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Virtual Learning Hub

Welcome to the Virtual Learning Hub, an online hub for virtual learning from a variety of resources, originally created during and for the COVID-19 lockdown.

Today, this collection of resources remains useful, fun and engaging for learning!


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Anxiety - Resources and Music

Articles for Coping

Calming Music

List of Child-Friendly Apps 
These child-friendly apps have been selected by ErinoakKids clinicians for their ability to provide children with with fun and engaging learning activities, games and puzzles. Apps are downloadable via the Apple App Store or Google Play for smartphone or tablet.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Autism/ABA Resources
  • Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis Pre-Recorded Parent Workshop
    • In this pre-recorded ErinoakKids workshop for parents and guardians, you'll learn what Applied Behaviour Analysis is and how you can use it to help a yourchild grow and develop skills. 
  • ErinoakKids Autism Info Sheets and Handouts
    • Learn about autism, behaviour, visual schedules and various basic strategies and approaches used in Applied Behaviour Analysis that can be effective to support a child with autism.This collection of resources on Autism has been curated by the trained autism therapists and clinicians of ErinoakKids. 
  • Evidence Based Practice (The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder)
    • The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC) The NPDC created online modules for each of the 27 evidence-based practices. The modules are called Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules 
  • Autism Corner (The Hanen Centre)
    • On this page, you'll find lots of tips and links to articles to support back-and-forth interactions with autistic children.
  • Do2Learn 
    • Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.  
  • Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project Family Handbook
Circle Time
Circle Time Videos with ErinoakKids Clinicians
Circle time is a time for important social interactions among young children. It helps develop positive relationships between kids through engaging and fun activities to enhance their social skills and improve their attention span.
  • Developing Communication Skills Workshop (presentation)
    • In this ErinoakKids presentation (PDF format), you will learn to
      • Identify what communication is and how and why we communicate
      • Review the functions of communication and strategies for teaching them
      • Consider your own child’s communication and identify strategies to specifically support your child’s communication development
  • Communication Temptations (handout)
    • Communication Temptations are activities that encourage your child to communicate. Download this ErinoakKids handout to learn some creative ways to “tempt” your child to communicate.
  • Giving Specific Feedback During Speech Practice (handout)
    • When learning a new speech pattern, children need opportunities to practice in a way that is fun and rewarding. Download this ErinoakKids handout to learn about different ways to encourage your child and respond to their efforts, aside from saying “good job!”
  • Communication Repair Strategies (handouts)
  • The Hanen Centre   
    • The Hanen Centre (creator of the More Than Words program) is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to enable parents and professionals to transform their daily interactions with children to build lifelong social, language and literacy skills their website has tons of great tools such as videos, handouts, tips and more.
    • The Tips For Parents page is a great place to start!
COVID-19 Social Stories and Resources
Social Stories are a social learning tool that helps to accurately describe a context, skill, achievement or concept in order to explain social situations to children and help them learn how to react to these situations. 
Daily Living Skills
ErinoakKids Parent/Caregiver Workshops
  • Teaching Daily Living Skills (presentation)
    • In this ErinoakKids workshop, you will learn:
      • What daily living skills are
      • How to assess your child’s daily living skills
      • Strategies to successfully teach life skills
  • Toilet Learning Workshop (video)
    • This ErinoakKids pre-recorded workshop is designed to give parents and caregivers a better understanding of steps and strategies involved in supporting your child in becoming toilet trained.
  • Toilet Learning Workshop (presentation)
    • In this ErinoakKids workshop (PDF format), you will learn
      • To identify toileting readiness
      • Common strategies for readiness
      • Strategies for intervention
      • Data collection strategies
  • One Bite At A Time Workshop (video) 
    • In this ErinoakKids pre-recorded workshop, parents and guardians will learn how to use different strategies to manage your child’s eating challenges and mealtime behaviours.
ErinoakKids Handouts and Visual Supports
Interactive Virtual Activities for Kids
  • TVO mPower
    • Developed by the creators of TVO Kids and Ontario educators, TVO Learn mPower supports math learning in classrooms across Ontario. Their suite of online games bridge math learning from school to home with fun, curriculum-aligned content in math and many other subjects. (note: registration required)
  • Play & Learn - Games and Activities 
    • These age-specific resources were developed by experts in child development at McMaster University and the University of Toronto
  • Go Noodle
    • GoNoodle is a fun YouTube channel with tons of videos to encourage dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing and wiggling.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga
    • Cosmic Kids Yoga is a YouTube channel that teaches kids yoga, relaxation and mindfulness.
  • The Body Coach TV by Joe Wicks
    • The Body Coach Joe Wicks posts weekly home workouts to help you get, stronger, healthier and happier. Check out this playlist for kids!
  • LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems
    • The Kennedy Center’s first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, invites you into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.
  • Educational Games for Kids
    • provides interactive games for kids of all ages as well as worksheets, workbooks, lesson plans and other activities.
  • Treehouse Games
    • If your child likes Treehouse TV characters, such as Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Blaze and the Monster Machines, they'll love playing these virtual games.
  • Sesame Street Art Maker
    • Create fun digital art pieces with Sesame Street
Science Fun and Fun in the Kitchen
Science Fun
  • Science Experiments for Kids (Science Fun for Everyone!)
    • Science experiments you can do at home! Explore an ever growing list of hundreds of fun and easy science experiments. Have fun trying these experiments at home or use them for science fair project ideas. 
  • DIY Science Fun (Ontario Science Centre)
    • This Do It Yourself series is sure to inspire your inner scientist. These easy-to-follow guides are simple, fun, and appropriate for most ages (with adult supervision).
  • 67 Easy Experiments for Kids to do at Home (Mommy Poppins)
    • Searching for kid-friendly science experiments to do at home? Whether you're prepping for a fifth-grade science fair or want something fun to do with preschoolers, these cool science experiments for kids are super easy and a lot of fun for kids of all ages. 
Fun In The Kitchen
Sensory Activities
Workshops and Handouts
Storytime/Digital Books
  • Story Online
    • On Story Online, you can stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Terry Crews, Connie Britton, John Lithgow, Jennifer Garner, Betty White and more.
  • Epic!
    • Epic is a digital reading platform, built on a collection of 40,000+ popular books, that safely fuels curiosity and reading confidence for kids 12 and under. This is a paid subscription platform with a free​​​​​​ 7-day trial.
  • Pete the cat; rocking my school shoes        

  • The Day the Crayons Quit

The external resource links are provided for informational purposes only. ErinoakKids is not responsible for the content, privacy policies and terms of use of websites to which we link. The websites listed are not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment, provided by a qualified health-care provider.