Online Resources

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 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

行星守护者学院:家庭版,包括科学、艺术、语言和社会学科 (免费)

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 climatewaste, 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

这是一个免费机器人编程的网站,帮助孩子用programming logic(程序设计逻辑)来解决各种难题。有适合4-8岁的低幼版,和9岁以上的进阶版。


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)

亞馬遜書免費開放 (英/德/法/西/意/日六種語言)。

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.

Storyline Online是由美国演员工会开发的,完全免费,仅靠着捐款维护运转。推荐给所有需要提高听力和阅读能力的孩子。网站专门请到美国的演艺届人员来朗读他们最爱的儿童绘本,再配上轻盈的音乐,美丽的插画和故事后的免费的活动,孩子们对里面的故事非常着迷。

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

帮助孩子提高阅读理解的能力, 免费21天阅读体验


Science World free science movies:

Science World免費看電影的網址連結:

Free virtual visit to 17 museums in Europe:

歐洲17個博物館免費開放網上virtual visit:

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

Podcast introducing Social Emotional Learning for parents & list of online resources
Parent Toolkit website: Social and Emotional Development


Tips for building a solid parent-teacher relationship

Mental Health & Wellness

AnxietyBC (Anxiety Disorders Association of BC):

Provides information about anxiety and resources to help manage anxiety

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre:

A provincial mental health resource centre.  Includes information on how to seek treatment in BC:  

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Facts for Families Guide to mental health issues:

AACAP Facts for Families Guide in Simplified Chinese 简体:

Mental health in the Teenage years: and

Vancouver Coastal Health Child & 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:

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):

Information and resources from Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA):

Mental Health & Wellness – Multilingual Resources

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre:

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.:

Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better booklet

In Simplified Chinese 简体:

In Korean:

Asking for Help When Things Are Not Right Fact Sheet (in Traditional Chinese 繁体)

Multicultural Mental Health Resource CentreAdaptation to a New Country Resources in multiple languages:

Anti-Bullying Resources

NRPS Principal’s 11/7/2017 message about anti-bullying:

BC Ministry of Education’s ERASE Bullying website:

An extensive resource for parents, youth, and schools on identifying, responding to, and preventing bullying.

US Government’s Stop Bullying website:

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:

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:

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:

Simple steps for “taking control” of your smartphone

Public Safety Canada’s Get Cyber Safe website:

Public Safety Canada’s Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents:

Substance Abuse Prevention

Vancouver School Board & Vancouver Coastal Health’s Substance Use Health Promotion Initiative – Supporting And Connecting Youth (SACY):

SACY works with VSB students, parents, schools, and communities to help prevent substance use, delay substance use and reduce substance use related problems.