he added. "I think sometimes all of us struggle to help our kids with some of these topics because we may not remember 4th or 5th grade division quite as we would like to."

Socrates programs adjust content to meet the needs to each students and aligns with the common core standards. You can also find that program on the Clark County Library District's website.

For a full list of resources available through the library system, visit lvccld.org.

For more information on Socrates visit WithSocrates.com.

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