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Learn and Play at Home

We know that staying home for an extended period of time can be difficult, and we’re here to help! The links below will direct you to educational, enriching, or just plain fun online resources. Check back often, as we will be updating this page as we learn about new resources.

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Kids

OWWL Library System Resources

Owwl2Go for Kids Browse the collection and access ebooks and audiobooks by downloading the Libby app

Learn a Language Learn a new language through fun, interactive activities

NovelNY for Students A wide variety of online databases

Stories & Literacy

Jbrary Storytime Online Resources Links to online storytimes, yoga classes, podcasts, and more!

Storyline Online Children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.

Kate Messner’s collection of videos from children’s authors, including read-alouds and writing and drawing mini-lessons

Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest Podcast A “wildly enchanting fairy tale podcast” by children’s author Adam Gidwitz!

Storytime From Space Astronauts reading stories from SPACE!

Kids Ask Authors Podcast A podcast by children’s author Grace Lin! Listen to episodes and submit questions, book reviews, or jokes! The podcast will be releasing 3 special episodes per week! Hour of Code Free coding games

International Children’s Digital Library A library for the world’s children

Learning Games

ABCya Reading and math games

National Geographic Kids Over 100 fun, engaging, and interactive science, action, adventure, geography, quiz, and puzzle games from National Geographic

PBS Kids Games

Starfall Fun reading games for grades pre-k to grade 3

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

Nat Geo @ Home At-home ideas for the family

NYSM Portal to Online Educational Resources & Activities links to the popular virtual “Fieldtrips,” digital collections, online resources, and many fun activities for kids derived from the New York State Museum’s research and collections.

RMSC Science Activities for Home Resources from Rochester Museum and Science Center, including guides for at-home science experiments, virtual exhibits, and live science demonstrations

Citizen Science Study the world around you and send the data to scientists

NASA STEM Engagement Explore NASA STEM Resources for Students

Access Mars Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams Live footage of penguins, sea otters, sharks, jellyfish, birds, and more!

Discovery Channel Virtual Field Trips Amazing virtual field trips

Mystery Science Free science lessons

Hour of Code Coding activities for all ages

Code.org Take free online computer science and coding courses or participate in Hour of Code activities. For grades K-12.

Scratch A collection of computer programming activities for kids. Create your own game!

Google Arts & Culture Online tours of places as varied as Easter Island and the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan, and virtual access to pieces by artists such as Van Gogh and Edvard Munsh

Jarrett Krosoczska’s YouTube Channel Webcasts about books, as well as art lessons

Screen-Free Drawing Games from Jarrett Krosoczska

JarrettLerner.com Author/Illustrator Jarrett Lerner provides writing and drawing activities, such as: blank comic book pages, “Finish This Comic!” comics, and drawing/writing prompts.

Collections of Resources

Talking is Teaching Early learning resources and suggested activities

101 Resources for Home-Schooling During COVID Crisis A list compiled by Today

Children’s Museum of Houston Resource Page A great page full of educational resources

WXXI Education Learn @ Home Educational resources such as virtual events, newsletters, broadcast info, activities, calenders, and more for kids, teens, and adults!

Sesame Street in Communities Games, printables, videos, and more on topics such as Health & Hygiene Daily Routines, Exploring Emotions, Science, and Literacy. Check out their new Health Emergencies page!

PBS Kids Play fun and educational games, sign up for a daily newsletter with activities for at-home play and learning

New York Public Library Sign up for a NYPL library card for access to TONS of free online resources, including ebooks and audiobooks. Free for NYS residents!

Boston Children’s Museum A variety of learning resources for children of all ages

Khan Academy Free online learning and test prep for all ages

Distance Learning with Khan Academy Kids Resources for home learning

TEDEd high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons Sign up for their daily newsletter!

National Geographic Kids Videos, activities, and more

Kids Activities Blog List of educational companies offering free subscriptions.

Scholastic Learn at Home Daily projects to keep kids reading and learning

Lakeshore Learning Printables, lessons, worksheets, flash cards, craft ideas, and more

Teens & Adults

OWWL Library System Resources

Owwl2Go Browse the collection and access ebooks and audiobooks by downloading the Libby app

Local History Resources Access geneaology resources, historical newspapers, and archival collections

Books & Literature

The Beginners Guide to Reading Webcomics Tips to welcome you to the world of webcomics

Teen Ink Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums.

Virtual Tours and Events

National Park Virtual Tours Virtually tour 33 national parks

National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tours

Google Arts & Culture online tours of places as varied as Easter Island and the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan, and virtual access to pieces by artists such as Van Gogh and Edvard Munsh

Science and Technology

Hour of Code Coding activities for all ages

Code.org Take free online computer science and coding courses or participate in Hour of Code activities. For grades K-12.

NASA STEM Engagement Explore NASA STEM Resources for High School Students

Collections of Resources

WXXI Education Learn @ Home Educational resources such as virtual events, newsletters, broadcast info, activities, calenders, and more for kids, teens, and adults!

Free Online Ivy League Courses A list of 450 Ivy League courses you can take online now for free

Khan Academy Free online learning and test prep for all ages

New York Public Library Sign up for a NYPL library card for access to TONS of free online resources, including ebooks and audiobooks. Free for NYS residents!

#QuaranTEENS Activities to help you cope with COVID-19 and learn from the news. Includes viral challenges, crafts, mindfulness, QuaranTEEN Kitchen, and more.

Art

Color Our Collections Free coloring books from 13 museums

Cool But Easy Drawing Tutorials DIY Projects for Teens pulled together this list of 35 different drawing tutorials. Learn how to draw hands and eyes, a caricature, a colorful cat, Pikachu, a 3D maze, and more.