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Watch Our Online Storytimes
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Watch our online storytimes on our YouTube channel.

See our AWESOME storytellers present their favorite stories!
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Posted by Logan Library - Children's Chat on Thursday, 26 March 2020

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Online Learning
Librarian recommended sites to help with online learning and have some fun.

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Free Online Storytimes


Brightly Storytime
Watch Miss Linda read her favorite children's books.   Also check out the "Brightly Storytime Flip-Along" where you can watch the pages turn as the book is read.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDcpsppkgAlr35bTtImMn2NY_4HP9C88z
Harper Kids
Watch some of your favorite authors read and talk about their picture books.  Also includes videos, ideas for book-related crafts and snacks, and other activities.
KitLit TV
Enjoy story time with authors at KLTV HQ!  KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award, the Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy, and one of the American Library Association's Great Websites For Kids. Also available on https://www.youtube.com/kidlittv.
Storyline Online
Features well-known actors such as Kristen Bell, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and many more, reading children's books online.  Choose from old classics like "Where the Wild Things Are" to newer favorites like "When a Dragon Moves In."  Each story comes with a printable activity guide.  Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
Storytime from Space
Watch NASA astronauts read their favorite children's books from the International Space Station!

Learning Activities


Code.org
Learn computer science.  Activities for all ability levels and age ranges.
Jumpstart
Although this is a commercial website, they offer a lot of free activities for kids, featuring art, crafts, science, reading, geography, and more.
Khan Academy
A resource with videos explaining math, science, social studies, language arts, test prep, and computer science.
Leo at Home
The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation in Salt Lake City has created a "community classroom" featuring exhibits at the interactive museum and links to all kinds of science and art education online.
Lunch Doodles
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. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
Scholastic Learn At Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids thinking, reading, and growing.  For preschoolers through grade 9.
Stem in the Home
Lots of links to fun resources with ideas for learning science, technology, engineering, and math at home.
The Tinkering Studio
Experiments with science, art, technology, and delightful ideas.
Tumble Math
Use story books to help teach math!  This is a great way for kids to have fun learning mathematics.
World Book Online
Username: utah
Password: pioneer
 World Book Online offers far more than an online encyclopedia for teaching children from early childhood through high school.  It is a treasure trove of learning resources and fun activities. You will need to sign in with a user name and password.

Other Fun Stuff


AudioBook Cloud
Free audiobooks for all ages.  
Go Noodle
GoNoodle┬« engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are.  This is a fun way to keep kids in shape!
Indy's Child
From Indiana, a list that everyone can use with ideas of things to do with kids while you're all stuck at home together!
Nat Geo Kids
Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos!  Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more are available for free.
PBS Kids
Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts, and other PBS Kids shows!
Tumblebook Library
Thousands of children's e-books, including picture books, chapter books, read-alongs, graphic novels, non-fiction, and more, all available online!

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Fun Web Sites and Homework Helps
Featured databases and websites

Homework Helps

  • IPL Science Resource Guide - From the Internet Public Library, pages on how to do a science fair project, samples of completed projects, ideas for projects, magazine articles on different areas of science, and resources to help complete a science fair project.

Online Research by Subject

  • Websites, article databases, electronic books and more organized by subject.

Fun Websites for Kids

  • Discovery Kids - Science is squishy, yucky and noisy. Includes a kids chat room, online science games, and a station guide.

What Happened on Your Birthday?

  • Websites to help you discover historic events occurring on the day you were born.
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More Homework Helps More Fun Web Sites

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NoveList K-8 Plus
A database about books specifically for younger readers.

Recommended Children's Book

Owly and Wormy, bright lights and starry nights
Andy Runton

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On a slightly scary camping trip to study stars in the night sky, Owly and Wormy make new friends.

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