WEB-BASED LEARNING | GENERAL RESEARCH | MATH RESOURCES SCIENCE RESOURCES | READING AND AUDIOBOOKS | SOCIAL STUDIES, HISTORY, AND BIOGRAPHY | WRITING AND MORE | TUTORING FOR KIDS
FREE, WEB-BASED LEARNING
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.
Khan Academy offers free lessons in a variety of subjects and for learners of all ages. Covering topics from simple math to coding to Advanced Placement (AP) help, Khan Academy is sure to have something for you!
Scholastic Teachables—A vast collection of information, lesson plans, and worksheets for a variety of subjects, searchable by grade, subject, and more. For grades K-8. Access with username: Connecticut and password Libraries.
World Book has made all of their online resources available for free until April 30. Find learning for all ages in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish!
Use username: wbsupport and password: distancelearn to access!
Explora Elementary is for elementary school students looking for information on most any topic. It makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results Articles can be sorted by reading/lexile level.
Scholastic GO–A general research database for kids and teens of all ages. Access with username: Connecticut and password Libraries.
Watch & Learn Library –A multi-subject collection of brief educational videos and supplementary materials for grades Pre-K-3. Access with username: Connecticut and password Libraries.
TumbleMath–Math activities for kids of all ages. Access is available until August 31, 2020. Access with username: tumble2020 and password A3b5c6.
Bedtime Math–We’re a nonprofit that helps kids love math like playtime or dessert. Here’s what we’ve created to get kids fired up about numbers. Best for kids Pre-k-5th grade.
Funbrain Math–This website primarily has math games for kids in elementary school, with some games to practice skills for older kids too!
Scienceflix is a great resource for kids in grades 2-5. It has the latest on all STEM related news. You can browse topics, find experiments and learn about careers in science. Click here to access from home.
Today’s Science gives you the latest in science news written especially for students in grades 5 and up. You’ll get in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Featured articles offer easy access to related content such as crossword puzzles, videos, cartoons, and questions.
Mystery Science provides science lessons for kids in grades K-5!
Family favorite National Geographic provides lots of articles about animals, nature, and countries for kids in grades 4-6! Caregivers- check out the families tab for information you can use with your kids!
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database students in all grades.Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, and technology and wildlife. Use the advanced search option to search for material by grade level.
Science Kids–This website has information and games for everything from animals to space, health to technology and lots of other science topics in between. For grade two and up.
DK Find Out!–is a new online resource for children ages 7-11 bringing together the very best of DK’s extraordinary images and unrivaled content.
READING AND AUDIOBOOKS
BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning for children in grades pre k – grade 3. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Features 80 fiction-nonfiction pairs and 20 Spanish pairs. Click here to access from home.
TUMBLEBOOKS A collection of animated, talking picture books for kids in grades K-5 with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles. Includes Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographic), TumbleTV (pre-set playlists of a sequence of books) and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Created from existing picture books.
Abdo Books has a beautiful digital library to explore! Available until June 2020. Access with username: Abdo Secondary and password 2020.
AudioBookCloud–Audiobooks for all ages, provided by TumbleBooks. Access is available until August 31, 2020. Access with username: tumble2020 and password A3b5c6.
Audible has made their children’s and teen collections FREE until schools are back in session. Audiobooks are available for preschool toddlers to high-schoolers. Titles are available in a variety of languages, too! Access from your computer or on your mobile device through the app available in the iTunes or Google Play marketplace.
International Children’s Digital Library–This website has picture and chapter books in many different languages that can be read online. Good for kids in elementary and middle school.
The Internet Archive has a wide selection of books to chose from for all ages–some in different languages! While there are a variety of tools to help you search here, it is easiest to search by title, if you have one in mind!
For more GREAT ebooks, audiobooks, and more, visit our DOWNLOADS page! Material for all ages, available FREE with your library card!
SOCIAL STUDIES, HISTORY, AND BIOGRAPHY
Freedomflix–American political and social history, from ancient times to the present. The material here encompasses videos, books, and additional resources and project ideas, all for grades 4-8. Access with username: Connecticut and password Libraries.
TrueFlix is an online resource for kids in grades 3 and up that brings books to life. It features electronic versions of Scholastic’s award-winning True Books series paired with topical videos, project ideas, age-appropriate web links, and interactive educational games. Click here to access from home.
CultureGrams Kids Edition features a colorful collection of 106 country reports perfect for school projects and homework assignments; States Edition offers kid-friendly reports on all 50 states. Switch between editions with a simple click. For grades K-5.
History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, as well as full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, and nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video. While it has materials for grades 1-12 and into college, children below high school would best be served using this database with the help of an adult to create an advanced search specific to their reading level.
Biography Reference Centeroffers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. Younger readers should work with an adult and use the advanced search options to find material at their reading level.
WRITING AND MORE
Merriam Webster Word Central–Features a dictionary, thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, daily buzzword, games and build your own dictionary.
TUTORING FOR KIDS
New Haven Reads provides free tutoring after school and on Saturdays.