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Children’s Resources


Resources to help Parents/Teachers

For additional helpful sites visit Events and More and Virtual Museums and More.

ABCya! educational games and activities for school-aged children.

ABDO Zoom – Online research for beginning readers.

CCE Marine Digital Education – Fun and educational marine science topics that will enhance and your child’s distance learning.

CK-12– Offers free interactive lessons for parents and students K-12.

Discovery Education– Offers free virtual field trips and activities.

Harry Potter At Home Includes book, activities, crafts, articles, puzzles and more. Need to register for the site.

PBS Crash Courses -Exploring a wide range of subjects from Science to Social Studies, Crash Course offers it all in quick-paced, imaginative videos aimed at learners of all ages.

Scholastic Learn at Home – Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Sesame Street – Play educational games, watch videos, and create art with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more of your favorite Sesame Street muppets!

Smithsonian’s History Explorer– Interactive lessons, activities, as well as primary and secondary sources to enrich learning.

SoftSchools.com –Provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes, free phonics worksheets, coloring sheets and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics. These printable math and phonics worksheets are auto generated.

Starfall Education – Opened as a free public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics.

Suffolk Libraries at Home

Time For Kids – Free access for the school year.

Arts & Crafts Activities

All Free Kids Crafts– Browse popular crafts and printables for kids of all ages.

Easy Peasy and Fun– Crafts for Kids, Coloring pages and more. This site can be used without registering and paying a fee.

Happiness is Homemade–Includes activities, crafts and printables for kids.

Databases

Britannica School- Elementary Edition – Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and more.

CultureGrams – Provides information on the Us and cultures of the world.

Gale Kids Infobits – Gale Kids Infobits contains age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5 and more.

Tumblebooks Library – TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated books, e-books, graphic novels, read-alongs, puzzles/games, videos and more.

Reading/Storytimes

Authors Everywhere – Children’s book writers and illustrators bring to you read alouds, writing workshops, exercises, writing games, art demos, and more!.

Baby and Me – Virtual Baby and Me at Children’s Museum of the East End(CMEE). Tuesdays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Ages 2-16 months. Visit their Facebook page for Pizza & PJ Night-Live, Fridays @ 6 pm.

Goodnight with Dolly – Thursday evenings at 7 PM.

Julie’s Library – Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma will settle into the reading nook for a new story.

Operation ASL Storytime – Storytime in American Sign Language.

Read Along with PBS Kids
Penguin Kids Daily Storytime
Pete The Cat Virtual Storytime

Storynory– FREE audio stories for kids, including fairytales, original stories, myths, poems, music, history and audiobooks all read beautifully by professional actors.

Storyline Online – Popular books read by popular actors.  (Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA)

StoryPlace – Great activities for preschoolers.

Transit Tots – Story-time at the NY Transit Museum. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 am – 10:30 am. Recommended for ages 2-5. Previous story-times available on website.