Supplemental Learning Sidekicks

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Digital Storytime

BookFlix - An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. 

TumbleBooks - An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. There are many great titles in English as well as Spanish, French, Chinese, and other World Languages. Note: Tumblebooks has made their collections free to access. Access will be until August 31, 2020. 
Tumblebooks K-6 
Username: tumble735
Password: books

TumbleMath K-6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

TeenBooks 7-12
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

AudioBookCloud All Ages
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Astronaut Storytime - While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. 

Audible -  Kids can stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. This audiobook service is now providing free audiobooks to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - This popular children’s author invites you into his studio, doodles, and teaches you how to make finger puppets! 

Josh Gad (Olaf) read aloud - Watch this Frozen actor read bedtime stories from his Twitter account. 

Pete the Cat Club - Join Pete the Cat creator James Dean on Instagram Live. Check his Instagram posts for details. 

Storyline Online - Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 

Story Time with New Britain Police Dept. - Families are invited to listen to a bedtime story at 7:30 p.m. on Facebook Live! 

Storyman Virtual Reading series - Neal Shusterman will be reading from his short story chapter book collections.

Online Read-Alouds - Explore a selection of FaceTime Live and YouTube live children’s events curated by Deschutes Public Library.  

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Online Learning

Lucy Robbins Welles Library Databases - Check out some our online databases that cover a variety of subjects. There are also online literary resources! 

Crash Course Kids – A Youtube channel all about grade school science.

CT State Library Libguide - The state library has put together a collection of resources (including a calendar of kidlit online events). Check out the Community of Learning link for interactive, live-streamed programs! 

Girls Who Code - At home coding activities.

Scholastic Learning - Day to day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

SciShow – A Youtube channel that explores the unexpected. The hosts delve into scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!

Sebco Books - A variety of free ebooks.  
User Name: keepreading | Password: sebco | ID#: 1 (available through June 30, 2020)

Charlesbridge Activities & Downloadables - This book publisher is offering activities & downloadables related to their book collection. 

ABDO books - Now offering free access to their digital library.
Elementary level - Username: ABDO Elementary / Password: 2020
Secondary level - Username: ABDO Secondary / Password: 2020

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Just For Fun!

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room - A Harry Potter themed digital escape room. Play with your family or as an individual!

Dog Man Digital Escape Room - Can you help Dog Man escape from a digital locked room? Figure out the clues in texts, photos, and videos. Good luck!

clip art computer with images of Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Statue of Liberty, pagoda

Virtual Field Trips

San Diego Zoo Virtual Field Trip - Learn all about the different animals at the zoo! Be sure to check out the video section for live cam action of elephants, owls, giraffes, polar bears, and more.

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tours - Start virtually touring some of the main attractions. 

The Louvre Museum - Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries. 

Google Earth: National Parks - Travel across the country to explore 31 national parks.

Boston Children’s Museum - Check out all the cool exhibits this museum has to offer. 

Cincinnati Zoo – will have Home Safari on Facebook live daily.

Google Earth: Fairy Tales From Around the World – Travel around the world to learn about fairy tales from many lands. 

Virtual Field Trip Collection - A list of additional virtual tours that include Mars, a farm, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Museum. 

Mark Twain House - See the Mark Twain house from a whole new perspective!

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Movement & Music 

GoNoodle App – A free app that promotes movement and mindfulness.

Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel (Youtube) - Songs and educational videos to help children learn counting, language skills, nursery rhymes, science, and more.

Hello Wonderful Indoor Activities for Kids - Keep the kids having fun & engaged with these easy indoor activities. You can use simple household items and recycled materials. 

Move to Learn – A Youtube channel that features videos to help students shake & dance out their energy. There are videos for PreK to High School.

Debbie Doo TV – A Youtube channel where you will learn, move, dance, and have fun.

Bounce Patrol – A Youtube channel with catchy kid songs and nursery rhymes.