Hi all. I'll share here a couple places you can find summer reading lists. First, Barnes & Noble has a nice page that separates reading into age categories, including books for adults. Find it here. Also check out the NYPL best books lists here. Next up--find my curated list for my students on my website, …
Category: Parent Resources
Canalside usually has a wide-range of free fitness activities down by the waterfront. Until things ease up a bit, they are offering free virtual fitness classes online. Click here to find the schedule of what's available. Also you can visit the Outer Harbor and complete the scavenger hunt just for fun. Click here and scroll …
NYS Parks Blog
Are you interested in nature? Do you like to visit the lovely outdoor spaces in our community? If so, you may be interested in following the New York State Parks Blog. Posts talk about all kinds of things nature and park related. Maybe it will inspire you to get outside and visit one of our …
Smithsonian Arial Movies
Since we are mostly unable to travel far because of the pandemic right now, the Smithsonian has made their series Arial America free. You can find the full episodes on their YouTube channel here. Check out all the other playlists the Smithsonian has here.
Good Comics for Kids
Do you or someone you love--love comics? School Library Journal has a column discussing all things comics for kids. I just ordered the new compilation of the old LULU comics that I remember loving when I was a kid (a loooong time ago) that I saw in the column. Perhaps you'll find something you like …
Your Home Librarian
School Library Journal and Library Journal have created a newsletter with tips for home library organization, games, books to read, and other fun info. You can sign up for the installments to be sent to you. If you want to check out the newsletter, click here for some past issues.
Virtual Events Calendar
School Library Journal has published a virtual events calendar (article, I wish it was set up visually like a calendar, but alas...) of all the goings on virtually for kids. Here's the link to the information. (notice my avatar has changed a little 🙂
Sesame Street Resources
Do you have young children at home? Sesame Street is a beloved show and now they have a page called "Caring for Each Other" that collects various resources for your child to enjoy. I don't know about you, but I loved Sesame Street as a little kid 🙂 Check out the page here.
I probably posted about this site before, when the weather wasn't as nice as it is starting to be (this week in the 70's!) but I thought I'd post again about Go Noodle. It's a site devoted to physical activity for kids and even though I personally haven't used it, it looks very worthwhile. Check …
Ultimate Parent’s Guide
The Washington Post has an ultimate parent's guide to activities for kids which they update as needed. Usually Post articles are behind a paywall, but because it's related to the pandemic, you should be able to access this resource for free. Check out the article here.