KIDS! Learn & Play at Home
Kids & Families: While we are closed enjoy any or all of these helpful learning AND just-for-fun online opportunities.
PebbleGo Grades PreK-3. Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for emerging readers.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Choose: PreK – K; 1st & 2nd Grade; 3rd – 5th Grade; or 6th Grade +.
Need a book to read? There are over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels!
TumbleMath teaches math concepts to Grades K – 6 students with the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. The books are complete with animation and narration and are also accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. Free access to TumbleMath through August 31, 2020.
Need an escape from everything going on in the world? Breakout EDU has put together a collection of digital games that K – 12 students can play at home for free. Topics include: Science, Math, English, Reading, Social Studies and Team Building.
The Henry Ford
Explore resources for interactive learning at all educational levels. From short activities to in-depth units, let us help you find something to engage your young learners at home.
Hooked on Science
Join Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science,” with Hooked on Science, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 7 pm CT, at www.facebook.com/HookedOnScience for some mind-blowing science. You can also check out the “Experiment of the Week” at HookedOnScience.org.
Michigan History for Kids
Michigan History for Kids is aimed at children in third and fourth grades, but anyone at any age will find the content interesting and informative!
Every Child a Reader
Missing Art class and feeling creative? As a celebration of the 2020 Children’s Book Week, we’re presenting the book art of 23 artists! These beloved children’s book illustrators below have contributed their beautiful and inspiring artwork to help us celebrate our 2020 theme, Read. Dream. Share.
Lunch Doodles with Author Mo Willems
When: Every day at 1:00 pm (EST)
What: 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.
TAKE A BREAK
Dav Pilkey at Home will feature new video content created by Pilkey himself on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. ET on social media channels and the websites of the Library and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Beginning April 1, fun and free activities will be available online including how-to-draw demonstrations, engaging read-a-louds and inspiring resources. Additional videos and content will be shared periodically throughout the week and will feature downloadable activities, conversations about books and creativity, and tips for kids and families to create their own characters and act out scenes from Pilkey’s Dog Man book series.
Starting April 1, Dav Pilkey at Home can be found here:
- Twitter: @Scholastic
- Dav Pilkey at Home: scholastic.com/davpilkeyathome
- Scholastic Learn at Home: scholastic.com/learnathome
Help your kids stay connected. Free
For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.
Introducing #OperationStorytime! As families across the world get creative with kids at home, we’ve asked our fave authors, illustrators, celebs, and childhood educators to perform their stories online for your kids’ enjoyment.
Stuck in the house and wish you could go somewhere? Visit the animals at a zoo or visit an aquarium!
- Panda Cam @ Zoo Atlanta
- Penguin Cam @ Kansas City Zoo
- San Diego Zoo – Live Cams
- Houston Zoo – Live Cams
- National Aquarium in Washington DC
- National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD
- Georgia Aquarium
Read Together, Be Together
The U.S. children’s divisions of Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers, and Random House Children’s Books, in partnership with Meredith/PARENTS, are launching READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER. There will be a series of daily virtual storytimes with bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators, and celebrity readers, along with reading tips for parents and caregivers developed with PARENTS, as well as an extensive list of recommended age-appropriate books.
Want to have someone read you a story? Storyline Online is an award-winning children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Stuck in Your Castle
New Hampshire State Library‘s Deborah D. shared this fun bingo card with public libraries for our current times with the Imagine Your Story theme. You can find the file in our manual uploads folder. Have something for this year’s theme that you’ve created and want to share? Log in to your www.cslpreads.org account and upload it in the Manual section for others.
Try this at Home
Have you ever wanted to try and break a Guinness World Record? Now’s the time! From a record-breaking daily podcast to fun records you can try inside your house, as well as frequent record challenges, Guinness World Records has you covered!