Summer Learning Resources for Families
Enrichment and Cultural Activities
Ultimate Summer Fun Guide -Summer is here! Are you ready to break out the pool and sprinkler, fire up the grill and enjoy all the fun that the sunshine and warm weather brings? If you're looking for family friendly places to go and things to do in Northeast Ohio this is the list for you!
Rainey Day? Find videos and games at PBSkids.org
Cleveland Public Library Summer Lit League - June 3 – July 26, 2019
Cleveland Public Library participating branches
In celebration of Cleveland Public Library’s 150th year of serving the Cleveland community, this year’s Summer Lit League is not your average summer reading club. This year’s theme PuppetPalooza invites children of all ages to explore the artistry of puppetry through reading, writing, and performing. Learn about the different types of puppets around the world through puppet-making, puppet shows, and the featured exhibition at Main Library, The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen. Participants can win prizes by engaging in activities and family fun. Summer Lit League is open to youth from birth through age 18. Registration is now open!
Cleveland Metroparks -Explore 18 reservations spanning more than 23,000 acres with more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks and a nationally-acclaimed zoo. Visit this site to find fun, free activities for families to explore this summer.
Online Learning Tools
- www.Funbrain.com is a popular online destination for interactive, educational games for children of all ages. Search for a game by grade level (Pre-K – 12) title, or subject (math, science, history, reading). Funbrain’s games and tools teach everything from how to build Web pages in HTML to how to spell with Spellaroo.
- Khan Academy kids - Inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two to six. Download the mobile app.
- Khan Academy - From Algebra to World History, learn what you want, at your own pace–with 4,000 videos, 400 skills to practice–alongside millions of other learners.
- PBS Kids - Find fun online games for kids featuring PBS KIDS characters.
- www.Starfall.com is used by teachers in the classroom and by parents at home to reinforce a student's love of reading by using friendly, colorful and active games.
- At www.Storylineonline.net, visitors can watch videos of famous actors Al Gore, Jason Alexander, Amber Rose Tamblyn, and Haylie Duff reading popular kids books.
- www.Plimoth.org – Visit the year 1627 in a self-guided tour at your own pace. So feel free to wander around the village. Do not be afraid to walk in on colonists as they eat, question them as they work, or join a lively conversation in the street.
- www.Americanrhetoric.com includes indexes, full MP3s and excerpts from many of America's most celebrated public speeches including the top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century by Rank.
- www.Coolmath.com is an animated, fun Web site designed for ages 3-100, offering interactive math games, puzzles, an online calculator, and a coloring book. There are also suggestions for how to succeed in math and how to find a career in mathematics.
- Kids learning Web sites for the New York Philharmonic (www.nyphilkids.org) and the San Francisco Symphony (www.sfskids.org) are outstanding Web sites for learning about music, instruments, composition, symbols, rhythm and more. Both sites offer students opportunities to talk with people in the symphony and to experiment with creating their own music.
- The U.S. government Web site for kids about money (www.usmint.gov/kids) and how it’s made, includes information on state coins, newly minted coins going into circulation and rare historic coins, including artifacts and treasure coins from shipwrecks. “This site also contains a lot of information about saving money,” said Holewinski.