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How to Support Children (and Yourself) During the COVID-19 Outbreak​


Nelson Public Library - databases and subscription services accessible with a library membership number. They are now offering physical "books-to-go".

Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.

Storybooks Canada is a free open educational resource that promotes literacy and language learning in homes, schools, and communities.​ 

Free E-Books - Become a member of and you can download five free books every month.

BookBub features limited-time offers for the best free books in over twenty genres, from both top-tier publishers and critically-acclaimed independent authors. These free ebooks are available on all devices, including Kindle, Nook, iPad, and Android.

Audible - For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

The Corona Virus and Me - Children's Book on COVID-19

Rock Monsters - Book aimed at helping to explain the recent big changes in the world to kids, while creating an activity for them.

Nelson Resourses Open Access (Free until June 30) e-textbooks and workbooks grades 3 - 12

EPIC digital library for kids 12 and under. Free for 30 days

SCRIBD - 60 days free access to thousands of e-books using the link below.


Keep Learning - Suggestions for parents and caregivers to keep their children learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shelley Moore Home Learning Tips - Video series to better support students with disabilities learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Released every Tuesday and Thursday, these short videos include strategies for parents to help keep their kids connected and engaged with their learning during these extraordinary times.

KHAN Academy - Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted practice and lessons covers math, science, and more. Always free for learners and teachers.

Government of BC - Helping kids learn about COVID-19 - Activities and Videos


Parent Guide to Google Classrooms