Resources for All

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
Art Games

Fine Arts for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Draw Everyday with JJK – Draw with Author & Illustrator Jarret J. Krosoczka

Doodle with Mo Willems

Stutz & Fox – Book Fun Activities

Keeping Active
Cleveland Inner City Ballet – Virtual ballet classes!!!

Learning Fun
Disney & Khan Academy

Khan Academy Math

Bedtime Math

Science Activities for Kids of All Ages

Museum of Science – Technology is All Around Me – Free classes!!

Science with Bill Nye

Mensa for Kids – At home learning

ABC MouseFree 30 day trial with no obligation to continue 

PBS Kids

Special Education Teacher’s Suggested Activities for Learning at Home

Author Kate Messner’s List of Favorite Learning Resources

Abdo Zoom – Online Research for Beginning Readers

Mass Audubon – Explore Nature at Home

Magic Tree House Home Adventures

Virtual Story Times & Author Reads
Famous people reading stories!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Author Grace Lin Reads From Her Books!

Actor Josh Gad Is Reading Books to Kids Online Every Night

Online Read-Alouds, Story Times, Sing-Alongs and More!

Storytime with Ryan & Craig

Chris Van Dusen Reads

Kid Lit Authors Help Out!

#SAVEWITHSTORIES – Instagram account of actors reading stories 

Mac’s Book Club Show – Author Mac Barnett reads aloud

Dav Pilkey to Launch Online Series!

Levar Burton Reads

Dolly Parton Bedtime Stories

Storytime from Space

Michelle Obama Reads


Learning Fun
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.

Authors Read
Authors Everywhere

Neil Gaiman Reads Aloud

Virtual Author Events – Penguin Random House

Helping Children Learn at Home
Parent’s, Everything You Do is Going to Be Valid

Writing Prompts


Learn a Little Something
Khan Academy

Free Online Courses from Top Universities

The Great Courses One Month Free

Ivy League Courses for free

NASA Lesson Plans

We Are Teachers -Thing to do at home

DK Books Stay Home Hub

See Some Animals
San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Go on an African Safari

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of Winter the Dolphin)

Edinburgh Zoo


Bird Library Livestream

Vancouver Aquarium – Jelly Cam

Warrior Connection Puppy Cam

Roger Williams Park Zoo School!

Tropical Reef Aquarium

See a Show or Hear a Concert
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Stream

Broadway Plays and Musicals

Stream a live concert, all genres

Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Brattle Virtual Programs

National Theatre UK

Live Nation – Various music concerts!

Virtual Museum Visits
Washington, D.C.

Around the World

Virtual Field Trips

Museums Around Massachusetts

Tour A New City

Ellis Island

Rijks Museum Amsterdam

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

Explore the Catacombs of Paris

Explore the World’s Largest Cave

New England Whaling Museum – Museum from home

Mystic Seaport Digital Museum

Virtual Castle Tours
Windsor Castle

Buckingham Castle

Palace of Versailles

Bran Castle – The castle that inspired Bran Stoker’s Dracula!

Updated April 24, 2020

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