Teaching and Learning Resources for Families During COVID-19 Grades 3-5
Storytimes & Read-Alouds
Brightly Storytime-From Penguin Random House. Picture book read-alouds.
Reading is Fundamental Read-Aloud Videos-Over 200 animated read-alouds (Pre K-6th grade) from a trusted source that also features lesson plans, activities, and printables.
Storyline Online-Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books. Available 24 hours a day and also includes teachers’ guides with suggested activities.
Activities to Do at Home
Brains On-A science podcast for families from American Public Radio.
National Geographic-Games, videos & more on a wide range of topics.
Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids Online-Learning resources, i.e. activities, games, apps and animal live streams from the National Zoo.
Sketchpad-Make digital art online. Can be used on a computer or tablet.
NPR Kids & Families Podcasts-Wow in the World focuses on learning more about the world!
Reading Rockets-Resources, activities and reading tips focused on building reading skills and developing a love of reading.
Hour of Code-Coding tutorials for beginners and up. Make art or design a game using popular characters from Disney movies.
Scratch-Scratch is a programming language for beginning coders 8 years and older. Use the website or download the free software.