Links

Links to Other Websites

Village of Fair Haven
Town of Sterling

Alibris – buy movies, books and video games
Amazon
American Library Association

Cottage Living Magazine
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
Crossword Puzzles Online
Family Fun.com
Family Fun Ideas

FireSafety
Homeschooling Resources
Homeschool World
Library of Congress
Live Lingua – 
a free language learning course for 45 different languages rents and teachers
Quilting

Magazines

Better Homes and Gardens
Boys Life Magazine
Field and Stream Magazine
Girls Life Magazine
Men’s Health Magazine
Newsweek
Outdoor Life Magazine
Reader’s Digest
The Reading Tub – Children’s Book Reviews
Victoria Magazine

Books

Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia
Hamilton Book Sellers
 – books at bargain prices
Internet Public Library

NY Times Book Reviews
Scrapbooking
Searchable Book Reviews

Children

Adoption
Children’s Storybooks Online
Jumpstart – 
worksheets, curriculum based games, resources
Kids Crafts

Official Crayola Site

PBS Kids 
The Kidz Page

Arcademics

https://www.arcademics.com/

Gamified learning for grades 1-6 Bedtime Math

http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/

Math activities to do together Carrot-Top Industries

https://carrot-top.com/educational-resources

Printables about, states, state capitols, and the Constitution

Code.org

https://code.org/

Learn block-based coding through game-like challenges

Django Girls

https://djangogirls.org/

Learn how to create your very own website from scratch (aimed at girls)

e-learning for kids

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

All kinds of gamified learning for K-5th grade

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

All kinds of subjects presented through videos and graphics, with quizzes

Khan Academy Recommended Schedule for Kids

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSZhOdEPAWjUQpqDkVAlJrFwxxZ9Sa6zGOq0CNRms6Z7DZNq-tQWS3OhuVCUbh_-P-WmksHAzbsrk9d/pub

Math Game Time

http://www.mathgametime.com/

Math games for K-5th grade

NASA Kids’ Club

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Interactive games, online coloring, image gallery, and DIY activities

National Geographic Kids

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Online games, activities, videos, galleries, and printables

National Geographic Explorer Classroom

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/student-experiences/explorer-classroom/

offering daily live-casts for kids starting March 23 at 2 p.m.

Scholastic Books Kids’ Page

https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/home/

Online and printable activities based on Scholastic’s most popular series

Space Racers

https://www.spaceracers.com/

Cool videos, games, and printables about space

United States Geological Survey

Videos: https://www.usgs.gov/products/multimedia-gallery/videos

Scientific Animations: https://www.usgs.gov/products/multimedia-gallery/videos/science-animations

USGS Kids: https://www.usgs.gov/science-support/osqi/yes/resources-teachers/zots-frogs-usgs-kids

Printable 3D Models Page: https://www.usgs.gov/media/files/3d-paper-models-0

OK, been in front of the computer too long?  Are folks getting a bit stir-crazy?  Here is a resource that can get people off the computer, running around, and learning at the same time:

CS Unplugged: Computer Science Without a Computer

https://csunplugged.org/en/

CS concepts taught through games and puzzles, without a computer

To finish off today’s list, here are some sites with picture books readings:

Circletime

https://circletimefun.com/

live on-line classes and storytimes for children 0-6 and their parents

Kinedu

https://www.kinedu.com/

learning activities for the 0-4 year old crowd and their families

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline

Famous people read picture books, with a pdf guide for activities for each book

Storytime From Space

https://storytimefromspace.com/

Astronauts aboard the ISS read stories

Storytime Online

https://www.worldbookday.com/storytime-online/

Famous people read books for kids, with some games and workshops, too

Virtual Trips to the Zoo

Atlanta Zoo Animals Page

https://zooatlanta.org/animals/

Learn about the animals, with pictures and videos

Atlanta Zoo PandaCam

https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

Watch the Pandas

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Animals Page

http://cincinnatizoo.org/animals-habitats/

Learn about the animals at the zoo with info and videos

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/

Doing Facebook Live shows 7 days/week – check it out!

