Educational Stuff, but Fun too!
Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kidding reading, thinking and growing. Includes a variety of activities for kids in Pre-K through 9th grade.
Akron Children's Museum Home Time Activities - Take the challenge and explore our fun approach to S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning right in your own home! We've adapted some of our favorite S.T.E.A.M. Team experiments and activities so you can try them at home!
Smithsonian Learning Lab - Resources, training, and support to assist caregivers, teachers, and students as they face new learning challenges.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tours
Our virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop of mobile device. Visitors can also access select research and collections areas at our satellite support and research stations and past exhibits no longer on display. Many of the tours provide a view of previously unseen archives or holdings.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Virtual Classroom
Cleveland Metroparks and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to launch weekday Virtual Classroom on Facebook Live starting March 17! At 11 a.m. join our biologists as we secure a future for wildlife at the Zoo. At 1 p.m. join our naturalists as we look for signs of spring, discover wildlife and more. New animals and adventures each weekday!
Parents! Smart Fun for Kids - Library of Congress Blog featuring links to a variety of resources for kids of all ages.
Cornell Lab Bird Cams - A virtual window into the natural world of birds (some of these may be familiar to those who visit the Children's Department at the library, we like to use them in the Nature Corner).
Fun Stuff, with a little Educational stuff snuck in!
Outback Ray - Check out Outback Ray's Facebook page, he's posted a few short animal videos and plans to post more!
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room - An escape room you can do from the comfort of your own house! This escape experience was created by Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA
Coloring pages, fun & simple art projects and educational activities.
Stimola Live is a website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.
Online Games for Children - Fun & Educational games for kids, plus a list of Coding websites.
Seussville - Check out the Parents and Educators tabs in the upper right corner, for tons of Dr. Seuss related activities and printables.
Children's Book Authors doing Fun & Educational stuff!
Draw Everyday with JJK (Jarrett Krosoczka author & illustrator of Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, Jedi Academy, Hey, Kiddo & more)
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (author & illustrator of the Pigeon books, Gerald and Piggie & more)
Stay at Home Storytime with Oliver Jeffers (picture book author & illustrator)
Molly Idle (author & illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo & more)
Squiggles & Scribbles by Ben Clanton (author & illustrator of Narwhal and Jellyfish series)
Inside Mr. Lemoncellos Library (by author Chris Grabenstein)
Kids Ask Authors with Grace Lin 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! We hope that this podcast will be useful to all student writers and those helping them on their journey!
The Big List of Children's Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities Resource created by We Are Teachers
Dav Pilkey Give You Reading Superpowers - Join author and illustrator Dav Pilkey for a week of activities and materials to inspire young readers to channel their inner superpowers!
Follow the library on Facebook & Instagram for more links to fun and helpful resources, and keep checking back for more additions here on the website. If you find other resources that you think may be useful to families during this extended out of school time, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will review any suggestions and add what is appropriate to the list.