Kid's Take & Make Activity Kits

The Take and Make Acivity Kits include instructions and supplies.  

Summer Kits are all gone.  Coming in November and December,  seasonal Take and Make Kits!!!

**Most of the kits can be done by all ages with help.  Please note that these kits may contain small parts that may not be appropriate for unsupervised young children.
Kits are available upon request for curbside pick up or during visits while supplies last.  To request a Take & Make Kit, you can email the library at reference@wilbrahamlibrary.org or by calling 596-6141.  


Titles for Inbe"tween" Juv and Teen

Library staff have chosen these titles in our collection as being great for upper elementary, tween or teen readers. If you're in between the Juvenile and Loft shelves and looking for ideas, check out the list. Click on a title or book jacket to go to the library catalog and place a hold.

Science Resources for your Children

Have you heard of Scratch (ages 8-16) or Scratch Jr. (ages 5-7)?   These are apps where your child can program their own interactive stories, games and animations.  Get more information at:  https://scratch.mit.edu/about
 
 The nonprofit Code.Org has free computer science classes and activities for students from kindergarten through high school.
 
The Children's Museum of Houston's classroom-at-home activities and the "O Wow Moment of the Day" weekdays on Facebook live at 9:15 a.m. EST.   https://www.cmhouston.org/events/o-wow-moment-of-the-day

Visit The Children's Museum of Indianapolis website for many wonderful on-line activities:
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has virtual field trips including tours of outer space and their butterfly conservatory.  www.amnh.org

The Naturall History Museum of Los Angeles County has a new online exhibit "Spiky, Hairy, Shiny:  Insects of LA" or you can explore other incredible animal videos.  www.nhm.org

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum for all things related to space.   https://www.intrepidmuseum.org

more STEM/STEAM websites:
https://www.mi-sci.org/   Daily science experiments and also activity instructions for at home fun.
https://www.cmhouston.org/    Oh Wow Moments of the Day are really fun!
https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/  See their Recipes for Play at Home & a Parenting Playbook.

Science Podcasts for Children:
Tumble
The Show About Science
Brains On!
Wow in the World, NPR

Science YouTube Channels for Children:
NASA Channel
TheDadLab (young kids)
Physics Girl (ages 8 and up)
SciShow Kids (aimed at younger children)
National Geographic's Cool Science Experiments


 

CLICK ON GOODREADS FOR BOOK LISTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Choose CHILDREN'S to see categories including awards winning books.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/preschool