Español/Spanish

Biblioteca Digital Internacional para Niños - International Children’s Digital Library
Literatura infantil en muchos idiomas de la comunidad mundial, incluyendo el español./Children's literature in many languages including Spanish from the world community.

Cuentos en español - Stories in Spanish
Historias infantiles conocidas traducidas al español y habladas por un hispanohablante nativo. ¡Estos son ideales para niños y adultos! Lea en español o inglés!/Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. These are great for kids and adults! Read along in Spanish or English.

Cuentos por Joe Hayes - Joe Hayes Storytelling Collection
Maestro narrador Joe Hayes comparte sus maravillosas historias, muchas de las cuales son bilingües en inglés y español./Master storyteller Joe Hayes shares his wonderful stories,many of which are bilingual in English and Spanish!

Pinkfong! Canciones Infantiles
Videos y canciones en español./Videos and songs in Spanish for kids.

José-Luis Orozco
(Canale de YouTube)

Mi jardin infantil
(Canale de YouTube)

Gallina Pintadita
(Canale de YouTube)

Toy Cantando
(Canale de YouTube)

Fiestikids
(Canale de YouTube)

1 2 3 Andres
Bilingual Online Concerts/Los conciertos ONLINE para acompañarnos en la distancia
Miércoles (WEDS): 5pm EDT / 4pm CDT
Jueves (THURS): 11am EDT / 10am CDT
Domingo (SUN): 5pm EDT / 4pm CDT
Como asistir/How to join: Instagram, YouTube, Facebook

Alina Celeste y Mi Amigo Hamlet
Transmisión en vivo, clases de música bilingue en el canal de YouTube de Alina e Instagram de Hamlet, a las 9 am y 3 PM todos los días excepto sábados y domingos. Perfecto para bebés de 6 años para aprender español y otros conceptos de la aprendizaje temprano. También tienen una nueva canción bilingue Wash Your Hands - Lávate Las Manos (30 segundos de duración)./Streaming live, bilingual music classes on Alina’s YouTube channel and Hamlet's Instagram, at 9 AM and 3 PM every weekday. Perfect for babies through 6 year olds to learn Spanish and other early childhood concepts. They also have a new bilingual song Wash Your Hands - Lávate Las Manos.

En Casa Con Sonia- Sonia de los Santos
Acompaña a Sonia ¡desde casa! Canta sus canciones, aprende sobre las historias que inspiran su música y conoce el trabajo de sus artistas favoritos./Join Sonia from home! Sing along to her beloved songs, learn about the stories that inspire her music, and get to know the work of her favorite artists.

Colorín Colorado
¡Ayudando a los niños leer...y a triunfar!

Información sobre COVID-19 para niños
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Qué pueden hacer los niños

Staying Healthy and Explaining Current Events to Kids

National Association of School Psychologists
Try this resource if you are looking for ways to talk about COVID-19 with your children.

A Social Story about the Coronavirus
An autism educator has created a special way to help alleviate fears and anxiety many children may be experiencing at this time.

Kids Health from Nemours
Kids Health has information on COVID-19 for children in English and Spanish and available in audio. Other sections of their website have information for parents.

NPR Life Kit. Parenting: Difficult Conversations

Fred Rogers Center- Talking to Young Children about Coronavirus

Tips for Talking to Children about COVID-19 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stories on the Web

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning and Daytime Emmy-nominated children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors including Kristen Bell, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Chris Pine, and Betty White reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, helping to inspire a love of reading in children. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, and educators worldwide. For each book, supplemental curriculum developed by a literacy specialist is provided, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learnersWorldwide.

Storytime From Space
Picture books are shared by astronauts on the International Space Station. This project is administered by the Global Space Education Foundation.

World Book Day - Storytime Online
Watch a wonderful range of famous authors and stars reading children’s books and short stories for kids of all ages.

Stories in Spanish
Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. These are great for kids and adults! Read along in Spanish or English.

Joe Hayes Storytelling Collection
Master storyteller Joe Hayes shares his wonderful stories,many of which are bilingual in English and Spanish!

