At-Home Learning and Entertainment
Plainfield Public Library has compiled a list of free online resources for parents and students during this extended break. Some of the resources do require a Plainfield Public Library card, but many are free to everyone.
Click on these links for quick navigation to the various sections of the page.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Phillips Park Zoo Parent Resources
SeaWorld San Diego
Art, Fun, and Games
20 Screen-Free Things To Do With Your Kids
Here you can find sport-specific drills, youth-focused workouts, and additional activities to keep you and your family fit and healthy.
A new video series, At Home with AW, that highlights books and activities kids can enjoy at home. Featuring The Boxcar Children, Imagination Vacation, Lumber Jills, and more!
Best Family Podcasts
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Breaking Cat News Draw Along
DC Comics Kids Camp
Help parents keep their kids busy and learning with a month full of early literacy and children’s activities they can do at home together.
Frog and Toad 50th Anniversary
Harper at Home
Harry Potter at Home
Join Jack & Annie from home as they go on different, themed adventures! Visit Check back each week to find activities, online reading challenges, crafts, recipes, games, and more—including special opportunities to connect with author Mary Pope Osborne.
McHarper Manor Art
National Geographic For Kids
Phaidon for the Youngest Readers
Each day, the YMCA will be posting new challenges and activities for kids of all ages using everyday materials families can find around their home.
Authors and Storytimes
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
A variety of videos of stories for children in American Sign Language.
Dav Pilkey’s Reading Gives You Superpowers
Write. Right.Rite. Video Series by Jason Reynolds
Weekly webinars featuring a reading from a player from the Chicago Steel Hockey team!
Save With Stories
Storytime From Space
ABDO Digital Bookshelf
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Amazing Educational Resources
Big Timber Media
Brightly’s Read Through It Together
Discover 8 kid-friendly activities that are perfect for at-home learning.
Explore 7 STEM experiments for grades K-3!
Teacher Guides, Books Discussions, Activity pages and more from Chronicle Books!
DK’s Stay Home Hub offers additional resources to liven up a lesson plan or a fun activity to occupy an afternoon!
Every Child a Reader Spanish Language Activity Pages
Field Museum- Explore Natural History Online
The Franklin Institute
Google Arts and Culture
Hour of Code
Museum of Science and Industry- Science at Home
Phillips Park Zoo: Educator Resources
Scholastic Learn at Home
Teaching Our World: The Coronavirus
World Book Online
The BeatBuds are soon to be stars of a new Nickelodeon animated series for preschoolers. Kids around the world can join the fun right now to chase the pandemic blues away, as The BeatBuds help them find a routine, get up and move, and learn and play together in their hour-long “The BeatBuds Live” shows, streamed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. PT on The BeatBuds’ YouTube channel.
Mondays and Fridays at 10AM children meet a different puppet character and learn new songs, while participating with Flor (a native of Lima, Perú) in finger play, stories, music making, and dancing.
Little Miss Ann
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Met Opera Streams
Mr. Jon & Friends
Ben Tatar and the Tatar Tots
Every Thursday at 5pm Wendy Bean is inviting families into her home for a Dinnertime Distraction performance. Grown-ups can get dinner started while we entertain the kiddos! Each Friday at 9:30am we will have a morning performance to entertain the kids. You can check them both out on Facebook Live. Be sure to say hi when you get there and even request a favorite Wendy & DB song! You can view these concerts on Facebook Live!
AP Testing Info from CollegeBoard
Auto Repair Source
Book Riot YA Literature
Do Yoga With Me
Free Code Camp
Girls Who Code – Code at Home
Students Rebuild: Hunger Challenge
Virtual Museums and Field Trips
12 Virtual Museum Tours
30 Virtual Field Trips
Many of the virtual tours include exhibit walk-throughs and the ability to examine some of the world’s best paintings, sculptures, and other pieces up close and personal. These virtual tours are jam-packed with enough details to make you feel like you’re really visiting the museum.
Art Institute of Chicago
DuPage Children’s Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
White House Tour