We are all trying our very best to stay healthy and safe during the COVID19 pandemic. One way to say healthy and safe is to practice social distancing. This means that we are spending A LOT of time at home. Below is a curated list of various digital resources for all ages. Virtual museum visits, drawing classes, ballet classes, you name, we got it!
And don’t worry, this list is far from complete!
Don’t see a resource that you have found, feel free to suggest it!
So Many Resources!
Julie Andrews Reads – Starts April 29th!
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Public Portal & Free Resources
Goleta Valley Library – Ideas to keep busy at home(for all ages!)
Arts & Crafts
Draw Everyday with JJK – Draw with Author & Illustrator Jarret J. Krosoczka
Stutz & Fox – Book Fun Activities
Cleveland Inner City Ballet – Virtual ballet classes!!!
Disney & Khan Academy
Museum of Science – Technology is All Around Me – Free classes!!
Mensa for Kids – At home learning
ABC Mouse – Free 30 day trial with no obligation to continue
Abdo Zoom – Online Research for Beginning Readers
Mass Audubon – Explore Nature at Home
Virtual Story Times & Author Reads
Famous people reading stories!
#SAVEWITHSTORIES – Instagram account of actors reading stories
Mac’s Book Club Show – Author Mac Barnett reads aloud
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
EduHam at Home – EduHam at Home was created in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that forced school closures throughout the country. It is an extension of the Hamilton Education Program (EduHam), which has served more than 160,000 students across the country since 2016. Through EduHam, students study primary source documents from the Founding Era, learn how Lin-Manuel Miranda used such documents to create the musical Hamilton, and finally create their own original performance pieces based on the same material.
Virtual Author Events – Penguin Random House
Helping Children Learn at Home
Parent’s, Everything You Do is Going to Be Valid
Learn a Little Something
We Are Teachers -Thing to do at home
See Some Animals
San Diego Zoo Live Cams
Vancouver Aquarium – Jelly Cam
See a Show or Hear a Concert
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Stream
Live Nation – Various music concerts!
Virtual Museum Visits
New England Whaling Museum – Museum from home
Virtual Castle Tours
Bran Castle – The castle that inspired Bran Stoker’s Dracula!
Updated April 24, 2020