Kids & Family

We are very excited to share some of our new favorite Reading, Learning, Virtual Tours, and Streaming Resources for the Whole Family. Check them out!

This Week’s Featured Book / Video, 03/30/20, from Storyline Online:

Sophie’s Masterpiece by Eileene Spinelli, Illustrated by Jane Dyer, Read by CCH Pounder

From Storyline Online

Maple Sugaring Storytime from the Joslin Memorial Library, in Waitsfield, Vermont! Posted 03/31/20

Fun and Educational Resources for Kids and All Ages!

Students Can Respond to Daily Writing Prompts, Inspired by The New York Times, at Home for Free!

Vermont Institute of Natural Science – VINS At Home Education Resources

Vins Youtube Channel also contains many educational videos from staff.

Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, to help kids continue dreaming, learning for free via Audible.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Virtual Field Trips https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR00-sEugkj8IednLa_OPwpHm2uUXN1n09m4X3JamnbGTRx7pRj9-cjZrt8

Daily P.E. Workouts for Kids https://www.playpennies.com/free-things-to-do/joe-wicks-is-the-nations-pe-teacher-with-free-daily-kids-workouts-on-you-tube-186068?fbclid=IwAR2sEyI3kAXCJd04LhuM7fmJANnb7RemOVbW0yA46aVhUjwY-TFdie0k-UI

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators  SCBWI, Directory for Remote Learning Resources  (over 300 resources from children’s book writers, illustrators & organizations)
https://www.scbwi.org/digital-directory-for-remote-learning-resources/

Dani Duck – Fun For Kids!
https://www.daniduck.com/home-fun-for-kids/

Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online https://coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/?fbclid=IwAR3VOlXgAdfrYS8B1aVz0EaKiKVfwvvsigoMGK_7Tpa-JDm–n-4EkB12AQ

Kate Messner, Read, Wonder and Learn! https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/

Kids can Watch Astronauts Read Stories From Space https://www.scarymommy.com/astronauts-story-time-in-space-kids-books/?fbclid=IwAR1PNjY2Fw5JQupzAW-hXCQCPIIYzSf4QvH1oHlBfeSyVvJZQmT1m–Pn4I

NASA has a treat for you!  Their entire collection of images, sounds, and videos are  available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like. https://www.diyphotography.net/nasa-makes-entire-media-library-publicly-accessible-copyright-free/?fbclid=IwAR1cluSDasteAV8uq4gj83rRzpf8BfBc70PvgDOdyOavYhP05oThE59GiuY

Discover Smithsonian’s Learning Lab https://learninglab.si.edu/
Lots of Animal Fun from the San Diego Zoo https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/?fbclid=IwAR1f4XZXEPyIocvGcQd–Z1VTm5-n-xpt0DphzgaItYEonzcZIoNzs0hSWs
Actor Josh Gad Reads Books to Kids Online Nightly! https://chipandco.com/actor-josh-gad-is-reading-books-to-kids-online-every-night-during-coronavirus-quarantines-383789/?fbclid=IwAR3fGbzTesl_-iokc_n0YIc0Otd_eSxTCLyfSfcCLOq9u6W2wj4Ehttps://kids.sandiegozoo.org/?fbclid=IwAR1f4XZXEPyIocvGcQd–Z1VTm5-n-xpt0DphzgaItYEonzcZIoNzs0hSWsWKEc5gQ

Cultural Resources for All Ages!

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 1965

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals To Watch On Stage From Home https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home?fbclid=IwAR2GKIqarDNcNTNbFB2vnJWSItSj4GJT9wMOIoXRcTM-nZhSvJPDeKCQsRY

Explore National Parks via 360 Degree Virtual Tours https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/25/google-now-lets-you-explore-u-s-national-parks-via-360-degree-virtual-tours/?fbclid=IwAR2s8nq73cCLZlzenQ6y5mAhI4W4Yd8czJxJPgG7BwsHsLZR0z3DqOzX200

The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.metmuseum.org/

Tour 12 Famous Museums Around the World https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Tour Six Beautiful Italian Museums from Home https://anamericaninrome.com/wp/2020/03/italy-museums-visit-for-free-online/?fbclid=IwAR2t3XFRKA4Nj8M9Fjx3aCjc1D5fgERmKmBG9rosj7Yp2Mi7P0fvKRf4NvE
Take Ivy League Courses Online – Free! https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0fH6acJFsSlEIUWnPMnKn56sO9aAzSBMuh4pOeVs7ZekD4dpVORXabCCY

More Story reading on-line videos for kids and families!

Me and My Cat?, by Satoshi Kitamura, read by Elijah Wood

from Storyline Online!

Here are a few more of our favorite videos from Storyline Online – enjoy!

Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion, Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham, read by Betty White


Library Lion, by Michelle Knudsen, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, read by Mindy Sterling

Hey, That’s My Monster! by Amanda Noll, Illustrated by Howard McWilliam, read by Lily Tomlin

And there’s More!
  https://www.storylineonline.net/
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. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

We hope you enjoy these stories and that you will check back with us for new information, resources and more storytelling!