Youth Services Online Resources
Nassau Library System


Storytimes/Read-Alouds/Ebooks

https://www.storylineonline.net/
Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on gifts, grants and donations to fund Storyline Online and produce all of its videos.

Instagram Authors & Illustrators

@macbarnett will be reading a book aloud each day at 3pm ET (HIGHLY RECOMMEND!)

@oliverjeffers reading one of his books every weekday at 2pm ET

@sophieblackall on Instagram

@carsonellis leading a drawing club

The Spanish Experiment
https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories
Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English.

Abdo Digital Bookshelf
https://abdobooks.com/covid-19-resources
Their digital products are available for free now through June 2020. (You may experience difficulty because of high volume)!

#OperationStorytime
https://coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/?fbclid=IwAR3uLwysYDM4WLlmNyFXQA0ZmJ2SCvfTx8Kl2OrJ6mbcTGQxtPKq292IqXs
A roundup of author’s who are reading their works online
Search #OperationStoryTime on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

Writing Workshop

Jen Calonita Author
The first writing challenge is up! And it comes with a prize. Every kid who tackles one of this week’s writing prompts and has a parent comment on this page that they’ve tried the assignment (or you want to send a screenshot of their work) will be entered to win an autographed copy of VIP. Each week I’ll pick a new book to give away and I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday (U.S. only). Have fun! https://youtu.be/NsMEvnjpWZY

Kate DiCamillo’s Writing Workshop
Here is a message from her to her fans and we hope to continue these #WritewithKate posts weekly, with a different writing prompt or inspiration. Please share this video with your children and students – just 2 pages a day. It’s a great start!

https://youtu.be/yA1CTuZ27Bs

 

Art Activities

Carin Berger
http://www.carinberger.com/Carin_Berger_Amusements.html?fbclid=IwAR2vOW6YgKlRyAOeHtRb35rD4UmJARROm14mLyna2KWA1OT-zQyNYcslNXw

 

Coloring Pages from Every Child a Reader
https://everychildareader.net/cbw/coloringpages-2020/

Jarrett J. Krosoczka Drawing Studio
2pm Weekdays
https://www.youtube.com/user/studiojjk

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
1pm Weekdays

Search youtube for #MoLunchDoodles

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com/
Cute and easy crafts for kids

 

The Ideal Bookshelf

https://www.idealbookshelf.com/pages/your-ideal-bookshelf
What books would be on your ideal bookshelf? Use these templates and draw your own.

 

Virtual Learning

 

Scholastic Learn at Home
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub that allows free access to daily learning journeys divided into 4 grade spans. Each learning journey is built around a story or video (this is basically their bookflix platform but with curriculum)

Parents have to set up an account and watch a bookflix video. 3 hours of content is available per day. A great resource to add to a child’s learning experiences at home. 

Busy Toddler on Instagram (@busytoddler)

https://busytoddler.com/

Susie is a former teacher and a mom of 3. She has lots of school and play activities.

Roundup of Virtual Field Trips
https://www.today.com/parents/try-these-virtual-field-trips-educational-fun-home-t176105?cid=sm_npd_td_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR3mci7SzRy-PxFmWuijJeVE1GWgINTrranE7_fA9JG_gIuax2fZrIwozxM

There’s links to zoos (love the Ape cam!), national parks, museums, art galleries and something for parents too.

 

Live Jelly Cam from Monterey Bay Aquarium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gHKDHmgVlU&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3SST8SlDjKtPmRPGn2EPkq5_bXuLtTFQqJEGdO_JN93gstGQ1R3Bb5G6A

 

Peachtree Publishing’s Activity Sheets
https://peachtree-online.com/resources/teachers-guides-event-kits/

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/
You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. 

Starnet Libraries
https://www.starnetlibraries.org/
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) is a community of library and STEM professionals that work together to strengthen STEAM learning in public libraries nationwide. Hundreds of STEM activities that you can do at home.

 

The Nonfiction Minute
https://www.nonfictionminute.org/

Short essays to read and/or listen to about interesting real-world topics

Google Arts & Culture

https://artsandculture.google.com/
Explore art collections from around the world

 

YA Resources

Coronavirus Outbreak Leads to Over 450 Manga Volumes Released Online for Free
http://epicstream.com/news/NobelleBorines/Coronavirus-Outbreak-Leads-to-Over-450-Manga-Volumes-Released-Online-for-Free

A list of Ivy League MOOCs

https://www.classcentral.com/collection/ivy-league-moocs

 

Virtual Programming During a Pandemic, a guest post by Stacey Shapiro
http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2020/03/virtual-programming-during-a-pandemic-a-guest-post-by-stacey-shapiro/

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson is taking your questions!
Find her on Twitter (@halseanderson)
or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lauriehalseanderson)
YA novelist Laurie Halse Anderson is taking question on her books via Twitter & FB in hopes of starting a #QuarantRead book club. Hit her up about SHOUT, CHAINS, SPEAK and many others! 

 

NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER

https://constitutioncenter.org/debate/live

Starting on Monday, March 23, they are launching a free eight-week series of daily live interactive courses on the Constitution for middle school, high school, and college students.

Britannica Digital Learning
https://britannicalearn.com/covid-19-free-resources/?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=COVID-19%20Free%20LaunchPacks%20Access&utm_term=LaunchPacks&utm_content=COVID-19%20Free%20Access
This is for schools and libraries, not for parents.  For access credentials to Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies and Science, we invite building and district leadership to complete this form and our team will contact you promptly with setup information across your institution.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

Learning Computer Science at Home — Thunkable Education Resources

Keep Moving!

 

Cosmic Yoga
https://www.cosmickids.com/
Yoga and mindfulness for kids

 

Learning About Coronavirus

www.scholastic.com/coronavirus 
Teaching our World: The Coronavirus

 

PBS Kids Resources

Help ease your kid’s worries about the virus by reading this article from PBS Kids and following their helpful tips: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus.

 

This Curious George video can help your child understand what germs are and teach them how to protect themselves from them: https://pbskids.org/video/curious-george/2339263578.

 

Sesame Street has a printable worksheet that can teach your child how to wash their hands properly – with a little help from Elmo: https://www.pbs.org/parents/printables/step-by-step-handwashing-with-elmo.

 

https://www.scetv.org/stories/health/2020/talking-kids-about-coronavirus

Lots of additional PBS resources

 

How to Talk to Kids about COVID-19
https://www.wtvp.org/kids-health/

 

A simple social story for young children to understand what is happening.

https://www.flipsnack.com/KeshetChicago/coronavirus-social-story/full-view.html?fbclid=IwAR1ClOqCX_tnga9kHLptZ86S8B1rnSltk91iWwjNTi-Gd7h1YNO-5JWLl0I

 

Free Webinars (Multiple dates available in March & April)

What Every Kid Needs to Know about the Novel Coronavirus

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-every-kid-needs-to-know-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-tickets-99881837264

 

What Every Teen Needs to Know about the Novel Coronavirus

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-every-high-school-student-needs-to-know-about-the-coronavirus-tickets-100261775670?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=EBLinkEvent&utm_term=fullLink

Two free hour long webinars. One for elementary/middle school students and the other for high school students. While the primary audience are children and youth, I welcome parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, school administrators, and anyone who is interested in getting information on the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. The webinar will use medically accurate and age appropriate content. The content will focus on the science and public health along with frequently asked questions about how the coronavirus impacts things that matter to youth and adolescents. Webinar log in details will be sent 1 day before the webinar.

Presented by Dr. Anthony J. Santella is an Associate Professor of Public Health at Hofstra University where he teaches in the graduate public health programs and undergraduate community health.