Brightly Storytime
Raise kids who love to read with Brightly’s video stories

Harper Kids YouTube Channel
Fun video read alouds from a well-known publisher

KidLit TV
Explore the world of children’s literature

Read, Wonder, and Learn!
Favorite kidlit authors and illustrators share resources for learning anywhere

RIF's Literacy Central
Video read alouds from Reading is Fundamental

Teachers, Books, Readers: 31Educators Connecting Students and Books
Videos from teachers and authors who love bringing books and kids together

Storytime with Bill
(Little Brown Young Readers)

Unite for Literacy
Unite For Literacy has many stories read aloud in multiple languages

International Children’s Digital Library
Children's literature in many languages from the world community.

Harper Kids From Home
Storytimes daily at 12pm EDT

Scholastic Learn From Home
Day by day projects to keep kids learning, reading, growing at home

Learn With Albert Whitman Books

Illuminated Films

The StoryTime Family

Early Literacy Activities (songs, fingerplays, and rhymes) and Learning Tips

Staycation Toolkit for Families with Preschoolers
Download this guide loaded with helpful tips for incorporating pre-literacy skills into home-based activities.

Mailbox
Early Literacy activities and downloadable printables.

Jbrary
Two children's librarians looking to share storytime resources with the broader library and education community including songs and rhymes.

Dr. Jean
Dr. Feldman inspires teachers across the country with her engaging songs and creative activities that help make teaching and learning FUN!

The Laurie Berkner Band
Renowned children’s musicians, The Laurie Berkner Band’s youtube channel contains her songs and dance along videos.

Barefoot Books Online Songs
Great Videos to children’s books sung and animated

The Kiboomers- Kids Music Channel

Little Baby Bum - Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

Super Simple Songs

Pinkfong! Kids Songs and Stories

Elementary Lesson Plans and Activities

Gail Borden’s STEAM Blog
STEAM activities to do at home.

Lakeshore Learning Resources
This site has more than 1,000 different resources for supporting learning for all ages, including lesson plans, printable worksheets, craft ideas & activities.

DIY Science Camps - Space Rangers
A book-based 5-day DIY science camps. Explore, read, play, invent, build and learn — all about stars, our solar system, and space exploration. You can dip in and just try one or two activities, or devote a whole week to each topic.

Diy Science Camps - River Rangers
A book-based 5-day DIY science camps. Explore, read, play, invent, build and learn — all about water and the rivers and streams. You can dip in and just try one or two activities, or devote a whole week to each topic.

Code.org
Coding lessons and resources for Grades K-12.

Science Coloring Book
An unplugged option for learning about computer science topics - Grades K-12.

Unplugged Computer Science Activities
A Collection of free teaching materials that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons, and lots of running around.

Reading Strategies and Activities for Students at Risk for Reading Difficulties including Dyslexia
Lesson Plans for practicing different parts of reading - Grades K-5

The Kennedy Center
Art Lesson Plans for K-12.

Art Factory
Art Lesson Plans for K-12.

Math Games
Math games for skill practice for PreK-8th Grade.

Bedtime Math
Math activities to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life. Grades K-6

Read. Write. Think. Interactives
Engage online literacy learning with these interactive tools that will help students accomplish a variety of goals--from organizing their thoughts to learning about language. Grades K-12

Parent Toolkit - Elementary School
Toolkit for parents to support your child’s elementary school experience.

Physical Education - GoNoodle.com
Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts to engage kids and get them moving.

Mystery Science
Science Lessons with no signup or login required. K-5

National Geographic Kids
Resources to support social studies work.

Smithsonian History Explorer
Lesson plans, interactives, videos, and artifacts. K-12

Illinois Department of Education - Keep Learning Resources

Books & Activities for all Ages

Start with a Book
Read! Explore! Learn!
Books and activities for reading and learning for preschool through middle school. You can dig into 24 high-interest topics — dinosaurs, bugs, flight, planets and stars, our green world, inventors, detectives, explorers, musicians, and much more. Each topic includes recommendations for fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, writing ideas, educational apps, and kid-friendly websites.

Junior Library Guild at Home
Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, it's our honor to offer you these free resources to help keep students' brains busy and blossoming. Includes FREE access to our JLG Digital online reading platform which includes books for kindergarten through high school!

