While everyone is learning from home, there are many resources that have become available to help you. Please keep an eye on our Children’s Blog and our social media pages as we will be updating with library resources, book reviews, and videos regularly.
Here are some excellent resources to try at home.
Learning From Home Resources
Tumble Books - eBooks for Kids
Narrated picture books for kids.
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The Cincinati Zoo is doing virtual safaris every day with their animals! You can find the list plus crafts and activities to go with each one here:
Content From Authors and Illustrators
Kate Messner is doing a wonderful job of compiling videos from authors/illustrators, and updating it constantly, here:
Do lunchtime doodles with Mo Willems here: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/lunch-doodles/
Jarrett Lerner is adding new drawing and activity pages to his website every day: https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/
Jarrett Krosoczka is providing a drawing lesson from his studio every afternoon here: http://www.studiojjk.com/
Jess Keating has a video writing series (plus lots of fun resources on her website) here: https://jesskeating.com/write-with-jess/
Kate DiCamillo is also doing a writing series! Watch the first one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA1CTuZ27Bs&feature=youtu.be
There’s a new podcast called Kids Ask Authors, which is exactly what it sounds like! There are 4 episodes available so far:
Podcasts for kids from Common Sense Media: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/08/06/common-sense-media-shares-great-podcasts-kids/
Sesame Street is adding lots of new kid-friendly content. You can also click on 'For Grown Ups' at the top to find resources for parents, including a link to their free ebooks: