Literacy & Learning
Whether your kids are at home all day or just getting started in the classroom, there’s plenty of opportunity for learning and engaging as a family at home. Keep busy and keep learning with these resources and activities below.
Storynory Podcasts for Kids
Storynory brings you audio stories for the family, beautifully read, and with a touch of sophistication. We find traditional stories from all over the world and create our own characters including Katie the Witch, and Astropup the space travelling hound. We also give you songs, educational interviews, and a sprinkling of ancient history.
Digital Public Library of America eBooks
This online library is an easy way to read free ebooks: Download the SimplyE app for iOS or Android (from your app store) and add Digital Public Library of America as your library to access the DPLA Collection. It provides access to more than 5,000 free ebook titles!
Read books with TV shows/movie adaptations
Kids love to watch tv and movies, so why not motivate more reading with book choices that have stream-able adaptations? Head to your library and check out a few of these great options. Then, after you and your child have read the book and watched the adaptation, discuss which version your child liked best and why. Did your favorite character change from the book to the movie/series?
A Big List of Podcasts for Little Kids
From stories, non-fiction educational, meditation and music, this is a great list of podcasts (from the New York Times) curated specifically for kiddos ages 2-6. While normally these are great for the car or while on the move, podcasts can become part of your family’s at-home routine also. They are created for kids, and some are even produced by kids.
Found on Scholastic’s new “Learn at Home” website
Day-by-day cross-curricular projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! (available in Spanish as well)