Cool Websites for Families
WEBSITES WITH FREE RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Audible – Stories Help is offering free audio stories while schools are closed due to COVID-19.
Crabtree’s Complete eLibrary provides free access to over 2000 PreK-9+ curriculum nonfiction and fiction ebooks until June 30, 2020.
FREE eBooks about Coronavirus / COVID-19 is a collection of free eBooks in multiple languages for children about the Coronavirus / COVID-19 provided by the New York City School Library System.
WEBSITES FOR KIDS
Accelerated Reader Book Finder helps the student find AR books to read.
DayByDayVA provides a great family literacy calendar and lots of fun activities to do for our 1000 Things Before Kindergarten Program. This service is funded by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Notable Children’s Digital Media – 2020 – ALSC, a Division of the American Library Association provides information about great digital media for children.
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Children’s Storybooks Online provides “original stories with color illustrations for young children as well as older children and young adults. Children’s Storybooks Online seeks to combine education and entertainment to amuse and engage children’s imaginations. There are riddles, mazes, coloring book pages and a page with children’s links that have won Children’s Storybooks Online Award for excellence.”
Reading is Fundamental is a digital library that hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners use frequently.
Starfall began as a free public service to teach children to read. It now includes language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade.
PBS Kids provides educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!
National Geographic Kids makes it fun to explore your world.
Scholastic Kids Site provides a website for kids about books, reading, authors, games & more.
WEBSITES FOR TEENS
Teenage Jobs, Careers, and College is the section of LiveCareer that is all about teens and how to get a job, find a career, find a college or other educational opportunity, apply for financial aid, and more.
Science News for Students publishes news from all fields of science for students from middle school and up, with resources for parents and educators.
TeensHealth has doctor-reviewed info to help you be your best in body and mind.
6 Great Websites for Teen Writers provides a list of sites that are great resources and landing spots for future storytellers.
Contact Youth Services by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
calling Eastern Shore Public Library at (757) 787-3400.
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