Tundra Publishing: Tundra publishing has collected live readings from a number of their authors and illustrators.
We Are Teachers: a collection of authors doing readers of their books for free online.
BrainPOPGrades: K-8, brings the classroom home with its assortment of educational animated videos, games, and activities. Subjects: Multi-subject, including STEM, literacy, social studies, music, art, and French
KidLit TV: A website with many activities, including a wide selection of read alouds, crafts and activities.
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo WilliamsJoin Piggie and Elephant author Mo Williams, draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing, live at 1:00pm ET or stream online.
Caring for Each Other: Sesame Street has created a project for restoring a sense of normalcy by providing special videos, games, and activities.
#SkillsAtHome Challenge Series:Skills Ontario is challenging you! The current challenge is to create a roller coaster using household items. Are you up for the challenge? This is an online contest and there will be prizes awarded.
Pivot Animator Free program where kids learn coding through animation.
ScratchWith Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. For free!
For Relaxation and Reading
Be Calm on Ahway Island A podcast for kids, original children's stories and meditations for nap time, bedtime and anytime it's relax time. Aimed at younger kids, but older kids might enjoy the guided meditations at the beginning of the podcast. Very relaxing.
Dork Diaries Podcast: The first Dork Diaries book is now being made into a podcast! Listen chapter by chapter to one of our favourite junior books.
I Value Canadian Stories Podcast: Canadian children and young adult authors talk about what sparks their imagination, tips and tricks for young writers, and more.
GoNoodle: There are lots of distractions when you’re learning at home, so help get kids into a classroom state of mind with GoNoodle’s super-fun mindfulness and movement-based games and activities.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Add a mid-day stretch into your daily schedule. The Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel introduces young yogis ages three-plus to mindful movements and poses. Roll out those mats and blast off for an out-of-this-world family-friendly yoga experience.
Ebooks and Audiobooks
Audible: Audible has curated a collection of storybooks that will be provided for free during the school closure.
EBSCO eBooks Cricket Media Subscription Collection: Build strong literacy skills in students from pre-K to 8th grade with short-form fiction and nonfiction titles by Cricket Media. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.
On The News: Free EBook download of a great book to discuss current events with your child.
PebbleGo NextGrades 3-5, Remote Learning Resources. To access click "Sign In" and use the following:
Boukili:Grades: K-plus, a resource to help boost their French reading skills. Download the free app loaded with illustrated French books and incorporate it into your regular storytime for a bilingual reading experience.
Overdrive in French: check out the large collection of children's books available in French. Just filter by language!
Canadian Geographic Educationlaunched its brand-new online classroom with educator-approved videos, activities, articles and more. Look for activities that highlight the world around us—from backyard biodiversity to a digital walkthrough of the Dandora landfill site in Nairobi, Kenya.