Library Alternative Links for Kids and Parents
Online Storytime, Early Literacy Resources, and Other Learning Resources
Brightly Storytime YouTube channel for storytime
Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel to help with anxiety
Flannel Board Fun YouTube channel
First5 California Focuses on early childhood development
Kidlit TV Explore the world of children’s literature
All Kids Network Resources for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children. We've got thousands of fun kids’ activities like kids crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.
Aquarium of the Pacific Virtual field trip to the aquarium
Bedime Math To help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life. http://bedtimemath.org/
Biology Simulations Biology Simulations helps students to learn about biology and practice data analysis skills.
BrainPOP Animated educational site for kids. BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.
Camp Invention - STEM Activity Guide from National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM activity guide from Camp Invention (PDF)
The Concord Consortium Interactive STEM Activities Bring out the inner scientist in all your students with our scientifically accurate models and activities.
Dreamscape Engaging reading game for Grades 2-8
Code.org: Hour of Code Activities Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.
Coding Resources - Berkeley Bootcamp Learning to code is easier than you think. Whether you’re a novice who’s just starting out or already have prior experience with industry concepts and tools, our coding resource articles and web design tutorials can help further develop your existing skill set. Khan Academy Nonprofit free education
Math Playground Give your brain a math workout! Math games.
Mystery Science The most popular K-5 science curriculum. Open-and-go lessons, inspire kids to love science.
New American History from Richmond University Digital resources for American History
The Learning Network from The New York Times Teach and Learn With The Times: Resources for Bringing the World Into Your Classroom https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning
PBS Learning Media PBS SoCal | KCET and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for California teachers like you.
San Diego Zoo Learn about plants and animals at the zoo. Watch them with live cams and video.
Scholastic Learn at Home Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
Storyjumper.com Create, collaborate, illustrate & narrate your own stories
Typing Club Learn touch typing for free
Typing. com Lessons for keyboarding, coding, and digital learning
How Kids' Lit Is Responding to the Coronavirus Publishers Weekly, April 28, 2020. With widespread school and library closures due to the new coronavirus outbreak, children’s authors and publishers are going digital to provide kids with ways to read, draw, engage, and support other children who might need a helping hand. PW is tracking some of the most creative efforts on social media and across the web, and will be updating our list regularly.
At Home Resources for Kids and Families During Coronavirus 2020 HarperCollins Publishers. We’ve compiled a running list of resources from around the internet for kids and their parents to help make the coming days a little more fun, hopeful, and educational for us all. We’ll add more links as we find them, so check back often!
Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Common Sense Media. Navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids. En Español
Resources for Talking with Children About Coronavirus
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children from Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus Kids worry more when they're kept in the dark. From Child Mind Institute
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus Kids, this comic is for you. It's based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did. He asked some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China. From NPR.
Articles for Parents
Coronavirus: How to keep children happy, learning and entertained at home Irish Times, April 29, 2020. School work, baking, exercise, online resources... Help is out there, even if you can't go anywhere.