New items are added to the top of this list as they become available.
Early Learning by World Book - The premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with early childhood education experts, it offers resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum and for use at home.
Just for Kids Streaming Collection - A kid-safe, ad-free media platform featuring Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and more—plus songs, games, and other interactives to entertain, educate, and inspire. When it asks for login info, use (Username: 1664087-user | Password: digital). Available free through July 1, 2020.
Audible Stories - Instantly stream a collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help students continue dreaming and learning. Accessible on all devices.
Miss Humblebee's Academy- An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages 3-6 to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. If it asks for a password, type "open" (no quotes). Available free during the pandemic.
Tumblebooks - Animated read-alouds of picture books, nonfiction, easy readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and more! Available free through August 31, 2020.
ABDO Zoom Online Database - Easy to navigate information and activities on animals, space, people, machines, and much more! For grades PreK-2. Available free through June 30, 2020.
Authors Everywhere! - A YouTube channel created and run by children's authors and illustrators. You'll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more. Always free.
Let’s Keep Reading- A schedule and menu of interactive live read-alouds, sing-alongs, and art sessions with children’s authors and illustrators. Always free.
Storyline Online - An award-winning children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Always free.
Storytime from Space - Astronauts on the International Space Station reading books to the children of Earth. Each book is paired with educational science demonstrations. Always free.
WGBH Distance Learning Center - Trusted digital resources, organized by grade level from pre-K-grade 12, that are aligned to national and state standards, including videos, comprehensive lessons, and other activities. Always free.
The Library is maintaining and updating this curated list while social distancing protocols are in effect. If you have questions, or want more specific recommendations, contact Leah (youth services) or Amanda (adult services).
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