AT HOME KIDS' LINKS

tOOLS FOR CONTINUED LEARNING:

E-BOOKS

California Libraries Virtual Comic Convention for all ages: http://ca-vlcc.biblioboard.com/ 

California Missions free eBooks:https://hemet.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default Search for your mission and then click to read online. 

CloudLibrary offers eBooks and audiobooks for all ages (free with your Hemet Library Card): https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/hemet/Featured 

Library of Congress offers digitized Classic Books for kids and teens: http://read.gov/books/index.html#kids 

Enki Library offers free eBooks with your Hemet Public Library Card: www.enkilibrary.org 

Hoopla offers eBooks for all ages (free with your Hemet Public Library card): www.hoopladigital.com 

International Children’s Digital Library shares stories from around the world: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ 

American Folklore shares folk tales and spooky legends:  www.americanfolklore.net

Free eBooks in the public domain:  gutenberg.org

https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Children%27s_Bookshelf curated list of children’s books available from Project Gutenberg

Marvel Comics is offering all 20 of its Marvel’s Heroes Project comics for free: https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/read-all-20-free-marvel-s-hero-project-comics-on-marvel-unlimited 

StarFall: free animated stories and folk tales. www.starfall.com

U.S. States: https://hemet.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default Search for a state and then click to read online for free. 

SCHOOL WORK HELP

Brainfuse Homework Help Now offers free tutoring, language lab, skills building, and more for ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - COLLEGE. This service is free with your Hemet Public Library Card: http://rpa.cityofhemet.org/rpahemet/webauth.exe After you login, select "Homework Help And More" on the left side links. Tutors available everyday, 1-10 pm.

California Missions free e-books:https://hemet.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default Search for your mission and then click to read online.

Encyclopedia Britannica free online: https://www.britannica.com/

Grammar Check’s online editor provides spelling, grammar, and writing style help: https://www.grammarcheck.net/ 

Grammarly helps you improve your writing with its AI-powered assistant. https://www.grammarly.com/ 

Hippo Campus offers a multitude of resources on core curriculum subjects for MIDDLE SCHOOL - COLLEGE: https://hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/ 

Library of Congress offers a variety of educational resources and activities to support at-home learning: https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2020/03/parents-smart-fun-for-kids/?loclr=twloc

Khan Academy offers daily schedules and free classes for AGES 4-18 in math, science, engineering, arts, and test prep. https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/611770255064350720/remote-learning-with-khan-academy-during-school 

Quizlet helps you improve in Math, Science, Social Science, Languages, Arts and Humanities, and more (MIDDLE SCHOOL - HIGH SCHOOL): https://quizlet.com/  

Softschools provides free worksheets, games, and quizzes for children in PRESCHOOL - HIGH SCHOOL in math, science, handwriting, and language arts. https://www.softschools.com/ 

Get Ready for Kindergarten by having fun with Nick Jr. tv characters: http://beyondthebackpack.nickjr.com/ 

TedEd provides parents with hands-on interactive lessons do do with their kids: https://ed.ted.com/parent

Preschool and Kindergarten skills worksheets: https://www.planesandballoons.com/
 

ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT

*Art and Music:

Lunchtime Doodles with Mo Willems: www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

Get Creative with Dav Pilkey: https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home/ 

Citizen DJ -- make your own hip-hop music through this free program from the Library of Congress: https://citizen-dj.labs.loc.gov/

Chrome Music Lab allows you experiment with different instruments, sounds, tempos, and more. You can even add your own voice to your songs: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker 

*Classes:

Circle Time offers a variety of kid classes from yoga and crafts to cooking: https://circletimefun.com/  

Khan Academy offers free educational classes for ages 4+. https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/611770255064350720/remote-learning-with-khan-academy-during-school

*Coding:

Computer coding games for elementary school kids: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn 

LightBot beginning coding fun for kids: https://lightbot.com/hour-of-code.html 

ScratchJr. teaches coding literacy for AGES 5-7: https://www.scratchjr.org/ 

Syracuse University offers a guide for parents to help their kids get started with compute programming. Site includes glossary of coding terms, tips for teaching kids, learning tools, and links to online coding programs (both free and pay subscriptions): https://onlinegrad.syracuse.edu/teaching-kids-coding/

*Games and Activities:

Hemet Storytime Activity Sheets: hemetca.gov/595/Childrens-Library offers activity sheets offer book suggestions, crafts, games, and online videos that go along with the storytimes

Harry Potter fans, check out this new site: www.wizardingworld.com

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose offers storytimes, at-home activities, science and creativity broadcasts for kids, and resources for parents too: https://www.cdm.org/virtual-museum/#atHomeActivities 

