Children’s story time links:
http://www.mousecircus.com/videos/ - Neil Gaiman’s website – he offers videos of himself reading his books – for all ages!
Elementary/Tween free ebook links:
https://animorphsforum.com/ebooks/ - The entire Animorphs series in free ebook!
Ebooks for all ages:
TumbleBooks: TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com - K-6 children's ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
www.TumbleMath.com - K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.TeenBookCloud.com - gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.AudioBookCloud.com - all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
www.RomanceBookCloud.com - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Art – drawing, painting, etc:
Virtual Museum Tours:
Digital Maine Library: https://library.digitalmaine.org/
Cloud Library for ebooks/audiobooks: https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/
Starting today, Audible is offering hundreds of titles available completely free, handpicked by their editors, for ages 0-18. There are selections in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and Italian. The experience is completely free--no log-ins, credit cards, or passwords required. Just click, stream and listen on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
General Virtual Learning Websites:
Center for Interactive Learning: In an effort to provide home-bound students educational content that is fun, interactive and professionally delivered, CILC will begin offering programs from champion Content Providers beginning Monday, March 23rd. Targeted to students in grades K-6, programs will cover topics in STEM, Social Studies, Literacy, and Art/Music from 8:30-2:30 CST. All programs are free-of-charge and will be in webinar format. Most of the programs will be recorded so that students can access them at any time after the live program.
Please direct your local teachers, homeschoolers and parents to this site: https://www.cilc.org/Interactive-Content/Community-of-Learning.aspx
A large list of websites covering a wide range of subjects.
The University of Maine's Online Resources for K-12, families, and educators:
The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) offers:
Wonderopolis <http://www.wonderopolis.org/> a free online learning resource visited by 13 million students, teachers, and parents annually. Each day, the site invites visitors to explore an intriguing question about the world around us and includes activities that reinforce the content learned while building background knowledge and vocabulary skills. So, whether you're curious about whales<http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Why-Do-Whales-Breach>, Blackbeard<http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/did-blackbeard-really-exist>, or a<http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Will-Artificial-Intelligence-Replace-Human-Jobs>rtificial intelligence<http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Will-Artificial-Intelligence-Replace-Human-Jobs>, we've got you covered! And with Microsoft's Immersive Reader, Wonderopolis' content is translatable into more than 60 languages and includes language-specific accents, line focusing, text resizing, syllable breakdown, parts of speech identification, and a picture dictionary. Take a quick tour of the website here<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE2g0Lw0al0&t=>.
Camp Wonderopolis <https://camp.wonderopolis.org/> builds upon this rich content by offering interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments that are easy to do at home using household items families already have lying around. Both Wonderopolis and Camp Wonderopolis are completely free. During this out-of-school time, keep your student engaged with these brain-building resources
PowerKnowledge has some fun science websites for grades 3-6! They have games and all kinds of activities! :-)
Life Science: https://pklifescience.com/
Earth & Space Science: https://www.pkearthandspace.com/
Physical Science: https://www.pkphysicalscience.com/
Health/Science Learning: MedLinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/childrenspage.html#summary
Explore the universe with NASA at home!
Discover NASA STEM activities: https://www.nasa.gov/stem
Become a Citizen Scientist: https://www.nasa.gov/solve/explore_opportunities
Listen to NASA podcasts: https://www.nasa.gov/podcasts
Grow your home library with NASA ebooks: https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/index.html