With kids learning from home, we wanted to share some of the great resources we’ve found. We’ll update this list as we find more resources, so check back often.
From learning resources to fun story times, science activities, art and much more. Enjoy!
- Story Time via Brightly
- Story Time Online
- 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. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
- Peter H Reynolds, author of The Dot, is reading aloud from his books via Facebook live.
Preschool & Elementary Age Resources
- Sesame Street Caring for Each Other – resources designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety, as well as help with creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically and mentally healthy.
- KitLit TV – KidLit TV has created a virtual library available to readers on their site. The virtual library includes tutorials, read-alouds, podcasts and other activities.
- K12 Reader – Free printable worksheets and articles for reading skills, spelling, grammar and more.
- Dan Gutman, author of My Weird School Daze and My Weirder School (chapter books)will be reading some of his books.
- Pete the Cat Activities, Songs and Educational Video’s.
- JLG Junior Library Guide – Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, it’s our honor to offer you these free resources to help keep students’ brains busy and blossoming.
- Audible Stories – For as long as schools are closed, Audible is allowing free streaming of audiobooks for kids. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
- Scholastic Learn at Home – Scholastic Learn at Home allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans—Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.” In addition to general learning materials, the publisher has also created a website for teaching young people about the coronavirus outbreak.
- Math Meets Homebuilding with Ty Pennington.
- Jarret J. Krosoczka’s “Every Day with JJK” – Join the bestselling author of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, National Book Award finalist Hey Kiddo and the Lunch Lady series for an all-ages drawing masterclass on his homepage and his Youtube Channel
- Author and illustrator Grace Lin is offering drawing tutorials and reading from her books.
- Authors Everywhere, includes activities, writing workshops and readings from a range of authors. In addition to keeping kids busy, the workshops are also meant to give young people an emotional outlet for addressing their fears about the pandemic.
- MidAmerica Books is offering FREE access to all of their eBooks and databases through June, 2020.
For All Ages