Here’s another list of activities, online magazines for children, games, and more!
Ranger Rick magazine for children from ages 7 through 12, Ranger Rick Jr. for children from ages 4 through 7, and Ranger Rick Cub for children 0-4. The National Wildlife Foundation publishes these kid friendly magazines, as well as a website that offers games, videos, recipes, and activities for the whole family. Visit their website at (https://rangerrick.org/)
Teen Vogue (www.teenvogue.com) magazine and website offers stories about fashion, entertainment, news, and politics.
Sports Illustrated Kids (www.sikids.com) provides the latest sports news aimed at children ages 8 through 15.
Boy’s Life for boys of any age. Visit their website for more information at (www.boyslife.org).
Girl’s World is a celebrity and lifestyle print magazine for girls ages 7 through 11 (www.girlsworldmag.com)
Humpty Dumpty’s Magazine is for children ages 2-6. It promotes the healthy physical, educational, and creative growth of young children through interactive activities and stories. (http://www.uskidsmags.com/magazines/humpty-dumpty)
Time for Kids (www.timeforkids.com) comes in different grade level editions, from K-1, 2, 3-4, and 5-6. The magazine offers news on topics that are interesting and encourage children to think about the world around them.
I Can Read (www.icanread.com) offers books at all levels for emerging readers to enjoy with their families, and on their own
MyStorybook.com (www.mystorybook.com) is an easy to use website where children can create, illustrate, publish, and print their own books.
Bookopolis (https://www.bookopolis.com/#/) is a website developed to ignite the love of reading for kids ages 7-12. Bookopolis provides a online environment for elementary and middle school children to connect with young readers about reading.
Discovery Kids in Spanish (https://www.discoverykidsplay.com/) is an interactive website of educational games and videos entirely in Spanish.
DK Find Out! (https://www.dkfindout.com/us/) is a website for kids to find, explore, and learn about anything imaginable. DK Find Out! provides a visual search, videos, and animations and more.
KidLit Tv (https://kidlit.tv/) provides videos and podcasts promoting children’s literature. Includes KidLit Radio, crafts and activities, book trailers, and original KidLit TV Shows.
Sugarcane (https://www.sugarcane.com/) offers educational games on a wide array of topics including language, geography, math, biography, world history, U.S. history, literature, nature, art, sports, and more.
TweenTribune (https://www.tweentribune.com/) is an online resource provided by the Smithsonian Institution offering daily news articles, K-12. It is also available in Spanish (https://www.tweentribune.com/category/spanish/).
NOVELNY (www.novelnewyork.org) is provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information via libraries and library systems statewide. NOVELNY is an electronic resource access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references.
NYCReads365 – (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families/nyc-reads-365) – a citywide reading initiative promoting independent reading with diverse lists of educator vetted titles on a range of topics and genres.
We Need Diverse Books (https://diversebooks.org/) – a non-profit organization that advocates for and promotes diverse literature.
Common Lit (https://www.commonlit.org/en) provides texts, questions, and a parent guide for how to support their students.
Boys Read: http://www.boysread.org
James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read: http://www.readkiddoread.com
A Book and a Hug: http://www.abookandahug.com/books-for-boys
Free or Discounted Books
- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (https://imaginationlibrary.com) is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from 0-5 years of age. Visit their website to register.
- Hooked on Reading (https://enrollments.earlymoments.com/gifting.aspx) is a site where you can find discounted subscription prices to books from Disney: Wonderful World of Reading including their Baby Einstein series as well as the Dr. Seuss & His Friends collection.
- National Center for Families Learning (familieslearning.org) has a website for families that includes many online guides and booklists for families
- Literacy Partners (Literacypartners.org) is an organization that works with families in New York City. They offer free classes for parents to develop their own literacy skills and for English learners, as well as donate books for children through their Books of their Own program.
- ThriftBooks (thriftbooks.com) is a discounted online used book seller. They have a range of books popular for all age ranges.
- New York Public Library. The New York Public Library (nypl.org), the Queens Library (www.queenslibrary.org) , and the Brooklyn Public Library (www.bklynlibrary.org) all offer books for all ages of children, as well as many celebrations and cultural events for the whole family. If needed, ask about the library’s policy for waiving late fees for children who returned books late or did not return books in the past.
Learning About Coronavirus
Child Mind Institute Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Open external link) provides tips, videos and related reading links to help younger students understand the coronavirus.