Citizen DJ -- make your own hip-hop music through this free program from the Library of Congress: https://citizen-dj.labs.loc.gov/

Club SciKids: at home science experiments for elementary school aged kids: http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/ 

Cosmic Kids teaches yoga and mindfulness for AGES 3+: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

Disney Fans, check out Disney themed crafts, recipes, and family activities: https://family.disney.com/

Disney Pixar Imagineering in a Box -- learn how to create a theme park: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box 

Eric Carle offers print outs and activities related to his classic books for young children: https://eric-carle.com/resources/downloads-and-activities/ 

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers read-alouds, games, and activities: https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/learn-play/ 

GoNoodle gets kids up and moving! https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/ 

Highlights offers free Hidden Picture games, jokes, recipes, and family activity ideas: https://www.highlightskids.com/

Math Games offers a variety of math games for FIRST - EIGHTH GRADE: https://www.mathgames.com/ 

NASA activities for students in grades K-12: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/ 

Nick Jr. offers games and tv episodes featuring favorite tv characters: http://www.nickjr.com/ 

PBS Kids offers free games, activities, e-books, and tv episodes: www.pbskids.org                                                                                 *Chicago's WTTW PBS station's website lists a month of kids' science activities: https://interactive.wttw.com/kids 

Peep and the Big Wide World FAMILY science activities: http://www.peepandthebigwideworld.com/en/parents/

Dr. Seuss themed activities: www.seussville.com

Super Simple offers free printables, tips for parents, family activities, crafts, songs, recipes, and educational videos for PRESCHOOL-ELEMENTARY school: supersimple.com

Tween literary themed quizzes, activities, book trailers, and more: www.shelfstuff.com/blog

Word Central -- language building games from Merriam Webster: http://wordcentral.com/games.html 

Word World preschool/kindergarten games, activities, and videos: http://www.wordworld.com/ 

*Learn a Foreign Language:

Duolingo teaches foreign languages to kids in bite size lessons: https://www.duolingo.com/ 

Quizlet offers free foreign language lessons: https://quizlet.com/

*Live Animal Cams:

Audubon Bird Cams: https://www.audubon.org/birdcams

Cincinnati Zoo offers Facebook Live events featuring their animals weekdays at 3 pm EDT: https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/live

Explore.org offers tons of free animal cams that show animals across the globe! See both wild and domestic animals living at animal sanctuaries: https://explore.org/livecams 

Monterey Bay Aquarium offers a real time look at otters, birds, jellyfish, coral reef habitat, and the kelp forest habitat: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/

National Zoo offers a real time look at naked mole rats, lions, giant pandas, and elephants https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

PANDAS! Giant Panda Cam https://explore.org/livecams/panda-bears/wolong-grove-panda-yard 

San Diego Zoo offers a real time look at apes, baboons, polar bears, butterflies, koalas, elephants, giraffes, penguins and more: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

*Performing Arts:

Kennedy Center offers recordings of its live performance including concerts, magic shows, comedy shows, and other performing arts programs: www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/

Hoopla offers a wide variety of music, movies, and audio books and e-books. Free with your Hemet Public Library card: www.hoopladigitial.com 

London Symphony Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/user/Lso 

*Printables:

Free printable worksheets PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN ages:  https://www.planesandballoons.com/

AWE offers free printable educational and fun activity pages for AGES 2-5: https://awelearning.com/library-resources/ 

Nickelodeon. offers fun printables featuring your kids’ favorite tv characters: :http://www.nickelodeonparents.com/category/printables/ 

Super Simple offers free printable activities and crafts, coloring sheets, games, flash cards, and more: https://supersimple.com/content-type/free-printables/

*Storytimes:

Hemet Public Library is posting storytime videos on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hemetlibrary 

Author Dan Gutman reads from his series "My Weird School" https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Author/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/ 

Brightly Storytime: https://www.readbrightly.com/topics/brightly-storytime/ 

Krowe4kids: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4S277nxPxZlrUvCDYNGfQ

Virtual Purple Museum: https://www.cdm.org/virtual-museum/storytime/ 

Storyline Online: www.storylineonline.com

StoryShip online podcast of stories written by kids for kids: www.storyship.podbean.com

*Virtual Tours:

Virtual tours of museums and monuments around the world: www.artsandculture.google.com

20 virtual field trips to zoos, aquariums, farms, and safaris: https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com 

Road Trip From Home: https://www.titlemax.com/articles/road-trip-from-home-virtual-field-trips/

Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum: www.latino.si.edu/LVM/DigitalCollections?slide=0 

Virtual COVID-19 Friendly Tours -- Check out this list of free virtual tours of museums, zoos, aquariums, farms, and even the International Space Station: https://couponfollow.com/research/virtual-field-trips