Let’s Learn is an educational public television series that supplements at-home and blended learning for children ages 3 to 8. This fall and winter launches 130 new episodes that focus on foundational reading and writing skills, literacy, math, science, social studies and the arts.
Let’s Learn content providers add virtual field trips so children can see dance performances, meet animals, visit botanical gardens and more. These partners include Bedtime Math, Education Through Music, Memphis Zoo, New Victory Theater, New York Botanical Garden, New York Public Library, Salvadori Center, National Dance Institute and others.
Be sure to scroll down to see Let’s Learn content providers, listed alphabetically.
Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)
Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a children’s museum at the foot of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The museum’s indoor/outdoor experience, seven exhibits, and daily programming provide fun, hands-on STEM and Art experiences that develop 21st century skills for children 0-10.
Bringing BADM to You supports at-home learning through its series of fun, playful activities created by BADM educators. Each activity relates to an area of early childhood development – Talk & Play, Science & Math, and Body & Brain. Within each theme, you’ll find step-by-step videos, activities with written-out instructions, and tips to turn everyday moments into meaningful experiences. Visit this website to search for activities that children will enjoy.
Bedtime Math is a national nonprofit that ignites kids’ curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math. It offers playful math problems for parents and kids to do every day, as well as lively hands-on games. Research shows that these offerings reduce kids’ math anxiety, increase their love of math, and boost math achievement. Visit bedtimemath.org to learn more.
Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at the 92nd Street Y
For over 25 years, Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) has been training and supporting the work of dance educators, equipping the teachers of today with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. An experimental laboratory housed at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center, DEL is a safe place for new and experienced dance teachers to enhance their skills, develop sequential curriculum, and learn from one another.
The mission of DEL is to bring dance into children’s and teens’ lives and education by inspiring teachers to be life-long learners, by encouraging experimentation and observation in teaching, by promoting the artistic development of teachers and by empowering teachers to give students ownership of the art form as a means of communication, collaboration and problem-solving, as a key to understanding their cultural heritage and as a medium for personal aesthetic expression. Explore the course offerings on our website or through the 92Y, and follow along through our Instagram and Facebook.
Epic Theatre Ensemble
Epic Theatre Ensemble is a not-for-profit media and communications company that champions creative expression in diverse communities to inspire civic dialogue and social change. We accomplish this by inspiring students to be creative and engaged citizens, presenting compelling topics that transform the way people think, and collaborating with artists, students and community leaders to produce plays, films, and new media projects about key issues. To learn more about Epic, visit our website and follow us on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, andFacebook.
Education Through Music
Education Through Music was founded in 1991 to promote the integration of music into the curricula of under-resourced schools in order to enhance students’ overall performance and general development. ETM forms long-term partnerships with schools to develop sustainable, long-term music programs. Our music teachers teach general music, band, choir, orchestra, and music tech. They receive over 100 hours of dedicated professional development each year to ensure that they are providing their students with the level of excellence that every child deserves.
From Virtual School Programs that give students an engaging experience with “behind the scenes” tours, animal visitors, and standards-based lessons to Wildlife Wishes that gives guests the opportunity to celebrate a special event with our animals, you will find it all at Memphis Zoo!
Looking to bring a piece of the Zoo to you? Sign up to receive an EdZOOcrate from us each month that will accompany a scheduled, virtual program with captivating themes! You can find all these and more at memphiszoo.org/just-for-kids.
Be sure to check out our MemZooEDU Channel on YouTube for some free, educational content!
National Dance Institute
National Dance Institute (NDI) is a non-profit arts education organization that provides dance and music classes for children worldwide. We welcome all to dance with us this summer in free classes via ndiLIVE!, our online learning platform available via Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. (YouTube includes captioning.)
