Learning Resources

Learning Resources provided a variety of interactive websites and videos including authors, musicians, museums, and even national parks.

From online storytimes to virtual field trips, this collection of resources will provide you with new content to experience in your own home.

Art & Culture 

  • Wave Learning Festival: Wave started as one Harvard student’s idea and turned into an effort between multiple students at top universities around the country with a goal of promoting educational equity during this crisis. Through the program, college students and professors teach free, live seminars on topics they love to middle and high schoolers.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Children’s author and illustrator is hosting daily drawing lessons on his YouTube channel.
  • Dan Santat #Dandemic Children’s author and illustrator Dan Santat is creating daily lessons with activities for kids, all will be saved to his Dropbox.
  • Cassie Stephens Robot Week An art teacher from Nashville is doing daily live art classes, and has released additional lessons to the public for free.

Early Literacy Activities (songs, fingerplays, rhymes) 

  • Jbrary Two children’s librarians sharing resources with the broader library and education community including songs and rhymes.
  • Dr. Jean Dr. Feldman inspires teachers across the country with her creative songs and engaging activities.   
  • The Laurie Berkner Band Renowned children’s musicians, the Laurie Berkner Band’s playlists will get you up and moving!
  • Sesame Street Watch episodes of Sesame Street on YouTube!

English Language Arts (ELA)

  • Cinco Puntos Press A collection of teacher guides for books published by Cinco Puntos, as well as YouTube videos of storyteller Joe Hayes.
  • Storyline Online Picture books read by celebrities.  
  • Scholastic Learn at Home Scholastic publishing has released cross-curricular learning resources for kids in grades k-12. 
  • Wonderopolis While the Wonderopolis website covers a wide variety of subjects, the format is perfect for strengthening critical thinking and inference skills. There’s a new question every day to explore, and you can dig into the archives as well. 

Math 

  • Greg Tang Math Games  A collection of math games for kids in grades 1-8, created by Greg Tang–the man who revolutionized how math is taught. (Try the Kakooma games!) 
  • Khan Academy A free online learning platform that covers a variety of topics.
  • Math Playground Math games for grades 1-6.

Physical Activity 

  • GoNoodle A collection of physical activities and tutorials, designed to get kids up and moving. 

Science & Engineering 

  • Crash Course Kids A YouTube channel aimed at kids in 4th grade and up that covers science & history in a fun and engaging way.  
  • NatGeo Kids Science Science resources compiled by National Geographic Kids, including games and videos. 
  • TinkerLab TinkerLab has an entire collection of science projects for kids availabl
  • Exploratorium The Tinkering Studio from The Exploratorium has a ton of hands-on projects, across a wide variety of subjects.

Social Studies 

  • Smithsonian Learning Lab The Smithsonian Museums has compiled resources for learning at home, using their museum collections.  
  • PBS Learning Media A collection of videos and activities to help kids learn about history and society.

Storytime

  • KCLS Tell Me a Story King County Library System has a collection of songs, fingerplays, and stories available to watch from home.
  • Hoopla Check out picture books on Hoopla and try the Read Along feature to share books with your children.
  • TumbleBooks The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction, and foreign language titles, read alongsebooks and audiobooks which may be viewed online or downloaded for 90 days using your library card.
  • Storytime from Space Picture Books are shared by astronauts on the International Space Station. This project is administered by the Global Space Education Foundation.
  • World Book Day–Storytime Online Watch a wonderful range of famous authors and stars reading short stories and children’s books for kids of all ages. 

Virtual Field Trips

Just for Parents 

  • PBS Parents Resources, tips, and advice on parenting.
  • Reading Rockets Designed to strengthen reading skills for kids of all ages, Reading Rockets has tips and tricks on how to engage readers of any age.