SUMMER ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES
The Lansing Christian School staff put together this list of online resources to help your child practice skills over the summer. This is a great resource not only for summer, but also to use throughout the year to support classroom learning!
The sites marked with an asterisk are sites teachers routinely use at school. As with all online resources, we encourage parents to be vigilant and monitor what their child is viewing. In addition to choosing a few of the resources below, we strongly recommend practicing skills with your child using hands-on resources and activities.
Protect Young Eyes (PYE) App
This app is a great resource for parents as they navigate the online world with their children. Available free for download to LCS families with the code provided by the school.
Rocket Math is a supplemental learning program that teaches students addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. Specifically, the program teaches math facts – the basic building blocks of all math.
Typing Club is an online program that teaches students how to type on a QWERTY keyboard. Students learn where each letter is located on the keyboard and which finger they should use to type each letter.
Read Theory is an educational tool that offers online reading activities for all ages and ability levels. Their custom web application adapts to students’ individual ability levels and presents them with skill-building exercises to build reading comprehension.
Recommended for ages 2-8, ABCmouse.com’s curriculum includes hundreds of highly entertaining animated activities, each teaching a specific learning topic. It does require a subscription, but the first month is free.
Handwriting Without Tears App
This app provides focused handwriting practice for kids to perfect their writing skills. With the Wet-Dry-Try method, children practice proper letter formation habits for writing capital letters, numbers, and lowercase letters. The Handwriting Without Tears app is a paid app available for the iPad.
Toy Theater has a collection of interactive games that touch on a variety of elementary school learning topics. The most well-covered areas are in math and ELA, but there’s also a music and an arts section.
Epic! is a subscription-based reading and learning platform. It offers access to books and videos for children ages 12 and under. The service can be used on desktop and mobile devices. Kids and parents can choose from more than 35,000 books, and they can read them online or offline.
Parental Discretion: The Epic library contains some books that are not aligned with our Christian values and worldview. At school, these titles are hidden so students can’t access them. At home, please use the Parent Dashboard to determine what type of books you want your child to read.
Timex Time Machines Telling Time App
Made just for kids in grades 1–3, Timex’s Time Machines mobile app gives educators and parents the tools
they need to make teaching time fun, easy, and hands-on.
Thousands of free worksheets in math, reading, science, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and writing are
available for grades K-5.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that
empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside the classroom.
Freckle is an online learning platform that allows students to practice math and ELA at their level.
CommonLit is a comprehensive literacy program with thousands of reading lessons, a full-year ELA curriculum,
benchmark assessments, and standards-based data for teachers.
Science Max Videos on Youtube
Have you ever done a science experiment and wondered, “What would this be like if it were HUGE?”
Welcome to Science Max, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done
Art for Kids Hub
This website provides easy access to a massive catalog of art lessons and videos. It’s a great resource for
some creative fun.
Scholastic Book Wizard
Looking for leveled books for your child? Check out Scholastic Book Wizard to find leveled books.