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Prevent summer learning loss and keep kids' minds occupied with these free activities:

From the city Department of Education

  • The city Department of Education's guide: The DOE's landing page for remote learning is full of tools, sample schedules and more, tailored to the instruction your child will receive from their teacher. Visit the DOE website »
  • Message to parents of students with disabilities: Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza published a letter to parents of students with special learning needs with key information about remote instruction and resources through the end of the school year. Read the letter »

Enrichment classes and activities

  • Kid-friendly reading about the new coronavirus: TIME for Kids magazine has a new issue that explains the novel coronavirus pandemic in child-friendly terms. You can read it online for free »
  • Free online tutoring from the New York Public Library: K-12 students can get free, one-on-one tutoring in English and Spanish every day from 2 to 11 p.m., thanks to the New York Public Library's Brainfuse program. The tutoring is just one part of a suite of virtual programs the library offers. Find out more »
  • Online technology courses and projects: The Mouse Learning Network, a STEM educational organization, is offering free access to its online courses for the rest of the school year and do-it-yourself projects for kids to try from home. Visit the website »
  • Free, daily learn-at-home activities from Scholastic: The children's publishing company will release four new activities every day for kids studying at home. Take a look »
  • Free New York Times subscriptions for high school students: School administrators and teachers can grant high school students free access to the New York Times until July 6. Find out more »

For parents

  • Online "mommy and me" classes from Circletime: New users can get free enrichment classes for kids up to the age of 8. Topics include yoga, cooking, art and music. Check it out »
  • Online support groups for parents of children with disabilities: INCLUDEnyc is running online support groups in English and Spanish for parents of children with disabilities. Attend a support group »
  • School support from Advocates for Children: Advocates for Children is providing live updates, support for students with disabilities, information for English language learners and more throughout the coronavirus-related period of remote learning. Visit the website »
  • Videos for parents of children with autism: The Carribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute is posting free learning modules for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. The videos are specifically geared toward building routines at home to support children with autism in their learning. Watch them online now »