Literacy Resources

Tumblebooks

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.

 

Scholastic BookFlix 

BookFlix (Prek-3) offers both fiction and non-fiction titles for pre-k through third grade which are organized by topic.  Each set of stories is accompanied by puzzles and games, as well as further information to explore on the web related to each topic.

Audible 

Audible is offering a free collection of audiobook titles for all ages.

Research Resources

 

Scholastic Learn at Home: Access free projects, worksheets, and activities for grades pre-k-6.

Britannica Library Children  Award-winning informational resources for children.

Free Storytimes at Home

 

Free Ebooks about COVID-19 curated by the NYC School Library System

Watch famous actresses and actors read well-known stories

Read along with Todd Parr

Read along with picture books from Brightly for toddlers and preschoolers

View live storytimes with Mac Barnett each afternoon on instagram

Join Oliver Jeffers for a live reading of one of his books each day on instagram

Join Chris Van Dusen for live readings on his instagram each day

Fun Activities at Home

 

Watch lunch doodles with Mo Willems 

Find activities from PBS for children ages 2-8

Explore games, videos, and activities from National Geographic

Check out these masterclasses from real authors and illustrators on creating characters, telling stories and more.

Find cool crafts, recipes, games, and activities from Highlights Kids

Find fun and engaging yoga videos for kids from Cosmic Kids Yoga

Access hundreds of movement videos on GoNoodle

Virtual Field Trips, Museums, and Web Cams

 

Take a 360 degree virtual tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

See the Egyptian mummies, Rosetta Stone, and more at the British Museum in London’s virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of New York Botanical Garden’s orchid show

View the Beardsley Zoo live red panda cam

View the Monterey Bay Aquarium live jelly cam

View the Aquarium of the Pacific tropical reef webcam

View the San Diego Live Animal Cams of tigers, penguins, and more