For the Kids
For the Kids – fun and educational things to do when you have to stay home
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Check out the links below for a variety of activities for kids to enjoy ranging from books read in space to trying new crafts. This list has been pulled from a variety of posts on social media into a convenient list for you and your family.
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Picture books are a great way to connect technology with quality family story time.
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Fun to Read
Storytime Read Aloud brought to you by Harper Collins
MacMillan MacKids virtual storytime
Tumble Books – free access until Aug. 31
Sandra Magsamen’s Hello You! videos
Between the Lions from NYPL
Storytime from Space – picture books read from the International Space Station
Fun to Do
Breaking Cat News – webcomic
DaybyDayNY – Stories, activities, & songs in English and Spanish
Digital Escape Rooms – Try to escape the adventure using the clues and your quick thinking
Draw everyday with JJK, author of Lunch Lady
Finish the Comic Strip Activity- From Illustrator Jarrett Lerner
Starfall Education – kids games & books for pre-K to 3rd gr
Sagan Planet Walk – a virtual trip through the solar system
Fun to Learn
MacMillan MacKids fun learning
Embodied Learning at Home – fun physical activities
Bad Kitty! Wash Your Paws – story to color
Playful learning ideas for school at home from Melissa & Doug
Free ebooks for kids on COVID 19
Be Internet Awesome – Interland game
Virtual Coding Club – kids 11 and up – Tues. 3pm
Science Never Stops from the Space and Rocket Center
Shelter in Space from the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell
PBS Learning Media – short videos for all ages and subjects
Wide Open School from Commonsense Media
ABDO Free Distance Learning for kids
Tech-Talk Free Learning – register for free access
Coronavirus kids’ video – explains it all