Pre-School and Elementary Learners

Please see the initials at the end of each line for the suggested learner level (PK – pre-kindergarten, K3 – kindergarten through 3rd grade)


TADL Library Services

Videos

  • TADL Facebook Storytime  – Recordings of our Fall Storytimes from your favorite TADL hosts. (PK, K3)
  • Access Video: Just for Kids – Sign in or create account, then click on Menu and Just for Kids. (PK, K3)
  • Hoopla Kids – Sign in or create account, then toggle “Kids” mode on to books, music, and video content. (PK, K3)
  • Kanopy Kids – Sign in or create account, select “Go to Kanopy Kids.” Includes large collection of picture books made into short films. (PK, K3)

Online Educational Content & TADL Materials (curated by TADL Staff)

Reading,  Writing, & Art


Storytimes & Music

  • Flannel Board Fun – A Youtube station filled with flannel and felt songs and rhymes. (PK, K3)
  • Jbrary Storytime Songs – Youtube playlists created for various storytime themes. (PK, K3)
  • Kid Lit TV – Videos of authors reading their books. (PK, K3)
  • Storyline Online – Famous storytellers and actors reading picture book stories. (PK, K3)
  • Storytimes from Space – Take storytime to another level with stories from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (PK, K3)
  • StoryBlocks – Songs and rhymes modeled for parents to use at home (multiple languages). (PK, K3)
  • TADL Storytime Kits (PK, K3) – Click here to look inside!
  • TADL Puppets Act our favorite and made-up stories right in your own home.
  • Tell Me A Story – An alphabetical and thematic compilation of songs, rhymes and fingerplays for caregivers and educators. (PK, K3)

Languages

Our in-house Youth Services world languages collection! Other resources include:

  • Mango – Learn a new language together. Over 70 languages offered. (K3)
  • The Spanish Experiment – Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and read by native Spanish speakers.(PK, K3)
  • StoryBlocks – Songs and rhymes modeled for parents to use at home (multiple languages). (PK, K3),

Making, Math, & Science

    • Bedtime Math – Inspire kids to love math with everyday problems to solve. (PK, K3)
    • Code.org – Students of all ages can learn to code while completing modules. (K3)
    • Instructables – A community of people who like to make things. All ages. (K3)
    • Launchpads (Playaways)
    • NASA STEM Engagement – STEM activities and opportunities organized by NASA’s STEM experts. (K3)
    • Newton’s Road STEM at Home – STEM at Home activities and monthly regional STEM calendar from Traverse City-based STEM organization. (all ages)
    • Skype a Scientist – Get matched up with a scientist that parallels your interests and speak to them right from home. (K3)
    • Tinkercad – A free, easy-to-use app and website for 3D design, electronics, and coding. (K3)

General

  • ABCya – Free and for pay options. Games to improve reading, numbers, letters, spelling, and language skills. (PK, K3)
  • Amazing Educational Content – Free resources compiled for all ages in your family. (PK, K3)
  • Be Internet Awesome with Google – Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. (PK, K3)
  • Early World of Learning Learn about colors, numbers and other fun things with the help of Trek and Taffy (from MeL). (PK, K3)
  • Fun Brain – Strengthen your brain cells by playing math arcade games, reading popular ebooks such as, “Galactic Hot Dogs” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and getting creative with MadLibs Junior. (K3)
  • The Kid Should See This – Collection of kid-friendly videos curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful videos in the classroom and at home. (K3, 4-5)
  • MeL Kids – From the Library of Michigan. Pebble GO (Social Studies and Animals), Britannica Fundamentals, World Book Early Learning, World Book Kids. (PK, K3)
  • Notable Digital Media – Annual lists from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) include real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content (apps and websites) for children 14 years of age and younger. (PK, K3, 4-5)
  • PBS Kids – Learning games and videos from PBS’s most popular characters. (PK, K3)
  • PBS Learning Media – FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more. (K3)
  • TADL Playaway Launchpads (K3) – Look inside!
  • TBA-ISD Remote Learning Toolkit – Content Area Resources
  • Wakelet  – free learning resources at home (all ages)
  • Wide Open Schools – Daily plans for different age groups, curated subjects (from traditional to Emotional Well-being and Digital Citizenship), and the Parent and Teach Center are a few of the many great resources on this site created by Common Sense Media. (PK, K3)
  • World Book Early Learning – Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures. (PK, K3)