• Links for Distance Learning

    Free eBook Access

    Free access to digital books to read and listen to online. Includes both picture books and novels.

    Animated stories - picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, fiction, non-fiction.

    A digital library for preschoolers and primary learners. Many books feature a "read to me" option.

    Free audiobooks for kids.

     

         

    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

     

     

     

     

    Watch famous actors and actresses read picture books aloud. 

    Fun, engaging read-alouds from two actors 

     Author Kate Messner shared videos from authors and illustrators, reading aloud and talking about their work.

    Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka is sharing art lessons on his YouTube channel. 

     

     

     

     

    Mrs. P dot com  

    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.

     

     

    Spanish

     

    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!