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Below are a list of recommended resources curated by MCFL Librarians. All of these resources are FREE for youth and are both educational and fun!

Coronavirus:

  • Teaching Our World
    To help educators and families provide age-appropriate information about the coronavirus to inform students and ease their fears.

Arts/Crafts/Music:

  • Creativity Catapult
    A research-backed, expert-curated collection of activities that promote creativity skills in children ages 2-14.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
    Join beloved children’s author and illustrator, Mo Willems, for a series of creative and fun doodle classes.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art for Kids
    Made for, with and by kids, MetKids allows you to explore the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a whole new way. Featuring an interactive museum map, behind the scenes videos and creative projects to try at home.
  • 1-2-3 Andres
    Latin-Grammy winners 1-2-3 Andres brings interactive music for kids and families that teaches Spanish language and Latin American culture. With nursery rhymes, songs, and stories, your children will learn while singing along.
  • The Singing Walrus
    Interactive, catchy songs designed to encourage children to engage with the music and learn new things in a playful way.

Coding:

  • Codecademy
    Recommended for ages 8 and up, users can learn to code interactively in twelve different programming languages.
  • ScratchJr
    Introduction to coding that allows children ages 5 and up to create their own interactive stories and games.
  • Vidcode
    Recommended for 3rd grade and up, Vidcode allows users to create video filters, simulations, augmented reality and other creative projects, all while learning the fundamentals of computer science and web programming.

Math:

  • Funbrain
    For Pre-K through 8th grade, Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
  • Khanacademy
    Practice exercises and instructional videos for kindergarten to calculus.

Reading and Literacy/Author & Stories/Storytimes:

  • Authors Read Everywhere
    YouTube Channel featuring readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice and more produced by various authors.
  • Teaching Books
    Database of thousands of read-along audiobooks, author and illustrator interviews and movies, and book trailers.
  • PBS Kids
    Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS Kids shows!
  • Kidlit TV
    Extensive resource for all things children’s literature! Features storytimes with authors, drawing classes with illustrators, tutorials, book trailers and more.
  • We Are Teachers – Big List of Authors Doing Readings
    Your one stop destination to find your favorite author and where they’re doing readings online.
  • Storytimes from Space
    A project of the Global Space Education Foundation, Story Time from Space sends children’s books to the International Space Station so astronauts can read them to you!

Science & Nature:

  • Stuck at Home Science (bilingual) 
    Designed for families to explore, investigate and have fun learning together without leaving home. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.
  • Learn at Home
    An essential website that gives children, families, and educators valuable cross-curricular, literacy, and current events resources. Scholastic will continue to update and augment this resource as the crisis unfolds. Updated to include Spanish resources.
  • National Geographic Learn @ Home Page 
    Curated collections of learning activities to implement at home. Subjects covered include biology, ecology, earth science, georgraphy, physical geography and social studies.
  • NASA STEM Page
    Activities and opportunities selected by NASA STEM experts for all grade levels.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Live
    Variety of live web cams featuring the various animals at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Narrated feedings are also offered daily.
  • MRWMD Owl Cam
    Live look inside one of 10 Barn Owl boxes at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District.

Students with Learning Challenges:

Recursos en Español:

  • Stuck at Home Science (bilingual)
    Un recurso bilingüe. Diseñado para que las familias exploren, investiguen y se diviertan aprendiendo juntos sin salir de la casa. Todas las actividades usan artículos para el hogar fáciles de encontrar y son apropiadas para una variedad de edades.
  • Peep and the Big Wide World 
    ¡Celebra la curiosidad y las emociones de descubrir! El currículo de ciencias de PEEP invita a los preescolares a investigar activamente su mundo a través de la exploración del agua, los sonidos, las plantas, el color, las sombras y las rampas (movimiento).
  • Sesame Street Learning 
    Juegos, videos y actividades para familias, con información específica sobre cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre COVID-19.
  • Nasa Stars en Español 
    Webcasts en vivo producidos por la NASA, en español.
  • The Spanish Experiment
    ¡Cuentos infantiles traducidos al español y luego leídos en voz alta!
  • Tumble Biblioteca en Español 
    Libros ilustrados animados, leidos en voz alta, en español.

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