CHCCS - Public Libraries Easy Access Program - All students and staff can use their district student or staff ID number and a secured password allowing easy access to research databases, tutoring and test prep, downloadable books, audio books online.
100+ Video Read Alouds - Some overlap with other sites, but all in one place for children to click and choose. Courtesy of Indianapolis Public Library
Audible Stories Free access to story collections on audible in multiple languages.
Authors Everywhere! - This is a Youtube Channel created and run by children's book writers and illustrators. On this channel, you'll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more. We hope that we can offer you some fun, some distraction, and a creative outlet for any feelings that might come up during this time.
Draw Every Day with JJK - Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s daily drawing lesson.
The Fable Cottage - Bilingual Tales for Language Learners
JK Rowling - JK Rowling is allowing an open license to teachers to read the Harry Potter series to kids!
Mo Willems Daily Doodle - 1pm Daily Doodle with author Mo Willems. Sponsored by the Kennedy Center.
KidLit TV - Author read-alouds, podcasts, book-related crafts & activities
Mouse Circus - Author Neil Gaiman's site for kids, with activities and videos of him reading The Graveyard Book and Coraline!
#Operation ASL Storytime - American Sign Language Storytimes Youtube Channel
Read Brightly - Lots of storytime options with read alouds of some new favorites.
Read, Wonder and Learn - from author Kate Messner - Favorite Authors and Illustrators share resources for learning anywhere. You’ll find a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (shared with permission from publishers!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day.
Reading Resources for Parents - Provides tips to encurage and nurture reading at home
Spanish Playground - Spanish reading for kids, including links to stories online, downloadable stories, and printables.
Storyline - Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Unite for Literacy - Mostly nonfiction ebooks for very young readers. Text displayed in English or Spanish, with read aloud option in 43 languages including Burmese and Karen.
We Are Teachers - Storytime Video Series featuring children’s book authors + We are teachers - Big list of authors doing online read alouds and activities
Or follow #OperationStoryTime
Celebrities and authors reading books aloud!
Daily Author Readings
COVID-19 Community Learning Resources - General resources curated from a variety of links including Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools COVID-19 site, Content are learning, virtual field trips, at-home family learning schedules, CHCCS food distribution sites, author read alouds and more
PBS for Parents - Finding Ways to Play - Educational activities for the whole family
Scholastic Learn At Home - Day-by-day guide for kids levels PreK-6+ and has reading, writing, virtual field trips, that work together as a lesson.
Socratic - Not sure how to help your child with their at-home work? Get un-stuck from learning with free help from Socratic. Just scan your homework question and the app's Artificial Intelligence technology will provide educational resources including videos, definitions, and Q&As to help your student along (without you answering the question for them).
Science resources from Mystery Science
Math resources in Spanish from Disfruta Las Matematicas
Resources for bilingual families from Colorin Colorado
Brains On: Science for Kids - Kids interview scientists on a wide variety of subjects
Wow in the World - Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids- This podcast show is led by kids. You ask the questions and they find the answers.
10 Tips for Keeping Students Engaged During School Closures - Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools - March 2020
A list of activities that parents can help facilitate at home to keep their children engaged during school closures.
20 Online Learning Resources to Get You through Coronavirus School Closures - Swing Education -
Social Emotional Learning
"The Secret to Keeping Your Kids Happy, Busy and Learning if Their School Closes Due to Coronavirus" By SUSIE ALLISON - MARCH 15, 2020 - An article outlining suggestions for parents to keep younger children busy and engaged during school closures
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): (National Association of School Psychologists)
Talking to Children About Coronavirus (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Talking to Young Children about Coronavirus (PBS Kids for Parents)
Talking to Teens about Coronavirus (NY Times)
Essential information from Kids Health about COVID-19 for families
Multilingual Colorin Colorado resource centers and fact sheets
Kid-friendly comic (NPR)about COVID-19
Helping kids through questions and concerns
Mindfulness Classes for K-5 students - 1pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays via Facebook Live