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Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, it’s our honor to offer you these free resources to help keep students’ brains busy and blossoming. In the true spirit of our beloved libraries, these resources are available to ALL!
For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Betty White and dozens more. Each book includes supplemental curriculum as well. Videos can be viewed in YouTube or SchoolTube. Grades: K – 5 (via AASL)
Ebooks, read-to-me books, how-to-videos, informational videos. Free for 30 days.
Authors read their stories and online and suggest a follow up activity.
Make Any Room a Classroom. BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.
The International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is a free online library of digitized children’s books in 59 languages from various countries.
Books, videos, and mini lessons ready to use at home for grades K-6.
Explore weird but true fun facts or learn about animals.
Free Distance Learning eBook Bundles Big Timber Media, one of Gumdrop Books’ publishing partners, is offering free access to a variety of web-hosted eBooks through June 30, 2020.
Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children’s learning at primary school and at home.