Georgia Aquarium

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/animal-guide/

Learn about ocean animals, watch webcams & live-chat with keepers

Georgia Aquarium At-Home Learning

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/at-home-learning-with-georgia-aquarium/

Live-streaming, activities, coloring sheets, and an art contest for kids

Houston Zoo Animal Webcams

https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

See what the animals are doing

Monterey Bay Aquarium Curriculum

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/for-educators/curriculum-and-resources/curriculum?filterBy=

Curriculum guides for a variety of subjects

Monterey Bay Aquarium Learn at Home Resources

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/for-educators/learning-at-home

Activities divided by grade, with more on the way Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Sharks, sea lions, jellyfish, kelp forest, aviary, and more National Aquarium Exhibits

https://aqua.org/Experience/exhibits-experiences

Exhibits and animals (look in Experiences for animals & cams) National Aquarium Stay at Home Activities

https://www.aqua.org/activities

Alphabet coloring pages, word finds, crafts National Aquarium Virtual Tour

https://aqua.org/media/virtualtours/baltimore/index.html

Really, really virtual tour of the museum San Diego Zoo Kids’ Pages

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Videos, coloring pages, games, and crafts San Diego Zoo Curriculum Pages

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/curriculum

Pdf resources for adults to use with children Shedd Aquarium Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/sheddaquarium/

Pictures, videos, and updates about the animalsShedd Aquarium

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sheddaquarium/videos/?ref=page_internal

The animals are loose, and visiting one another!

Virtual Museum Tours to Take on Your Computer

The British Museum

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

The coolest interactive timeline ever! Google Arts & Culture

https://artsandculture.google.com/?hl=en

All kinds of tours of places all around the world NASA Glenn Research Center

https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

Tours of the places where NASA tests vehicles for space NASA Langley Research Center

https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

Videos and virtual tours of NASA National Museum of the United States Air Force

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Education/For-Kids-Parents/

DIY activities and crafts, coloring pages, word searches, lesson plans, linksNational Museum of the United States Air Force

https://www.womenshistory.org/events/electronic-field-trips

Online exhibits (with activities & links), virtual tours, podcasts, & photosNational Women’s History Museum

https://www.womenshistory.org/students-educators/digital-classroom-resources

Fantastic info on individuals, events, and landmarks in women’s historyNational Women’s History Museum

https://www.womenshistory.org/events/electronic-field-trips

Electronic tours of the museum – scroll to the bottom

National Women’s History Museum

https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/online-exhibits

Online exhibit of women’s contributions to society

Science Stories

http://www.sciencestories.io/

Interactive biographies of famous scientists

Free Books to Read Online or Download

BookRix

https://www.bookrix.com/books;page:2.html

Free books to read online or download, sorted by genre

Daily Lit

https://www.dailylit.com/

Here books can be delivered a bit at a time, or all at once

Digital Public Library of America

https://dp.la/

Books, exhibits, primary resources, and more

Europeana

https://www.europeana.eu/en

The European experience through books, galleries, exhibits, and blogs

Feedbooks

http://www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain

Offers public domain books and ebooks for sale

Googlebooks

https://books.google.com/

books in various formats, with the option to create a personal library

Internet Archive

https://archive.org/details/texts

Collection of ebooks, including children’s books, comics, & graphic novels

Library of Congress Collection of Classics

http://www.read.gov/books/

Classics of literature to read online

Manybooks

https://manybooks.net/

Free ebooks, sorted by genre

Open Library

https://openlibrary.org/

A digital library where books are borrowed and returned online

Novel Free Read

http://novelfreereadonline.com/

Read online, sorted by genre

Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Maybe the largest collection of books anywhere

Project Gutenberg Partners

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Partners,_Affiliates_and_Resources

Even more copyright-free books

Smashbooks

https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/home/1/free/any

Offers many genres, and prices, including free

Here’s Some Fun for Pre-K 

***Google Calendar of Live-streaming storytimes

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=kidlitevent@gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York&fbclid=IwAR32dROSDdl5M54X07e6uuK31uYmq2jfjtHf0KqxV4O3Tk-Anllc51Jz8hU

Times are in US Eastern time

***Livestreaming Storytimes

https://jbrary.com/storytime-online/

Check the links for times!

