Entertainment & Fun for Children at Home, Free from the Talbot County Free Library

For children and parents stuck at home thanks to COVID-19, the Talbot County Free Library has created an entire page full of links that will take parents to sites designed to keep their children entertained, distracted, and learning while they’re stuck at home.  Parents can go to the library’s webpage (www.tcfl.org), click on the “Creative Fun for Kids at Home” photo halfway down the right hand side of the page, and then choose from twenty different sites providing children with everything from live story reading and drawing events from renowned children’s author Tim Young to a museum tour of the Maryland Science Center for kids.  Parents do not need a library card to access any of these sites.
Among the offerings to be found on this page are three links to the Tumble Books Library eResource.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s book databases, has decided to make its entire family of online libraries available free to all public libraries until at least August 31.  The Tumble Book Library is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries around the world.
To access the Tumble Books Library directly, go to http://www.tcfl.org/child/kidsathome.html , and then scroll down to the links beneath the Tumble Books Library logo at the bottom of the page.
The library’s Youth Services Librarian, Laura Powell, has also created a list of eResources for children in grades K – 5 and one for youth in grades 6 – 12, to support these students online learning experience.  You can find links to these lists on the bottom left hand corner of the library’s homepage.