Activities and Learning Resources

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Rhode Island State Office of Library and Information Services:

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.

AskRI

Visit AskRI to explore free resources to help you learn a language, complete homework assignments, conduct research, or simply satisfy your curiousity. There are resources for learners of all ages.

Additional Resources

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.

KidLit TV:
Discover fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading.

Brightly:
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.

KinderArt:
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).

Tinkergarten:
Try their activities and see the power of outdoor, play-based learning.

Health and Wellness

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:
Boks is a physical fitness program used in elementary schools, YMCA;s ect. Join them for free, fun ways to stay active.

Peace Out:
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.