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Resources for All Subject Areas
This publisher is offering free downloadable lessons and virtual manipulatives to support learning math, science, and literacy for grades Kindergarten through grade 5.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic is providing free access to their "Learn at Home" materials. The activities include a daily reading challenge, and provide articles, games and videos.
Color Our Collections
Starting in 2016 The New York Academy of Medicine Library invited museums, archives and other cultural institutions around the world to share free coloring images from their collections. The coloring books are accessible for free download.
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Author/illustrator Mo Willems, creator of Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie, as well as the Pigeon, talks about his creative process and encourages students to draw with him. Each episode is about 27 minutes long. For PreK to Grade 4.
Google Arts & Culture
Links to virtual tours of art museums and cultural sites around the world.
During the current health crisis Audible is making their streaming listening collection available to anyone. Choose from Littlest Listeners, Elementary, Tween, Teen or Literary Classics. Titles are also available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Grades PreK to Adult.
Capstone Interactive is making their collection of thousands of Interactive ebooks available until the end of May. Log in to Capstone Interactive with username: njtrial20 and password: njtrial20 All titles instantly available. PreK - Grade 3.
Epic! Books for Kids
Register for free access through June 30, 2020 to this collection of 35,000 ebooks that includes fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, as well as videos. Educators can build collections, create quizzes and monitor student reading. PreK through Grade 6.
International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)
The ICDL collects ebooks from around the world. It currently includes more than 4000 in nearly 60 languages. Books are searchable by author, keyword, language, location, etc.
Junior Library Guild Digital
Junior Library Guild has unlocked their ebook platform for all students to have unlimited access to their ebooks. Scroll down to select from a collection of over 70 elementary level books that include both fiction and nonfiction. K to Grade 4.
Includes over 800 interactive books that are searchable via reading level. Students can listen to or read texts. They may also record themselves reading. Quizzes are available to test comprehension. K - Grade 5
Sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation this website streams videos of popular children's picture books read by actors with illustrations based on the original book. Also available are Activity Guides that explore story themes in greater depth. K - Grade 4.
Choose from over 30 picture books read aloud. Has advertisements. K - Grade 2.
From the publisher, Learning Without Tears this website claims to provide "ready-to-use multisensory lessons with fun videos, music and animations" for PreK students. Registration required.
Health & Physical Education
Creator Corner with KidLit TV
A project of the organization, Every Child A Reader, The Creator Corner includes video interviews with nearly 100 contemporary children' and young adult book authors and illustrators.
Handwriting Without Tears
From the publisher, Learning Without Tears, this link provides "multisensory lessons with fun videos, music, animations, and digital letter and number formations." Registration required.
Sharing Our Notebooks
Children's author and writing teacher, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, posts brief videos each day. The videos provide writing prompts to keep kids writing during school closures.
Provides an online tool to teach vocabulary and spelling to K-12 students with automated testing and assessment. The website is offering free access for the next 3 months. Use the code VSCFree90 when registering as a user.
Publisher Online Resources
Sponsored by the Children's Book Council this list identifies teaching resources from over 70 children's book publishers. Includes both large, mainstream publishers and small independent and ethnic publishers.
A collection of ebooks that focus on math topics from addition to time and temperature. Includes references to Common Core Mathematics Standards, learning objectives and quizzes.
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari
At 3 pm weekdays the Cincinnati Zoo is providing a live feed everyone to learn about animals. Each session will highlight an animal and provide an activity and quiz to do at home. The first session focused on the hippo, Fiona. Grades PreK to 4.
Georgia Aquarium webcams
Georgia Aquarium's webcams focus on California sea lions, Beluga whales, jellyfish, African penguins and other sea animals. Grades 1 to 4.
Houston Zoo webcams
The Houston Zoo has six webcams that observe giraffes, gorillas, elephants, leafcutter ants, rhinos and chimpanzees. The webcams are open 7 am to 7 pm CST. Grades 1 to 4.
Monterey Bay Aquarium -- Live Cams
Choose from ten webcams to follow the activities of sea otters, jellyfish, penguins, sharks and other aquatic life. Grades 1 to 4.
Using interactive videos and common supplies available in most homes Mystery Science is making their most popular lessons available without sign-up or log-in. Free access to more than 200 lessons is available with registration. Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Ology: A Science Website
The American Museum of Natural History has created this website that explores the many areas of natural history. Each "ology" includes games, stories, hands-on activities and videos.
San Diego Kids
The Kids section of the San Diego Zoo website includes videos, stories, online games and other activities to teach about all kinds of animals. Grades PreK to 4.