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
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
Cleveland Inner City Ballet – Virtual ballet classes!!!
Disney & Khan Academy
Khan Academy 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 Mouse – Free 30 day trial with no obligation to continue
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
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.
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
Learn a Little Something
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)
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
Around the World
Virtual Field Trips
Museums Around Massachusetts
Tour A New City
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
Palace of Versailles
Bran Castle – The castle that inspired Bran Stoker’s Dracula!
Updated April 24, 2020