Children’s Room

Welcome to the Patten Free Library Children’s Room

Our Children’s Room is an enchanting place to visit with a friendly staff who love working with kids. We know our books and love finding just the right book for you. Our thoughtfully planned programs are some of the very best around; week day mornings you’ll find a Storytime and most afternoons we have awesome afterschool activities. We’re here to help raise passionate readers!


Kid's Blog

List of Resources for Children

March 17, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

27 Indoor Activities for Kids Stuck at Home: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-for-kids-while-inside-because-of-the-coronavirus?

 

Free: Online Mindfulness Class for Kids: https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR14VqrfZnpEPJ-MD8tEWRl-Gx96V4HeKzCE551hfh0tlabAPXcVzjoZJ7g

 

How to Make a Cardboard Geodome: http://hannahandlily.blogspot.com/2011/07/coolest-cardboard-house-ever.html?fbclid=IwAR1KAgUsXAu6E_xLVSNWPAyUvO9hAMhhLRzb6Q4yEjAWJy5zeDErTvn-uPw

 

Saved You a Spot: 20 Screen-Free Things to Do – https://savedyouaspot.com/2020/03/12/20-screen-free-things-to-do-with-your-kids-indoors-when-school-is-closed/

 

Tongue Twisters: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/tongue-twisters

 

AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORS:

Everywhere Book Fest: Digital Children’s Book Festival: May 1-2, 2020: https://everywherebookfest.com/

Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator

Draw Everyday with JJK: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg9gpgNtuVmFqtseQCKFWZml6dfdLugwt

 

Kate Messner: Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Author and Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020: https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/

 

The LivBits: Let’s Keep Reading: https://www.patten.lib.me.us/wp-content/uploads/Lets-Keep-Reading.pdf

 

BROADWAY MUSICALS: 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage from Home: https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home

 

EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

 

GOOGLE DOCS VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic

 

INFORMATION:

 

PBS: Just For Kids: An Online Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

 

LEARNING:

 

ABC YA: Practice Math, Reading and Other Fun Learning Games: https://www.abcya.com/

 

Art at Home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EVMQiHHKugF4RQ071DzimkSKn1AuiBNOJ-i6xs1mBts/preview?fbclid=IwAR2-X0XIEsb5gJq3z4xmZ-jbK6rc_KEsJ0BAryQlxKqZKYUtOUKU7krTvzk

 

Into the Book: Reading Comprehension for Elementary School Students: https://reading.ecb.org/

 

Into the Map: Explore Geography and Analyze Maps: https://intothemap.org/

 

KidztoPros: Online Enrichment Program: https://www.kidztopros.com/p/online-programs

 

National Geographic for Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

Outschool: Live Online Classes for Kids 3 – 18: https://outschool.com/#abk7vz11ps

 

Rosetta Stone: Learn a Foreign Language: https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/

 

Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

Star Fall: Learning through Exploration, Reading, Language Arts and Math: https://www.starfall.com/h/

 

STORIES READ ONLINE: 

AudioBookCloud – all ages audiobook database

Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

 

Authors Everywhere!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowhHSUaWp3KJDcuI0nR0vw/featured

 

Brightly Storytime https://www.readbrightly.com/topics/brightly-storytime/

 

Harper Kids: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiYzMwyBPG96EDjV7MAohaCnXoQnqiBmG

 

Kidlit TV: https://kidlit.tv/?s=read+out+loud

 

Mrs. P’s Storytime: http://mrsp.com/

 

Operation ASL Storytime: Where the Wild Things Are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=libHwiv6h8w&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0b8I6EJhzfu4ePpco6_RmYqtFg1hNHtosFPOCtG0qUS_BcAa_eQRfQTNg

 

Story Time from Space: https://storytimefromspace.com/

 

Storyline Online: https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

 

TeenBookCloud – gr 7-12 ebook database

Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

 

 

TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 children’s ebook database

Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books

 

TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database

Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

 

Unite for Literacy: https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

 

SUPER STARS FROM MAINE: 

 

Chris Van Dusen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ts8qckkNGc&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1IaMQSCeZCRqx0UgUjaBfmfrjlCBx1iUdJhnsX0ba-sm7auG76DMfMxuA

 

High Touch High Tech of Maine: Science Demonstrations and Experiments: https://www.facebook.com/HighTouchHighTechScienceMadeFun/

 

Jud Caswell: Where the Wild Things Are: with music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB9Z2JAgm1A

 

Maine State Student Book Award: You Still Have Time to Vote! Voting May Extend Beyond April 27, 2020: https://msba.umeedu.maine.edu/

 

Matt Loosigian: https://www.facebook.com/matt.loosigian?__tn__=%2CdC-R-R&eid=ARCsvKgb6-7qf0KBErk7jZVbXzqCdlWpDXfqZEEMl5MlWi9FuDbYVUIvglCxTyjrnuTjBLg1wIM6Czhs&hc_ref=ARQxSD94fRUJZyR5AEup3-AnLSl3M5owU16JCt4CwRf-wDqrm47j1Ap3C-dq1a76YhE&fref=nf

 

Upcoming Children’s Events

Tue 31

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March 16 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 12:00 pm

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