SCPL Logo
Kids

Kids

Coronavirus Resources

The following resources are free or temporarily free during the COVID-19 school closures.

For Parents

Ready Rosie - Healthy at Home  ReadyRosie is developing this free toolkit as a resource to support families with information and resources for supporting children birth to Kindergarten in their care.

The ultimate parents’ guide to education and activity resources  A long list of resources on education, reading, wellness and much more from the Washington Post.

KQED At Home Learning  This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast on KQED Plus in the Bay Area as well as free corresponding digital learning media and activities for at-home learning

Encantos  Bilingual at home learning resources to enrich your child’s home instruction

Scholastic for Families Here are some additional Scholastic resources for keeping the learning going from home. They will be adding more each day

Duolingo Learn a language for free

Sesame Street Here you’ll find tons of multi-media tools and printables in both English and Spanish designed for children from birth to six

Common Sense Media Resources for families during the coronavirus pandemic

Stay at Home with Candlewick Press Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more!

At-Home Early Math Learning Kit for Families: Ideas for Supporting Young Children’s Math Skills During Coronavirus and Beyond from D.R.E.A.M (Development and Research in Early Math Education)

 


For Teachers

PBS Classroom

Scholastic for Teachers Teaching remotely for grades K-12: Free resources and strategies

Abdo Digital Bookshelf Free access to online books through May 31st

Exploring Nature Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Free resources to support continue learning during school closures

Kahn Academy offers free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. 

Smithsonian Learning Lab gives teachers have access to millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more. You will also find pre-packaged collections that contain lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian museum educators as well as thousands of classroom teachers like you.

Colorin Colorado A bilingual site for ELL students and parents. 

 


For School Districts

Teachers can request that their principals or school administration sign up for these resources for free during school closures.

Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.

Brainpop Free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school, anywhere, that is closed due to the coronavirus during the period of their closure.

Capstone Pebble Go  Complete a form to request free access to PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next, and Capstone Interactive eBooks while your school is closed.

Jason Learning’s Online STEM Curricula is Offered Free to School Districts Impacted by Coronavirus

Kids Discover Online Request 3 months of free access to Kids Discover Online

Vidcode Submit a to get access to Vidcode’s full computer science curriculum and coding platform at no cost until May 2020. Students will be able to access courses from home as a supplement to your other e-learning measures.

 

Lego Challenge

Join our 8 week summer Lego Building Challenge. You will only need common Lego pieces to complete these challenges. To join the fun, register each week via our online calendar, June 10 through July 29 . On Wednesday, you will receive an email with the weekly challenge. If you would like to share your creation, post a photo on our SCPL Lego Building Challenge Facebook page. Bonus building challenges will be posted there for intermediate level Lego fans.  

Kids Create

Look for twice weekly recordings of Kids Create - STEAM and crafts combined. Recordings will be released on Tuesdays and Fridays. SCPL Kids Create Videos 

Fun Activities

Virtual Field Trips

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Resources

Fun Author Sites

SCPL Online Programs

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Online Storytimes: go to our virtual calendar for more detailed information. All Zoom programs require advance registration.

Program Name Format Day/Time
Toddler time with Julie Zoom Mondays @ 10:00am

Cuéntame un Cuento

Zoom Mondays @ 5:30pm
Storytime with Jeanne FaceBook/Youtube Thursdays @ 10:00am
Storytime with Mel Zoom Fridays @ 10:00am

 

Check out our SCPL YouTube Channel for additional online programs.

Other Online Activities

The following resources are free or temporarily free during the COVID-19 school closures.

For Parents

Ready Rosie - Healthy at Home  ReadyRosie is developing this free toolkit as a resource to support families with information and resources for supporting children birth to Kindergarten in their care.

The ultimate parents’ guide to education and activity resources  A long list of resources on education, reading, wellness and much more from the Washington Post.

KQED At Home Learning  This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast on KQED Plus in the Bay Area as well as free corresponding digital learning media and activities for at-home learning

Encantos  Bilingual at home learning resources to enrich your child’s home instruction

Scholastic for Families Here are some additional Scholastic resources for keeping the learning going from home. They will be adding more each day

Duolingo Learn a language for free

Sesame Street Here you’ll find tons of multi-media tools and printables in both English and Spanish designed for children from birth to six

Common Sense Media Resources for families during the coronavirus pandemic

Stay at Home with Candlewick Press Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more!

At-Home Early Math Learning Kit for Families: Ideas for Supporting Young Children’s Math Skills During Coronavirus and Beyond from D.R.E.A.M (Development and Research in Early Math Education)

 


For Teachers

PBS Classroom

Scholastic for Teachers Teaching remotely for grades K-12: Free resources and strategies

Abdo Digital Bookshelf Free access to online books through May 31st

Exploring Nature Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Free resources to support continue learning during school closures

Kahn Academy offers free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. 

Smithsonian Learning Lab gives teachers have access to millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian's museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more. You will also find pre-packaged collections that contain lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian museum educators as well as thousands of classroom teachers like you.

Colorin Colorado A bilingual site for ELL students and parents. 

 


For School Districts

Teachers can request that their principals or school administration sign up for these resources for free during school closures.

Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.

Brainpop Free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school, anywhere, that is closed due to the coronavirus during the period of their closure.

Capstone Pebble Go  Complete a form to request free access to PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next, and Capstone Interactive eBooks while your school is closed.

Jason Learning’s Online STEM Curricula is Offered Free to School Districts Impacted by Coronavirus

Kids Discover Online Request 3 months of free access to Kids Discover Online

Vidcode Submit a to get access to Vidcode’s full computer science curriculum and coding platform at no cost until May 2020. Students will be able to access courses from home as a supplement to your other e-learning measures.

 

Lego Challenge

Join our 8 week summer Lego Building Challenge. You will only need common Lego pieces to complete these challenges. To join the fun, register each week via our online calendar, June 10 through July 29 . On Wednesday, you will receive an email with the weekly challenge. If you would like to share your creation, post a photo on our SCPL Lego Building Challenge Facebook page. Bonus building challenges will be posted there for intermediate level Lego fans.  

Kids Create

Look for twice weekly recordings of Kids Create - STEAM and crafts combined. Recordings will be released on Tuesdays and Fridays. SCPL Kids Create Videos 

Fun Activities

Virtual Field Trips

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Resources

Fun Author Sites

SCPL Online Programs

Santa Cruz Public Libraries Online Storytimes: go to our virtual calendar for more detailed information. All Zoom programs require advance registration.

Program Name Format Day/Time
Toddler time with Julie Zoom Mondays @ 10:00am

Cuéntame un Cuento

Zoom Mondays @ 5:30pm
Storytime with Jeanne FaceBook/Youtube Thursdays @ 10:00am
Storytime with Mel Zoom Fridays @ 10:00am

 

Check out our SCPL YouTube Channel for additional online programs.

Other Online Activities