Children's Web Resources
Fun and free ways to learn from home
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.
Ben Clanton'ss Squiggles and Scribbles
Ben Clanton, author of Narwhal and Jelly, will offer two FB live sessions where you can draw with him and talk about waffles and mermicorns. March 18th @ 2PM and March 20th @ 5PM
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari
"Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm ET where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.
All videos will be posted to this webpage and to our YouTube channel"
Jarrett J. Krosoczka Draw Everyday
Draw Every Day: “Every weekday at 2pm ET for at least the next few weeks, I’ll host free webcasts for you and your kiddos.” Watch the YouTube channel for New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Everything from the Punk Farm picture books to the Lunch Lady graphic novels.
Josh Gad will be reading a children's book everyday on Twitter. Here is a link to Olivia Goes to Venice #GadBooksClub
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!
Mo Willems Lunch Doodles
"Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing
New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 PM"
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.
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."
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
Disney Imagineering in a Box Course
"a free online program that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience and is part of Disney’s commitment to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine."
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."