Lists, resources, activities, guidance abound in this time of supporting kids learning at home. According to Room to Read, the recent data published by UNESCO, 102 countries have closed primary through secondary schools nationwide. This represents more than 849.4 million primary and secondary students enrolled in those closed schools. Additionally, 11 countries have localized school closures. Here are some from CLiF’s partners.

CLiF recognizes changes in permissions from publishers to allow for sharing books during this time; here is how Penguin Random House and Scholastic are allowing teachers and librarians to read books on line. Here are some resources specifically for librarians.

Resources from CLiF Presenters

Recommended Book Lists
Great Reads by the National Children’s Books and Literacy Alliance: “Great Reads are those books that ‘you can’t stand to stop!’”
– American Library Association Recommended Lists
– VPR Vermont Edition’s Book Recommendations featuring CLiF partner Amy Olsen from the Lanpher Memorial Library

Resources from Literacy Organizations
Read Together, Be Together from Penguin Random House and Parents Magazine
Harper Collins at Home – I Can Read book club, storytimes, recommendations for kids and adults
Children’s Book Author Events from Hachette Publishing for children and young adults
Brightly’s literacy activities by age
National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance – education for parents and early educators/teachers
– Room to Read’s Literacy Cloud
Scholastic Learn at Home program
Reading Rockets for elementary kids
Start With A Book
30 Days of Families Learning Together
– Read how publishers are supporting teachers, booksellers, authors, and families
Imagination Library Goodnight with Dolly
Digitized historic children’s classics
DC Kids Camp
– Free stories on audible
KidLit603 -resources from children’s authors in NH

Resources from CLiF Partners
VT ELA Distance Learning Resources
– American Federation of Teachers resources for teachers
RiseVT – great resources for activities, action, outdoors, and academics, plus a nice schedule of repeating live events with authors, illustrators, museum, zoos, etc.
FirstBook free at-home learning resources
VT 4-H online resources for kids 8+ for all students, anywhere
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center resources for STEM/STEAM and Story Time from Space
Cirkus Smirkus @ Home

Resources from Other Authors
Mo Willems lunch doodles
Jarrett Krosoczka teaches illustrations
Peter Reynolds read aloud
Oliver Jeffers read aloud
Dav Pilkey at home (Captain Underpants)
– J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter
More authors

General Ideas
– Older students – poetry for social movements
– Support with learning to write or to begin keyboarding
– Check your school library’s web site – they have lots of digital resources
Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronoavirus
BOKS – physical education at home, suggestions for bursts of energy, and fun games


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