Helping Your Child Learn

Parents and guardians can play an important role at home through understanding expectations, encouraging good homework habits and maintaining good communication with teachers throughout the school year. Parents of older students can assist with secondary course selections as well. We encourage you to to explore the wealth of online resources included on this page to help you help your child learn!

Learning Resources

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education

More than 1900 people work for the Ministry of Education during the school year. With them, the the Ministry strives to maintain and enhance Ontario's reputation as a world leader in education. This site contains useful links, video's and other resources aimed at helping students, parents, teachers and administrators get the most out of education in Ontario.

www.edu.gov.on.ca

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Kids' Zone Activities, articles and interactive features like the Inventions Gallery, where kids can submit their own inventions to be showcased online.

cstmuseum.techno-science.ca

Canadian Geographic Online Atlas

The Canadian Atlas Online

State-of-the-art interactive atlas from The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The society's primary goal is to make Canada better know to Canadians through tools like this and through it's award-winning magazine, Canadian Geographic, and through it's many television programs.

canadiangeographic.ca/atlas

Canadian Children's Musium

Canadian Children’s Museum

Every child will find experiences that engage their interests, increase their skills and knowledge, and help them achieve development milestones. They can clamber aboard an extravagantly decorated Pakistani bus and a three-wheeled auto rickshaw from Thailand. Or step inside a Bedouin tent and homes from India, Indonesia and Mexico. The Museum’s diversity and richness engage children of all ages, allowing them to explore and learn through play at their own pace. It’s a fun, memorable first step in a child’s understanding of the arts, culture and history.

www.historymuseum.ca/visit/childrens-museum

Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

Online movies, games, facts and features about the natural world we live in.

www.nature.ca

Canadian History Museum

Canadian Museum of History

Centralized website for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Feature-rich site also offers special areas for educators and kids.

www.historymuseum.ca

Ecokids

EcoKids offers free learning activities and resources for Canadian teachers, students, parents and communities to engage in environmental action. EcoKids is designed to inspire children to become life-long environmental stewards through nature connection and play.

www.ecokids.ca

David Suzuki Foundation

Nature Challenge for Kids

Small steps make a big difference on the path to living more sustainably. The David Suzuki Foundation will show you how to transform your home, office and community into a healthy and sustainable one. From everyday green living tips to helpful resources on fighting climate change, we can help you make informed decisions to reduce your environmental footprint. Here are some things you can start doing right now.

www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do

Independent Learning Centre

Ontario Independent Learning Centre (ILC)

Upgrade your marks and gain acceptance into that post-secondary program. ILC’s flexible learning structure and virtual courses allow you to start anytime, learn at your own pace and study anywhere.

www.ilc.org

TestTips

TestTips

Whether you're a high school or college student, tests are unavoidable. This is a site that provides tips to parents to help their children improve their test taking skills.

www.testtakingtips.com

TVO for Parents & Teachers

TVOKids for Parents & Teachers

A companion site to TVOntario's children's Web site, this site helps parents, caregivers and teachers make the most of TVOKids' range of educational projects. Activities grouped by topic and age level, plus links to books, articles and other parenting resources.

homeworkzone.tvokids.com

Virtual Museum of Canada

Virtual Museum of Canada

A broad collection of online exhibits, images, events and activities celebrating the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries.

www.virtualmuseum.ca

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