Back to School 2020: The Links We Love

September 16, 2020

Welcome to the Links We Love blog series! Every year, we update The Study Hall blog with a new set of awesome links, helpful information, educational resources and ideas for learning and family time fun. Have a recommendation for a website or resource? Email it to us: and we’ll add it to the next blog! 



General Resources

Federal Departments, Pediatric & Medical Resources, Nonprofits




Home Study Environment Resources

The right learning environment sets up every child for success. 


  • ConnectionsAcademy - how to create an organized classroom in a limited space.
  • HGTV's Homework Haven - how to set up the perfect remote learning station for kids. 
  • The Spruce - from closets to hallways, 20 innovative homework stations for kids and teens.
  • - tips on successfully transitioning to working and learning at home.
  • Red Tricycle - advice for parents who are working from home with kids in online-school. 
  • - creating a work-from-home schedule with kids that won't cause stress.
  • PBS Parents - helpful reminders about making routines in this "new normal".



Educator & Distance Learning Resources

Whether it's full-time, a tutoring session or a sick day, these helpful resources enrich remote education.


Music, Art, Literature & Culture

Check out these museums, concerts, plays & culture for the whole family. 

Just For Fun

There are endless online recommendations for activities, themes, tutorials, etc that are just plain fun and entertaining. Here are some of our favorites.


  • Young Chef's Club - America's Test Kitchen Kid's site is full of recipes and activities for the kitchen.
  •  Forkly for Kids - Dig in! There are tons of recipes and snack-y projects for kids to help make.
  •  Animals, Animals, Animals! Live streams, TV Shows and more. 
    • Jelly Cam - Monterey Bay Aquarium
    • Koala Cam - San Diego Zoo
    • Farm Cam - Wisconsin Pasture Farm Sanctuary
    • Bear Cam - Brooks Falls at Katmai National Park
    • Bird Cams -, Cornell University's ornithology lab. 
    • San Diego Zoo - even more live cams! Pandas, penguins and more.
    • Animal Planet - full episodes of Too Cute, The Zoo, The Aquarium and more. 
    • The Cornell Lab - Cornell University's Ornithology Department focuses on bird education for K-12. 


Make sure you check back here for the 2021 Back to School Links We Love - coming soon!