On-Line Resources for Kids

ON-LINE BOOKS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES…

Bookflix from Scholastic
Another great product from Scholastic is now available: Bookflix pairs Weston Woods classic picturebooks with quality non-fiction titles for an amazing learning experience for preK through 3rd grade. You will find it all here  username:  Learning20 | password: Clifford

TumbleMATH
For a limited time we are pleased to offer TumbleMath: the most comprehensive collection of math picturebooks available on-line!
If prompted please use the following:  Username: matumbles  Password: trial

STORYTELLING

Storyline Online
This award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storytime will never be the same! Start listening here

Authors Everywhere
A Youtube Channel created and run by children’s book writers and illustrators. You’ll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.   Check it all out here

Story Seeds Podcast
A podcast that captures the magic that unfolds when kids ages 6-12 collaborate with beloved storytellers who grow original stories inspired by their story ideas! Start your journey here

WBUR’s Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

Julie’s Library is a new podcast hosted by legendary actress and author Julie Andrews and her daughter, children’s book author Emma Walton Hamilton. It will launch on Wednesday, April 29 with a six-episode release, and more episodes will come later this summer!

KIDS CREATE: Arts, Cooking, Crafts and more!

Cooking for Kids with America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen Kids’ Young Chef’s Club will introduce kids to the world of food and cooking.  Maybe someone else will be cooking you dinner tonight!

Manchester by the Sea Coloring Book
Check out this awesome coloring book filled with local history thanks to the Manchester Historical Society here 

Peabody Essex Museum
Get Creative at Home with PEM!  You will find Peabody Essex Museum inspired crafts and more!

Emily’s Idea by Christine Evans and illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens is the story of how a simple creative act can spread a message of love and acceptance around the world.  You will find the on-line story and creative activities here to help you bring this message to your world!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (from the Kennedy Center)
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. So grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo here

Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Draw Everyday with JJK
Catch up with Manchester’s favorite author-illustrator for daily drawing webcasts here

Ideas for Creating Puppet Show Magic
Paper Puppet Play with author / illustrator David Hyde Costello…here
A Light Up Shoe Box Theatre…here
Pom Pom Monster Puppets…here

Pom Pom Fun is HERE!
Anne Weil of Flax & Twine creates pom-poms; you can too!…here
Then choose from 3 styles of pom-pom shooters using materials you have at home.  Physics has never been so much fun thanks to Left Brain Craft…here

Finger Knitting with Flax & Twine:
Try finger knitting with these step-by-step instructions  HERE

MOVEMENT & PLAY

Breathe with Me Guided Meditations
Miriam Gates guides young ones ages 4–8 through six guided breathing meditation exercises to promote body awareness, calm anger, feel stronger in new situations, energize in the morning, and relax at bedtime.

Bari Koral Kids Yoga and more
Bari Koral offers kids yoga, music, and mindfulness on YouTube.

Sesame Street
Join Sesame Street friends at Caring for Each Other, a webpage filled with games, videos and art to help you breathe, laugh and play together.

Boston Children’s Museum: 100 Ways to Play
In celebration of their 100th anniversary, Boston Children’s Museum shares 100 ways for you to play, at home and in the world.  Ignite your sense of play here

MUSIC

The Pied Piper with The American Pops Orchestra
In a town where music and dancing are forbidden, The Pied Piper finds herself sorely out of place. She’ll have a tricky time convincing the locals that music is the answer to their problem…RATS!!! Can music solve the town’s problem and restore joy to the people? Join the APO for a family friendly story with music, laughter, and community and sing along to some of your favorite tunes here

Lincoln Center’s #ConcertsForKids lineup…Sonia De Los Santos!
This Latin Grammy nominee brings you an inspiring mix of old and new songs, weaving a personal musical story that touches on universal themes of understanding across all backgrounds.  Enjoy Sonia’s joyful concert from the comfort of your home here