Online Literacy Resources for Kids and Families

Online Literacy Resources for Kids and Families

LOCAL RESOURCES FROM OUR DISCOVERY TRAIL PARTNERS

Links to Facebook pages - also check out their other social media and websites!

Cayuga Nature Center

Cornell Botanic Gardens 

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Johnson Museum of Art

The History Center in Tompkins County

Kids Discover the Trail

Museum of the Earth

Sciencenter

And additional activities from our partners here at the Discovery Trail website.

 

AUTHORS AND STORIES ONLINE

Amazon free audio books

Kids everywhere can instantly steam an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

Pete the Cat Official Instagram
Pete the Cat Creator James Dean Live Storytelling, March 17 at noon

Storytelling with Jay Leeming
Online storytelling with local author Jay Leeming

Save With Stories on Instagram
Celebrities reading stories

Animated Stories for Kids on YouTube
Animated stories (shared by local author Anne Mazer)

Chris Grabenstein on Facebook

Karma Wilson on Facebook

Author Kate Messner Official Website

Facebook Live Sessions With Author/illustrator Ben Clanton (Narwhal and Jelly)
March 18 at 11 am PST (2 pm EST)
March 20 at 2 pm PST (5 PM EST)

Lunch Doodles With Mo Willems!
Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Willems

Jbrary Storytime Online
Jbrary online storytime resources: links to many libraries’ online storytimes and other resources such as fingerplays, songs, and access to online stories

Storyline Online
Stories read by celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Yeoh, and Al Gore

School Library Journal
Additional Info on Authors

Free Virtual Services from FLLS

Authors Everywhere

Indiana Public Library: Resources for Parents

World Book Day Storytime Online
World Book Day: Celebrities and authors reading picture books

ONLINE EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

FlipGrid
Online resource for creating interactive educational communities

Roll20
Create on online tabletop role playing game (RPG) that kids and families can join in on

Article from School Library Journal about online programming in the age of Covid-19

NaNoWriMo
Host an online writing classroom

Freckle

Math (K-9); ELA (K-9); Social Studies (K-12); Science (K-8)

MobyMax

Every subject K-8

Beestar

Math and ELA K-12 (Only 2 weekly math exercises are free)

IXL

K-12

Expii

Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Biology

Khan Academy

Brain Pop

Fun Brain

Arcademics

Stemscopes

ScienceBOB 

Sciencewerks Download 5 books for free

 

FREE ONLINE GAMES

365 Escape
EscapeFan
Dominion (this is the board game Dominion)

GROUP CHATS (Places you can set up private group chats for book clubs etc.)

Discord
Google Hangouts
Zoom

CODING

Google for Education Free Computer Science Curriculum
Scratch

Elementari
 

A Mini Clearinghouse on Coronavirus, Created by Two School Librarians
This article from SLJ has a ton of links at the bottom about resources that normally charge money but are going free right now in light of school closings