Online Activities for Families during our closure.

Reading and Writing

The Imagination Library Presents “Goodnight with Dolly” – Dolly Parton will be reading bedtime stories for kids.

Starfall  – Specializing in reading, phonics & math – educational games, movies, books, songs, and more for children K-3.

Storyline Online  – wonderful stories being read by many different people.

Storytime With Ryan and Craig  – Two goofy guys reading lots of different favorite book with lots of expression!

The Cozy Chair – More story time for the kids.

Storytime From Space –  Now imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below.  Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space.

Scholastic – Books and activities for multiple grade levels.

Audible Stories – free for kids while they are out of school

Reading Rockets – Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Free for a limited time.

Go Play

Kids Workouts To Do At Home

31 Days of Outdoor Activities for Toddlers – Outdoor Activities.  Many age groups to choose from.

100 Things to Do Before You’re 12. – Generation Wild website with many outdoor resources. Sponsored by GOCO – Great Outdoors Colorado

Scavenger Hunts:

Actionbound – Free Teacher Accounts – Create scavenger hunts online & kids can complete them on an App.

Arts & Crafts

Lunch doodles with Mo Willems – Youtube videos by Author/Illustrator Mo Willem teaching kids to draw.

Free Kids Crafts – Using many items you probably have at home.

Art for Kids Hub  – A fun family teaching you how to draw a large variety of things. “We love doing art together and hope you follow along with us. Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!”

Math

Fun Brain – Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

Khan Academy – Math

Splashlearn –  A K-5 math program for children

Science & Social Studies

Science Kids – Fun science & technology for kids.

National Geographic – Games, videos, animals and lots to explore.

NASA – Explore space with NASA.

How Stuff Works  –  Information about lots of different subjects.

Discovery Mindblown  – Asking questions about the world around us.

Amazing Space – Space and other STEM activities

San Diego Zoo

Switch Zoo – Animal Games

SmithsonianVisit this amazing museum

Technology

Khan Academy – Coding

Scratch – Coding

Free Technology for Teachers – this site might help parents as they step into “teaching” with some great resources that could be used to help enrich learning.

Research

Purdue OWL – (online writing lab) great resource for writing research papers

100 Search Engines for Academic Research – a variety of databases, some content specific.

Reliable/Credible Sources for Students–lists a variety of credible resources sources

For a variety of age levels.

General

National Emergency Library  – A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Covid-19 & Keeping Kids Busy  – Facebook page with a community of sharing ideas for kids during C0vid-19

I Can Teach My Child – Great resource for learning, activities, wellness and more by age.

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 –  CDC—information for the general public and parents specifically.