Every weekday online, NDI teaching artists lead children in signature NDI choreography, a variety of high-energy dance classes for all ability levels, and weekly music classes. Our DREAM Project@Home offers movement classes tailored to children with disabilities. All classes are accompanied with upbeat live music by NDI musicians. Check out our weekly schedule of classes and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
New Victory Theater
New Victory opens new worlds to young people and families through extraordinary performances, education and engagement programs. Bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids, this nonprofit theater is a national standard-bearer of performing arts and arts engagement for young audiences. Featuring artistic disciplines and traditions from a multitude of cultures, New Victory presents theatrical stories and experiences that spark the imagination and broaden our understanding of the world and our place in it.
New York Botanical Garden
Welcome to The New York Botanical Garden, a 250-acre historic landmark located in the Bronx. NYBG is home to many different plants from all over the world. Each plant is tended to by our horticulture team, studied by our scientists, and appreciated by all who visit.
Learn more about NYBG and our year-round programs for kids and families at nybg.org.
New York City Children’s Theater
New York City Children’s Theater is a nonprofit organization that promotes children’s literacy and social development through professional theater productions and arts-in-education programs. Our programs cultivate children’s growth in the areas of emotional intelligence, community building, and responsible decision-making.
Our work asks big questions, incites curiosity and sparks spirited discussions among kids, parents, and teachers. We aim to educate empathetic, creative, and independent thinkers who make a positive impact on their world. Visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
New York Public Library
For 125 years, The New York Public Library has given all New Yorkers open and free access to education, trusted information, and opportunity. Offering free books and e-books, programs, classes, expert reading recommendations, virtual learning resources, and more, the Library uniquely supports independent learning and a lifelong love of reading. For more on what the Library offers, including virtual resources for families coping with remote or blended learning, visit nypl.org/learning.
Salvadori’s in-school, after-school, and summer multi-day programs celebrate a collaborative, hands-on, project-based approach to learning through exploring the built environment: buildings, bridges, parks, and communities. These programs encourage students to learn new things about the city they live in. They see the math and science in the buildings they enter, the bridges they cross, and the parks they play in. And they quickly understand why math and science are relevant to their lives. Learn more about the Salvadori Center at Salvadori.org and connect with us on YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn!
Studio in a School
Studio in a School is a nationally recognized provider of visual arts instruction and engagement for children and youth. For more than 40 years, Studio has fostered students’ creative and intellectual development with materials-rich curricula directed by professional artists, while building the capacity of those who provide and support arts education programs.
Each year, Studio NYC provides quality visual arts education to 30,000 students from Pre-K through 12th grade, in-school and after-school, in partnership with nearly 200 schools and educational sites citywide. With a mandate for national replication of Studio’s model, the Studio Institute offers professional learning programs for educational systems, partnership programs with cultural and community organizations, arts internships, and the dissemination of arts education research in local and national forums.You can make art with Studio at home through Studio in Your Home; learn more about our programs by visiting our website, and joining us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The Pop Ups
A collaboration between Brooklyn musicians Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein, The Pop Ups have been setting the standard for children’s music since 2010. A celebration of making, building, and learning, their album “Appetite for Construction” received a 2014 GRAMMY nomination for Best Children’s Album, alongside a National Parenting Publications Award, Parents’ Choice Award, and praise from NPR’s All Things Considered, The Huffington Post, and USA Today among others. You can visit The Pop Ups YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts to see more of their music videos.
Third Street Music School Settlement
The oldest community music school in the nation, Third Street has been providing music and dance education through on-site, virtual, and community programs to New Yorkers for over 125 years. Serving the community via three pillars, Third Street includes an arts-infused Preschool, a Music and Dance school, and our Partners in the public-school program. Founded with the enduring belief that art is essential to human existence, Third Street welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Our exceptional teaching artists create an environment that nurtures individual achievement and creativity, while also encouraging all students to reach their full artistic potential while developing a life-long love of the arts.To learn more, visit thirdstreetmusicschool.org or follow our day-to-day on Facebook and Instagram.