Fun Things To Do

Read Alouds

Authors Everywhere  - YouTube channel with read alouds, writing workshops, activities, and more.

Daniel Radcliffe Reads Harry Potter!: Watch Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter of Harry Potter along with others!

Oliver Jeffers Website: Author of the Day the Crayons Quit and many more is reading each of his books and having a chat every weekday.

Storyline Online: A huge variety of books read online by celebrities for free.

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.

Online Activities

BrainPOP Grades: 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

Harry Potter at Home: Join this newest addition to the wizarding world, for fans new and old!

KidLit TV: A website with many activities, including a wide selection of read alouds, crafts and activities.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Williams Join 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.

Downloadable Games

Pivot Animator Free program where kids learn coding through animation.

Scratch With 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

Podcasts

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.

Circle Round podcast - folktales adapted for young children

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.

Physical Activity

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.

AudioBookCloud all ages, eAudiobook database

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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.

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On The News: Free EBook download of a great book to discuss current events with your child.

TumbleBookLibrary Grades K-6, Children's eBook database

Virtual Tours

Keep on Learning!

Language

Capstone Interactive eBooks Grades K- 6+, Interactive eBooks including fiction and non-fiction. To access click "Log In", then enther the following information:

Username: continue

         Password: reading

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IXL: This digital hub helps students from kindergarten through grade 12 master math and English language arts skills.

Orca Publishing: a collection of resources for parents school from home, including readings and fun activities.

Read Canadian at Home: a resource site for parents, including many reading and writing activities for children.

Read Together Be Together: a collaboration between Penguin Random House and Parents magazine to provide readings, storytimes with celebrities, and activities for parents.

Scholastic Learn at Home Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Time for Kids: Time for Kids has made their entire digital library free for the rest of the year, including ready-to-go teaching tools, worksheets, and quizzes.

Science

CEMC at Home The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing launched, a free platform filled with fun math and computer science activities.

Grades: 4-12

​​Khan Academy Grades: K-12, a free resource to enhance at-home studies. With a strong math and science focus

Math

IXL: This digital hub helps students from kindergarten through grade 12 master math and English language arts skills.

 

Khan Academy Grades: K-12, a free resource to enhance at-home studies. With a strong math and science focus

Math-drills.com Free printable math worksheets with answers

 

Prodigy Free online game that helps primary and intermediate students learn and practice their math skills.

 

TumbleMath Grades K-6, Math eBook database

 

Multi-Subject

Crabtree: Crabtree publishing has made it’s complete collection free until June 30th. All the books are helpfully organized by subject!

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Ontario Online Educational Resources: Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home.

PebbleGo Grades K-3, Remote Learning Resources. To access click "Sign In" and use the following:

Username: engaged

Password: learning

PebbleGo Next Grades 3-5, Remote Learning Resources. To access click "Sign In" and use the following:

​Username: engaged

Password: learning

French

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.

Les Meilleurs Moments TFO short films en Français about interesting Franco-Ontarian History

 

Ontario Online Educational Resources (French) Trouver les ressources pour aider les élèves des paliers élémentaire et secondaire à exercer leurs habiletés en mathématiques et à apprendre à la maison.

Overdrive in French: check out the large collection of children's books available in French. Just filter by language!

Social Studies

Canadian Geographic Education launched 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.

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