Learning Resources for Kids and Families

Beyond our bookshelves: Learning opportunities at Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Resources and tips on learning at home from PARL Children’s Services Librarian, Kristel Fleuren-Hunter

CBC Curio.ca

Educational streaming platform for all ages, primary to post-secondary. Access programs such as Kids News, documentaries, audio and video content exploring science, nature and technology, current events, history, the arts, staying healthy, and more.

BC Open School Free eTextbooks: Kindergarten to Grade 12

Khan Academy

Daily schedules with links to resources for pre-school to Grade 12.

Brain Pop

Short animated movies for grades K-12; quizzes and materials for science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.

Scholastic Learn at Home

20 Days of home school curriculum for all grade levels.

Reading, Writing and Spelling

IXL Nova Scotia English Language Arts 

Reading and writing lessons and resources for grades 1 – 12

Songs from Mi’kmaq Song Tradition Includes a Teacher’s Guide 


Hundreds of interactive e-books for grades K – 5

Audible Stories for Children

Mabel Murple’s Popping Purple Wordspinning World

Nonsense poetry and rhymes by Nova Scotia author Sherri Fitch

Write It Workshops

For grades 4 – 8 focus on improving writing, encouraging children to find their voice and gain confidence. Free virtual Zoom workshops every Saturday. Sign up to receive an invitation to register.




IXL Nova Scotia Science

Skill focused questions for grades 2 to 8, analyze data, build new vocabulary, and deepen understanding of the natural world.

Mikmawey Debert Cultural Centre

Traditional  & contemporary stories, teachings and information about Mi’kma’ki

Ocean School

Online activites for grade seven to nine but everyone will love resources like the 360 degree shark video and more!

National Geographic Kids

Mystery Science

Khan Academy Science

All About Cells & Your Body Systems

Steve Spangler Science

A new experiment every day for 50 days!

Weather Wiz Kids

PBS Science


IXL Nova Scotia Math

Lessons and resources for grades 1-12.

Show Me Your Math

Invites students in Atlantic Canada to explore the mathematics evident in Mikmaw cultural practices.

Homeschool Math

Free math worksheets, lessons, games, ebooks & a curriculum guide.

Math Antics

Videos featuring super teacher Jeremy who explains math concepts in a fun, helpful way

Social Studies

The Book of Cultures: Buddies around the world

Profiles of children in 30 countries, celebrating diverse perspectives.

Learning About the Mikmaw  

Links to fact sheets, resources guides, and videos

Everything Indigenous CBC

Legacy of Hope

Resources that foster understanding of impacts of Indian Residential Schools, the Sixties Scoop and colonialism in Canada

Canada: The Story of Us

The Book of Negroes

Canada’s History

All ages stories, media, timelines, and other resources focused on telling Canadian stories.

Canadian Social Studies Supersite

Links to a range of resources for children and adults.

World Geography Games