2020 Staycation Resources

RESOURCES TO HELP STAVE OFF BOREDOM AND CABIN FEVER.

This is a challenging time for not only our community, but our state, country and world. With closures of both community resources and schools already in place and potentially needing to shelter in place, we’ve put together this list of resources you can access though your computer. 
There are sites specifically for child and adult education, downloadable books, movies, fascinating YouTube channels, TV and audios, craft ideas and more. 
If you’ve discovered any additional resources you’d like to share with our community, email your suggestion to webpage.swlpld@gmail.com, feel free to add an introduction we could share.  Please begin your email subject line with “WEB_ …” and a short description.


9R School District  –  Updates & News

9R Remote Meals Request, Weekly deadline 5pm on Friday

U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention : 

     Talking With Children

     Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAND WASHING:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

20 Seconds Hand washing Song | Baby Shark Hand Washing | @Baby Shark Official

Hand Washing Songs: A 20 Second Scrub-A-DubWash Your Hands Song | Music for Kids | The Singing Walrus

The Top 5 Hand Washing Songs!

Wash, wash, wash your Hands | Healthy Habits Song | Kids Songs and Nursery Rhymes Little Angel

The Handwashing Song


COLORADO STATE LIBRARY‘s Online Collection  
Extra Stay-cation Resources

Colorado State University Libraries, Collections and Archives

PROJECT GUTENBERG
(Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971)
https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

OPEN LIBRARY – Internet Archive is a non-profit library
https://openlibrary.org/   and   https://archive.org

GOODREADS’ FREE SHELVES (established in 2007

https://www.goodreads.com/ebooks

MANY BOOKS (established in 2004)

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARY 

https://manybooks.net/


Online educational companies offering free subscriptions: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com

Internet Archive – free movies, TV programs, downloadable books, etc.https://archive.org/details/television

Virtual Tours of 30 World-Class Museums, 2 Million Works of Fine Arthttp://www.openculture.com

300,000 free downloadable books from the New York Public Libraryhttps://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources

ANCESTRY.COM, (by local request)   
FREE access to search nearly 500 million records and images on Ancestry, from nearly 300 different collections, including ship passenger and crew lists, naturalization and citizenship records, immigration records, and key military collections such as WWI and WWII draft cards. https://blogs.ancestry.com

Internet Sacred Text Archive, (by local request)   http://www.sacred-texts.com/

How to make a cardboard geodome: My Incredible Recipes – Facebook

The Dad Lab’s Sensory box gamehttps://www.weareteachers.com/brain-breaks-for-kids

50 Brain Breaks Kids Will Love – Brain breaks and lots of other resources such as printable worksheets, etc.https://www.weareteachers.com/brain-breaks-for-kids

Cincinnati Zoo Livestream – each day they will feature a different animal.
Cinncinnati ZooHome Safari, YouTube videos

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Alberta, Canada) – Speakers Series
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaraga_Hn9iXkE79K2qDXxg

Benjamin Burger Paleontologist, Utah State University 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6IxWv14YRWhd07XOMdraRA

University of California Television (UCTV)
Perspectives on Ocean Sciences
https://www.youtube.com/user/UCtelevision/playlists

Roadside Geology of Washington – Geological Sciences 
Nick Zenter explores the fascinating geology around Washington State.
Also Nick Zentner’s most excellent downtown lecture series  – Courtesy of Central Washington University Due to COVID-19 we now have Nick At Home, live lectures from Nick’s home at 6pm Pacific time.

YouTube’s SciShowhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZYTClx2T1of7BRZ86-8fow

SciShow podcast!  –http://www.scishowtangents.org

Doodle with Mo Willems https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Clickspring – for people who like machines, tinkering, and tools.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCworsKCR-Sx6R6-BnIjS2MA

The Engines of Our Ingenuity https://www.uh.edu/engines/

If you’d like to comment on any of our resources, or recommend others, we’d like to hear from you, email: webpage.swlpld@gmail.com