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Custom Book Picks By Your Favorite Librarians -- link to email

Running low on book and audiobook ideas while the library is closed? Talking about books is our favorite part of the job. Let us curate a custom book list from our downloadable collection for you. Connect with the Youth Services team members and we will get you started!

Online Resources for Home Fun and Remote Learning

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We know there is an overwhelming number of online resources available. Here are a few we love to help you round out your educational adventure. We'll keep updating these lists so send your favorites to Mollie!   Keep visiting our Facebook and Instagram for some of our personal favorites, too.  

 

 

Tumblebooks --link to page

We are happy to announce the addition of TumbleBook Libraries to our online resources through August 31, 2020 thanks to a free trial being offered by this Canadian company. This service does not require a library card - just the usernames and passwords listed.

TumbleBooks’ databases cover all ages, are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home. You can read as many books as you want, whenever you want.. There are no check-outs, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly.

General Education Links

Fun Brain FunBrain is an educational browser game website for children and adults. There is also FunBrain Jr for preschool age kids. 

BrainPop Jr.   Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.  BrainPop Jr is offering free access for districts impacted by COVID-19.  

Scholastic Learn at Home   Day by day projects to keep kids learning and growing for grades K-9.

Khan Academy offers free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Students can use their exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills. They will get immediate feedback and encouragement.

Literacy Links

 

Tumblebooks --link to website

Check out our newest resource, Tumblebooks!  Readalongs, music, graphics, fiction, non-fiction and so much more for Grades K-6.  

Audible is offering free downloadable audiobooks for kids from the littlest to the teens. 

Check out this amazing compilation of authors reading from their books

Reading Rockets from PBS offers literacy development articles and activities for ages 3-8 years.  Also visit PBS for Parents.

Movement links

ChildLight Yoga  Based in Dover, ChildLight Yoga offers yoga moves for your toddlers through teens!

Also support you favorite local studios for more video and streaming options for kids! 

GoNoodle  GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Cosmic Kids Yoga  Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

OPEN  Online Physical Education for kids and families.

 

STEAM links

Children's Museum of New Hampshire  The Children's Museum of New Hampshire has a great collection of science challenges and downloadable curriculum guides. 

Mystery Science Mystery Science offers open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. The hook, visuals, and activity have all been prepared for you.

Space Racers Space Racers is an American CGI STEM-focused educational animated television series featuring the cadets of the Stardust Space Academy.  It includes mini-episodes, experiment curriculum and games about space science. 

Smithsonian Institution  A wealth of deep dives into art, science, and history all in one place.  Discover. Create. Share. Learn. 

PIPER  This blog from STEM kit producers, PIPER, includes a myriad of STEM related links for your remote learning! 

Art Links

Art Class Curator  Open to all during the COVID-19 crisis, Art Class Curator offers 52 art history lessons course and more!

Google Arts and Culture offers tours of iconic locations (e.g. The Taj Mahal), world art, and more!

Loads of picture book illustrators like Mo Willems and Jarrett Krosoczka are teaching virtual classes, too. 

Music Links

Classics For Kids  In conjunction with the Cincinati Symphony Orchestra, this interactive website and podcasts offers music history for kids.

Kidz Bop Have a KIDZ BOP Dance Party in your living room to get the wiggles out! KIDZ BOP Dance Along videos are the best way to incorporate music + movement into your daily routine.

Laurie Berkner Band  The "queen of kids music" offers playlists and videos of her most popular songs.  Family classics you've probably heard in our storytimes!

 

Nature and Outdoors

Generation Wild  A Movement to Get Kids Outside.  Kids today spend less than 7 minutes a day outside in unstructured play. Generation Wild provides the inspiration and ideas to change that.

More ideas for getting your Kids Into Nature from the Child Mind Institute.

Seacoast Science Center Your learning connection during challenging times from your local Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point.

 

Math Links

Tumblemath  -- link to website

Try out our newest digital service: Tumble Math! 

Bedtime Math   Bedtime Math wants families to understand that math can be recreational. Offering five-minute daily math questions with age-leveled prompts and fun screen-free math games. 

Prodigy The engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform loved by over 50 million students, teachers and admins.

Reflex Math  Adaptive and individualized, Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for grades 2+.

Education.com Offers free math games and lesson plans for preschool and up!