Get those creative juices flowing


https://www.education.com/ With 36,000+ digital and printable resources, kids can learn about any topic they’re curious about.

Author Moe Willems is sharing daily doodles. Visit Lunch Doodles With Moe Willems

Art projects for kids https://artprojectsforkids.org/

The Artful Parent - https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/



Storyline Online

Story time online You Tube


On line Escape Rooms

Sherlock Holmes escape room. https://popgoesthepage.princeton.edu/the-missing-tiger-a-sherlock-holmes-virtual-escape-room/

Family fun digital escape rooms


Backlisted is an awesome podcast for book lovers presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller. It provides a diverting and informative look into the world ...Backlisted is dedicated to those books, the hidden gems that may have not hit the bestseller list, but definitely deserve the spotlight. 

Get Booked is a weekly show of custom book recommendations from the bookworms at Book Riot. Book Riot's weekly episodes serve as personalized reading recommendations for its listeners.
the book review podcast The New York Times Book Review is legendary. Naturally, it makes sense they'd have a podcast to complement their coverage. Each week, authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at Times Book Review to talk about bestselling books, what they're reading, and what's going on in the literary world. The New Yorker: Fiction A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.
Book Riot - The Podcast  The Book Riot Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of Book Riot. Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to pick up. Hosts Andrew Cunningham and Craig Getting work through their backlog and share with each other what they've been reading. "Sometimes that means complaining, sometimes that means championing," Craig explains. From classic literature to children's books, they read it all. Literally they have episodes on everything from Fifty Shades of Grey or Homer's Odyssey.
What Should I Read Next? helps you figure out your next book. Each week, Anne Bogel, who blogs under the name Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next.

Released daily, NPR's Book of the Day podcast is an under 15-minute listen on good reads and book news. As NPR describes, "Whether you're looking to engage with the big questions of our times—or temporarily escape from them—we've got an author who will speak to you, all genres, mood and writing styles included."

It's great for discovering new books to add to your reading list.

hey ya podcast

The Hey YA podcast from Book Riot focuses exclusively on young adult literature. Hosts Erica Ezeifedi and Tirzah Price discuss great new YA books and favorite classics, and cover book news, adaptations, and so much more. For YA fans: this is for you. 

worst booksellers podcast In The Worst Bestsellers, writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal. As the disclaimer on their website reads: "We want to be clear about something: we’re not snobs, honestly. If somebody only ever reads James Patterson books, or vampire books, or magazines: more power to them, we say. We’re reading these books because we’re curious about what’s popular, and also, reading these books gives us a better idea of what’s popular and how to give good readers advisory. We make jokes about the books we read, but our intent is never to make fun of readers."





Tech Resources

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.  https://scratch.mit.edu/

Coding - https://girlswhocode.com/code-at-home/

Tynker - Coding made easy. Free Premium access while schools are closed. https://www.tynker.com/

Codemoji - This intuitive and easy-to-use website bolster a unique code learning approach that takes the hassle of pesky syntax and memorization out of acquiring basic coding skills. The younger kids will appreciate familiar emojis that act and represent functional programming tags like CSS and HTML code. As if that isn’t fabulous enough, codemoji system is designed to be adaptive so that kids can learn at their own pace. It’s for this particular reason that codemoji is one of the best free coding websites for kids.Codemoji.com

A non-profit foundation, code.org is a free coding website that’s an excellent place for kids to get started in coding. It features a plethora of practical web resources, tools, apps, and even a list of local facilities that offer programming for kids. Don’t forget to check out the inspirational and featured videos to get you started on your day. With all the sizzling features and the fact that it offers free services, code.org isn’t too shabby. Code.org

Educational activities 

The Kids should see this. Smart videos for curious minds.  - https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

Mystery science . Lessons that inspire kids to love science - https://mysteryscience.com/

Ted Ed. Ted talks for students of all ages. - https://ed.ted.com/lessons?direction=desc&sort=featured-position&user_by_click=student

The Khan Academy - We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. https://www.khanacademy.org/

Crash course kids. This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about gradeschool science. - https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids/channels

National Geographic for kids - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Math can be fun - https://www.prodigygame.com/

If you love DK books, you will love this site - https://www.dkfindout.com/us/

a list of more Free Online activities and offers for kids at home - Common Sense Media