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Looking for ways to ride out COVID-19 with your kids? We have lots of great online resources available at the Library, and we’ve also compiled a list of websites geared towards kids that will help keep your kids learning and having fun while they are out of school.

From the Library

Brainfuse HelpNow
Tutors are available from 2 - 9 p.m. every day with live homework help for math, science, English, social studies and adult learning. Take ACT, SAT and AP practice tests.

Kanopy Kids
Find educational and entertaining movies and TV shows for your kids. 

Miss Humblebee’s Academy
Prepare your child for kindergarten with interactive lessons in math, science, language and more.

Vidcode
Learn coding skills by creating your own memes, video special effects, games and more. Designed for high school and middle school students, but open to budding coders of any age.

Creativebug
High-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. Learn to draw, paint, sketchbook, sew, quilt, knit, make jewelry, and more.

Hoopla
Instantly stream or download videos (movies and TV shows), music, eAudiobooks, eBooks and comics.

Digital Library of Illinois
Browse our largest collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages.

Looking for even more online from the Library? Visit our eLibrary for:

•    eBooks & eAudiobooks
•    Movies, Music & Magazines
•    Online Learning
•    Research Tools

You can also find a list of free educational resources from RAILS, the library system to which Schaumburg Library belongs.

For Preschoolers

Storyline Online
Videos of members of the screen actors guild reading picture books.
 
StoryBlocks
Videos of songs, rhymes and fingerplays that help prepare children to learn to read.
 
Storytime from Space
Astronauts from the International Space Station read children’s books in outer space for children on earth to listen to.
 
Storytime Seedlings
Educational podcast to grow young readers, created by the Santa Clara County Library District.
 
Sesame Street Podcast
Podcast featuring the furry and loveable Muppets from Sesame Street.

Videos from Amazon
Amazon is allowing free access to its kids videos.

For School-Aged Kids

Audible Stories
Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Age-appropriate daily curriculum and projects that help keep kids reading, thinking and learning.
 
Khan Academy
Free lessons for preschool through high school, covering all subject found in students’ curriculum.
 
Prodigy
Free math curriculum for grades 1-8.
 
Circle Round
Podcast for ages 4-10, featuring folktales from around the world.
 
WOW in the World
Science-based podcast from NPR, discussing latest news in science and technology in a way that’s engaging for all ages.
 
Story Pirates  
Podcast of world-class performers adapting stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater.

Tumble Book Library
Find eBooks geared toward kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. You'll need to enter tumble735 as your username; the password is "books"

Best Podcasts for Kids and Families
List compiled by Common Sense Media.

For Middle and High Schoolers

Khan Academy
Free lessons for preschool through high school, covering all subject found in students’ curriculum.

TedEd
Educational Ted Talk videos that focus on a variety of general educational topics.
 
Coursera  
Online courses for high schoolers created by museums, universities, and other institutions.
 
Codeacademy
Free coding classes based on students’ learning objectives.

Teen Book Cloud
Find eBooks for kids in grades 7-12. You'll need to enter tumble2020 as your username; password is A3b5c6

10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Tweens and Teens
List compiled by Common Sense Media.