Free Resources for Kids
While libraries around the country are physically closed, communities and creators are coming together to offer lots of engaging services to kids. All for free!
Here is a list of education companies currently offering free subscriptions due to school closings: kidsactivitiesblog.com
Remember to check OCPL's list of free resources: ebooks And More!
TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children's e-books. This service is currently being offered for free!
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.
The Kennedy Center’s first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons as Mo invites you to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making.
Join author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka every day on his YouTube channel. He will be giving kids practical tools so that they can tell stories using words and pictures. If you can't watch live, each art lesson will be archived. Get your kids creating, drawing, using their imagination.
In light of recent events, families are finding themselves in the position of not only being at home with their children for an extended period of time, but educating them as well. Unlike a school vacation, places like zoos, aquariums and museums are closed in an effort to keep people from congregating. Travel is also on hold. Virtual field trips are a fun and educational way to visit places virtually and keep “travel” going.