Education and Enrichment
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from the Early Childhood, Parenting, and Professional Resource Center, provides dozens of governmental, private, and non-profit organization phone numbers, emails, websites, and other information specifically for parents and guardians.
The National Association of School Psychologists
offers strategies and advice for parents and guardians on helping children through many aspects of COVID-19 as an illness and pandemic.
NYC and NJ Museums @ Home
Family activities in English and Spanish, free online courses, digital collections, and more.
360 degree virtual tours, online workshops, lectures, and more.
Daily activities for children, adults, and families, art competitions open to all, and artist-in-residence talks
Tour the building, explore the galleries, art classes, and more.
Daily activities, STEM, and artistic activities, storytimes, and more
Virtual family programs, Intrepid history, virtual tours & talks
Printable Books About COVID-19 for Children
My Hero Is You, a book that gives children a role in helping to stop COVID-19 infections.
Trinka and Sam Fighting the Big Virus includes coloring pages. Especially for preschool-aged children.
Education.com has dozens of ideas and resources to make remote schooling easier --
Khan Academy has courses for preschoolers and beyond. Includes test prep for AP, SAT, MCAT, LSAT, and more.
Helpful ideas for structuring at-home schooling.
NJTV Learning Live has school-supporting videos for students in grades 3-6.
Check our Youth Services page for more ideas!
For Children and Teens
Article from The Guardian listing free celebrity-read storytimes.
Tinkercad is a free and easy-to-use online app for learning how to create 3D models, code, and build electrical circuits.
DC Kids Camp offers daily fun an interactive games and activities centered on Teen Titans, Tiny Titans, and younger versions of DC characters like Superman, Lois Lane, Batgirl, Aquaman, and more
Stories from Audible offers free access to children's and teen's titles while schools are closed.
You might be tired of the term "Quaranteens" but you will love this resource!
The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) 2020 List of Notable Children's Digital Media has a wide range of websites and apps for children of all ages.
For younger children, the ALSC Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award and honorable mentions may also be helpful.
Great Courses series on hundreds of topics are available through Kanopy.
Kanopy also offers Sesame Street and hundreds more storytelling, educational, and entertaining videos for children.
COVID-19 Time Capsule offers families a way to document this extraordinary and difficult time.
The National Ambassador for Children's Literature, Jason Reynolds, introduced "Write. Right. Rite." just in time for distance learning. He kicks off this series, intended to inspire children to write their own stories, with a video on creating an award for yourself.
If you don't mind losing a few hours of time, visit the treasure trove that is the Library of Congress's webcomic archive.
These learning platforms are always available!
Interested in learning another language? This NY Times article describes several online language-learning tools.
Fans of U.K. and international mystery and crime series, Acorn TV has your back. They are extending their free trial period from 7 to 30 days. Use the code FREE30 when you sign up for your trial membership.
Article from Boston.com about free trials and deals on streaming services.
Looking for something to do? Try one of these crowd-sourcing projects and help advance knowledge.
Adidas is offering a 90-day free trial for its premium training app. More information here.
For Everyone's Mind and Body
Read and watch -- NY Times article about free streaming movies from the Library of Congress.