My Dear Friends,
May is here and our thoughts turn to warm sunshine, green grass, and the many flowers (courtesy of the April Showers). The best part of the warmer days? – We can take our books outside and read!!!! The month of May also brings an added bonus: Curbside Lending at the Hartland Public Library!!! Look here for more details!!!
Early Literacy Storytime through Zoom continues every Tuesday morning at 10:30 and every Tuesday through Friday, I continue to post the link to my Afternoon Reading Break. Poems With Amy! is still available on this page and something new: Aesop’s Fables! Everyday I find new links for programs and ideas for learning and play while we continue to practice social distancing. I will add them to the list – a few at a time.
I miss you and can’t wait to see everyone at the library! In the meantime, have fun, stay well, and keep reading!
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Looking for ebook picture books? Look no further! Tumblebooks is a great source for picture books, read-alongs, graphic novels and more! If your kids are interested in playing with math, TumbleMath is the place to go!
How well do you know Aesop’s Fables?
You can tune in to Aesop With Amy! everyday during the month of May! See the latest recording and view previous poetry recordings at Reading With Amy!
Looking for wifi? Here is the latest map of wifi hotspots across the state
Yes, the library is closed but you and your family are reading more than ever before! Looking for more 1000 Books Before Kindergarten resources? Check out this link!
Learning fun for kids from Vermont Public Television and PBS
Use this link to explore the Smithsonian’s digital resources!
SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
This link provides a wealth of literacy activities, including book readings, art activities, and virtual author visits! https://www.scbwi.org/digital-directory-for-remote-learning-resources/
Here is a website with challenges not for the faint of heart: NSA Cryptochallenge!
Learn about the constellations! http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/astronomy-and-space/218-sky-heroes-an-activity-reinventing-the-constellations.html provides both on and off line resources and ideas for families.
MORE SPACE & STEM
If you are looking for Space related STEM activities, https://www.nasa.gov/stem is a good site to explore.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
Are you looking for ways to include your kids in the kitchen? https://www.pbs.org/food/theme/cooking-with-kids/ has some fun ideas and tasty recipes for families.
LUNCH DOODLES WITH MO WILLEMS
CANDLEWICK PRESS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
FREE WEEKLY MATH GAME
Education.com is providing a free weekly math game throughout the month of April. For more information or to play this week’s game look here https://www.education.com/math-month/.
DAV PILKEY AT HOME
From the guy who brought us Dog Man and Captain Underpants! Check in every Friday to discover new activities, videos and more. https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home/
What is a reasonable schedule for studying at home? This link created by Khan Academy can help you develop a routine that works for you and your kids. In addition, there are some fun challenges & quizzes!
Do you want to create a comic? https://kidlit.tv/2016/10/how-to-make-a-comic/
Independent children’s book publisher Barefoot Books has created fun and purposeful Home Activity Kits. Themes include connecting with others, unique global games, managing anxiety, mindfulness, yoga, and more!
Here is a delightful video created by author David Martin. This link was shared by Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville, VT. Enjoy!
For all the history buffs: This website, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, provides free access to remote learning resources including primary source documents, lesson plans and study guides, and online exhibitions. Be careful: you might spend the entire day exploring this resource!
Are you a Jason Reynolds fan? Check out “Write. Right. Rite.” Series with Jason Reynolds. The “Write. Right. Rite.” is meant to be an entertaining and inventive way to engage with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds.