Homework Help

Digital Maine Library has free, reliable online resources for educators and young learners from kindergarten through college. Easily find age-appropriate search engines (aka databases) for kids by choosing “Elementary” or “Middle School” under the Audience menu. You will find primary source documents, encyclopedia articles, book suggestions, and more from:

  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • Ben’s Guide to US Government for Kids
  • In Context – Elementary
  • Maine Secretary of State Kids’ Page
  • National Geographic Kids
  • NoveList K-8 Plus
  • World Book Early World of Learning
  • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
  • World Book Kids

BOOKS & STORIES | ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | EDUCATION +

To help caregivers with children home from school, we’ve created a list of free resources currently available digitally (online or through an app).


BOOKS & STORIES

Everyone

Audible Stories – free audiobooks for kids from Audible

Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities – assembled by WeAreTeachers, this list will bring Story Time into your home with read-alouds and activities from your favorite authors for all ages

International Children’s Digital Library – a collection of stories from around the world that can be read online

Lincoln Elementary School Readers – watch videos of your favorite communities members reading pictures and chapter books on the Lincoln Elementary School YouTube pages

Storyline Online – free videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

Pre-K

Jbrary – Story time songs and fingerplays to teach your babies and toddlers from two of our favorite librarians

K-3

Circle Round – a podcast that adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Draw Everyday with JJK – every weekday at noon, artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka will be offering up a free art lesson on a webcast. They are currently scheduled through Friday, April 3

Kitchen Table Classroom – free mini art classes and step-by-step craft tutorials in written and video format for kids, along with art lesson resources for parents

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – 15 free drawing lessons from favorite children’s book author Mo Willems

Mr. Jon & Friends – weekday livestream performances from Mr. Jon & Friends at 8:30 a.m. The live stream events run from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27


EDUCATION +

Chewonki @Home – nature-based remote learning with lesson plans, projects, videos, and more

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Home Safari – meet one animal from the Cincinnati Zoo every weekday afternoon at 1 p.m. and then complete a fun activity

Community of Learning – core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K-6th

Girls Who Code at Home – computer science educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them

Kindness 101 with Steve Hartman – 30-minutes classes on different values–from Altruism to Zen–to help kids build character

MedlinePlus Children’s Page – Information and games for kids from the National Institutes of Health. Resources also available for caregivers

NASA Kids’ Club – activities from NASA for kids including NASA STEM @ Home.

New England Aquarium Virtual Visits – daily presentation live at 11 a.m. (on their Facebook page) and archived along with at-home projects and activities

PBS LearningMedia – free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers like you

Raising Readers Resources for Families – a guide of free online resources for families of children ages birth to 5 years

TEDEd@Home – high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free from the creators of TedTalks.

Wonderopolis – free educational site with fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics for kids from the National Center for Families Learning

ZooAmerica Virtual Zoo Visits – Meet a new animal every weekday at 11 a.m. during the zoo’s closure. Watch Live on Facebook, or visit their video page for archived visits