Resources available for free while schools are closed organized into two groups: Ages 0-5 and Grades K-6 

Bookworms

A book club for grades K-3!

Read the book using the link, make a craft, and check out our discussion questions for you to talk about the book with someone at home!

The Bad Seed by Jory John

  1. Interactive Read-Aloud with 1st Grade Teacher Ms. Mai:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwnBA6JU124&feature=emb_rel_pause
  2. Discussion Questions:

What do you think it means to be bad? What does it mean to be good?

What was the Seed like at the beginning of the book?

Was the Bad Seed really bad? Why?

Did the Bad Seed change by the end of the book? How did it change?

How many stars* do you give this book? *(1 star meaning- I didn’t like the book, up to 5 stars meaning-This was the best book I’ve ever read!)

 

Giant Sunflower Handprint craft: http://maistorybook.com/2017/09/29/maistorybook-library-the-bad-seed-giant-sunflower-handprint-craft/. Scroll down for step-by-step directions to make this easy, fun craft out of materials you already have at home!

 

Bonus activities to do at home:

http://enterprise.supadu.com/images/ckfinder/687/images/storytime/PPSG_BadSeed_Activity.pdf

https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/activity-guides/AG-9780062881861.pdf

Horse Meets Dog by Elliot Kalan and Tim Miller

1. Watch and listen to the book being read by Mai, a 3rd Grade Teacher and creator of MaiStoryBook, here: https://youtu.be/PZmjX8LjXcw

2. Discussion Questions:
Would you rather be a horse or a dog? Why?
Would this book make a good movie? Why?
Does the ending feel like a real ending? Or maybe a beginning? Why?
How many stars* do you give this book? *(1 star meaning- I didn’t like the book, up to 5 stars meaning-This was the best book I’ve ever read.)

3. Make a craft here (scroll down to Horse vs. Dog Activity for instructions and printable template): http://maistorybook.com/…/maistorybooklibrary-horse-meets-…/

 

Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires

“Binky The Space Cat” read-Aloud by school teacher Lisa Butler here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRCUdKG5ndk

Discussion Questions:

  1. What if Binky got outside? How do you think the story would change?
  2. What if Binky didn’t like his humans? How would the story be different?
  3. Did the book end the way you expected? Why?
  4. How many stars* do you give this book? *(1 star meaning- I didn’t like the book, up to 5 stars meaning-This was the best book I’ve ever read.)

 

Create a secret identity for your pet or favorite stuffed animal. Print a secret identity badge here: http://earlylearning.momtrusted.com/2013/04/secret-agent-id-card-free-printable/

BONUS: Print “Binky The Space Cat” Activities here: https://www.kidscanpress.com/sites/default/files/products/assets/BinkyTheSpaceCat_2028_storytime.pdf

Learning and Activity Resources for Early Childhood ages 0-5

May 18 update: Mass Guidelines on staying safe during reopenings

April 6 update: CDC Guidlines for face masks

 

Learning Resources

Read Me First!

 

Covid-19 Activity Kit — Books, websites, and advice to help explain current events to children from The Healing Library

(Skip to page 10 for family resources)

 

Activity Calendars (Provided by Demco, Inc.)

April – Activities

April – Early Literacy

May – Activities

May – Early Literacy

June – Activities

 

Girl Scouts

https://www.gsema.org/en/programs/girl-scouts-home.html

Free online resources to everyone for at-home learning and fun!

 

Gale

https://www.galepages.com/mlin_s_norfolk

Browse by age group and find great information on history, science, people, places, animals…everything!

More Gale Links:

Science of Bubbles:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A600162723/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=61516f20

All About Butterflies:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/SGIJZG454869362/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=2ae3a42e

All About Scorpions:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/QIQTXB979382350/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=c2c06aa5

All About Snakes:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/LILTVJ390456536/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=cb324123

Animals in Space

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/OMPNNS004058608/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=82fc4cfa

Pop Rock Reactions:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A601325170/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=7fc09e61

Improve Your Drawing Skills:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A55653965/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=493ad7f8

 

123Homeschool4Me

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

Free worksheets and activities for all grades. Also provides links with more information about homeschooling.

 

Adventure 2 Learning

https://app.adventure2learning.com/account/register?plan=Monthly

Lesson plans, resources, and more

Create an account, choose the ‘monthly’ option, and input code LEARN60 for free 2 months

 

Virtual Museum Tours

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR1jNUrI1FthVYR9Slu64gbuviEIE6QVxxoim8TdwnkbuETsMjrUyLeMIpM

 

Miss Humblebee’s Academy

https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/c19micro3?id=open&db=MHA

 An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!

