Q: What’s the very first thing our kids should be doing daily to keep learning during Social Distancing???
It’s an easy way to give them skills they need for all subject areas, and to keep them engaged for an hour or more. If you don’t happen to have those kid who bury their noses in books, then look what I have for you today! Below is an extensive list of what I’ve seen on Social Media as well as what I found myself online. You don’t have to pay to have your kiddos reading online either. Almost all of these resources are FREE.
Check ’em out. Or better yet ….. have your little or big kiddo check ’em out!!! (And go ahead and comment or email me with more links. I’ll add it to this one!)
UPDATED Reading RESOURCES … 3.21.20
• Junior Library Guild — FREE digital books right now to all grade levels
• Gutenberg Online Resources
• Audible is offering free services at this time
• A Librarian’s Padlet of Resources
• Abdo Free Digital Books
• Kids Read to Kids
Resources Originally Posted 3.19.20
LOCAL Grand Junction Online Story time
Mesa County Libraries Online Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 10AM on Facebook
For TEENS — Sync Audiobooks (SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 30th and continuing 13 weeks until July 29, SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks a week. In 2019, 28 titles were given away over 14 weeks.)
Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Read Alouds
Best YouTube Author Read Alouds
Epic — It’s free for 30 days.
Storynory — Great for Tween and Teens with Fairytales and Fables as well!
100 Free Read Alouds – From the Indianapolis Library
- Read Right Now! Berenstain Bears
- Read Right Now! Books and Libraries
- Read Right Now! Dinosaurs
- Read Right Now! Dogs
- Read Right Now! Dr. Seuss
- Read Right Now! Garfield
- Read Right Now! Pete the Cat
- Read Right Now! Superheroes
For TEENS: Rivetedlit
Hoopla Read Alongs
Unite — Free Picture Books that Include Narration
Brightly Storytime — Tons of Free Read Alouds
KidLit – Free Read Alouds
Story time from Space
Storyline: Actors Reading
American Sign Language (ASL) Storytelling
Harper Kids — Great one!
Scholastic Read Alouds
Jan Brett Channel
World Book Day Read Alouds
COOL Non-Fiction Articles and Videos — Particularly wonderful for the CLASSROOM Setting