**NOTE: This page is updated regularly for new ideas! Keep checking back - new links are listed at the top of each box - KGS**
Families who find themselves at home with school-aged children are looking for ways to keep the kids occupied while providing some kind of educational value to their activities. We at the Tennessee State Library and Archives offer these resources for libraries to share with their patrons through social media. If you have more ideas to share, please contact Kate Greene Smith at email@example.com or at (615) 253-6445.
As always, the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) provides access to databases, lesson plans, journal articles, and now Tumblebooks!
The Tennessee Department of Health is your best resource for up to date information about COVID-19: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
Bedtime Storytimes with Dolly Parton! https://imaginationlibrary.com/goodnight-with-dolly/
Lewis County Public Library is posting storytimes on their YouTube channel
White Pine Public Library has a daily storytime on YouTube
Middleton Community Library shared their first virtual storytime
Marie Ellison Memorial Library has posted storytimes and crafts on their Facebook page
Memphis Public LIbrary: Sue Schnitzer at Memphis Public Library presents daily Facebook Live videos of a Sing Along at 10:30 am and lullabies and quiet songs at 7:15 pm.
Carroll County Library provides Tot Time online.
Kingsport Public Library is providing storytimes, chapter book readings, Lego challenges, art lessons and more!
E.G. Fisher Public Library is providing online storytimes each day at 10:30 am.
Coffee County Lannom Library has recorded storytime ahead of time and included how to directions on crafts they are doing.
Jackson-Madison County Public Library has storytime with an active audience!
Spring Hill Public Library has storytimes on the website with more to come
Mindfulness and Movement Classes for Kids
Learning guides to accompany the kids movement classes (attached to email as PDFs)
Mindfulness and Movement Classes for Adults
Webinars on Stress Reduction, Self-Care and other topics for staff
Should you wish, please join Katie for a free, live guided meditation on working with fear
this Friday, March 20, 2020, at 1 PM EST via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/232622992 Flyer is attached.
Katie Scherrer, MLIS, RYT
Owner, Connected Communities
Founder, Stories, Songs, and Stretches!®