Just for Kids

Resources curated by the Youth Services Staff at Princeton Public Library


Free with a Library Card

Brainfuse — LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources to help you achieve your learning and career goals. Includes resources for GED, US citizenship test prep, resume writing, help with Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, and more.

World Book — Online Encyclopedia of articles, selected web links, animations, and interactive maps, games, activities, science, and more.

Creativebug — Find thousands of award-winning arts and crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Kanopy for kids — Stream videos and movies.

Ebooks & audiobooks

Mango — Online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

Muzzy — Online language program for children from beginners to early intermediate language learners. Learn to speak Spanish, Latin-American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese (Pinyin), Korean (RR) and English.

Tumblebook Library — TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world.

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Youth Services Staff Picks List

Virtual Learning Resources & Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Virtual Learning Resources & Activities for Kids

Virtual Learning Resources & Activities for Teens

Digital Book Club Picks for Kids & Families

Digital Book Club Picks for Teens

Great Audiobooks: Kids & Family Edition

Great Audiobooks: Teen Edition

Family Friendly Movies

Podcast For Kids

Podcasts For Teens

About Covid-19

How To Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus 

NPR – Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Coronavirus PSA: How to Fight the New Bad Guy in Town by Jason Reynolds

ABDO Free eBooks about health, etc. — E-books for free through May 31.

NJ Department of Children and Families Covid-19 Information

What is Social Distancing? Smart Videos For Curious Minds

Virtual Story Times

At Home With Emily Arrow

Storytime From Space!

HarperKids Storytime Read Alouds

Brightly Storytime 

The LivBits: Virtual Story Time Events List

Storyline Online 

KidLitTV Read Out Loud

Lolly and Yoyo virtual Fitness classes 

Story Time! from Penguin Kids (11 a.m. daily)

Local Story Times

@story_time_with_jeff_ — JaZams Story Time with Jeff goes virtual; Wednesdays,  10:30 on Instagram

Labyrinth Books -— Princeton University professor Ruha Benjamin reads stories from around the world for K-5; daily, starting this week

Drawing

#quarantineartclub — Illustrator Carson Ellis will be posting daily drawing prompts “for kids and grown-ups alike” on her Instagram page @carsonellis

Draw Everyday with JJK —  At 2 p.m. daily, Jarrett J. Krosoczka will do a live drawing lesson and archive of sessions

@DrawWhat — Tweet your child’s drawing ideas;  illustrators will draw it

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems  — A new video posted 1 p.m. weekdays.

GLUCKSMAN – Art At Home Daily Activities

Math & Sciences

Home Safari Facebook Live with Cincinnati Zoo – Sessions will be offered weekdays starting at 3 p.m. Each session will highlight an animal and provide an activity.

#justlikeRubeGoldberg Challenge

Skype A Scientist 

Math With Minecraft 

Cool Math —Math and Games for kids

Mystery Science — Easy science project for at home learning

Code.org — Hour Of Code

Fun Brain —  PreK-8th grade (Reading, Math, Videos, Games)

GregTangMath

All Subjects

Scholastic: Learn At Home — Free educational resources and activities

Time For Kids — Free educational resources,  activities and books.

BBC Teach — All subjects broken down by grade. Great short clips and activities

Discovery Education — Virtual Field Trips 

Bilingual

Encantos Learning Hub — English/Spanish learning geared toward preschool/early elementary. Adding content daily

¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert — STEM activities by Smithsonian Lab/Smithsonian Latino Center

Teens

Stay At Home Fest

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Penguin Teen’s We Are YA Podcast — New episodes daily

Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

New York Times Daily Writing Prompts

Museums Offering Virtual Tours

Poets.org

ACP Sketch Club — Arts Council of Princeton’s 30 day challenge  #acpsketchclub

Alchemie — Interactive study guides Chemistry

Additional Resources

Khan Academy – Free school day templates for PreK -12th Grade 

20 Online Learning Resources

37 Online Tools For Teachers

Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

SLJ/Teen Librarian Toolbox’s Roundup of Resources for Teachers, Librarians, & Parents

SLJ/The Classroom Bookshelf’s Teaching Resources for K-8 Online Learning

18 Tech Tools for Content Creation, Coding, VR, Audio, and Video