HOMEWORK AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The Center for Interactive Learning is providing FREE, LIVE, INTERACTIVE learning for students in grades K-6 starting March 23. You must register for this and you can do so from their homepage.
STORY TIME AT HOME
Can’t get out to story time? Let us bring Story Time to you! These resources include stories presented by a wide variety of people- from librarians to actors, there’s sure to be a story here for you to love!
KidLit TV provides read aloud stories, as well as story-related activities you and your kids can do together!
Storyline Online is a collection of stories for kids in grades K-3, read by a variety of actors!
EXCERCISE AT HOME!
Being home is no reason to be lazy! Check these links out for family workout ideas, no gym necessary!
Darebee provides workout and fitness ideas, printable goals sheets, nutrition ideas, and more! The site has a handy set of filters to find the perfect workout info!
VIRTUAL TOURS AND MORE!
Live Cams at Zoos
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Youtube Channel–Videos of animals to keep you entertained. Look for more learning resources from the zoo
Check out these great live cams of animals at the San Diego Zoo.
Take a look at this walk through of the Boston Children’s Museum.
If you love art, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris has a stunning virtual tour you can take from your desktop OR your mobile device. View art online in a standard layout, or switch to “street” view for the ability to “walk around”. When viewing on a mobile device, moving the phone or tablet around will give you different viewing angles of the art pieces you are exploring.
For a very cool virtual timeline of art, history, and geography look no further than the British Museum in London. Here, you can click on different points (represented by colored dots in a 3D format) and look at and read about different museum pieces from that time period. In addition, you can listen to audio clips giving more information abut the piece you are viewing.
If a virtual walking tour is too strenous, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul provides a online exhibit of artwork as well as a great virtual walking tour. Like the Musée d’Orsay, the walking tour is realistic, as moving your mobile device will give you different viewing angles to enjoy the exhibits.
At the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, enjoy a walking tour or online exhibit of sculptures, beautiful Renaissance paintings, and more!
If you’ve seen Le Café de nuit (The Night Cafe ) at the Yale Art Gallery and fell in love with Van Gogh, visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and get your fill of his work. Both an online gallery and a walking tour are available.
For opera lovers (or those just curious), the Metropolitan Opera provides several opera performances to watch, free of charge!
If it’s just music you’re looking for, the Seattle Symphony is providing free broadcasts of their performances.