As librarians, we mostly believe that almost any problem can be solved—or at least better understood—through reading. The current pandemic is testing that belief (along with lots of others), but we are still searching for and sharing good resources as much as possible. If you also turn to books to help make sense of the world and you are trying to figure out how to explain the new reality to your kids, consider sharing some of these very recently published online titles with the children in your lives.
I’ve written before about the challenges of being your child’s teacher during this pandemic, and today’s post is on the same topic. Because, wow, this is hard.
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Sometimes current events can feel overwhelming. Taking time out of the day to enjoy a funny story can lighten our mood and provide a much-needed distraction. These humorous eBooks are always available through Hoopla. You can link to Hoopla through our eResources page and view a Hoopla tutorial here. Don’t Panic: Douglas Adams & The […]
Seeing as we are watching a little more television than normal, my son has really taken an interest in hearing about the shows and cartoons we liked to watch growing up. Over lunch the other day, he asked if there were any shows that we watched as a kid that he could still see today. I was amazed at how much I rediscovered on Hoopla. Maybe you’ll go down a rabbit hole too and discover some of your own nostalgic favorites!
It’s been weeks since my kids’ schools closed. While adjusting to this new “normal,” I’ve also been trying to figure out how to be a teacher for my first grader and preschooler. Here are some resources I’ve found useful in figuring out how to keep my kids happy and engaged—with schoolwork and other activities—during this time. Hopefully something on here can help you out too.
Sometimes current events can feel overwhelming. Escaping to the past through historical fiction can help distract us from an uncertain present. These eBooks are always available through Hoopla. You can link to Hoopla through our eResources page and view a Hoopla tutorial here. America’s First Daughter: A Novel by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie From her […]
If your family likes listening to books together, check out the list of kids’ audiobooks we’ve put together on OverDrive. There are books intended for a variety of ages and even grown-ups will likely find something to enjoy and/or ponder.
Sometimes current events can feel overwhelming. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help reduce anxiety and boost resilience. These self-care titles are always available as eBooks through Hoopla. You can link to Hoopla through our eResources page and view a Hoopla tutorial here. The Art of Breathing: The Secret to Living Mindfully by Danny Penman A concise […]