We've compiled a plethora of virtual activities for families to check out while they are home practicing social distancing!
 
Special thanks to our friends at the Pflugerville (Texas) Public Library for some of these suggestions.
 

And keep an eye out in this space for more ideas as they become available and as we hear about them.

 

For Children

Educational Opportunities

Amazing Educational Resources

Backpack Sciences

Barefoot Books

Brain Pop

Clavis Publishing  (Printable activity sheets) 

Click Clack Books

Free Educational Subscriptions

50 Best Lego Duplo Play Ideas

Gifted and Talented Resources

Girls Who Code

Holiday House Publishing

Mad Science

Maker Maven  (STEAM activities) 

Mundo Primaria (en Espanol)

Mystery Science Lessons      

National Geographic for Kids

Random House

Scholastic  (Home learning)     

Simon and Schuster (Tween book recommendations and activities)

Speech Buddies (online speech therapy resources)  

Tumblebooks
K-6 children's ebook database
K-6 math ebook database
Grades 7-12 ebook database
All ages audiobook database

 
 

Reading and Story Time

Audible

Booklist

Kid Lit Quarantine 

Kid Lit TV  (Story times)    

Oliver Jeffers reads a book a day  (Facebook Live at 1 p.m. CDT)     

Storyline Online (Stories read by celebrities)

Storytime from Space   

The Spanish Experiment (Stories in Spanish)        

 

For Families
Virtual Museum and Outdoor Tours

Access Mars

Anne Frank House Museum

Boston Children's Museum

British Museum

Buckingham Palace

Discovery Education Polar Bears

Ellis Island

Farm Food 360 (11 virtual tours)

Future U/ from Boeing and Discovery Education  (Johnson Space Center)

Guggenheim Museum

House Beautiful (Links to 5 garden tours)

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Louvre Museum 

Manufacture Your Future Self/ from Arconic Foundation and Discovery Education (STEM/ Virtual field trip)

Musee d'Orsay, Paris 

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Myriad Botanical Gardens "Garden in Place"

NASA at home

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian)

National Park Virtual Tours

Oklahoma City Zoo

Oklahoma Museum of Art

San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Soar with Wings/ Discovery Education  (Social Emotional Learning field trip)

The China Guide (Virtual Tour of the Great Wall)
 

Entertainment

Boston Symphony Orchestra  (Streaming performances) 

Broadway Plays Online     

Classical Music Streamed Free

Comicbook.com (Free anime)

Metropolitan Opera Nightly Live Streams

#Together At Home (Concerts)

 

The Pioneer Library System offers many downloadable resources too, including access to our OverDrive collection of eBooks and audiobooks, the streaming services Hoopla and Kanopy, and access to many library resources in one place with the PLS Connect App. Go online here and look around at all we have to offer from anywhere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.