Learning from Home, Stories and More Online

Learning from Home

Online Databases

You can also explore your interests or learn something new using our online databases! See our learning resources page for a complete list.

  • A to Z World Foods - Recipes and overviews of food from around the world.
  • A to Z World Maps - Thousands of detailed international maps (countries, regions, states, etc.), as well as topographic maps, climate maps and more.
  • Britannica Library - Kids' edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlas, state profiles, biographies, animal profiles and much more.
  • Creativebug - More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more.
  • CultureGrams - Learn about the world's countries and peoples.
  • Little Pim - Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic and Russian.
  • Mango Languages - Learn French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, German, and English.
  • National Geographic Kids - Pictures, books and magazine articles about animals, science, history, cultures, the environment and more.
  • Tutor.com - In addition to live homework help, explore lessons, worksheets, study guides and videos to help you with a variety of subjects.

Learning Resources

Check out these free resources that will keep you learning even when you aren't in the classroom.

  • Be Internet Awesome - Digital citizenship curriculum. No account needed.
  • Google CS First - Coding curriculum. You can choose from one-hour activities to 8+ hour themed lessons. No account needed.
  • Hour of Code - One hour coding lessons for all ages. No account needed.
  • Khan Academy - Online courses in a variety of subjects. You will need to create an account to get started.
  • NASA - STEM activities and resources for grades K-12.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep you reading, thinking and growing. No account needed.
  • Science Buddies - Hands-on science projects for STEM learning at home. You will need to create an account to get started.
  • Scratch - Program your own interactive stories, games and animations. You will need to create an account to get started.
  • Smithsonian Distance Learning - Distance learning videos for grades 3-8.
  • Starfall - Educational games for grades K-3.


Homeschooling Collections in hoopla

AHML Helps You Homeschool: STEM

AHML Helps You Homeschool: Social Studies

AHML Helps You Homeschool: Language Arts


Stories and More Online

Here are a variety of storytime and additional learning resources you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

  • BookFlix - A fun resource that pairs a video recording of a book, with a nonfiction companion book. Fun puzzle challenges are available, as well as more info for you to "Dive Deeper!"
  • Day by Day NY - A song, story, craft, and more for every day of the year.
  • Hoopla Read-Alongs - A variety of items available for digital check out, including fun picture books.
  • Just For Kids - A comic for kids that explores the new coronavirus.
  • KidLit TV - Enjoy kids' TV and radio shows, craft projects, and stories.
  • Miss Humblebee's Academy - An award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art and music.
  • Read, Wonder, and Learn - Do you miss your favorite librarian from Story Time? Check out Read, Wonder, and Learn with beloved authors and illustrators sharing their work with listeners!
  • Scholastic Teachables - This online database of printable resources offers unlimited access to award-winning activities and printable skills sheets, lesson plans, clip art, games and other resources for teaching kids grades Pre-K to 8.
  • StoryCove - A read-along collection of international folktales.
  • Storyline Online - Famous performers and musicians reading beloved picture books. 
  • Tumble Book Library - Animated stories you can read along to.
  • TumbleMath - Fun, simple math lessons, focusing on basics, in the form of read-alongs. Includes quizzes and lesson planning tools for teachers and homeschoolers.

Crafts and Activities

Enjoy fun crafts and activities online.

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, stories and some of your favorite pop culture characters like Harry Potter or Elsa, what's not to love?
  • Drawing Workshops - Join author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka for live drawing workshops weekdays at 1 p.m. starting Monday, March 16. 
  • Go Noodle - Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. No account needed.
  • HowtoToon - Live cartooning classes beginning Wednesday, March 18 at noon.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - Draw, doodle, and write with author and illustrator Mo Willems weekdays at noon.
  • Maker Stations - Using materials you have around your house, challenge yourself to make something like a catapult or marble maze.
  • Pinna.fm - Kids podcasts, audio stories, music, audiobooks and more. This paid subscription service is now offering a 60 day free trial. You will need to create an account to get started.
  • San Diego Zoo - Take a virtual trip to the San Diego Zoo!

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