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Fun Home Activities

Teaching at Home

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann

This book is currently available at Click Here.

Here is a link to a page of videos to train parents and others in using Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons: hosts a variety of faith-based video stories and teaching.

Scholastic Learn at Home has 20 days of interactive learning lessons for PreK-9.

The Cade Museum created a page of fun at home science projects.


Alachua County Public Library Online does not require a library card until June 30th.

Audible: Included among select free books read aloud on Audible are biographies in the 'Giants of Science' series (e.g. -- Marie Curie, Leanardo DaVinci,  and Isaac Newton), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, and Bambi.

Oliver Jeffers (author/illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.)

 Scroll down to video of March 30, 2020, The Day the Crayons Quit, and to April 8 video of The Day the Crayons Came Home. 


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems, artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center.

15 episodes can be found on YouTube:

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Carson Ellis:  The Quarantine Art Club offers daily prompts and art lessons. (e.g.--"QAC Assignment # 20--Honor Someone”

Jarrett J Krosoczka drawing lessons  (Vocabulary for gr. 3-8).


Vocal Training

Little Singers--Breathing Exercises [for children who can count to 15]


Medley of nearly 1500 years of worship music, by David Wesley:


Audubon Birdwatching for Kids:

For the value of nature and birdwatching, scroll down one-third of the way to the second article at this link:

which is “The Comfort of Common Creatures: Watching birds is a way of mobilizing attention, to turn it into a means of imaginative escape” by Helen Macdonald.

Virtual Exhibits

Many zoos, museums, and national parks are offering special walkthroughs and livestreams!

Shedd Aquarium (baby sea horses! penguins out exploring the other exhibits!)

CNN also has a list in their Art and Culture Database

Dallas Zoo #bringthezootoyou -

Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams -

Yosemite National Park -

Great Wall of China -

Museum of National History -

Yellowstone -

SistineChapel -

Nightly Opera Streams from the Metropolitan Opera -

UF College of Education

The UF Literacy Institute has developed many resources that teachers, parents, and students can use to encourage literacy at home:​​


For toddler learning, online & Instagram leads are available: 

Busy Toddler:

Happy Toddler Playtime:

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