Saturday, March 14, 2020

Schools Closed? Share These Online Resources with Your Families

[Note: in this time of increased confusion, remember to be wary of links that are listed as free if you don't know their source. Keep in mind all that we know about online safety]

AUTHOR EVENTS ONLINE
Children's book author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka  writes on 3/13/20: "Gina and I are transitioning to homeschooling. We need to keep the kids on a schedule and we are imagining we are far from alone. We want to help. Every weekday at 2:00 pm ET (1:00 pm CT) for at least the next few weeks, I'll host free webcasts for you and your kiddos. If you can't watch live, each art lesson will be archived. Get your kids creating, drawing, using their imagination. We will get through this together."



Author/illustrator Ben Clanton of Narwhal and Jelly fame writes: "Stuck at home? Want to draw with me and talk about waffles and mermicorns? I'm doing two FB LIVE sessions this next week.
March 18th at 11 am PST (1:00 pm CST)
https://www.facebook.com/events/190785292224208/
March 20th at 2 pm PST (4:00pm CST)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1856341974500700/
Hope to sea you then!"


OTHER RESOURCES



NESCA  (Neuropsychology and Educaton Services for Children and Adolescents) writes:
"We came across this creative sample schedule from Jessica McHale Photography that may help your family get through the next few weeks. FOr more tips on adding structure and skill-building during these uncertain times, check out this morning's (3/13/20) blog."










According to Ciston Prwire news Scholastic has created a free, open access digital hub to help students keep learning while schools are closed during COV-19. Read about it here.


Raddish Kids write: " UPDATE: Due to the incredible response from families, we are now increasing the number of free kits to 25,000! ❤️
At Raddish, we believe the heart of the home is in the kitchen -- and these days, we're likely all spending a lot more time at home. ⁣⁣Because food comforts and connects us all, we’ve developed a free resource to help support families during this uncertain time, including an at-home cooking camp program, free recipes your kids can make with pantry staples, additional learning extensions AND we're even giving away 10,000 free cooking kits!⁣⁣
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Learn more here ."
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A huge thanks to YSS members Dawn Wacek and Brooke Newberry from La Crosse Public Library as well as Prairie du Chien's Caitlin Bittner for these timely and helpful links!

Please share resources you've found!


Quick links to other YSS COVID-19 series post
Programming Resources
Permissions (Books, Authors and Music)
      Music Permissions? Look No Further  3/27/20; updated 3/31/20
Online Storytimes
Kids Resources
Professional Development
WI Online Program Data
Taking Care of You
[Note: in this time of increased confusion, remember to be wary of links that are listed as free if you don't know their source. Keep in mind all that we know about online safety]

2 comments:

Ann said...

Storyline Online features actors reading picture books and is a good fix for those missing story time.

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Marge Loch-Wouters said...

Thanks Ann!