Activities and Learning Resources
Online Library Resources
The Rhode Island State Office of Library and Information Services has developed for different age groups a wide range of online resources covering a variety of topics.
Visit their website for full information.
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Books and Reading
The Spanish Experiment:
Learn Spanish and listen to well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids...and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English.
Discover fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading.
From babies to teens, discover booklists, activities, and more!
Science, Nature, Art, and More
National Parks Service:
Explore science, nature, wildlife, and history through our nation’s parks.
Discover ways to explore and nourish children’s artistic curiosity and skills.
America’s Test Kitchen Kids:
Explore the world of food and cooking!
Beyond the Chalkboard:
Science, literacy, culture, health, art, math, and more (partnered with the Boston Children’s Museum).
Try their activities and see the power of outdoor, play-based learning.
Audubon at Home: Nature, Play, and Learning:
Each week Audubon will bring nature play and learning right into your home with different themes.
Cosmic Kids Yoga:
Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation designed specially for kids ages 3+.
Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds:
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a collaborative effort to transform community health for all ages in the Washington County region of Rhode Island. Parents can find ways to stay healthy through food, activity, and mindfulness.
Boks is a physical fitness program used in elementary schools, YMCA;s ect. Join them for free, fun ways to stay active.
Short stories that help children calm down and relax and develop mindfulness by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises.
Podcasts for Kids and Families
Take a break from screens and perk up your kids’ ears with these entertaining (and educational) podcasts for young listeners
Kids Ask Authors with Grace Lin:
Every week Grace Lin and a guest author will be answering one kid question. If you know a kid who has an author question, send it in!
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids:
But Why is a show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.
Five Minutes with Dad:
Five Minutes with Dad is the brainchild of a 4-year-old boy named Pavlos, who is 2014 started a podcast with his dad.
Wow in the World:
From NPR, hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids on a journey into the wonders around them. We’ll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.