Programs; Craft Kits; Learning; Reading; Games; Aquariums; Museums; Zoos… Choose your adventures!
Alphabet Book Video!
Here is a video of a book published by local author, Roger Straub, from Higganum. His character and cartoon drawings are Mac O’ Moodus. Click here or on the picture to watch the short 6 minute video of the book.
Storytime & Toddler Tunes Continue!
10am on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Music with Margie 11am: Jan 26, Feb 2 & 6, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18, and June 1.
If you like Lucas the Spider [below] we think you’ll enjoy Marcel the Shell with Shoes!
Have you seen Lucas the Spider? Besides his being wicked cute, we like the idea that he encourages curiosity and may help children not to be afraid of spiders.
Here are some Lucas the Spider 1-2 minute cartoons. Enjoy!
Lucas the Spider – Jumping Spider
Lucas the Spider – Marvelous Maizie
Lucas the Spider – Too Hot to Handle
Lucas the Spider – What Is This?
15 Minute Lucas the Spider – All Episodes
Nintendo Switch games are available for checkout at Brainerd! Here are some examples of what we have.
Create your very own Blob Opera.
No vocal skills required!
Click here or on graphic.
Here is a link to a free yoga video!
2-minute Children’s Sun Salutation from a BML Children’s Assistant with music from Sunny Train
What is MuseumMobile?
Typically a Museum Naturalist visits elementary schools. They explore science & nature through experiments, games, and natural objects. Now, they offer online versions of some lessons. Check out these 1st grade videos and materials on ponds & frog life!
Harry Potter at Home
Bringing Hogwarts to You!
Wizarding World introduces the Harry Potter at Home Hub. Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, “introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of magic to their daily lives.”
Free, Easy Science for Remote Learning
To help educators and parents Mystery Science is offering their most popular science lessons for free. No account or login is needed. They curated this starter set of science lessons.
Money and Budgeting for Kids!
In this kid-focused webinar, J.W. Fansler of Purdue University shares fun and educational personal finance lessons for elementary and middle school aged children. The lessons are designed to spark conversations about money and the importance of spending wisely. If you’re looking to incorporate financial literacy into your homeschool lessons, this webinar is a great place to start.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books with creative illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more.
Storyline Online receives 100 million views annually from all over the world.
Reading aloud to children improves reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, and inspires a lifelong love of reading. Books include curriculum developed by an elementary educator, to strengthen comprehension, verbal, and written skills.
Free Online Mindfulness Class for Kids!
Mindful Schools is offering mindfulness classes for kids! Join them online – for mindful activities, mindful movement, read-alouds – and have fun exploring mindfulness together.
Starfall: Math, Language Arts, and Music for Pre-K to Grade 3
Starfall.com® opened in 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read. It has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool through 3rd grade. Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Starfall activities are research-based and align with Individual and Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.
Free coding for young children
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves — then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life.
American Eagle Foundation Bald Eagle Live Nest Cams!
These Nest Cams provide high-definition insight into the Bald Eagle nesting process. At the start of nesting season, Bald Eagles return to their ‘home nest’ and begin ‘nestorations.’ Sticks are brought in to reinforce the structure, and soft nesting material provides the protective nest “bowl” for the 1 – 3 eggs. Incubation is about 35 days. Eyes are pealed for the first ‘pip’ or breakthrough of the egg shell by the baby inside. Viewers get to watch these babies grow and develop from downy bobble-heads to feisty and magnificent Eaglets, ready to take their first flight into the wild.
San Diego Zoo Kids
Learn about the different animals at the zoo. Includes animal facts, stories, videos, games, and craft activities
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
Enjoy sea otters as they frolic, watch sharks and fishes glide through their habitats, view busy tropical fishes, and be hynotized by glowing moon jellies. They have 10 live cams to choose from as well as other exciting resources to explore for all ages.
Georgia Aquarium: One of the World’s Largest Single Aquatic Exhibits
GALLONS OF WATER= 6.3M+ : TUNNEL= 100 ft : SPECIES= 50+
The Ocean Voyager gallery is home to 4 whale sharks, 4 manta rays and thousands of other fascinating fish. Ocean Voyager features an acrylic tunnel to view thousands of marine creatures on all sides, as well as a giant acrylic viewing window to explore our oceans. The webpage features webcams to other exhibits in the aquarium.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Here is the link to the digital resources, educational tools, and interesting online curiosities of the Peabody Museum! The Peabody encourages the curious and invites explorers of all ages to search collections and engage with their programs. Their doors may be closed right now, but they are opening windows into the many digital resources available at the Peabody and across the internet.
Mystic Seaport Digital Museum
The Mystic Seaport Museum is working hard to bring the museum to you! Within these pages you will find collections of videos, blogs, articles and ways for you to continue to interact with them. They are curating new content to share with you, from an insider look at Watercraft Hall and other behind the scene tours they think you will love! Come back often as they are updating frequently.