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Climate Kids

This website from NASA has all sorts of kid-friendly information on climate and weather. There are many information pages with text and visuals, a few interactive games, lots of hands-on activity ideas, and some information on green careers. 

CommonLit

This site has a library of over a thousand text passages with accompanying questions for discussion and comprehension assessment. There are informational texts in many subjects, passages from books (fiction and non-fiction), historical documents, short stories, poetry, and more. You can search for texts by subject matter, grade level and themes, and there are text sets to use when studying specific books or historical eras. A rich and useful FREE resource!

Doing Good Together

This non-profit organization helps families find ways to practice kindness and community service. There are learning resources, helpful articles and blog posts, suggestion for projects, book lists, and much more. The world can always use more families who practice intentional kindness!

Math Stories

This site has thousands of word problems for elementary level learners. There are also a few strategies for solving word problems. The annual subscription price is very reasonable, although the payment process is a bit primitive.

Squilt

This music appreciation curriculum is affordable and has everything you need to help your child develop listening skills and learn about music and composers. You can buy packages of lessons on musical eras or composers, including links for listening and researching and notebooking pages for recording what you've learned. There is also a subscription option that gives you access to all lessons, plus live online classes and additional resources. There are also lots of great ideas and links in the blog.

Math Live

This site has a collection of interactive lessons on math concepts for upper elementary and jr. high levels. There are teacher notes and assessment activities available in pdf form. The interface is a little awkward, so finding the lesson you want takes a little work. But the lessons are engaging and it's all free!

Sparkle Stories

This company provides audio stories for children that inspire laughter, kindness, and creativity. There are recipes, crafts and learning activities to accompany many of the stories. You can purchase collections of stories, or get a monthly subscription for access to all of the content.

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