Although schools are closed, kids can continue learning in fun and interesting ways at home. Check out the resources below for activities, read-alongs and virtual field trips to help young learners stay active.

Educational Resources

Oxford Owls- Free e-books and math game activities for ages 3-11

BrainPop Jr.-Learning tools for STEM and other school subjects for grades K-3

A Daily Schedule to help parents during this time while kids are stuck at home

PA Charter Sign Language FB Live (March 25)

Lunch Doodles with children's author Mo Willems

Home Reading Helper to help children strengthen their reading skills

Teachers in the Park is hosting live classes, led by teachers from Exeter Schoold District, for grades K-4

How to Make Walks Educational 10 tips to use walks outside to keep kids learning

WHYY brings the Classroom Home by offering free resources and activities for kids, parents and teachers

Lehigh Valley Learns free over the air curriculum for Pennsylvania students 

Wide Open School an education resource which typically has a few, but is currently being offered for free

Mind in the Making offers tips to turn challenging moments into skill-building opportunities 

Everyday Activities for young children provided by Pennsylvania Promise for Children

Berks Libraries virtual learning opportunities 

Day-By-Day Activities for ages PreK-9 and up

Better Kid Care a resource through Penn State providing activities to support students and teachers 

Free audiobooks for teens provided through SYNC during the summer

Apply for a digital library card gain access to the resources of Berks Libraries by applying for a digital library card

Why are people wearing masks now? a video by Berks Public Libraries to help explain kids understand what is happening in the world now

Neag Planetarium to present shows online during COVID-19 shutdown

Skype a Scientist connects real scientists with families (or classrooms) and allows children to ask questions about science

Kid Museum is offering families a free weekly series called Make It! Each week, discover five tutorials with fun maker activities.

FabuLingua teaches Spanish through interactive stories on mobile phones and tablets for children aged 2-10. 

Twelve at home workouts to do with kids

A story to help discuss Coronavirus with kids, also available in Spanish

Virtual Read-Alongs

Local Librarian Corrine Brumbach's read-alongs:
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Don’t Worry Book
Goodnight Moon

Virtual Read-along by celebrities

Virtual Read-along by Josh Gad as the voice of Olaf from Frozen

Virtual Read-along by Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton

Virtual Read-along by Writer/Illustrator of "Captain Underpants," Dave Pilkey 

Virtual Read-along "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" by Laura Numeroff in Spanish by First  Up: Champions for Early Education

Virtual Read-along bedtime stories read by Dolly Parton

Virtual Play Me a Story by Yocum Inatstitute for Arts and Education inspired by Dragon's Love of Tacos

Olley Valley Community Library preschool story hour every Friday at 10:30 am

Virtual Read-along with Safe Berks Community Educator, Michelle Knoll, reading "Huggapotamus."

Virtual Trips and Tours

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Virtual Trip

Yellowstone National Park

Boston Children’s Museum

National Museum of Natural History