Earthday.org has a database of virtual Earth Day 2020 events & programs searchable by age group. Go to Earthday.org and scroll to the bottom of the page for the “Find a Digital Earth Day Event” map.
Lerner Publishing has made a Distance Learning Library of digital materials for children in Pre-K to Grade 5 available to parents, educators, and librarians. (A separate library for older learners in Grades 6 to 12 is also available)
Do you want to help your children celebrate Mother Earth from home? Prodigy has released a set of activities for your child to do this week. It’s a free download.
Just because we are social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t go on a virtual ride! Walt Disney World has posted some fun virtual rides on youtube, such as Splash Mountain and Slinky Dog Dash.
Michelle Obama will joining the ranks of other virtual storytime celebrities by reading children’s book online. Watch her on PBS Kid’s Facebook Live at 12pm on Mondays. Videos will be archived on PBS’s YouTube page.
Learn how to do a magic milk experiment with Ms. Rebecca. It’s quick, easy, and really neat! Click here to learn how. If you make magic milk at home, let us know!
Check out the free Mystery Science website! Mystery Science is the creator of the most popular science lessons in U.S. schools. They’ve curated a starter set of science lessons that you can use remotely. It’s for children in Grades K-5.
The Children’s Museum Houston is offering free online learning activities for Grades K-5, including weather and science.
Join Ms. Linnea for this week’s Friday Fun activity. She’ll show you how to make an egg bounce! All you need is an egg, vinegar, and some time.
Candlewick Press has released a free book about Coronavirus for children ages 5-9. Click the link to download the book as a PDF.
Oxford Owl is offering free ebooks for ages 3-11. They also have some great ideas on their website to make learning fun.
“Read It, Watch It” Children’s Recommended Titles
Other ideas that REQUIRE a subscription service:
- Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald, eBook available on Hoopla & Overdrive, (movie available to stream with Hulu or Netflix). For Grades 2-3
- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Gravenstein, eBook available on Overdrive (movie available to stream with Hulu or Netflix). For Grades 3-5
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, eBook and graphic novel adaptation available on Overdrive, (movie available to stream with Disney+). For Grades 4-6
- Charlottes Web by E.B. White, eBook available on Overdrive, (1973 animated musical movie available to stream with Hulu). Grades 2-4 **I will warn parents, that while the movie is fantastic and appropriate for children 5+, I still remember watching Charlotte’s death as a kid. (heavy stuff…)**
Monday’s Boredom Buster is ready for your enjoyment! It was a pretty crazy night in the Teglas household, with two young boys to keep entertained indoors. Check out the fun that was had with hidden pennies in baking soda! The boys were challenged to recover the pennies using vinegar spray bottles and pokers. Plus, the cat plays foosball.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has launched CMOM at Home, posting a weeks worth of kid-friendly activities including: games, at home science experiments, storytimes, songs, and recipes.
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum has made all of its digital programming through Zoom and all their online resources free during this time of being stuck inside. Today, for children ages 5-12, they are having a program called What Makes a Boat Float?, …
Take a tour of the Hawaii Volcanoes or head to Florida to visit Dry Tortugas without leaving your home. Gooogle has created The Hidden World of the National Parks so that you can take trips even with a stay at home order.
Due to COVID-19, Babbel, a language learning app is are offering free language learning to K-12 and college students through mid-June.
Music Together Online classes have opened up to new families as well as current students through the Zoom platform. They are offering free trial Zoom classes. Making Music Together classes are for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the grown-ups who love them. The family music program, based on …
Several Zoos & Aquariums throughout the country have begun offering free online education and virtual animal encounter programs for children: Bronx Zoo (Wildlife Conservation Society) offers Stay At Home Science Activities, lesson plans, and webinars. Cincinnati Zoo offers a “Home Safari” program on Facebook Live …
Penguin Classroom is allowing for free sample downloads of Mad Libs if you’d like to bring a little mad libs to your at-home learning.
The Khan Academy is offering their online learning program free for a limited time. They also give you a suggested schedule to keep you in a groove.