All Kids Network

https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Free educational resources, worksheets, writing prompts, themed coloring pages, craft and snack ideas for parents, teachers & caregivers.

 

Bedtime Math

http://bedtimemath.org/

Bedtime Math is a national nonprofit that ignites kids’ curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math. It offers playful online math problems for parents to do with their kids every day, as well as lively hands-on games. 

 

Beanstalk

https://beanstalk.co/

interactive educational pre-school children’s content company

 

Lakeshore Learning

https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources/free-resources?utm_content=B_A_FreeResources&utm_campaign=20200220_1689045_RetailWebSplit&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sf&sfid=Aafh6m8l6TE%3d&sfmc_j=1291&sfmc_s=3350244&sfmc_l=23&sfmc_jb=1162&sfmc_mid=110006712&sfmc_u=80270

Lessons and activities PreK-5th grade

 

Books/Entertainment

Julie’s Library

https://www.julieslibraryshow.org/  or on your favorite place to get podcasts.

Julie Andrews and her daughter read books to us! 

 

Activity Village

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/school-closures

Coloring pages, worksheets, puzzles, etc.

 

Facebook Group: Stuck Inside

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2809868005761916/?hc_location=group

Ideas and Activities for being stuck inside

 

Jbrary

https://jbrary.com/storytime-online/

Great resources for parents to have their own story times!

 

Facebook Group: Mr. Jon and Friends

https://www.facebook.com/MrJonandFriends/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARA6h1b5F4Hhguz7mzE8xTnuA065ISB2HFYVOjqFXR07zOZQV_NXc_OG9BghAqXGlCF_h9X6uLch6I-6&fref=mentions

Energetic band for families putting up weekday Live Streams and Fun Videos for the next two weeks at 10:30am 

 

Facebook Group: The Band of Heroes

Link here

Children 12 and under can have a pre-recorded video, live chat, or storytime with Wonder Woman, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, or Princess Anna. Free to all but donations are welcome!

 

Learning and Activity Resources for Children Grades K-6

May 18 update: Mass Guidelines on staying safe during reopenings

April 6 update: CDC guidelines for face masks

 

Learning resources

Read Me First!

 

Covid-19 Activity Kit — Books, websites, and advice to help explain current events to children from The Healing Library

(Skip to page 10 for family resources)

Activity Calendars (Provided by Demco, Inc.)

April – Activities

April – Early Literacy

May – Activities

May – Early Literacy

June – Activities

 

Girl Scouts

https://www.gsema.org/en/programs/girl-scouts-home.html

Free online resources to everyone for at-home learning and fun!

 

Gale

https://www.galepages.com/mlin_s_norfolk

Browse by age group and find great information on history, science, people, places, animals…everything!

More Gale Links:

Science of Bubbles:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A600162723/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=61516f20

All About Butterflies:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/SGIJZG454869362/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=2ae3a42e

All About Scorpions:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/QIQTXB979382350/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=c2c06aa5

All About Snakes:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/LILTVJ390456536/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=cb324123

Animals in Space

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/OMPNNS004058608/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=82fc4cfa

Pop Rock Reactions:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A601325170/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=7fc09e61

Improve Your Drawing Skills:

https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A55653965/ITKE?u= mlin_s_norfolk&sid=ITKE&xid=493ad7f8

 

123Homeschool4Me

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

Free worksheets and activities for all grades. Also provides links with more information about homeschooling.

 

Adventure 2 Learning

https://app.adventure2learning.com/account/register?plan=Monthly

Lesson plans, resources, and more

Create an account, choose the ‘monthly’ option, and input code LEARN60 for free 2 months

 

Virtual Museum Tours

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR1jNUrI1FthVYR9Slu64gbuviEIE6QVxxoim8TdwnkbuETsMjrUyLeMIpM

 

Miss Humblebee’s Academy

https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/c19micro3?id=open&db=MHA

 An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!

 

Albert

https://www.albert.io/

Online learning grades 5 and up

General content subjects including AP, SAT, ACT, ELA, math, and NGSS

 

American Panorama

https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/

Explore visual data of America with maps through the ages

 

Authorfy

https://authorfy.com/

Brings readers and writers closer together through interactive video masterclasses, downloadable activities, and other writing resources

 

All Kids Network

https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Free educational resources, worksheets, writing prompts, themed coloring pages, craft and snack ideas for parents, teachers & caregivers.

