Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Learning From Home Resources

While everyone is learning from home, there are many resources that have become available to help you. Please keep an eye on our Children’s Blog and our social media pages as we will be updating with library resources, book reviews, and videos regularly.

Don’t forget about our digital library and databases where you can find ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, movies, articles, newspapers, and more.

Here are some excellent resources to try at home.

 

Learning From Home Resources

Tumble Books - eBooks for Kids 
Narrated picture books for kids.

Tumblebooks has granted us open access to all of their databases through September 30, 2020! Click here to login.*

 

Gale has provided access to some excellent resources for everyone from preschoolers up to college students.  These include primary sources and various media formats.

https://www.gale.com/covid19access

 

Scholastic has some really great learn from home resources here, sorted by grade level and grouped around different subjects. Pick a topic and dig in!

 https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

The Cincinati Zoo is doing virtual safaris every day with their animals! You can find the list plus crafts and activities to go with each one here:

http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/?fbclid=IwAR2v_0OZ8K2lpSyuUhMH5A6oEmDRVqjMmqbdVsiT6Yr9WTdavNpCKYErjzI

 

Content From Authors and Illustrators

 Kate Messner is doing a wonderful job of compiling videos from authors/illustrators, and updating it constantly, here:

https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/

 

Do lunchtime doodles with Mo Willems here: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 

Jarrett Lerner is adding new drawing and activity pages to his website every day: https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

 

Jarrett Krosoczka is providing a drawing lesson from his studio every afternoon here: http://www.studiojjk.com/

 

Jess Keating has a video writing series (plus lots of fun resources on her website) here: https://jesskeating.com/write-with-jess/

 

Kate DiCamillo is also doing a writing series! Watch the first one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA1CTuZ27Bs&feature=youtu.be

 

There’s a new podcast called Kids Ask Authors, which is exactly what it sounds like! There are 4 episodes available so far:

https://www.kidsaskauthors.com/

 

Get a free ebook copy of the early chapter book Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro

https://www.zoeyandsassafras.com/free-ebook

 

 Additional Resources

Kids Activities Blog has a roundup of all the free or discounted subscriptions for learning resources available: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

 

Podcasts for kids from Common Sense Media: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/08/06/common-sense-media-shares-great-podcasts-kids/

 

Sesame Street is adding lots of new kid-friendly content. You can also click on 'For Grown Ups' at the top to find resources for parents, including a link to their free ebooks:

https://www.sesamestreet.org/