Do you love Roald Dahl? Do you like supporting good causes? Do you adore watching celebrities goof around? Then James and the Giant Peach read by Taika and friends is just for you!
The collaboration between Roald Dahl Story Company, Taika Waititi and the star-studded line-up of guests will serve children and families currently in lockdown all over the world and will raise money for Partners In Health, a global health non-profit who are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 in the most vulnerable parts of the world, with the Roald Dahl Story Company committed to donation matching of $1 million.
Watch new episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! James and the Giant Peach.
The world around you is SO interesting if you take the time to explore it! Whether you’re taking a walk or planting a garden, science is EVERYWHERE! Here are some great sites with science experiments and activities to help you start exploring.
Exploratorium – San Francisco Science Museum
Franklin at Home – The Franklin Institute
Science News for Students
Though summer doesn’t start till June 21st, many people celebrate Memorial Day as the unofficial first day of summer. But Memorial Day is about a lot more than hot dogs and hamburgers.
Union General, John A. Logan, declared May 30, 1868 an occasion to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. He called it Decoration Day (later changed to Memorial Day). In 1950, President Harry S. Truman issued a proclamation calling on Americans to observe the holiday as a day of prayer for peace. President Richard M. Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday in 1971. Now, we observe Memorial Day on the last Monday of May and honor the men and women of the U.S. military who died in American wars.
This video from PBS Learning Media will teach you more about Memorial Day.
The Tumblebook Book Library is still available for reading and listening pleasure. In addition to a large selection of books, you’ll find a selection of games, lesson plans, and quizzes — all at the click of your mouse!
Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to find lots of great ideas for art projects and exploration! You’ll discover countless ideas for trying new techniques to create beautiful art with materials you have around the house. Click here to start creating and Making Art Together!
Have you every been curious about the secrets of corals reefs? Or wanted to learn about the orangutans of Borneo? Take an armchair trip through nature with The Nature Conservancy’s Virtual Field Trips! There’s so much to learn from and about nature, and you can start right here!
Meet house cats, Elvis, Puck, and Lupin, as they report on such breaking news stories as “The people are missing!” and “There’s a box with a towel inside it on the kitchen table.” You’re sure to enjoy Georgia Dunn’s hilarious webcomic, Breaking Cat News, with its feline’s-eye view of the world!