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.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses more than 40 permanent exhibition halls, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Digital programs and resources for the public, educators, and learners from K-12 are available at amnh.org/explore, and the Museum’s award-winning science activities for kids are now available on our free OLogy iPad app.
Barbershop Books, Inc.
BarbershopBooks, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires Black boys and other vulnerable children to read for fun through child-centered, culturally responsive, and community-based programming and content. We believe that early, positive, and culturally meaningful reading experiences cultivate children’s reading identity and when children identify as readers, they read for fun and perform better in school. Barbershop Books distributes child-approved books to barbershops and community-based organizations across America. Our free new E-library contains independently published e-books from Black and Brown authors and fun read aloud videos.
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.
Musically, Flor Bromley wants to share the Latino-American experience through her songs with a new generation. Born in Peru, Flor uses global rhythms, bilingualism, the power of storytelling and fun puppetry to engage different audiences from all backgrounds and ages. Her latest album FIESTA GLOBAL, concerts, and virtual shows have received accolades from The Recording Academy (Grammy.com), the American Library Association, Red Tricycle, Broadway World, Rockmommy, and The Toybook. You can hear Flor’s music on all digital platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. For more fun videos find Flor on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram or visit her website to find out where to see her live or live online.
Bronx Children’s Museum
Currently a “museum without walls,” Bronx Children’s Museum serves almost 18,000 Bronx residents annually. Through innovative mobile programming, BxCM engages children and adults in the arts and sciences using its bus as a roving learning environment. To provide the Bronx’s children with an interactive place to learn and play, BxCM is developing, with the City, 13,000 square feet of space in a City-owned former powerhouse. The Museum space will conduct a “soft” opening in late 2021 and open its doors to the general public in early 2022.
Community-Word Project is a New York City based nonprofit arts-in-education organization that inspires children in underserved communities to read, interpret and respond to their world and to become active citizens in their communities through collaborative arts residencies. For over 23 years, CWP has been bringing the arts and literacy to K-12 classrooms in all five boroughs as well as the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries. To date, Community-Word Project has educated over 31,000 children in New York City. CWP believes that every one of these young people has a unique voice that should be recognized and celebrated. The mantra that CWP brings into every classroom and hopes that each person takes with them out into their community is: I have a Voice. My Voice is Powerful. My Voice can Change the World.
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.
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.
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.
Green Bronx Machine
Green Bronx Machine is an impact-driven, for-purpose organization with 501(c)(3) status serving public and private schools across America. Originally an after-school, alternative program for high school students, Green Bronx Machine has evolved into a K-12+ model, fully integrated into the core curriculum, complete with professional development. Green Bronx Machine grows vegetables, our vegetables grow students, our students grow high performing schools, and our schools grow healthy, resilient communities that are thriving. Our students grow, eat and love their vegetables en route to spectacular academic performance and positive social determinants of health. Green Bronx Machine was born via a collaboration between life-long educator Stephen Ritz and his students in the South Bronx. Green Bronx Machine was recently named a Top Ten Health and Wellness Program in America by the Harkin Institute. And Stephen Ritz was awarded a 2020 Game-Changer Award by NYC Food Policy Center.
World champion magician and science educator Jason Latimer hosts the new educational YouTube series Impossible Science At Home! Each week, Jason makes the impossible possible through science by using magic to inspire curiosity and make learning STEM fun and entertaining. Exploring topics such as invisibility, levitation, mind control and animation, Jason uses household items to teach kids, celebrities and special guests that asking the right question can change everything. You can find more Impossible Science on its website Impossible Science, on Facebook @impossiblesciencet, Instagram @impossiblescience, Twitter @ImpossibleSciTV and TikTok: @impossiblescience. More resources are found in our Lesson plans.
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!
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)
The mission of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers and active citizens through an approach called Design, Make, Play, which emphasizes open-ended exploration, imaginative learning and personal relevance, resulting in deep engagement and delight in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science. For more information, visit NYSCI.org or call 718-699-0005. Follow NYSCI on Twitter, Instagram, and on Facebook
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.