Hi, friends! Are you working to provide distance learning opportunities for your students? You are welcome to link to this post from your library web page. Or you can copy and paste from the Google Doc at the end of this post, onto your own library or school website. I will update this post as I see new resources become available!
Books, Authors, and Illustrators
Storyline Online: Watch famous actors and actresses read picture books aloud.
Storytime with Ryan & Craig: Fun, engaging read-alouds from two actors
Kate Messner: Author Kate Messner shared videos from authors and illustrators, reading aloud and talking about their work.
Jarrett Krosoczka: Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka is sharing art lessons on his YouTube channel.
Emily Arrow: Librarian Emily Arrow shares singalongs with music and stories on her YouTube channel.
Story Time From Space: Astronauts read stories from space
Lauren Tarshis: Watch author Lauren Tarshis read aloud from I Survived books and tell you more about how she wrote them.
Story Place: Video storytime activities in Spanish
PBS Kids Spanish Games: Play educational games in Spanish
The Spanish Experiment: Children’s stories told in Spanish by a native speaker
Super Simple Español: Children’s songs in Spanish
Coach Wood’s PE Class: Chattanooga elementary PE Coach Wood is teaching PE with online videos.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Stay active as you practice yoga together.
Sam Cam Dance: Video dance lessons for young kids, from hip hop to tap dance.
Free Sites for Distance Learning
Wonderopolis: Every day this site shares a new wonder, submitted by kids, and the answer, in an article with a video.
National Geographic Kids: Games, articles, and videos about animals and nature.
Mystery Doug: Video science lessons and activities
Typing Club: Use your time at home to learn keyboarding skills!
Scholastic Learn at Home: Daily learning projects from Scholastic, geared for different grade levels
Explore Animal Webcams: Observe animals live on webcams from around the world
Virtual Museum Tours: Take a free virtual museum tour of a famous place, like the British Museum in London
Hour of Code: Learn coding skills with an hour of code activity.
Design Squad Global: Watch PBS Design Squad videos, to learn about science and engineering challenges
Khan Academy: Free online video lessons in math and other subjects
Crash Course Kids: Elementary school science videos
Instruments of the Orchestra: Choose “local game” if you don’t want to create a login. Learn about musical instruments with a fun game.
Imagineering in a Box: Lessons from the Disney Imagineers on bringing a theme park to life.
Mr. DeMaio: fun elementary math and science videos
Family Activity Ideas
Indoor Activities for Kids Stuck at Home: Buzzfeed lists 27 fun activities for kids home from school
70 Educational Activities: A former homeschooler shares 70 educational activities you can do when you’re stuck indoors.
Podcasts: Listen to a podcast together. Common Sense Media curated this list of best podcasts for kids.
Distance Reading Book Bingo: Read together and complete this bingo board!
Virtual Field Trips: Take a virtual field trip with your kids to a zoo, aquarium, or famous place, like the Great Wall of China.
Virtual Tours of USA National Parks: Virtually tour national parks, including Denali in Alaska!
Ranger Rick: Parents can register for free digital access to Ranger Rick magazines about America’s wildlife.
National Inventors Hall of Fame: family STEM activities
More Distance Learning Resources
Click here to get the Google Doc with these links that you can copy and paste to your school or library website. You will need to make a COPY of my Google Doc if you want to edit it.
Is there a link I should add? Please let me know with a comment! I will continue to update this post and the Google Doc to add helpful, new distance learning links for your library learners.