ASL Nook

https://aslnook.com/

Life and stories in American Sign Language

Barnes and Noble

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bn-storytime

Barnes and Noble is adding storytimes to its youtube channel

Circletime

https://circletimefun.com/

live on-line classes and storytimes for children 0-6 and their parents

Emily Arrow’s Songs for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/emilyarrow

Emily creates songs from children’s books

Flannelboard stories, songs, and rhymes

J Library’s Youtube Index of Storytimes

https://jbrary.com/youtube-playlists/

An alphabetical list of J Library’s story times

Kinedu

https://www.kinedu.com/

learning activities for the 0-4 year old crowd and their families

Miss Nina: Children’s Move & Singalong Songs

https://www.youtube.com/user/NinaStone13

Stories, songs, rhymes, and fun

Sesame Street Podcast

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/sesame-street-podcast-sesame-street-DqEralYAzJt/

It’s Sesame Street!

Story Blocks

https://www.storyblocks.org/

Songs and rhymes to share with children

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.youtube.com/user/StorylineOnline

Famous people read picture books, with a pdf guide for activities

Story Place

https://www.storyplace.org/

Digital and virtual story times, songs, rhymes, and activities

Storytime From Space

https://storytimefromspace.com/

Astronauts aboard the ISS read stories

Storytime Online

https://www.worldbookday.com/storytime-online/

Famous people read books for kids, with some games and workshops, too

Storytime Seedlings

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/storytime-seedlings-storytime-seedlings-9YUTXBLwWxS/

Podcast storytime

Storytimes for the School-Aged Crowd

ASL Nook

https://aslnook.com/

Life and stories in American Sign Language

Circle Round

https://www.wbur.org/circleround

Podcasts of folk and fairy tales from around the world

Lunch Doodle with Mo Willems

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Mo Willems will be live-streaming activities every day at 1p.m. ET

Scholastic’s Learn at Home Resources

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Books being read, and to read, along with songs, activities, and videos

Story Pirates

https://www.storypirates.com/podcast

Podcasts created from stories written by kids!

Storynory

https://www.storynory.com/

Audio stories for all ages

Educational Videos

The Brain Scoop: the Field Museum

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop

The Field Museum’s youtube channel, with all kinds of cool videos

California Academy of Sciences Animal Webcams

https://www.calacademy.org/learn-explore/animal-webcams

See what the animals are up to

California Academy of Sciences on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/calacademy

CAS is starting youtube programs April 2

California Academy of Sciences Science Video Vault

https://www.calacademy.org/educators/science-video-vault

All kinds of animal and science videos

Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga?reload=9

Yoga, exercise, and relaxation for kids

Disney Books Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbZK8_2tEJy_f7_pzBiWKVQ

Meet the authors of your favorite books, and more

Emily Arrow’s Songs for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/emilyarrow

Emily creates songs from children’s books

National Geographic videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiG-CoAhayzAwWwDffX2NDg

Space Station Explorers Videos

https://www.spacestationexplorers.org/news-media/videos/

What it’s like to live in space – baths, toilets, meals, etc

Virtual Trips to the Zoo

Atlanta Zoo Animals Page

https://zooatlanta.org/animals/

Learn about the animals, with pictures and videos

Atlanta Zoo PandaCam

https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

Watch the Pandas

California Academy of Sciences Animal Webcams

https://www.calacademy.org/learn-explore/animal-webcams

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Animals Page

http://cincinnatizoo.org/animals-habitats/

Learn about the animals at the zoo with info and videos

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/

Doing Facebook Live shows 7 days/week – check it out!