Brightly - Reading Through It Together: Educational Resources & Activities to Use While the Kids Are at Home
Brightly has put together educational resources and engaging activities so there’s always something to keep your kids occupied. Whether you’re looking to keep them focused on learning, just need some peace and quiet, or a little of both, we’re here for you.

Parents.com

Growing Readers Parent Tips
Written especially for parents, our Growing Readers tip sheets provide information and activities (in English and Spanish) for raising strong readers and writers. Here are some activity ideas from our Growing Readers library:

PBS KIDS

Nature Cat (Ages 3-8)
With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures that include exciting missions full of nature investigation.

Peg + Cat (Ages 3-5)
An animated math-based series that follows Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems together, and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That (Ages 4-5)
In each program, the Cat in the Hat and his friends Sally and Nick go on a science adventure such as shrinking to bee-size to explore a hive and discover how honey is made; flying with birds to discover how and why they migrate; or diving inside flowers to find out more about the animals that depend on them to live.

Dinosaur Train (Ages 4-5)
This animated series embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as children learn about life science, natural history and paleontology. Along with the animated stories, there are short live-action segments hosted by a paleontologist.

Sid the Science Kid (Ages 4-5)
This animated show uses comedy to promote exploration, discovery, and science readiness among preschoolers, and taps into children's natural curiosity about science in everyday life. The energetic and inquisitive Sid starts each episode with a new question like "why are my shoes shrinking?" or "why do bananas get mushy?"

Plum Landing (Ages 6-9)
In this animated series, meet Plum, a video game designer from the desolate Planet Blorb, who longs to experience nature. The Plum Landing curriculum is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and is designed to give kids an understanding of the science underlying healthy ecosystems and sustainability.

WildKratts (Ages 6-8)
Chris and Martin Kratt encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. The program can help strengthen basic skills of observation and investigation that children will use increasingly as they continue their study of science.

Cyberchase (Ages 8-12)
Designed for kids ages 8 to 12, the program uses mystery, humor, and action to deliver positive messages about math by teaching concepts in a fun, understandable way. From tackling time in ancient Egyptian tombs to cracking codes in creepy caves, kids learn that math is everywhere and fun to use! A live-action segment shows kids how math can help solve life's crazy problems in the real world.

SciGirls (Ages 8-12)
SciGirls is designed to spark a girl's curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The show is all about hands-on science inquiry. Viewers learn the scientific process, work collaboratively to investigate meaningful questions, and see how STEM helps people solve problems, achieve goals, and help others.

Authors, Artists and Musicians

Jarrett Lerner
Jarrett offers Blank Comic Book Pages, “Finish this Comic” Comics, and Drawing/Writing prompts to spark children’s creativity.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
The author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and the Elephant and Piggie books invites everyone to join him live at 12 p.m. each day for fun with art.

Ralph’s World Videos and Concerts

Justin Roberts Videos and Concerts

Laura Doherty Videos and Concerts

Oliver Jeffers
Stay at Home Story time with Oliver Jeffers
“For all you folks stuck at home in the coming weeks due to COVID, I will be reading one of my books every weekday, and talking about some of the things that went into making it. We are all at home, but none of us are alone. Let’s be bored together.” Watch LIVE on Oliver's instagram (@oliverjeffers) at 2 PM EST or his website.

Zoo and Nature Center Virtual Visits and Activities

San Diego Zoo
Great material for kids, as well as curriculum for adults.

12 Virtual Tours of Famous Museums

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
From this site, you can watch live footage of nesting owls in Indiana, royal albatrosses in New Zealand, or fruit-eating birds in Panama; learn about different ways to identify birds; and play bird-related learning games.You can also watch fun webcams.

Georgia Aquarium
Watch African penguins, piranhas, jellyfish, sea lions, beluga whales, and more.

Wolong Grove Panda Cam
Watch pandas playing in lush bamboo oasis

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari Facebook Live
“While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational.Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.Don’t have access to social media? No worries! All videos will be posted to this webpage and to their YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends.”

U-46 School District Distance Learning Links