Please note that all the resources are shared by VSB or the parents in our community. Most of them are free or free trial during the pandemic, but PAC does not guarantee that they will continually be free. Please check carefully if you need to register with any payment information. Feel free to contact Fei Liu via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. We welcome volunteers to translate them into different language for all the parents’ convenience.
Resources for Newcomers
BC Open School K-12 Online Resources
PBS Online Learning Resources during pandemic – PreK-12
Khan Academy for Kids
National Geographic Kids （free online stories, games, videos, etc.）
Planet Protector Academy: Home Edition
Trusted by parents and kids in 400+ cities, the Planet Protector Academy Home Edition brings joyful and exciting digital experiences into the home. It empowers your kids to protect our planet and take care of each other! – plus BONUS content to help stay mentally well and safe during COVID-1
Fully funded (it’s free!) for kids & families thanks to our generous funders, the interactive live webcasts include:
- Fun arts and game-based learning activities
- Lessons in science, arts, language, and social studies
- Tips and tools for handwashing and mental wellbeing
Programs on climate, waste, and water – full details and sign-up info!
Want to know more? Check out the one-minute video for a quick overview!
Climate Kids （funded by NASA）
My First Garden – funded by University of Illinois Extension
CK-12 free STEM resources under NGSS (The Next Generation Science Standard)
CK12是一个免费的提供STEM资源的网站。它的课程设计符合NGSS(The Next Generation Science Standard)的标准。
Scratch – Coding website for kids
Roblox – Game coding for kids
Lightbot – Free robot coding website with programming logic, including two different age groups: 4-8 and above 9
Cool math games
Prodigy – RPG math game
MobyMax – math worksheet for K-8 based on CCSS （USA）
Freckle – systematic math learning platform
Math Learning Center – with many math teaching tools
Scholastic online resources
OxfordOwl free e-books for kids between 3-11 years old
Amazon Free Books (English/German/French/Spanish/Italian/Japanese)
Storyline Online Free Books’ Reading
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.
Kids World Fun – Free online story and learning resources
ScienceBOB – Free online sharing platform of kids’ science projects
- Fluenc Matters Online Reading Improvement, free trial for 21 days during the pandemic
Science World free science movies:
Free virtual visit to 17 museums in Europe:
Cirque du Soleil | KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, ‘’O’’ and LUZIA
Online Broadway Musical, 7-day FREE trial:
VSB Mental Health Resources
Social Emotional Learning: Supporting Kids at Home and At School
Tips for building a solid parent-teacher relationship
Mental Health & Wellness
AnxietyBC (Anxiety Disorders Association of BC): http://www.anxietybc.com/
Provides information about anxiety and resources to help manage anxiety
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/
A provincial mental health resource centre. Includes information on how to seek treatment in BC: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/mental-health/navigating-mental-health-system.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Facts for Families Guide to mental health issues: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/FFF-Guide-Home.aspx
AACAP Facts for Families Guide in Simplified Chinese 简体: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Chinese.aspx
Vancouver Coastal Health Child & Youth Mental Health Services: http://www.vch.ca/your-care/mental-health-substance-use/children-youth-mental-health-services
Provides multilingual psychological consulting for children, youth and their families with serious mental health difficulties and/or social, emotional or behavioural disturbances.
Crisis Centre of BC’s Youth in BC service: https://youthinbc.com/
An online crisis chat service for youth and/or parents, with additional resources on a variety of youth-related issues.
Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info
Information and resources from Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): https://cmha.ca/
Mental Health & Wellness – Multilingual Resources
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/
Website also offers information in Simplified 简体 & Traditional Chinese繁体 , Korean, Farsi, Punjabi, and French.
Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) resources in multiple languages including French, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Spanish, etc.: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/information-in-other-languages
Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better booklet
Asking for Help When Things Are Not Right Fact Sheet (in Traditional Chinese 繁体) https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/mi-index-other-languages/chinese-asking-for-help.pdf?la=en&hash=6F24B8707002FE4A9291A0F9B0F4EA789D54A5FF
Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre – Adaptation to a New Country Resources in multiple languages:
NRPS Principal’s 11/7/2017 message about anti-bullying: http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/blogs/normarosepoint/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=227
BC Ministry of Education’s ERASE Bullying website: https://www.erasebullying.ca/index.php
An extensive resource for parents, youth, and schools on identifying, responding to, and preventing bullying.
US Government’s Stop Bullying website: https://www.stopbullying.gov/
Information about bullying and cyberbullying, and tips for prevention.
Digital Citizenship & Online Safety
BC’s Digital Literacy Framework:
MediaSmarts: Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy: http://mediasmarts.ca/
An online resource for parents & kids on a wide range of digital & media literacy topics. Offers general information as well as research reports, and parental Tip Sheets and e-Tutorials.
MediaSmarts Online Tutorial: Parenting the Digital Generation [requires Adobe Flash]
Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
An extensive resource on possibly every concern parents might have about raising kids to have a healthy relationship with media and technology, with information, tips, tools, and content reviews.
Center for Humane Technology: http://humanetech.com/take-control/
Simple steps for “taking control” of your smartphone
Public Safety Canada’s Get Cyber Safe website: https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx
Public Safety Canada’s Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents: https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/cmpgns/cmpgn-06/gd-prnts-en.aspx
Substance Abuse Prevention
Vancouver School Board & Vancouver Coastal Health’s Substance Use Health Promotion Initiative – Supporting And Connecting Youth (SACY): https://www.vsb.bc.ca/Student_Support/Safe_Caring/SACY_Substance_Use_Health_Promotion/Pages/default.aspx
SACY works with VSB students, parents, schools, and communities to help prevent substance use, delay substance use and reduce substance use related problems.