Resources for Parents

Having trouble entertaining your children during this pandemic? I’m in the same boat! That’s why I decided to help out, in any small way I can. Here are some resources of mine that promote literacy and fun for children:

-No Bears Allowed activity book: https://www.bluewhalepress.com/downloads/no-bears-allowed-activity-guide.pdf

-story map: https://lydialukidis.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/story-map-1.pdf

-worksheets and activities for children aged 3-4: http://www.lydialukidis.com/kids1_elves.html

-worksheets and activities for children aged 5-8: http://www.lydialukidis.com/kids2_dragons.html

-worksheets and activities for children aged 8-12: http://www.lydialukidis.com/kids3_wizards.html

-worksheets and activities for Super Teacher Worksheets, all ages: http://www.lydialukidis.com/kids4_teacher.html

Many other authors & companies are offering free readings of their books and other fun activities. Check these out!

-great activity worksheets by Jarrett Lerner: https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

 -great activity worksheets by Elise Gravel: http://elisegravel.com/en/livres/free-printables/?fbclid=IwAR2dCgdpXbJ3njN6Dd-WwgHg6YIBi4AEFhezBEcMkJ-K8YbO3SjB9XR4QhQ

-drawing activities with Jarrett J. Krosoczka: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObbZ-lkhRQ203mtX9ZmgtA

 -lunch doodles with Mo Willems: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 -readings with Tara Lazar: https://www.instagram.com/taralaser/

-various read aloud books compiled by Kate Messner: https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/

-various read alouds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowhHSUaWp3KJDcuI0nR0vw

-Audible audio books (free for now): https://stories.audible.com/discovery

-various read alouds: https://www.ablareads.com/

-Storyline, more read alouds: https://www.storylineonline.net/

-great read alouds and resroyces by literary agency ABLA: https://www.ablareads.com/resources

-Kidlit TV, more read alouds: https://kidlit.tv/category/read-out-loud/

-Oxford Owl: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

-books that astronauts read in space!! SO cool: https://www.scarymommy.com/astronauts-story-time-in-space-kids-books/?utm_source=FB&fbclid=IwAR1YNVUaBOGWIFUsktvBntByvrAg_Gt5Nn8RhYOh0RWvIVu19u6YJgjQFO0

-Scholastic activities: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?promo_code=6294&eml=CM/smd/20200312//txtl/sm/ed&linkId=84269747

-Starfall: https://www.starfall.com/h/

-great show on reptiles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewJeBm373TY&fbclid=IwAR09LaNDCMtdBFVzW8DTg8iIvkKSVsHNXaUJpE-TMJiPOPakhUuGBzDglPg&app=desktop

-creating your own books: https://bookcreator.com/?fbclid=IwAR0rTVEfGkgOWYLosmIQPAg8wh1n3yqRiIBDHNBtHU8lQsylSfu1vCyiZXo

-Cincinnati Zoo Safari (if your children like animals, they will love this!):

http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/?fbclid=IwAR1Z9E9D0i_fv2UJKOhmJb4Bk_BtNdVEkPxalH2AxTbkx7lTzZGjNvOHIAY

Podcasts

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/good-night-stories-for-rebel-girls/id1350594046?i=1000467972111&fbclid=IwAR00Q1p-LyrgMrUVkH1lGYU-jcL0YbawOqqZ1PuywolG1YgsDqvGO49EQ1M

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/stories-podcast-a-bedtime-show-for-kids-of-all-ages/id948976028?fbclid=IwAR02nurvtI1T2FFqiTZduN1ZJyKU1GvjBFG9N0G7DVt2WfQQKf03bcGZGKc

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/good-night-stories-for-rebel-girls/id1350594046

https://app.kidslisten.org/ep/Curious-Kid-Podcast-Curious-About-Planets

https://app.kidslisten.org/pod/Book-Power-for-Kids

https://app.kidslisten.org/pod/Cool-Facts-About-Animals

https://app.kidslisten.org/pod/Girl-Tales#/

https://app.kidslisten.org/ep/Ahway-Island-Robot-Build-a-mindful-childrens-story

-Podcasts for kids in French: https://taleming.com/occuper-enfants-maison-coronavirus/

Virtual Museums

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

https://www.simplemost.com/museums-visit-online-virtual-tours/?fbclid=IwAR09rQOCMblT7522fVyT9KL3FAFCWb-EcBTc5GMsOpGGhO-RcwYuEAxxTGw

-National Parks: https://totallythebomb.com/heres-33-national-park-tours-you-can-take-virtually-from-the-comfort-of-your-home?fbclid=IwAR3yx58KHay2DP0CnAl93kM4P55-b_l-nJBQivtz-j8EislBJfmMbFcgvIg

-Free stream from Met Opera: https://www.vogue.com/article/livestreaming-metropolitan-opera-broadway

-aquarium: https://www.aqua.org/Experience/Blacktip-Reef

ENJOY!