Children's Web Resources
Fun and free ways to learn from home this summer!
Authors, Read Alouds and More
Facetime Live & Youtube Live events
Authors reading their stories and answering questions.
Drawing lessons from authors/illustrators
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games.
a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Featuring videos with read alouds, drawing lessons, studio tours and more.
Kids Ask Authors Podcast
Kids Ask Authors is a weekly 5-10 minute podcast where children’s book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer one question from a child reader. Most episodes will end with a book review, poem, short story or a joke by kids!
Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Storytime from Sapce
While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website.
COVID-19 Free eBooks
a collection of free eBooks in multiple languages for children about the Coronavirus / COVID-19
11 Virtual Field Trips
Virtual field trips are great options for students attending school from home, without the equipment usually available through the library. The opportunities here are entirely free and do not require any special technologies. These 11 engaging tours can closely connect to the curriculum, helping students to broaden their world from home.
Math, Reading & More
A variety of links for learning fun!
"TumbleMath! is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books available anywhere. Use our Search feature to search by category, math standard, or math skill."
"ABCya! provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Games are categorized by grade and subject."
"Keeping kids and their families learning together throughout the summer and out-of-school time, Camp Wonderopolis can help build vocabulary, background knowledge in science, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and other literacy skills along the way."
"Math lessons and fun games for kindergarten to sixth grade, plus quizzes, brain teasers and more."
"Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, it offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy."
"Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more."
Math Game Time
"Our goal is to provide a fun, educational playground for students in Pre-K through 7th grade to excel in math."
Scholastic Learn from Home
"This free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family. www.scholastic.com"
"Hundreds of free, online, learning games for kids of all ages. Subjects include geography, math, animals, science, language arts, creative activities and health."
Virtual Summer Camps
"Whether they're looking to keep their academics sharp (hey, no one likes that pesky summer slide, right?) or just want some good, old-fashioned fun, these online summer camps will deliver."
Links to websites to learn, play games and experiment with science!
4H Stem Lab
"There are dozens of experiments in areas such as chemistry, biology, math, and engineering. You'll find activities clearly marked for the intended grade level, as well as how long each one takes."
Bill Nye Home Demos
"A range of engaging experiments with cheeky names, such as "A Slice of Apple Fly," "How the Time Flies," and "Merry Poppings." All can be done with supplies you'll likely have on hand and are geared to kids of all ages."
"Kids can dive into the world of science with this online science themed shows. After learning, kids can do activities, play games, or read up on their topic of choice."
DK Find Out!
"DK Find Out! is a general interest site with fun facts, quizzes, games, and activities on a wide variety of topics."
National Geographic Kids
"National Geographic’s site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures."
Thought Co. Science Experiments
"ThoughtCo's Anne Marie Helmenstine has compiled a great list of well-vetted, basic chemistry projects that are perfect for kids. Favorites include creating lava-filled volcanoes, liquid nitrogen ice cream, rock candy, and edible slime."
learn about internet safety, coding, typing and more.
"Try out fun computer science tutorials, watch videos about computer science concepts, and even build your own projects!"
Dance Mat Typing
"Dance Mat Typing will help your kids learn to type – or if they can type already, it’ll help them get better and better!"
"To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence."
Learn a new language!
Check out these links for fun activities
50 Fun Acitivites For Kids
"Good Housekeeping 50 Activities for Kids. "These fun activities for kids are easy, DIY, and can mostly be done with everyday items that you have around the house."