Take advantage of this free trial access to a library of online books, music, and math help!
Free eBooks to help children understand COVID-19The New York City School Library System has created this libguide of free eBooks about COVID-19. If you are looking for a resource to help your child understand the virus, here is the link:
COVID-19 Free eBooks
Virtual Field TripsLooking for somewhere to go when you have to stay put? How about taking a virtual field trip? See the list below for some ideas.
STEM-based Field Trips
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants
Sign up to take real-time field trips with leading experts around the world. Volcanoes, cave tours, and more!
Visit their Facebook page for virtual field trips and live Q&A sessions with experts several times a month.
The Nature Conservancey
Aquariums and Zoos
San Diego Zoo
Zoo Tours YouTube Channel
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The British Museum
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Johnson Space Center
Boston Children's Museum
American Jazz Museum
Bringing the Outdoors In
Central Park, New York
America's National Parks
Great Wall of China
The Great Barrier Reef
Scotland's Coasts and Waters
Tour Libraries Around the World:
Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, England (This library was featured in the Harry Potter films)
Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City, Mexico
Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt
Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe, China
VAC Library in Hanoi, Vietnam
Learning ResourcesThe following are some websites that are offering free resources during the current quarantine. This list will be updated as more resources become available.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Khan Academy Schedule for School at Home
Bridges Library System Stuck at Home Resources
Wisconsing History with Recollection Wisconsin
StorylineOnline YouTube Channel
The Spanish Experiment
National Association for the Education of Young Children
PBS Wisconsin At-Home Learning
Abdo Digital Book Shelves:
Elementary Digital Bookshelf PreK-8
Secondary Digital Bookshelf 5-12
Abdo Zoom Research Database
Knowbuddy Resources Free eBooks
Free activity kits and author videos from Sourcebooks
Children's Book Council's At-Home Resources
Reach Out and Read Family Resources
*In addition to literacy and learning resources, this website also has tips for helping children and caregivers manage stress during the pandemic.
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