Dallas Zoo: Bring the Zoo to You

https://www.dallaszoo.com/bringthezootoyou/

Web series of videos, coloring pages, and a pollination download

Georgia Aquarium

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/animal-guide/

Learn about ocean animals, watch webcams & live-chat with keepers

Georgia Aquarium At Home Learning

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/at-home-learning-with-georgia-aquarium/

Live-streaming, activities, coloring sheets, and an art contest for kids

Houston Zoo Animal Webcams

https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

See what the animals are doing

Monterey Bay Aquarium Curriculum

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/for-educators/curriculum-and-resources/curriculum?filterBy=

Curriculum guides for variety of subjects

Monterey Bay Aquarium Learn at Home Resources

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/for-educators/learning-at-home

Activities divided by grade, with more on the way

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Sharks, sea lions, jelly fish, kelp forest, aviary, and more

National Aquarium Exhibits

https://aqua.org/Experience/exhibits-experiences

Exhibits and animals (look in Experiences for animals & cams)

National Aquarium Stay at Home Activities

https://www.aqua.org/activities

Alphabet coloring pages, word finds, crafts

National Aquarium Virtual Tour

https://aqua.org/media/virtualtours/baltimore/index.html

Really, really virtual tour of the museum

Oregon Zoo

https://www.oregonzoo.org/news/2020/03/oregon-zoo-live-video-and-home-activity-resources

Videos, links to Facebook Live sessions, and activities

San Diego Zoo Kids’ Pages

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Videos, coloring pages, games, and crafts

San Diego Zoo Curriculum Pages

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/curriculum

Pdf resources for adults to use with children

Shedd Aquarium Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/sheddaquarium/

Pictures, videos, and updates about the animals

Shedd Aquarium

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sheddaquarium/videos/?ref=page_internal

The animals are loose, and visiting one another!

Virtual Museum Tours to Take on Your Computer

Anne Frank House

https://www.annefrank.org/en/

Learn about Anne Frank, take a 3D tour, play games, and more

The British Museum

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

The coolest interactive timeline ever!

Google Arts & Culture

https://artsandculture.google.com/?hl=en

All kinds of tours of places all around the world

NASA Glenn Research Center

https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

Tours of the places where NASA tests vehicles for space

NASA Langley Research Center

https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

Videos and virtual tours of NASA

National Museum of the United States Air Force

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Education/For-Kids-Parents/

DIY activities and crafts, coloring pages, word searches, lesson plans, links

National Museum of the United States Air Force

https://www.womenshistory.org/events/electronic-field-trips

Online exhibits (with activities & links), virtual tours, podcasts, & photos

National Women’s History Museum

https://www.womenshistory.org/students-educators/digital-classroom-resources

Fantastic info on individuals, events, and landmarks in women’s history

National Women’s History Museum

https://www.womenshistory.org/events/electronic-field-trips

Electronic tours of the museum – scroll to the bottom

National Women’s History Museum

https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/online-exhibits

Online exhibit of women’s contributions to society

Science Stories

http://www.sciencestories.io/

Interactive biographies of famous scientists

Free Books to Read Online or Download

BookRix

https://www.bookrix.com/books;page:2.html

Free books to read online or download, sorted by genre

Daily Lit

https://www.dailylit.com/

Here books can be delivered 15 minutes worth at a time, or all at once

Digital Public Library of America

https://dp.la/

Books, exhibits, primary resources, and more

Europeana

https://www.europeana.eu/en

The European experience through books, galleries, exhibits, and blogs

Feedbooks

http://www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain

Offers public domain books and ebooks for sale

Googlebooks

https://books.google.com/

books in various formats, with the option to create a personal library

International Children’s Digital Library

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

1000’s of books to read, create your own book list, and more

Internet Archive

https://archive.org/details/texts

Collection of ebooks, including children’s books, comics, & graphic novels

Library of Congress Collection of Classics

http://www.read.gov/books/

Classics of literature to read online

Manybooks

https://manybooks.net/

Free ebooks, sorted by genre

Open Library

https://openlibrary.org/

A digital library where books are borrowed and returned online

Novel Free Read

http://novelfreereadonline.com/

Read online, sorted by genre

Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Maybe the largest collection of books anywhere

Project Gutenberg Partners

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Partners,_Affiliates_and_Resources

Even more copyright free books

Smashbooks

https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/home/1/free/any

Offers many genres, and prices, including free

Tell Me a Story

https://kcls.org/content/

A huge collection of finger rhymes and poems to share with children