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CIS Lakeside Primary Library: COVID-19 Closure Extras

Welcome to our Primary School Library home page.

On this page we present tips and resources that are made available to be used when school is closed, e.g. due to the COVID-19 situation. It is a work in progress, so watch this space! Tips are welcome, email your librarian.

Free resources during COVID crisis only

undefinedNew York City School Systems - Free COVID 19 storybooks from Nursery to Grade 3 in English and Spanish. 

undefinedebook series - fiction and non-fiction

undefinedFree ebooks online for primary students. Username:  read.    Password :   free.

Sim Ee WaunSim Ee Waun reads from The House on Silat Road

“Courtesy of Sim Ee Waun and Pepper Dog Press. This recording was originally made for Stay Home Story Fest 2020, an initiative by Kidlit S.E.A”   

Ranger in TimeKate Messner reads her book Ranger in Time 

Grade 2-5: Listen to the author reading her book Ranger in Time to you. Follow the adventures of the time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . 

AudibleAudible - stories to listen to

Audible offers free access to their audio stories during COVID; in six different languages.

Book ConnectionsTeaching Books - Book Connections

Permission to post these buttons and direct access links in the public domain is granted through at least the middle of September, 2020.

COVID-19 Information

my hero is youIASC: My Hero is You

“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher. 

undefinedCloth Face Covering Masks during COVID-19

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains why and how to wear masks, plus shows how to make your own.

undefinedCOVID-19 for Kids

Free book to download in a number of formats.

Eton House bookEtonHouse Community Fund - A New Virus Has Arrived

A bilingual informative e-book about the COVID-19 virus. Free to download.

Fun Activities - offline and online

The Kennedy Centre - Lunch doodles with Mo Willems

"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." (From the website)

undefinedNEW: Cooking from Literature Challenge!

Make the food your favourite book characters are eating!
You can POST a challenge, or TAKE UP a challenge.
For POSTING A CHALLENGE: List the details of the book, page number where you found the dish and a picture of the text.
For TAKING UP A CHALLENGE: Title the challenge and post a photo of the dish you made. 

 

Cooking from Literature

Get hungry from reading? Cook the food you read about yourself!

Grow Plants from food you eat

Want to find out what the plants look like that you eat the fruits from? Just grow them from their pips, seeds, sprouts, cuttings and discover! 
Here are useful websites to help you further:
Kyndra Holley: 25 Fruits and vegetables you can re-plant and grow yourself
Office ot Sustainability: Growing food from kitchen scraps
Missouri Botanical Garden: Plants from kitchen scraps: fun for all ages

GO ECO: How to make yarn (plarn) from plastic bags

Use plastic bags to create something new: crochet, knitting, weaving - this is how to make one long strip of "plarn" from a plastic bag.

The great inodoorsScouts UK - The Great Indoors

Try new challenges and learn new skills at home with the 100 activities of The Great Indoors

Author Websites

The World of David Walliams

Elevenses - David Walliams reads to you!
Also: more about the author, the books, fun activities, ...

Eric Carle

About the artist, how he makes his artwork, his books, and more

Suessville

Explore the world of Dr. Seuss.

Mouse Circus - The official Neil Gaiman Website for Younger Readers

Read parts of his books, watch some trailers, and more...

GoRaina - Rain Telgemeier

Are you a fan of Smile, Drama, Guts, The Babysitter Club and the other books by Raina Telgemeier? Find out more about her and her work!

 

Jason Reynolds

Author of the series Ghost-Patina-Sunny-Lu). 

For Parents

Common Sense - Parents

 

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my hero is youIASC: My Hero is You

“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher. This book is available 17 different language (as of April 20 2020) for free. 

For Teachers

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Common Sense - Educators

Smiling Mind

Mindfulness in troubled times - not for students