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Dear Patrons - 
As we all deal with social distancing and keeping well during the next several weeks of school and library closures, I thought you and your families might enjoy exploring the following links!  Please know that I have not personally vetted them, but I did find them on two of my professional Story Time and Library Programming listservs which I trust as well as from Facebook pages of local teachers.  I shall aim to add new topics often during our joint hiatus!

Enjoy and keep in touch!  Hi to all my "Library Kids"!

Mrs. Reasoner, Children's Librarian
mbreasoner@tecumsehlibrary.org


 


TumbleBooks is a collection of animated talking picture books,
read-alongs, 
ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games.

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use,
and feature unlimited access from home!


Due to the recent coronavirus crisis,
libraries have been given temporary free access
to their databases which are usually available
through paid subscriptions.


Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want,
and on any device.

There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads.

Books are available instantly!

Click HERE for access to the
TumbleBooks K-6 Children's e-book database.

 

TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection
of math picture books you will find anywhere.
All in the amazing TumbleBook format
complete with animation and narration.

The books are accompanied by supplementary materials
such as lesson plans and quizzes.


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use,
and feature unlimited access from home!

 

Due to the recent coronavirus crisis,
libraries have been given temporary free access
to their databases which are usually available
through paid subscriptions.

 
Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want,
and on any device.

 
There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads.
Books are available instantly!
 
Click HERE for access to the
TumbleMath K-6 Children's e-book database.


CHILDREN'S AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR -
MO WILLEMS


LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1:00 p.m. ET.

V
isit https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/ to watch all of Mo's videos, find activity sheets to print out & follow along, and more!

Full YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF
Episode 1: youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8
Episode 2: youtube.com/watch?v=30DCOgTGn_o
Episode 3: youtube.com/watch?v=XHpG9RZwPFs
Episode 4: youtube.com/watch?v=N90fLxaBCGE
Episode 5: youtube.com/watch?v=K5guOVOuVMs
Episode 6: youtube.com/watch?v=vheR1cd58oc
Episode 7: youtube.com/watch?v=JeQu-4k89gI
Episode 8: youtube.com/watch?v=4YNxKtjJr9k
Episode 9: youtube.com/watch?v=BoTLFJJvCpg

STORY TIMES & MORE

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS - on Facebook

KIDLIT TV
www.kidlittv.com

READY TO READ MICHIGAN presents A PARADE OF ELEPHANTS
read by author Kevin Henkes



STORY TIME FROM SPACE
https://storytimefromspace.com/



STORY LINE ONLINE
https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

 

STORYTIME ONLINE
https://jbrary.com/storytime-online/

This is an evolving list of online storytime resources for families, preschools, and day cares. It includes videos, websites, and podcasts to support those who cannot make it to the library for any reason. The focus is on early literacy support online – songs, rhymes, movement, and stories. You can also follow the hashtag #kidlitquatantine on Twitter for updates on emerging resources specifically around children’s literature.


Thursday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.
on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram


“I hope this gift will further inspire a love of books
and shared storytime during this important time.…
From everyone on our team, thank you so much
for inspiring a love of reading in your family.
As I always say —

We cannot direct the wind,
but we can adjust the sails - 
and we're going to do just that, together."

 

CHILDREN'S AUTHORS ON FACEBOOK - 
READING FROM THEIR BOOKS


Eric Carle
Gutman, Dan
Parr, Todd
Polacco, Patricia

 
CHILDREN'S AUTHORS - WEBSITES
Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Tween Books

Barnett, Mac                             www.macbarnett.com

Coville, Bruce                          www.brucecoville.com

Dean, James                             www.petethecatbooks.com

Grabenstein, Chris                   www.chrisgrabenstein.com


Jeffers, Oliver                           www.oliverjeffersworld.com

Parr, Todd                                  www.toddparr.com

Polacco, Patricia                      
www.patriciapolacco.com

Patterson, James                      https://kids.jamespatterson.com

Reynolds, Peter H.                    www.peterhreynolds.com

Willems, Mo                               www.mowillems.com


 
CHILDREN'S MUSICIANS - WEBSITES

Laurie Berkner                           www.laurieberkner.com
Join Laurie for live "Berkner Breaks" on Facebook
most weekdays at 10:00 a.m. EST

Jim Gill                                      www.jimgill.com


 
CHILDREN'S MUSICIANS - ON FACEBOOK

Mr. Jon & Friends


Hey, Friends!
Since we are all cooped up, we have something special for you. we will continue to do Weekday Live Stream Concerts at 10:30am. come by our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/MrJonandFriends Weekday mornings for musical fun, and you can even re-watch later and return to your favorite videos at anytime!

 
ACTIVITIES

THE DAD LAB

I HEART CRAFTY THINGS

KIDS ACTIVITIES.COM

KIDS ART AND CRAFT - on FACEBOOK


 
ACTIVITIES - SCAVENGER HUNTS

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LEARNING WEBSITES FOR KIDS
(Source: Tecumseh Public Schools)




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http://www.scholastic.com/learnathome
AQUARIUM WEBCAMS
 

ART MUSEUMS

Visit some of the best art galleries in the world virtually. From Paris to New York to Amsterdam, kids can see priceless works of art from the world’s most famous artists.


SPACE

Hubble Space Telescope
Parents and educators, did you know we have lithographs with great details about some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most famous images available for download? Teach your children or students about galaxies, nebulas and planets, such as the Lagoon Nebula—an example of a turbulent stellar nursery full of birth and destruction. Children will also learn some space-related vocabulary. (Spanish-language lithographs are also available)
TRAVEL THE WORLD

Google Maps street view will allow you to visit almost any destination around the world. Check out this view from Pompei.
 
 

ZOO WEBCAMS
 
ZOOS - TOLEDO ZOO

 

Elephant Web Cam

See Elephant Cam
Visit the newest member of the Toledo Zoo Elephant family!

 


 

Hippo Underwater Web Cams

The nation's first Hippoquarium. Get up close with the hippos from the Toledo Zoo.

See Hippo Web Cam  - UNDERWATER VIEW    

See Hippo Web Cam  - TOP VIEW

 
 

Polar Bear Web Cam

Visit Marty and Crystal and the new polar bear, Siku. New live pictures taken every few seconds.

See Polar Bear Web Cam 1  

See Polar Bear Web Cam 2

 

Seal Underwater Web Cams

See the seals as they perform their underwater acrobatics. Flips, twists, and turns and yo're in the front row!

See Seal Web Cam  - UNDERWATER VIEW    

See Seal Web Cam  - TOP VIEW
 

List of Zoos with Webcams
Select a zoo to view its live cameras:

 


Live Zoo Cameras