Sunday, March 29, 2020

Resources to support kids' and teens' at-home learning.

Log ins and passwords are included below for those who need them.

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Scholastic GO! For grades 2 - 12
Scholastic GO! provides accurate & reliable content on core school subjects. 
Explore nonfiction texts, newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-use digital resource.
Log in using library card number 28129000124243

Learn at Home
Tumblebooks For students of all ages
Includes animated picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, and books in Spanish and French.
Log in using library card number: 28129000124243

TumbleMath Math ebook database for grades K - 6
Log in username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Log in username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Log in username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Scholastic Learn at Home Free scholastic resources to support home learning
Access to Scholastic Learn at Home is available for a limited time
Step 1: Click link above (Open using Browsers: Firefox or Chrome)
Step 2: Scroll down and select grade level that matches
Step 3: Select one of the units available
Step 4: You’ll be automatically transferred to that program and prompted to enter a username and password.
Log in Username: Learning20,
Password: Clifford (case sensitive)

ABDO e-books (temporary free access)
Junior Library Guild Digital Reading Platform (temporary free access)
Boston Children’s Museum learning resources
Enrichment Activities The Ultimate Guide to Staying at Home with Kids
Hour of Code Kids of all ages can learn computer science by creating games, completing puzzles, and building art
Khan Academy  Includes daily learning schedules for kids of all ages
WGBH distance learning center supports PreK - 12 learning
Smithsonian Learning Lab Resources, training, and support to assist caregivers, teachers and students
Smithsonian Magazine Education During the Coronavirus Crisis resources
Kate Messner’s List of Resources For learning anywhere
NASA Climate Kids Information about climate change from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA image and video library
Connecticut Science Center education resources
Farm food 360 Canadian farm and food tours
Digital Commonwealth Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts  Includes K-12 lesson plans
Bedtime Math Have fun while improving your math skills
Wonderopolis Helping familes learn together
US Space and Rocket Center Science Never Stops

Learn a Language
The Spanish Experiment Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker
Salsa (series from Georgia Public Broadcasting) Educational videos in Spanish for kids

Children’s Books Read Aloud

International Children’s Digital Library (books in various languages)
Storyline Online Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations
Harper Kids at Home HarperCollins Publishers' Children’s Authors
Brightly Storytime Penguin Random House's Children’s authors
Story Time from Space Astronauts in space read to the children of Earth.
Librarian Bookends Reader/maker challenges, children’s authors reading aloud, and more
Indianapolis Public Library A large collection of video read-alouds


Access Other Libraries’ Services and Collections
A free eCard is available almost instantly to anyone who lives in Massachusetts.  Sign up here: and get all these resources and more!
Hoopla – eBooks, audio books, movies and music always available
Kanopy –  thousands of movies for adults and children available.for streaming
PressReader – magazines from all over the world
RBDigital – more audiobooks and magazines
Learn a language: Little Pim – for ages 3 to 6, Mango Languages – for all ages
Independent Learning for Teens and Adults
Ivy League Online Courses
Free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.

Child Safety Online
Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information Kids Online

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