June may seem far away. However, just in case you can’t reach your local librarian for help with a summer reading program, we’ve made a quick list of some of our favorite digital resources. These are available for free through June 30, 2020. Of course, you don’t have to wait until June. You could use any of these books right now as distance learning sources!
From author Patricia Newman. Combining STEM + literacy is an ideal way to engage students. This resource includes a sampling of the activities in her curriculum guides and conference presentations that highlight the natural connection between STEM and language arts.
Looking for some family-oriented entertainment while we all are exercising social distancing? We have created this list of independent children’s musicians around the globe who are transitioning our live shows to live streams to accommodate social distancing recommendations due to the coronavirus crisis.
Free Crafts for Kids
Free, downloadable craftideas for kids are paired with Early Bird Stories, which are best for kids from Kindergarten through second grade. However, you don’t have to read the books to use the crafts!
Virtual Field Trips and Other Help Managing Social Distancing
Staying In? Families Can Have Super-Powered Fun at DC Kids Camp
An at-home activity program curated by dc middle grade authors and artists Meg Cabot, Agnes Garbowska, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Minh Lê, Michael Northrop, Ridley Pearson, Kirk Scroggs, And Gene Luen Yang, among others.
Sesame Street Resources
For 50 years, Sesame Workshop has provided support for children and families around some of the most challenging situations in their lives. Many of these situations create great uncertainty—and while we don’t always know what to expect, we know that our Sesame Street friends have the power to convey simple strategies and messages that help adults provide care and comfort to children—and prepare for whatever comes our way.
You can find the latest Sesame Street resources for COVID 19 on www.SesameStreet.org/caring. The Caring for Each Other website is designed to offer families comfort and to spark playful learning activities. They include tips to support parents and caregivers during stressful times, creative ways to build playful learning moments, and a few Sesame Street stories to share together.”