e-Resources for Kids
Are you looking for a new activity to do at home?
Try one of these digital activities or resources including virtual museum visits, storytimes and more. We’ll keep updating as we find more, so check back for more fun.
Read, Listen & Watch
- Brightly Storytimes posts weekly videos of Ms. Linda reading picture books.
- Storytime From Space has astronauts reading while in outer space.
These resources have celebrities and authors read to you:
- Goodnight with Dolly by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
- Read Together, Be Together
- Storyline Online
- Follow these hashtags on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube: #savewithstories, #OperationStorytime
Check the show notes to make sure the the episode you’ve chosen is a good fit for your family!
- Homework Help has many resources you can use while studying at home. Some you don’t even need a library card to use.
- ABCmouse.com has a free trial for 30 days.
- Khan Academy has video tutorials including a course called Imagineering in a Box that goes behind the scenes of Disney.
- Read, Wonder, and Learn!: Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020 by author Kate Messner has a list of resources from various authors and illustrators.
- Dav Pilkey at Home is releasing weekly activities created by the author of Dog Man.
- Harry Potter at Home lets you bring the magic from Harry Potter into your house.
- Hogwarts Digital Escape Room lets you try an escape room challenge from your home.
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems lets you join the author in his studio daily to explore drawing and writing.
- Virtual Disney World lets you experience Disney attractions and park areas without leaving your home.
Virtual Field Trips
Visit a museum, aquarium, or zoo virtually! You can also watch animals through wildlife cameras in their habitats. Here are some of our favorites.
Aquariums, Web Cams, & Zoos:
- Brookfield Zoo has live chats scheduled on Facebook.
- Cincinnati Zoo
- Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s Red Panda Cam
- Explore.org has many different web cams to explore. Two favorites are the Kitty Rescue Sanctuary and the Puppy Playroom.
- Houston Zoo
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- National Aquarium
- San Diego Zoo
- Smithsonian Zoo
- Shedd Aquarium’s animal residents have been taking field trips on Instagram.
- Vancouver Aquarium