As we strive to work and play from home, it’s helpful to have easy-to-find, accessible resources for children. Much of what we do during this time will take place online. Save time searching for things to do or view by choosing activities from the resources below. We’ve compiled a list of learning and play tools, including digital books, kids podcasts, yoga workouts for children, and age-appropriate science experiments. You can even visit several zoos and aquariums across the country by accessing live webcams!
Newbery – award winning books for older children
Caldecott – award winning books for younger children
Audible – free for teachers for 1 year!
When School is Closed – FunShine Express Character Counts story
Webcams at the Pittsburgh Zoo – penguins and cheetahs
Georgia Aquarium Live Cams – puffins, jellyfish, beluga whales
Houston Zoo Webcams – giraffes, elephants, ants, rhinos, chimps
San Diego Zoo Kids – resources, photographs, videos, activities, and games for children
National Geographic Kids – games, experiments, simulations, and more
GoNoodle – Try some of our favorites: “Peanut Butter in a Cup” for a high energy chant, or “Melting” to get ready for some quiet time or after rigorous outdoor play.
Live PE with Joe – weekdays at 9:00 am
Special Needs & Homeschooling Resources
Homeschooling Tips from University of Lafayette – sample schedules to get you organized and activity ideas