Learning @ Home

Monday, March 16, 2020 (All day) - Thursday, April 30, 2020 (All day)

Kids staying home from school? We have online resources to keep kids learning and entertained. Access is free from anywhere with your Library card.

Library Resources for Children

Beanstack - participate in online reading challenges year round! Earn virtual badges towards quarterly prize raffles, all while receiving tailored reading recommendations sent directly to your inbox.

BookFlix - is a family-friendly reading program developed by Scholastic for youth in grades Pre K - 3, pairing classic storybooks with related nonfiction titles as well as colorful animations, rich audio, and interactive games.

Brainfuse - this database provides test preparation, tutoring, and homework help, available seven days a week between the hours of 2 pm and 11 pm, EST.  Spanish speaking tutors available.

CreativeBug - #1 inspirational resource for crafters, DIY, and makers. Over 1,000 art and craft video classes for all ages, taught by top designers and experts.

eReading Room for Kids - Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium for kids. Powered by OverDrive.

Hoopla Digital - stream or download a variety of media, including eBooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, and more -- all from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers. Children and Teen content available.

Muzzy - an award-winning language learning program for kids, created by the BBC, using natural the immersion approach alongside animated stories, online games, printable flashcards, and worksheets.

Testing and Education Reference Center - in-depth information about colleges, universities, and careers with standardized test preparation, tuition assistance tools, certification exams, and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.

ArtistWorks for Libraries - provides world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals, offering users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance. Click on "Create New Account" in the top right corner, and enter your library card number to create an account. After the first time you can log in with your email address and the password you created.

Research Databases - check out the library's complete collection of research databases.

Recommended Links

Worcester County Schools Home Learning Resources

Storyline - Picture books read aloud by Celebrities.

Scholastic Learn at Home - Daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Authors Everywhere - A YouTube channel with authors sharing their books and work.

STARnet - STEAM activities that families can do at home.

MPT At-Home Learning - broadcast schedule, learning resoures, and digital toolkits

PBS Kids – How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Wide Open School - a group of 25 organizations came together to provide content while schools are closed.

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Free yoga and mindfulness videos for kids.

GoNoodle - Free movement and mindfulness videos.

Bedtime Math - Daily math activities for all ages.

How to Spot Fake News – Common Sense Media - teach your kids how to be media savvy.