Online Resources for Families

Bookflix: We have a NEW subscription to Scholastic’s Bookflix!!  Bookflix pairs a picture book with an easy nonfiction book for learning AND fun! Books can be read as an ebook, or read aloud by the computer.  You can change the speed of reading, take quizzes and play word matching games, and explore more resources online with recommended kid-friendly sites!  Just enter your library card number and get reading!!!

Visit the Digital Maine Library for access to National Geographic for Kids and World Book Encyclopedia for Kids (both of these are GREAT for projects and research!!)  Just choose “Elementary” in the drop-down audience menu!

Learning

Need help creating a daily schedule?  Try these suggestions or this one for younger kids

All-in-One

K-12 free suggested schedules and courses from Khan Academy

Funbrain: Learning games, videos & books for Pre-k – 8

Language Arts

Dolly Parton reads bedtime stories in Goodnight with Dolly

PBS Kids Youtube channel: Michelle Obama reads on Mondays!  Also includes other great read-aloud videos, and full episodes of PBS kids shows (including curated collections on missing family members and fighting germs)

Math

Prodigy game

Science

NASA

NASA for younger kids

STEM projects from NASA

Lessons & projects on LOTS of topics from Students Discover

Videos/shows, activities, games & more from PBS Nature

Learning resources from Steam Powered Family

STEAM based activities from Left Brain Craft Brain

Dad Lab Youtube channel: lots of fun experiments to do at home!

Physics Girl Youtube channel: More advanced concepts for older learners

SciShow Kids: Youtube channel with lots of videos and experiments for younger kids

Health & P.E.

Mindfulness activities for kids

Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on Youtube: has different routines for all ages, including a Frozen themed yoga routine!

GoNoodle: Dance videos, mindfulness activities, and more!

Kids workouts to do at home!

Art

Lots of art lessons from Sliney Art Room

New Victory Arts Break: week-long tutorials on various topics including puppetry, percussion, magic & more!

Dance

Kidz Bop dances and fitness videos

Social Studies

Google Arts & Culture: videos & virtual tours

Smithsonian Online Exhibits

History

Family Ties online curriculum from Historic New England organization

Computers

Typing Club: Learn to type!

Projects/Activities

The Best Ideas for Kids: crafts and activities!

50 crafts from Good Housekeeping

Online Reading

Global Citizen books from Room to Read

Cucumber Quest graphic novels

The Wormworld Saga graphic novel

CloudLibrary (ebooks for all ages – must have library card)

Fun Stuff

National Geographic for kids: videos, games, quizzes, homework help, and more!

Ranger Rick: nature-based games, videos, magazines, crafts, and more!

Live cams from the Georgia Aquarium (including belugas, otters, penguins, and puffins!)

The National Aquarium in Baltimore has a virtual tour HERE, lots of info about their creatures HERE and livestreams of three different exhibits: Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion, and Pacific Coral Reef

Live cams from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Live cams from the San Diego Zoo

Live cams from the Houston Zoo

Home Safaris from the Cincinnati Zoo

Virtual tours of Yellowstone National Park

Virtual tour of Mars with the Curiosity Rover

Virtual Disney rides!

Daily Wonders from Wonderopolis

Vroom

Vroom offers a range of free tools to help you give your baby the best start possible!  Brain-building tips and activities are available on the site, or you can download an app for daily ideas, tips, and fun activities!