With schools closing across the nation, parents and kids are looking at an extended period of down time in the coming weeks and possibly months.

To help your kids keep their minds sharp and occupy some time while being stuck at home, here are a few educational websites your kids can visit:

Switcheroo Zoo: This site helps kids learn about animals by watching, listening and playing games. Find it: https://switchzoo.com

Nat Geo for Kids: Kids can learn about geography and animals. Find it: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Into the Book: Kids can practice learning strategies through playing games. Find it: https://reading.ecb.org/

Suessville: Kids get to hang out with Dr. Suess and all his friends, while playing games and reading. Find it: https://www.seussville.com/

Fun Brain: Gives kids practice with math and reading skills. Find it: https://www.funbrain.com/

Story online: Movie stars read their favorite stories to kids. Find it: https://www.storylineonline.net/