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!
Abdo Books has a great digital database specially designed for younger readers and learners. Focusing on animals, biographies, and STEAM, there is an option to LISTEN to articles, as well as some content in Spanish! Available until June 2020. Access with username: abdo zoom and password 2020.
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!
Starchild Sponsored by NASA, this site is a learning lab for up and coming astronomers grades three to five.
Mystery Science provides science lessons for kids in grades K-5!
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 childrenin 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 Elementary 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!
ABC Fast Phonics–This tutorial site makes use of cartoons, audio narration, sounds, and clickable words to teach phonics. Phonics rules and practice pages are included. Appropriate for Kindergarten through second grade. You must have Flash enabled to use this site.
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
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.
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.