Online Resources

Scholastic – MY BIG WORLD – Use our class password for access

Scholastic Book Orders – To place an order, use our class code: Q6BYK


International Children’s Digital Library a free, digital, library (with books from many countries and in many languages). No registration required. You can search for books by age, country, language, topic….Information for first-time visitors is on the left hand side of the homepage under “The Library”.

Tumblebooks Library for Children read eBooks, stream digital audio books, and play educational games online. This collection features materials perfect for kids in grades 3-8, including early reader chapter books, non-fiction, children’s historical classics, graphic novels, and more. No due dates or waiting to borrow! Library card required.


Common Sense Media  practical tips and reviews about media and technology for kids.

Fred Rogers Center

Helping Your Child Become a Reader activities for birth-age 6 from the U.S. Department of Education

Home Literacy Materials materials you probably already have but never thought of as “literacy materials”

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) browse by topic such as: Literacy, math, school readiness, behavior….

PBS Kids for Parents  select options from the “Learn and Grow” tab at the top of the page. Topics include: Math, literacy, social skills….

Planting and Gardening with Preschoolers


30 Day Lego Challenge 

Carnegie Science Center’s READ, WATCH, DO

Cleveland Museum of Art:  Create and Draw

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Fun with Shapes

Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams

Moving Creatures  Choose from 13 simple games to help you and your children stay active while having fun!

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Songs of Comfort (Yo-Yo Ma on Facebook)

Story Online   Free videos featuring famous actors reading children’s books

Word Art: Word Cloud Art Creator  Select “Create” to get started.  Download or print your creations for free.  Idea:  Work with your child to create personalized pictures for family and friends that you can deliver by email or text.


San Diego Zoo

Peoria Zoo – Meerkat Kam

Bald Eagle Cam- Pittsburgh Hays

Cheetah-Webcam – Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


Wow In The World
Brains On
Circle Round
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
But Why?
Story Pirates


Kitchen Science with Food

Kitchen Science without Food

Taste Safe Slime Recipes



Homemade Bubble Solution

Homemade Paint Recipes


Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Positive Childhood Experiences

About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study

Language at Home and in the Community

NAEYC Cultural Competence Guide

Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards

Fundamentals of Social/Emotional Learning – CASEL

Social and Emotional Development in Early Learning Settings