Monday, March 30, 2020

Ear Ticklin' Listening/Viewing for Kids at Home

Librarian Bookends on Facebook (and at their blog) has been doing amazing work pulling together the children's lit community in schools and libraries. For the last week, they have been posting a Author/Illustrator/Celebrity Read-Alouds virtual "fridge magnet" listing daily online events.
Image courtesy of Librarian Bookends

free stories for kids and teens while school is out.

Tumblebooks is making their online ebook, math and other library content free until August 2020. Contact them directly at

PBS WI in collaboration with WI DPI is adding free 5am - 5pm educational programming channels  starting Monday March 30

Teaching Books 
"Free for your students, families, and colleagues to use to enrich PreK-12 literacy connections, TeachingBooks is happy to give you unlimited access to our brand new Book & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition.

Open through September 15, you can freely invite your students and families to delve into the world of children’s and young adult books. Encourage them to experience read-along performances of favorite titles that are translatable into 100+ languages. Invite them to virtual storytime with 1,000+ complete book readings. And with our new reader’s advisory, insightful interviews with thousands of authors, and discussion questions for most books, virtual book clubs are well equipped, too.

TeachingBooks is currently licensed by more than 50,000 schools and libraries, offering readers of all ages this vast, professionally curated collection of resources about children’s and young adult books. Please enjoy and share throughout your community the open-access link:

If you wish a more customized approach to seamless access during this unprecedented time, please see the "Open Access and Use" section of the Home Edition kit
 where you can request buttons and links to post on your websites, social media, or anywhere your students look. Or for school communities, set up access for your institution through Clever or ClassLink by asking your technology director to reach out to us, and we’ll get back to you asap."

Links to YSS COVID-19 series:
Online Storytimes
SLP & Programming Resources
Re-Opening and Safety Issues
Permissions (Books, Authors and Music)
      Music Permissions? Look No Further  3/27/20; updated 3/31/20
Professional Development
Kids Resources
WI Online Program Data
Friday FAQs with Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
4/10/20 recording       4/17/20 recording          4/24/20 recording        5/1/20 recording               5/8/20 recording
Taking Care of You

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