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ARTS & CRAFTS

Children & Families

*Free Art Classes with Stormy Capalare
Online directed art lessons for the entire family. All that is needed is paper and something to draw with and any coloring supplies you have on hand (paint, pastels, markers, crayons or colored pencils).  

Daily Doodle - Lessons by author and illustrator Mo Willems.

FreeKidsCrafts - Lots of fun and free ideas plus seasonal templates and print outs too.

Teens & Adults

Happiness is Homemade
A list of 40 fun crafts to keep your creative juices flowing!

DIY Projects for Teens
This site is full of cool content, take some time to explore posts like “Make a Wendy’s Frosty at Home with Only 3 Ingredients” or “35 Cool but Easy Drawing Tutorials for the Artist in You”.

 EDUCATION

Young & School-Age Children

PBS Kids
Daily activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home.

Gale
Learning-focused resources to maintain academic continuity from home.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Khan Academy
Daily schedules for students ages 2-18 to keep them learning.

Library of Congress 
A curated selection of helpful resources for students of all ages.

California Department of Education
Resources to provide educators with options for creating a foundation for communication, sharing, and digital learning.

California State Library
Quick Access to California K-12 Online Content during the COVID-19 Crisis

Lunch Doodles
Mo Willems invites learners once a day for the next few weeks to draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing.

Oxford Owl
Oxford University Press’ learning activities by ages.

Mystery Science
A starter set of science lessons.

Scratch – Learn to Code
Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community—to encourage creativity, systematic reasoning, and collaboration.

DK Find Out!
Quizzes, videos and animations to engage and fascinate. Also articles for parents explaining the curriculum being taught.

National Geographic Kids Science Lab
Science experiments, videos, articles and more

San Diego Zoo Kids Activities
Zoo-themed games and activities.

NASA STEM Engagement
Fun activities to do at home by grade level, types and subjects.

Wonderopolis
A site where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

Abdo Digital Bookshelf
Read-to-Me eBooks; eBooks; Databases; Interactive eBooks for PreK-8.

Learn to Type: Lessons for all ages
Keyboarding, Digital Literacy, & Coding.

Teens & Adults

Mango Languages
Accessed with a Paso Robles City Library card.

Gale
Learning-focused resources to maintain academic continuity from home.

Free Ivy League Courses Online
450 Ivy League courses available online right now for free from Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Short Story Literature course for middle/high school 
Tutorials, ideas, tips and best practices for the education of the gifted from Lisa Van Gemert of GiftedGuru.com.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep students reading, thinking, and growing up to 9th grade.

Khan Academy
Daily schedules for students ages 2-18 to keep them learning.

Scratch – Learn to Code
Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community—to encourage creativity, systematic reasoning, and collaboration.

Learn to Type: Lessons for all ages
Keyboarding, Digital Literacy, & Coding

BBC Languages
Language Courses

Explore resources for free online classes from top universities on Alison.

Free online cooking classes from Milk Street Cooking School.

Learn about wine during FREE virtual wine tasting happy hours with Lyon Wine.

 

GOOD READS & STORY TIMES

Children & Families

*A Dream Party Online Princess Story Time
Join your favorite princesses for special online story times on Facebook Live.  To request a special birthday shout-out message during story time, message A Dream Party through their Facebook page or email carmen_rich89@yahoo.com.

Children’s Stories in French
Some well-known children’s stories translated into French and spoken by a native French speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in French or English. 

Storyline Online
Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Story Time from Space - Enjoy real life astronauts reading your favorite stories to you from outer space!

Hoopla Digital
Accessed with a Paso Robles City Library card
Young & School-Age Children.

Abdo Digital Bookshelf
Read-to-Me eBooks; eBooks; Databases; Interactive eBooks for PreK-8.

Abdo Zoom Research Database
Database for beginning readers

Hoopla Digital

Teens & Adults

Hoopla Digital

TRAVEL

Discovery Channel Virtual Field Trips
Watch live or watch on demand later. Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities!

Go to Mars with NASA’s Curiosity Rover
Explore the Martian surface as it was recorded by the Curiosity rover.

British Museum, London
Interactive site letting users choose points in history for information.

Google Arts & Culture
Features the arts and cultures showcased in museums and galleries around the world.

Children’s Museum Houston
Hundreds of science, math, reading and fine arts activities and videos for students K-5

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
Ten live cams to experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams
Live and archived footage of animal exhibits.

Take a virtual vacation
with Google Earth

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