Greendale Family Resources

Family Resources

Brainfuse HelpNow offers one-to-one homework help from live, online tutors who are professional instructors. They have experience and knowledge to guide students and follow state-aligned, skill-building lessons to help students master key academic areas. There are Writing Lab specialists available to help students produce better letters, term papers and reports. There are tutoring services available for Spanish speakers

Hoopla   For Milwaukee County Library cardholders.  Hoopla  has picture book Read-Along titles that combine text, sound, and pictures to create a captivating reading experience. Additionally, Hoopla features audiobooks, e-books, movies, comics and music albums.   There is no wait for any title in Hoopla!  There’s also wonderful Scholastic story videos on Hoopla.  If you haven’t used Hoopla click here.  Click here to more about family friendly Kids Mode. If you need help getting a Milwaukee Public Library card.

Online Stories
Storyline features celebrities reading children’s books.  Activity guides are included.  It is geared for preschool through third grade but older kids will get a kick out of seeing the celebrities.

Mrs. P is an award winning storybook destination.  Classic children’s stories are brought to life by TV star Kathy Kinney.  Kids can read along with the stories because there are words at the bottom of the screen. Excellent fairytales!  Pre K-grade 6

The International Children’s Library is a multicultural gem.  It’s a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  From Arabic to Spanish and, of course English too! PreK-grade 6.

Author Websites
American Library Association lists a bunch of top-notch author websites.  Miss Lisa's favorite website is Shel Silversteen.  You can send e-cards and there are links to Youtube videos of his poetry.  Hint:  I had to use the Safari browser to link to Youtube from the website.

Dav Pilkey at Home is alwayss good crunchy fun!

Lunch Doodle With Mo Willems!  Very engaging for kids of all ages.

Kid’s Activities
DK Stay Home Hub is fantastic.  There are boatloads of activities for kids from preschool to age 12.  Activities are downloadable and printable. 

 This is a treasure trove of digital resources.  Miss Lisa's favorite was Brain Ventures.  I loved the Myth of the White Tiger module.  It is updated daily.  Amazing!  K-grade 12. 

Coloring Pages 
Blue Dot Kids Press Nature-Friendly Activities-A tree will be planted for every coloring sheet that young readers complete by April 26th.  Activity guides and activity kids are available.  

Very comprehensive and printer-friendly.   It has everything from alphabet pages to anime video game characters. PreK-grade 6 

Distinctive doodle pictures.  Great for tweens but all ages would enjoy the unique pictures.  Some of the links are dead-ends, but don’t be discouraged.  It’s a great website. 

For Parents
Good Article about children and e-books. 

Common Sense Media has lists to help you find books and movies for your child, as well as reviews of books to see if the content of a book or movie is appropriate for your child.

Goodreads is another good place to find book titles for your child.  You can search by age.  It also has good lists of classic books for kids!

Excellent resource for book suggestions that is updated often:

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