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Digital Library Card

Even now, libraries are here to help you learn, grow, and entertain the kids! Many public libraries in Nassau are offering residents without an existing library card a Digital Library Card, with access to things like ebooks, audiobooks, live tutoring, digital magazines, language courses, streaming video, test prep, and more. Apply for digital access today at nassaulibrary.org/digital-card-application.

 

Reading Resources

Tumblemath– K-6 math ebook database

TeenBookCloud– gr 7-12 ebook database

AudioBookCloud – all ages audiobook database

RomanceBookCloud – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!

Storyline Online
Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
The Spanish Experiment
Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English.
Abdo Digital Bookshelf
Their digital products are available for free now through June 2020.
#OperationStorytime
A roundup of author’s who are reading their works online
Search #OperationStoryTime on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Children’s Book Council
Looking for fun and educational resources, activities, discussion guides, teacher guides and more to share with children of all ages? From fiction to non-fiction, STEM books to graphic novels, book publishers have created a wealth of content to support educators, librarians, booksellers, parents, and caregivers. Compiled here are links to various publishers websites where you can find these free resources

Writing

Jen Calonita Author Writing Challenge
Every week author Jen Calonita will post a writing challenge for kids. Every kid who tackles one of this week’s writing prompts and has a parent comment on this page that they’ve tried the assignment (or you want to send a screenshot of their work) will be entered to win an autographed copy of one of her books. Each week she will pick a new book to give away and I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday (U.S. only). Have fun! 

Arts and Crafts

Coloring Pages from Every Child a Reader

Red Ted Art
Cute and easy crafts for kids

The Ideal Bookshelf
What books would be on your ideal bookshelf? Use these templates and draw your own.

 

Virtual Learning

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub that allows free access to daily learning journeys divided into 4 grade spans. Each learning journey is built around a story or video (this is basically their bookflix platform but with curriculum)

Parents have to set up an account and watch a bookflix video. 3 hours of content is available per day. A great resource to add to a child’s learning experiences at home. 

Kids Discover

Kids non-fiction fun learning resource with a specialty in science and social studies.

Username: nasboces

Password: nasboces

 

Busy Toddler

Susie is a former teacher and a mom of 3. She has lots of school and play activities.

Virtual Field Trips

There’s links to zoos, national parks, museums, art galleries and something for parents too.

Peachtree Publishing’s Activity Sheets

Khan Academy
Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. 

Starnet Libraries
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) is a community of library and STEM professionals that work together to strengthen STEAM learning in public libraries nationwide. Hundreds of STEM activities that you can do at home.

The Nonfiction Minute

Short essays to read and/or listen to about interesting real-world topics

Google Arts & Culture
Explore art collections from around the world

 

YA Resources

Coronavirus Outbreak Leads to Over 450 Manga Volumes Released Online for Free

Free Online Ivy League Courses

National Constitution Center

Starting on Monday, March 23, they are launching a free eight-week series of daily live interactive courses on the Constitution for middle school, high school, and college students.

Computer Science

Learning Computer Science at Home — Thunkable Education Resources

Keep Moving

Cosmic Yoga
Yoga and mindfulness for kids

Learning About Coronavirus

Scholastic Magazine: Coronavirus 
Teaching our World: The Coronavirus

PBS Kids Resources

Help ease your kid’s worries about the virus by reading this article from PBS Kids and following their helpful tips

How to Talk to Kids about COVID-19

A simple social story for young children to understand what is happening.