From authors reading their own works to companies offering free online educational resources, there is a multitude of ways to keep yourself and your kids entertained and learning at home. We will continue to update this list as additional resources are made available.
*NEW* Stay at Home with Candlewick– Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more from favorite authors and children’s book characters like Judy Moody, Timmy Failure, and the Princess in Black
World Book Online– Content spans all grade levels and is available 24/7 from any device
Creative Fabrica– Free home crafting bundle
Kids Activities Blog– List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
Google Classroom– links to educational sites for families
Storyline Online– Celebrities reading picture books
Scholastic Learn At Home– Daily lesson plans that include books from Weston Woods, activities, and more
Virtual Field Trips– including San Diego Zoo and Yellowstone National Park
Lunch Doodles– Beloved children’s author Mo Willems teaches us to draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing
Picture book read-alouds– a compilation of links from author Pernille Ripp
An online calendar of KidLit events, including schedules for creators reading from their own work/sharing things online:
Reading Connects Us: A newsletter about virtual learning that is full of links to lessons, things authors are sharing, etc.
Read, Wonder, and Learn – this is a lot of authors sharing lessons, excerpts, etc from their books.
Authors Everywhere – A YouTube channel with authors sharing their books and work, will also, hopefully, host panels and other discussions.
Jarrett Lerner’s Activities Page– lots of print outs/activities that encourage creativity and story creation – I think a fun thing to do would be to pick a certain page and encourage all kids (and adults!) to work on it and then have them tag the library on social media in their finished work.
TumbleBooks– databases for all ages FREE until August 31, 2020. Access them via the links below:
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audiobook database