Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Online Resources for Families

It's been only a the few days since schools have closed, many businesses have shuttered, and we've all begun to practice "social distancing", but in that short time period so many online resources have become available for children! It's amazing!

These are in no particular order and may move around on the page. I'm checking and adding more links as I find them. 

Stay tuned. 


Lauren Tarshis reads aloud her book, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic

Good Night with Dolly
Dolly Parton of the Imagination Library reads books, "all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time."

Read-Along with PBS Kids

Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020

Storyline Online

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

Eric Carle reads "A Very Hungry Caterpillar"
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Draw Everyday with Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Storytime from Space

Jarrett Learner's Activities

Scholastic Learn at Home

Engineering Activities for Kids (when Under Quarantine)

Unite for Literacy: e-books for beginning readers

Bedtime Math

Mystery Science

Science Mom & Math Dad

Brainpop Videos

Time for Kids

Squam Lakes Association's "SHARE LEARN ADVENTURE"

Learning at Home Resources While Social Distancing from The Genius of Play

Skybrary by Reading is Fundamental - free one month membership, $4.99 monthly thereafter

Magic Tree House Printables and Activities

Finally, I'm passing along this little song. I love it, and I bet kids would, too.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

"Extra Yarn" People

In our Storytime this week, we listened to stories that featured yarn.
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards was about Sophie, who helped her neighbor by making pom-poms until the day she realized she had to learn even more about knitting. In Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, Annabelle finds a magical box with enough yarn to make sweaters for everybody and everything in her village.  And Posy by Linda Newbery was a clever rhyming book about a cat! Can you guess what she liked to do with yarn?

We made stick people from wide craft sticks and pipe cleaners. They we dressed them in...extra yarn! See their little hats and sweaters?