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We understand that identifying entertainment and educational ideas to explore at home can be challenging. Below is our At-Home Learning Resource List - a list of activities that covers a variety of topics but is by no means comprehensive. Check back often as it will continue to change over time:
Friday Fun Puzzles:
Friday Fun Puzzle 4/3/20: A Library-themed word search created by our fabulous staff!
Friday Fun Puzzle 4/24/20: This week's puzzle features and online jigsaw puzzle of our puzzle master's at-home bookshelf!
Friday Fun Puzzle 5/1/20: A spring-themed cryptogram created by our puzzle masters!
Virtual Escape Rooms:
Puzzled Pirate: This link takes you to SMARTPath Education's At-Home Escape Room page. Puzzled Pirate is their free escape room offering.
Read Alouds and Virtual Storytimes:
Storyline Online: "The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations."
The Spanish Experiment : "Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English."
The Liv Bits: This is a Google Doc of an ever-changing list of virtual read aloud and literacy-related content.
KidLit TV: "KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and connect with the people who create them."
Story Time from Space: Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation. Children's books are sent to the International Space Station, and "while in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading 'Story Time Videos'”.
Unite for Literacy: This site offers a wide selection of narrated non-fiction books for kids.
Scholastic Learn at Home: "This free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family."
Starfall.com: Starfall, geared toward Pre-K - 3rd graders, creates "free and low-cost experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration. On the Starfall website...children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play."
Girls Who Code Weekly Activities: Girls Who Code are offering free weekly Girls Who Code at Home unplugged and online activities for 3rd-12th grade students.
NASA STEM @ Home for Students: Free and fun STEM activities for kids, adults, and families to do at home.
Kidzeum of Health and Science Online Learning: "Kidzeum plans to remain a resource for early childhood education, despite our temporary closure. Beginning the week of March 16, 2020, [they will] begin releasing online learning opportunities for children."
Wow! DIY : Brought to us by the WPAFB Educational Outreach Office, this resource provides "quick and easy STEM activities to do at home."
Science Mom: "Engaging science experiments for kids of all ages"
Vrtual Field Trips:
Chatham Fire Department: Take a Virtual Field Trip Series: Join Firefighter Bobby and Firefighter Kyle as they show you around different aspects of the Fire Department experience.
Streaming Movies and Educational Shows:
Kanopy : Available with your Chatham Area Public Library card
Kanopy Kids : Available with your Chatham Area Public Library card
Library on the Go's Screening Room : Available with your Chatham Area Public LIbrary card
Movement and Mindfulness:
30 Day Coping Calendar: Action for Happiness has created a 30 Day Coping Calendar of ways keep calm, stay wise and be kind.
GoNoodle: "GoNoodle gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games"
Yoga with Adriene: "Yoga with Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness at no cost to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes."
New Skill Learning:
Skillshare: "Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more."
The Great Courses through Kanopy: Available with your Chatham Area Public Library card
eBooks and eAudiobook Offerings:
Digital Library: Available with your Chatham Area Public Library card