Energy Education Worksheets Learn about renewable energy from local environmental educator Aleisha Miller.
Khan Academy has tons of lessons in a variety of subjects and covers early learners all the way up to college and adult learners. Even includes some test-prep lessons.
Cool Math can answer questions about how to do math homework and offers some fun math games, too.
National Geographic Kidshas games, videos, science, and even “brain busters”. Filled with educational material that is both fun and trustworthy.
Starfallis a great site for early learning and features math and language for kids up through grade 3. Some content requires you to join in order to access it fully.
Peekapack is a site that has collected resources for learning at home. It is filled with links to other sites that have free resources. It seems to cover K-12 in various ways.
The Ways is a set of short and very accessible videos about Great Lakes Nations.
Scholastic Learn at Home- Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. PreK-9. Free.
JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle, and High school students, JLG Digital gives you unlimited access to read books online from any device. All ages. Free for now.
Digital Public Library of America has primary source collections exploring topics in history, literature, and culture developed by educators — complete with teaching guides for class use.
PBS Learning Media - PBS and has curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for learners of all ages.
Explore NASA STEM Resourcesfor K-12 Educators here!
Quality arts education resources from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Spark curiosity, build empathy, and embolden citizen artistry.
National Women's History Museum digital classroom resources
Miss Monica's been busy making lists and checking them twice!
Find fun things to do online so the kids are not naughty and stay nice.
Facebook Live storytime will resume on June 16! Until then, check these out:
Storytime with Monica
River Falls Celebrity Storytime (Flipgrid)
Watch stories recorded by some of the coolest people you know! Connect to Flipgrid on your desktop computer (and record, too, if your computer has a webcam) or download the Flipgrid app on your smartphone and use the code "rfplstorytime." No account required to view others' videos. To record a story or response, click on the green plus sign and log in with your Microsoft or Gmail email account.
June 8-August 21, 2020
As with the rest of the world, there are big changes happening in our area too. Staff at the River Falls Public Library has worked to reimagine ways in which to connect with our community, especially young learners, over the summer. In the past, our library staff has planned in-person events and encouraged kids, families, and learners of all ages to gather together and maybe even take home some librarian-recommended books or other materials at the same time. The Summer Library Program is still on for 2020, but it may look a little different than usual.
More information about the 2020 SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR YOUTH
Library Research for Kids
Brainpop Jr.has a great video for young kids about washing hands. They also have a video that answers question about the coronavirus that is appropriate for children.
Code.org has made learning to code extremely fun and extremely easy! All ages. Free.
Wisconsin Public Television has a wonderful set of videos of extremely skilled young performers (state honors choir, etc.)
Google Arts and Culture partnered with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to offer virtual tours of their spaces.
The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!
Tour Yellowstone National Park - Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more.
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
Take a virtual tour of the Great Wall of China.
Tour the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum
Digital Public Library of America – Explore digital exhibitions of national significance drawn from source materials in libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.
Reach Out and Read - has a lot of links to parent resources as well as ideas for screen free activities to keep busy.
TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s book databases, has made its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31. Its flagship product, TumbleBooklibrary, is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games which is used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries across the world. Please follow the above link for log-in information for all of their resources.
Smithsonian Open Access is a site that allows you to download and use any of their free images. You can explore things created by artists or use content to create anything you might want. Great for art, history, science, writing, or just fun exploration.
Storyline Online lets you listen to celebrities read stories out loud.
Audible Audiobooks - Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories. All ages. Free for now.
Authors Everywhere YouTube Channel - “On this channel, you'll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.”
Jarret Lerner downloadable comics activities
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (presented by The Kennedy Center) - “The Kennedy Center’s first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE.
Tinkerlab YouTube Channel - Science experiments, engineering projects, crafts, and art projects for kids and little inventors, from TinkerLab®.
Creativebug - Excellent arts and crafts tutorials. Perfect for teens and adults. Log in with your River Falls library card.
Red Ted Art - Easy to follow crafts and ideas for all age groups from RedTedArt.com. The crafts are designed to be made from every day items, so you can usually get crafting straight away!
Learn-at-home ideas from the Library of Congress.