Scholastic is offering free online courses so your kids can keep learning while schools are closed

The website has daily courses for kids.


As schools across the nation close because of the coronavirus, millions of students are stuck at home with their classes on hold. But before your child gets too excited about not having to study, rest assured, parents, Scholastic has got your back.

The educational company has launched a "Learn at Home" website that has daily courses for students from pre-kindergarten to grades six and higher.


From learning about why zebras have stripes to math lessons based on K-Pop stars, Scholastic's learning plans cover all the subjects your student would be taking at school.

"As more and more teachers, students and families around the world are affected by the coronavirus, our priority is to support them in the best way we know how — by providing them with rich stories and meaningful projects that will keep kids academically active," Lauren Tarshis, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, said.

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The website, which is divided into four sections based on grade level, currently has five days' worth of content. An additional 15 days of content is on the way, Scholastic said in a news release.

The courses provide approximately three hours of learning per day, including writing and research projects, virtual field trips and geography challenges.

The website is accessible on any device that has internet, and no sign-up is required. It will remain free and open indefinitely, Scholastic said.

Smithsonian magazine also put together a list of eight educational resources available online.