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Supplement Your Studies At Home With Our Homeschool Resources

Homeschool Resources with Jacksonville Public Library

 

We know that the 2020 school year will be challenging for many and that there are still many uncertainties when it comes to what learning will look like this fall, but we want to help get you through it as best we can. That’s why we’re making it easy for parents and kids to supplement learning at home by utilizing our electronic resources. Below is a list of our educational resources that you can use for free from home. 

Pre K

  • Library Academy Make your quality time learning time by engaging your kids in Library Academy! Sign up for our weekly Library Academy newsletters to get easy-to-use programs that you can use wherever you are. They each start with a great book, include tons of enriching activities and coincide with a virtual library program that are designed to encourage reading motivation and build literacy skills.

  • Mrs. Humblebee’s Academy prepares children ages 3 – 6 for kindergarten proficiency. Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art and music. 

  • ABCmouse Young learners, ages 2 and up, can play and learn with more than 3,500 interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities. ABCmouse is only available in library but you can visit the librarires that are currently open to access this resource. 

  • Literary Science Sparks Literary Science Sparks was created to address the needs of students to read both literary and informational texts, and to assist science teachers by providing ideas for standards driven, cost effective classroom activities.

Elementary 

  • Library Academy Make your quality time learning time by engaging your kids in Library Academy! Sign up for our weekly Library Academy newsletters to get easy-to-use programs that you can use wherever you are. They each start with a great book, include tons of enriching activities and coincide with a virtual library program that are designed to encourage reading motivation and build literacy skills.  

  • National Geographic Kids database features articles, videos, books, and photographs on a wide variety of topics of interest to kids age 6 and older. 

  • Kids InfoBits is a content-rich resource featuring a mobile-responsive, modern, inviting interface with continuously updated content appropriate for elementary school students. This resource helps kids advance research skills and gain comfort with database searching.

  • Literary Science Sparks Literary Sparks were created to address the needs of students to read both literary and informational texts, and to assist subject area teachers by providing ideas for standards-driven, cost-effective classroom activities.

Middle School and Beyond 

  • Library Academy Make your quality time learning time by engaging your kids in Library Academy! Sign up for our weekly Library Academy newsletters to get easy-to-use programs that you can use wherever you are. They each start with a great book, include tons of enriching activities and coincide with a virtual library program that are designed to encourage reading motivation and build literacy skills.

  • Opposing Viewpoints an online resource covering today's hottest social issues. Resource helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. 

  • Science in Context Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. This curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers. 

  • Lynda.com provides public library patrons with unlimited, cost-effective access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese—onsite or offsite.

  • Literary Science Sparks Literary Sparks were created to address the needs of students to read both literary and informational texts, and to assist subject area teachers by providing ideas for standards-driven, cost-effective classroom activities.

  • Library Academy Make your quality time learning time by engaging your kids in Library Academy! Sign up for our weekly Library Academy newsletters to get easy-to-use programs that you can use wherever you are. They each start with a great book, include tons of enriching activities and coincide with a virtual library program that are designed to encourage reading motivation and build literacy skills.

Also, if you are contemplating homeschooling or virtual learning and are wondering how to introduce this lifestyle to your children, we've got some fun reads that will help your children learn about characters who are navigating being at home for school too. Sometimes, it's nice for kids to see themselves in the books that they read to know they are not alone and that there are others out there who have walked in their shoes. Read that blog post here.

If you have any questions about homeschool resources, please feel free to reach out to us here.

 

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Amanda Toman is a mama, digital marketer, wifey and avid reader. You will either find her in the marketing department for the Jacksonville Public Library, spending time with her family, reading her Kindle, at a Pure Barre class, at Disney World, or at home binge watching the latest book to TV show series. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library.

Monday, August 3, 2020

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