Welcome to the West Virginia Library Commission's collection of educational resources for families from libraries and library partners to use during the the COVID-19 quarantine.
While this is by no means a comprehensive list of items available, it is a starting point for fun, educational ideas and resources to help homeschool children during this worldwide pandemic.
The page will be updated as new resources become available, so check back often.
National Summer Learning Association has a Learning Hero Roadmap to guide parents and caregivers with tips for math, reading, life skills, and more help to keep kids on track while schools are closed. Visit https://www.summerlearning.org/knowledge-center/keep-calm-learning-is-on/ to download the guide.
For more information and schedule, visit WV Public Broadcasting
Full-Time Kid is all about being arts, crafts, and experiments perfect for kids of all ages! From DIY science experiments to playground games, spunky eight-year-old Mya Reyes shares her tips, tricks and all around knowledge so you too can have what it takes to be a full-time kid. (from PBS)
The hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom! (from Wizarding World website)
"Goodnight with Dolly” launches on April 2, 2020. This 10-week series will focus on comforting and reassuring children during the shelter-in-place mandates. Dolly hopes these videos will provide a welcomed distraction during a time of unrest and also inspire a love of reading and books in the hearts of the children who see them.--From Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Join LaVar Burton as he offers read-alouds three times a week on his Twitter account. https://twitter.com/levarburton
Mondays at noon EDT, Children stories
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. EDT will be Young Adult stories
Starting April 3, Fridays at 9 p.m. EDT stories for adults
The children’s picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrator Helen Oxenbury is the inspiration behind many neighborhood " Teddy bear hunts." Be sure to place a bear in your window, then start looking for others!
Enjoy this Harry Potter Escape Room designed by Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA.
A virtual gathering of children's lit authors, books, and readers that will bring the book festival experience to everyone. All festival content is FREE to view! You can watch all the festival panels in your browser or through YouTube. The organization will post the links to each session on their festival schedule page.
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