TOON Books, publishers of graphic novel series like Benny & Penny, is offering fun ways for children to connect with their graphic novels online. Check out the links below: – CarTOON Maker – TOON Reader – Lesson Plans for Parents & Teachers
Kids don’t have to go to the court to brush up on their tennis skills! Net Generation has posted some great video drills online to keep that hand/eye coordination going.
Need to hold a new book? Anderson’s Book Shop on Chatsworth Avenue is open Monday-Friday, 9:30-3:30 for pick up or delivery. You can email them your request at email@example.com.
Start off your week with a sizzle and a fizz. Learn to make a volcano with Legos! Watch Rebecca and Gordon to learn how HERE. If you make one share it with us on the library’s facebook page. We’d love to see it!
TIME for Kids is offering a free digital subscription for the rest of the school year. Sign-up by grade level to for news that kids will able to read and understand. PBS Kids is offering parents a free weekly digital newsletter, each with five days of …
Looking to stay active indoors? The New York Roadrunners has posted a list of activities you can do indoors to keep those endorphins going! There is also an activity tracker.
Want to make your own lemon volcano at home? Watch our first Friday Fun video to learn how HERE. If you make one share it with us on the library’s facebook page. We’d love to see it!
Author of the popular easy reader series Ling and Ting (and many other books for older readers), Grace Lin is doing read alouds and drawing instruction on her youtube channel.
Hoopla has announced a collection of more than 1,100 top titles, and through the month of April it will not count towards the limit of e-books, movies or e-audio that you can borrow if you borrow one of these titles.
Candlewick Press has an archive of printable activity sheets for some of their Children’s titles. To search through the entire archive click HERE. Here are some popular favorites I found: Mercy Watson – Activity Kit Peppa Pig – Activity Kit This Is Not My Hat/I Want My Hat Back …
Until April 30, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling is available for checkout for unlimited patrons in e-book and e-audio on Overdrive. Usually, one patron could check it out at a time and the rest would have to put holds on it. …
The New York Historical Society Dimenna Children’s History Museum is offering hands-on activities, the History Detectives blog, and virtual family programs. Programs range in age from preschool to middle-school readers, so there are fun and challenging ways for the whole family to dig in, celebrate New …
A Maze In Pottery in Briarcliff knows that creativity doesn’t stop with cabin fever. The art center is offering free delivery within 24 hours for both adult and children’s projects. You can do a make-it-take-it that doesn’t need to get fired or choose another option …
Dav Pilkey, author of the popular series Dogman and Captain Underpants, has launched an activity page for children called, “Dav Pilkey at Home”. New videos and activities will be added every Friday!
Ben Hatke, author of Zita the Space Girl and Little Robot, just posted a video of himself reading his picture book, Nobody Likes a Goblin.
This is on the to-do list for a schoolwork break today at my house! Try out this masking tape laser maze in your hallway from the site, It’s Always Autumn!
Author and Illustrator of books such as Give Peas a Chance and Grrrrr!, Rob Biddulph is posting new Draw With Rob sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am.
Starting this week, Dolly Parton will be reading children’s books on her Imagination Library YouTube Channel every Thursday evening for the next 10 weeks. Stories will include books like: Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdny, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, and The Little Engine …
The author Arree Chung, writer of Mixed: A colorful Story and the Ninja! books, is hosting free Creativity Camps for kids, parents, and educators via Zoom on his website.
Camps are starting online activities too. Camp Chewonki has started a nature series, and they are going live at 1:00 every day with different animals on Facebook Live.
Hi all! There is a really great new post about art making activities for kids. I personally like the one about shading a page and having your child create art with an eraser!
Watch our Head of Children’s Services, Rebecca, debut our first Activity of the Week video! This week she will be showing you a fun sink of float experiment you can do at home. Look for Rebecca’s videos every Monday on YouTube. Subscribe to the Larchmontkids YouTube …
Sesame Workshop has made 110 eBook titles free on most online platforms including: Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo. They also pledge to regularly update their site: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring with content for children and parents during this time. Source article from Gizmodo.
Need a new art project? Create a kindness rock to add to Ryder’s Garden! Either paint a pretty picture on a rock or write an inspirational message. The idea is that people who need a little inspiration can pick one up to brighten their day.