In the face of Covid-19, the landscape of everyday life has completely changed with no sight of returning to normal anytime soon. Yet, time marches on and in the face of the start of another school year, many parents are trying to figure out not only school plans, but after school activities as well. 

Well, whether the kids are headed back to the physical classroom or are starting off the year with remote learning, here are six virtual after-school programs, according to the experts and, that will keep kids engaged. 


1. Girl Scouts at Home

The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) launched an engaging virtual summer camp experience in the early days of the pandemic and now, because of the popularity and success, it will continue through the fall. Students will learn everything from space exploration to coding. Geared towards all grade levels, this is a great way to get in extra STEM activities. 

2. iD Tech

Geared towards students who are aged seven and up, this program is focused on technology. From game development, coding, and beyond, iD Tech’s online offerings have something to offer everyone on all skill levels. 

3. Book Club for Kids

Bookworms rejoice because this free 20-minute podcast is just what you didn’t know that you needed! Book Club for Kids holds discussions on books, celebrity readings, interviews and more. Geared towards ages eight to 14, this podcast even has an a book reading list ideas. Available on all popular platforms.

4. Connected Camps

Connected Camps offers a plethora of interactive, small group activities for ages eight to 17. From Minecraft to game design, students will have fun and remain engaged. 

5. Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center has always been known as a nationwide tutoring and test prep center for students of all ages. When the Coronavirus hit, the company expanded their resources to include enrichment resources, Study Hall, and more. Prices vary depending on students’ needs. 

6. DIY

Do your kids want to learn photography, drawing, music? Want to play and build with Legos? Well, DIY is the program for your students! Sign-up for a 14-day free trial to enjoy unlimited access to all of DIY’s content. After the free trial period, the cost is $15 to $25 per month depending on the chosen plan.

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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