Virtual Resources for March 23rd

The Fable Cottage: Children’s stories translated into Spanish with optional English translation and slow audio from a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids… and adults too!

Magic Tree House has a ton of free resources that go along with Mary Pope Osborne’s books 1-33.

JSTOR, a popular academic database, has made some of its resources free. This is a really big deal, since academic librarians at university libraries pay the big bucks for this database.

Virtual Drag Queen Story Hour will be held for the first two weeks of April, starting Wednesday, 4/1/2020 at 9am (central). This is hosted by Project Q&A, whose mission is to raise awareness for the LGBTQ community in rural America through education, empowerment, and visibility.

Bug with the Bug Ladies will also be a Facebook Livestream event. This is scheduled for tomorrow, March 24th at 11am (central) and can be found here. This is intended for children from ages 0-6 years old.

This Hogwarts Digital Escape Room was created by the amazing librarians at the Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania.

There is always the CIA World FactBook, which is a great geography or social studies resource.

Recommended by Local Home School Groups

This comprehensive Google spreadsheet is chock full of free resources for virtual learning. It’s a great place to find that one website you simply forgot to bookmark a couple days ago.

Following up on that, there is another similar document, only this one is just for art. Here is the art education spreadsheet. The art spreadsheet is very popular, so you may have to wait a little bit for Google’s servers.

In addition to those, there is also a comprehensive article about virtual museums from Conde Nest Traveler.

Audible is offering hundreds of free titles to students during the school shutdown.

Science experiments do not always have to be done in a lab. Here are 63 science experiments for kids that can be done using household items.

The Institute for Excellence in Writing has made three weeks of Language Arts courses freely available. 

The Charlotte Mason Institute has made eleven weeks of their curriculum available.

For older students or parents, about 450 Ivy League college courses are available online here.