 

Bedtime Math

http://bedtimemath.org/

Bedtime Math is a national nonprofit that ignites kids’ curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math. It offers playful online math problems for parents to do with their kids every day, as well as lively hands-on games. 

 

Lakeshore Learning

https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources/free-resources?utm_content=B_A_FreeResources&utm_campaign=20200220_1689045_RetailWebSplit&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sf&sfid=Aafh6m8l6TE%3d&sfmc_j=1291&sfmc_s=3350244&sfmc_l=23&sfmc_jb=1162&sfmc_mid=110006712&sfmc_u=80270

Lessons and activities PreK-5th grade

 

Hour of Code

https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

Tutorials for learning to code for all ages

 

Math Score

http://www.mathscore.com

Individuals that sign up for free home version accounts can master their math facts for free.

 

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Journey through nearly 14 billion years of history in this self-guided, six-hour version of Big History.

 

Discovery K12

http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Online homeschool curriculum

 

YouTube Channel: Crash Course Kids

https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids/featured

Dive into Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy. Great for grades 5 and 6

 

Club SciKidz

http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.

 

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/611770255064350720/remote-learning-with-khan-academy-during-school

Online learned for all ages with livestreams and further resources

 

Better World Ed

https://betterworlded.org/coronavirus-learning-unit/

A Learning Unit about Coronavirus — evolving weekly and even daily

 

Breakout EDU

https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Collections of digital games that students can play at home covering K-8 in all subject areas.

 

Brain Pop

https://go.brainpop.com/COVID19?utm_source=covidhub&utm_medium=hero&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=free-access

Games and learning activities for K-8 grade

 

Books/Entertainment

Audible

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Free audiobooks for kids

 

Julie’s Library

https://www.julieslibraryshow.org/  or on your favorite place to get podcasts.

Julie Andrews and her daughter read books to us! 

 

All Kids Network

https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Worksheets, craft ideas, coloring pages, etc. K-2

 

Tumblebooks:

K-6 children’s ebook database

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books

K-6 math ebook database

https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

 

Facebook Group: McHarper Manor

https://www.facebook.com/McHarperManor/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARDihOe4iPF3jXmUf8-JGpcuGlE25eXoyqp9GgfaFrtS8VJFpHnGcgC4uH3jFi9dFFGTj4jIZXsjQeN_&fref=mentions

Art tutorials and ideas, geared towards upper elementary kids

 

Facebook Group: Ms. Meyer’s Come Draw With Me

https://www.facebook.com/WendyMeyerArt/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARBWLxaHWQqhBjoJQqYRgsHO3GXdYCahOuOndEsNXvLbJTOKWafHjhq28nOJITI26a8eFaC5OlQ1NEn6&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCz7oQvhSBe5j_r6L1-D5YVZSlSzU1Zz6yMKfwUElbJWb6jrR3w9gtX40jXGM4awDXH3BJqMfSSN8NQaO6stnddNy_p9Ehz397KAtmWh85FXf4rHWmjEQE2X0pEE3G584Qzibcc7lXuvWQxm-bEzx6zyfAlBQI_9KUJSax-hVXVjQRlGOaBxBAgo1ytiN4NiVXcPvJ9TmN8A9NbXQ

Learn to draw!

 

Jarett Lerner

https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

Make your own graphic novel

 

Camp Kindness Count

https://www.campkindnesscounts.org/kind-world

Camp Kindness Count is a non-profit organization that supports social emotional learning and character development in elementary school aged kids.

 

Activity Village

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/school-closures

Coloring pages, worksheets, puzzles, etc.

 

Facebook Group: Stuck Inside

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2809868005761916/?hc_location=group

Ideas and Activities for being stuck inside

 

Facebook Group: Mr. Jon and Friends

https://www.facebook.com/MrJonandFriends/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARA6h1b5F4Hhguz7mzE8xTnuA065ISB2HFYVOjqFXR07zOZQV_NXc_OG9BghAqXGlCF_h9X6uLch6I-6&fref=mentions

Energetic band for families putting up weekday Live Streams and Fun Videos for the next two weeks at 10:30am 

 

Facebook Group: The Band of Heroes

Link here

Children 12 and under can have a pre-recorded video, live chat, or storytime with Wonder Woman, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, or Princess Anna. Free to all but donations are welcome!

 

 

Youth programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library

Questions? Please call Courtney Allen, Senior Youth Services Librarian at (508) 528-3380 x5 or send an email to [email protected].

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