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Story Time from Space
Videos of astronauts reading books from the International Space Station. A project of the Global Space Education Foundation.
Digital Public Library of America E-Learning Resources
DPBLA's primary source sets are helpful resources for educators preparing to teach remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each set contains a variety of primary sources, context, lesson plans, discussion questions and student activities.
Stuck Inside Facebook Group
A public Facebook group created by members of a story time group for librarians and educators created to share free (even if just for the duration of the current pandemic) online educational and entertainment resources.
Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more.
Live streamed events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.
Videos, podcasts, crafts, activities and more from a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
NPR asked experts to answer questions kids may ask about coronavirus and made it into a comic. Includes a link to a printable zine-style template and instructions on how to fold the template into a small zine.
Podcasts for kids
For kids running out of entertainment, podcasts are an option. This list of pods to listen to with toddlers and preschoolers is compiled by Lindsay Patterson, who co-hosts “Tumble Science Podcast for Kids." They are all available free on nearly any podcast app.
Database of books supported by Reading Counts! quizzes and guided level reading
Mystery Science is offering access to their most popular science lessons for anyone to use for free.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williems
Popular children's author Mo Willems is offering a daily video series for readers, artists, and makers. Videos are posted at 1 pm ET each day and can be viewed later as well.
YouTube channel created children's book writers and illustrators with workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
Educational games for kids
Use the #operationstorytime tag to find authors offering video readings of their books. This blog post has a list with links to several authors using the tag.
Meals for children during school closures
Palm Beach County School Food Service is providing 'Grab and Go' bags filled with breakfast, lunch, supper, and a snack. Boxes of food from Feeding South Florida will also be available on specific dates per location.