WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY LIBRARY

Online Learning/Reading Resources

A list of resources for free learning and reading anytime and anywhere! We'll keep adding as we find them!

ActLocally Waco's list of Waco resources

Online Coloring Pages from Children's Book Week
https://everychildareader.net/cbw/coloringpages-2020/

PBS has tons of great reading videos...but don't take our word for it!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa8HWWMcQEGStVxurBtLn8nkDxGc3j3ow

Take your own Magic Tree House adventures, from your home!
https://www.magictreehouse.com/go/

Free resources for elementary school students! Learn, make and explore even if you're staying home.
https://www.dk.com/us/information/home-learning-for-kids/

FREE eBooks for students grades PreK-5
http://ebooks.lernerbooks.com/refererlogin/prek-5/prek-5/

FREE eBooks for students grades 6-12
http://ebooks.lernerbooks.com/refererlogin/6-12/06-12/

Great activities for kids of all ages
https://cliengagefamily.org/english/family-engagement-search-and-filter/

LeVar Burton brings his special voice to Twitter with short fiction.
https://www.cbc.ca/books/levar-burton-bringing-his-weekly-short-story-podcast-to-twitter-as-livestream-series-1.5520416

Check out YA author Veronica Roth's virtual tour as she promotes her new adult book!
https://veronicarothbooks.com/tour/

Dolly Parton reads bedtime stories every Thursday! (Starts April 2)
https://mailchi.mp/imaginationlibrary/goodnight-with-dolly?e=%5bUNIQID%5d

Harry Potter at Home is your ticket to the wizarding world!
https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Free webcast every weekday at 1 PM with Jarrett J. Krosocka, creator of graphic novel Hey Kiddo
https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk

Live streams with professional authors and illustrators, Stimola Live
https://www.stimolalive.com/

Daily Doodles at noon with Mo Willems
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Virtual Q&A with Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout
Via Twitter @halseanderson

New Podcast, Kids Ask Authors, with Grace Lin (first episode 3/16)
https://www.kidsaskauthors.com/

Author Grace Lin, reads from her books
https://www.youtube.com/user/gracepacy

Author Kate Messner collected lots of fun videos with your favorite authors
https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3H2lgvfdp1wyTwG-exbXthrpt_XmubD_XerM38OgAetYMFqkx8-V1Am4Y

Khan Academy, K-12 courses, plus test prep, college and adult learning modules
Khanacademy.org

Save with Stories, your favorite actors like Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams reading great books
Via Instagram @savewithstories

Scholastic Learn at Home
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?caching

Actor Josh Gad is reading to kids every night!
https://chipandco.com/actor-josh-gad-is-reading-books-to-kids-online-every-night-during-coronavirus-quarantines-383789/

Lots of your fave authors reading their amazing books!
https://coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=%28cool%29+progeny&utm_content=%23OperationStoryTime+-+Your+Favorite+Authors+Host+Story+Time+Online

Yale University's The Science of Well-Being available for FREE!
https://www.classcentral.com/course/the-science-of-well-being-10346

More virtual storytimes with cool celeb readers!
https://www.facebook.com/borrowreadrepeat/photos/a.175173209231737/2838634502885581/?type=3&theater

Free Audible stories for all ages (and in LOTS of languages!)
https://stories.audible.com/discovery

More online resources from Children's Book Council
https://www.cbcbooks.org/readers/reader-resources/publisher-online-resources/

Virtual Travel Sites

Enjoy a tour of the amazing San Diego Zoo!
https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Explore Yellowstone Park!
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Go all the way to Mars with the Curiosity Rover!
https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Visit a working farm with pigs, cows and more!
https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Visit the Louvre without hopping on a plane!
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

The Great Wall of China is a wonder of the modern world! See it here!
https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-chinahttps://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Tour the British Museum and history comes to life!
https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

This game puts you on a street somewhere in the world. Guess where you are and earn points!
https://www.geoguessr.com/

Visit the National Zoo or the Smithsonian!
https://www.si.edu/kids