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.
“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 This recording was originally made for Stay Home Story Fest 2020, an initiative by Kidlit S.E.A”
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 . . .
Audible offers free access to their audio stories during COVID; in six different languages.
Permission to post these buttons and direct access links in the public domain is granted through at least the middle of September, 2020.
“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.
A bilingual informative e-book about the COVID-19 virus. Free to download.
"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)
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.
Get hungry from reading? Cook the food you read about yourself!
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
Use plastic bags to create something new: crochet, knitting, weaving - this is how to make one long strip of "plarn" from a plastic bag.
Try new challenges and learn new skills at home with the 100 activities of The Great Indoors
“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.