Links for Distance Learning
Free eBook Access
Digital eBooks and audiobooks for all PPS students, anytime, anywhere. (Directions to download the app are here).
Books, videos, quizes and more. Free through June 2021 if your child's teacher already has an account. Contact me if you are not sure.
Books, Authors, and Illustrators
Librarian Emily Arrow shares singalongs with music and stories on her YouTube channel.
Astronauts read stories from space.
A new doodle each day with the author of the Elephant and Piggie series.
Classic children’s stories brought to life by TV star Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P.
Video storytime activities in Spanish.
Play educational games in Spanish.
Free Sites for Distance Learning
Scholastic Learn at Home: Daily learning projects from Scholastic, geared for different grade levels
Wide Open School: Common Sense Media provides a daily schedule and resources grouped by grade bands - PreK, K-2, 3-5
DK Find Out: History, science, dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more!
Worldbook Online: Online encyclopedia and MORE! Activities, puzzles, and videos to keep kids engaged.
Wonderopolis: Every day this site shares a new wonder, submitted by kids, and the answer, in an article with a video.
National Geographic Kids: Games, articles, and videos about animals and nature.
Mystery Doug: Video science lessons and activities
Typing Club: Use your time at home to learn keyboarding skills!
Explore Animal Webcams: Observe animals live on webcams from around the world
Virtual Museum Tours: Take a free virtual museum tour of a famous place, like the British Museum in London
Hour of Code: Learn coding skills with an hour of code activity.
Design Squad Global: Watch PBS Design Squad videos, to learn about science and engineering challenges
Khan Academy: Free online video lessons in math and other subjects
Crash Course Kids: Elementary school science videos
Ology: Science website for kids from the American Museum and Natural History
Family Activity Ideas
Common Sense Media: A list of free online events and activities for kids at home
Short & Curly: A fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents
Harry Potter Digital Escape Room: A fun activity from a youth librarian in PA. You don't have to have read the books to play.
Indoor Activities for Kids Stuck at Home: Buzzfeed lists 27 fun activities for kids home from school
Podcasts: Listen to a podcast together. Common Sense Media curated this list of best podcasts for kids.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Stay active as you practice yoga together.
Distance Reading Book Bingo: Read together and complete this bingo board!