The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in many children continuing their education from home. Here are some resources that you can use to help your child continue to grow in the areas of language and literature.
Astronauts read children's books and conduct science experiments during their visits to the International Space Station!
Enjoy celebrated actors reading children's books on this award-winning literacy website. Supplemental activities are available in the teacher's guide for each book.
Read advice on how to fit daily reading with your kids into your schedule, and how to make it count.
Volunteers read aloud books that are in the public domain in the USA. Find favorites such as Mother Goose, Pride and Prejudice, Peter Pan, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Dive into 60,000 free ebooks, a collection that includes the world's greatest literature. Read classics such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from your web browser or eBook reader.
Listen to free, streaming stories for children of all ages. Find Winnie the Pooh, White Fang, C.S. Lewis, and more.
Flip through these digital picture books to learn about a wide variety of topics, including animals, plants, community, health, and friendship. Read them yourself or listen to the narration in multiple languages.
Grab a tasty snack, a pot of tea, and some poetry, and you have the makings of poetry tea time! Scroll down to find inspiration, discussion guides, writing prompts, and poet biographies.
Journey through fun learning activities for preschool through grade 9. Explore videos, games, books, and articles to discover new animals, places, people, and ideas.
Play over 400 educational games for kids from PreK to 6th grade. Games are organized by subject, grade, and common core standards.
Browse videos and resources that strengthen English language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Learn American Sign Language through videos and text. This free curriculum resource center teaches common words and phrases, finger spelling, Deaf Culture and more.
Learn Spanish, Japanese, French, German, or Chinese through this collection of educational videos and resources.
Understanding Language Development
In this article from the Child Development Institute, learn how communication skills develop in children and what parents can do to help.