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OverDrive/Sora – Families can borrow all of the Regina Catholic Schools E-Books and Audiobooks through either app by logging in with their student login ID.  These are the same base platform, but SORA is the kid friendly APP.  Families that have a Regina Public Library Card are also able to access the Saskatchewan Library Consortium collection of books. If families do not already have a library card, they can be signed up over the phone which instantly gives them access to all of the RPL's digital resources.  Call (306)777-6000 from Monday-Friday between 1:00-5:00pm. 

HOOPLA – Another e-book/audiobook resource to check out is Hoopla. This can be accessed through your Regina Public Library Card.  If you don't have a library card, you can call and they will set you up over the phone! Titles are always available on Hoopla, but each month you have a set number of credits to use, and each book counts as a credit

Rivet - Rivet is a fantastic reading app for kids to access a large assortment of fiction and non-fiction books and videos.  You can also access a limited version of this through their web app here.  Guided Reading levelled books can be sorted into letter.  Students are able to click on unknown words for help.

Riveted – Teen (Email Registration)

Discover new books for teens and fans of young adult literature.  Free titles are available on a rotating basis for a limited amount of time. 

MyOn               School Name: Read at Home         Username - readnow          Password – myon

This is the Accelerated Reader online database.  It includes thousands of engaging digital books for both online and offline reading. Students can choose to read the book themselves, or have the book read to them. Students also have access to daily news articles written just for kids through News-o-Matic.  Search by genre then filter by Fiction, Non-fiction or Graphic Novel. 

Junior Library Guild – Free unlimited access to e-books on their website. No username or password required.  Click the link and then choose the stream that you would like (Elementary, Middle or High School) and you will be automatically logged in.

Unite for Literacy - Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages.

Audio Books

Audible – Audio books for children in English and French.  Free access for all while schools are closed.

Read-Alouds with Video/Pictures

Storyline Online – stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more.

BookFlix –                    Username: school81                 Password: books81

 Scholastic BookFlix is an online resource that pairs classic video storybooks from with related nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and introduce children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  BookFLix offers read along and narrated text to support every child.

Storytime with Ryan and Craig - Every week, Ryan and Craig read aloud a new children's book. This show is different from other read aloud videos for several reasons: First, it's hosted by not one, but two men, which is fairly uncommon in the literacy and early education world. Second, Ryan and Craig are working writer/director/actors in Los Angeles with years of creating comedy under their belts. Their sense of humor and on-camera personas are big, engaging and fun! They use silly voices, big emotions, improvised dialogue and sometimes a capella songs, which makes them a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.

Storytime from Space - Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation.  They send children's books to the International Space Station, and while in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth.

PodCasts

Kindergarten +

Wow in the World - Hosts guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. Go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

Circle Round - Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

Grades 5-8

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls - Every episode tells the story of inspiring women you love, from Junko Tabei to Julia Child

Forever Ago - Forever Ago is a history show for the whole family. Every episode explores the origin of just one thing β€” like sandwiches, video games, clocks and more β€” while teaching listeners to think critically about history.

Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen - Aiden Tyler is your typical middle school student. Rides the bus. Likes comic books. Tolerates his sister. But, his life is about to be turned upside down by the Coronavirus. Yes, you heard that correctly. Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen is a new and original middle-grade serial written and read in real time by author Rex Ogle

Coding

Code.org Express Course - Learn the basics of computer science and internet safety. At the end of the course, create your very own game or story you can share.

Other Resources for Learning at Home

Fun Brain- hundreds of free interactive games, e-books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.

Scholastic Learn from Home – Day by day projects to keep kids reading and engaged. Includes resources for families and teachers.  Each day they release new stories with related articles and activities to complete spanning all curricular areas.  Grouped by grade level (PreK-K, 1/2, 3-5, 6-9)

PBS Design Squad – Hands-on engineering activities featuring easy-to-find materials and step-by-step instructions. Choose materials that you already have at home and discover various projects that you can build with those materials.

Nasa at Home - NASA is offering educational resources to keep children engaged with science while away from school.  They have TONS of stuff from hand on activities to virtual tours, podcasts, crafts, interactives and videos. 

Draw Everyday with J.K.K - ree art, cartooning, and writing lessons every weekday at 2pmβ€”and archived for later viewing from NY Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Glenn Higgins Fitness – Awesome, quick workouts for kids based on themes like Spiderman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Avengers and more!