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Six Ways to Keep your Kids Busy for March Break that Aren’t Books

Keeping little ones entertained over March Break can be a struggle. Reading is a great way to keep minds busy, but sometimes you’ve read all the books or just want to do something different. Here are six free resources from the Digital Library to help keep kids occupied that aren’t books but still support literacy.  

Watch a movie on Kanopy Kids 

Stream ten shows or movies a month for free with your Library card and Kanopy. Enjoy animated versions of your favourite books like Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus and Where the Wild Things Are or shows and movies like Blippi, T-Rex Ranch, or Gecko’s Garage 

Stream songs with Freegal  

Did you know your Library card gives you access to free music streaming? Freegal is a great resource to listen to music and includes a children’s collection with a great selection of kid-friendly music. Check out some of their lullabies to refresh your kids’ bedtime routine. 

Explore your world, virtually, with National Geographic for Kids  

Access National Geographic Kids books, like the Weird But True series, National Geographic Kids magazine, or watch cool videos of nature and science from around the world with this digital resource.   

Have a gamer? Learn to code with Code Combat 

Choose a hero to collect gems and defeat enemies as you make your way through more than 500 levels of this fun fantasy game. Kids will learn coding in Python and JavaScript along the way and get tips from other users in the community forum. 

Take music lessons with ArtistWorks 

Available in the Libby app, ArtistWorks provides on-demand music lessons for lots of different instruments. Reserve a new-to-you instrument from the Musical Instrument Lending Library at Memorial Park Library and get expert instruction through the app to become a virtuoso. 

World Book Online for Kids  

Learn about animals, important people, and places through easy-to-read articles, images, videos, puzzles, and instructions to do your own science experiments at home. 

Want to find ways to engage your kids with books online? Check out these six recommendations for digital resources for your little book lover.

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