Free Stay at Home Resources

During these times of social distancing and #StayHome initiatives, it may be challenging to find alternative options for usual out-of-home activities.

How do we keep our family engaged from the safety of home as we all work to do our part to flatten the curve?

CityParent has curated FREE Stay at Home Resources for you and your loved ones to enjoy – all from the safety of home.

– Be sure to check back often, as we are continually updating this list.

Arts

Avenue Road Arts School

Avenue Road Arts School is offering online virtual art classes for adults, teens and kids.

Brighton School / Brighton Launch

FNS (Friday Night Social) is for adolescents (13+) and young adults , who generally need some help with social interaction, to gather for some activities and fun facilitated by the Brighton Launch staff. Back in “normal” times, these events used to happen on location. Now we are getting social together …. apart. FNS E-Social happens online from 7:00-8:30 PM on Friday night. We use Zoom, so the first time you will need to set up a Zoom account (it’s fast and easy).

Centauri Arts Camp

Centauri Arts Camp is offering free workshops. Email Julie at [email protected] for more details.

East Toronto Music Therapy

Offering free Facebook Live sessions to teach songs to little ones

Education

Ashwood Glen School

To enrich the experiences of student learning from home, Ashwood Glen has compiled free resources for students to explore different subject areas and practice their math and literacy skills.

Burlington Christian Academy

Raz Kids: Used for reading comprehension and decoding. Teachers can customize the program and track students’ progress. Students stay engaged by earning points for completing tasks to build their avatar.
Boom Writer: A free, avatar based program to engage and motivate students to complete work. Teachers can assign either shared or independent writing tasks and monitor students’ progress, edit with them, and send feedback.

Dearcroft Montessori School

Continue education at home with these resources.

Magic Languages

Free French and Spanish lessons.

Qualified Tutors

Qualified Tutors is providing virtual tutoring from pre-school to university.

Star Academy

Star Academy is offering free levelled reading assessments for children aged 3-13 to help you identify their correct level. Contact us through our website to book.

The Giles School

Inspire new ideas and actions in education

Rubik’s Cube

Online Lesson plans for teachers, from K-12! Topics and areas of focus include critical thinking, STEM/STEAM and math.

Entertainment

Brighton School / Brighton Launch

FNS (Friday Night Social) is for adolescents (13+) and young adults , who generally need some help with social interaction, to gather for some activities and fun facilitated by the Brighton Launch staff. Back in “normal” times, these events used to happen on location. Now we are getting social together …. apart. FNS E-Social happens online from 7:00-8:30 PM on Friday night. We use Zoom, so the first time you will need to set up a Zoom account (it’s fast and easy).

Centauri Arts Camp

Centauri Arts Camp is offering free workshops. Email Julie at [email protected] for more details.

Glenn Arbour

Looking for fun and interactive field trip experiences with your family? Adventures in Familyhood has compiled a list of places you can visit virtually!
Read Along Mondays with Michelle Obama: Every Monday at 12pm, listen to the former First Lady read a story courtesy of PBS Kids and Random House Publishing.

Environment

MEGA Toys

Blocks and Bricks Recycling Program

Conservation Halton

Nature-based home learning resources.

General

Town of Oakville

Fitness, homeschooling support, online social activities, and more!

East Toronto Music Therapy

Offering free Facebook Live sessions to teach songs to little ones

Scholastic Canada

Free digital subscriptions, emotional support tools, activities, and guides to help parents with their kids.

Wellness

House of Child Development (Autism Canada)

Videos and other resources for families living with autism / ASD.

Royal Academy of Dance

Free at home dance lessons.

Selwyn House

Managing anxiety & psychological concerns

Teen Coach Canada

Checklist for parents with teens to make sure they’re taking care of themselves.

Toronto Athletic Camps

Instagram Live fitness classes with Coach Ben (every Friday at 10:30 am)

Toronto Cheer Athletics

Virtual movie nights, paint nights, scavenger hunts, tea parties, stretch classes, workouts, and more! More info on Instagram

YMCA of Oakville

YThrive program for at home fitness.

Camp Kelso 2020