Good, True, and Beautiful Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

We've compiled a list of good, true, and beautiful resources that are being made available for families during this time of crisis and we'll continue to add to this list as we find more.

Activities

Drawing with Chris Van Dusen

Drawing with Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen, illustrator of the Mercy Watson books and many others, is reading aloud some of his picture books and posting how to draw videos on his Facebook page. Many of the videos are also being posted on YouTube.

Draw with Rob

Draw with Rob

Every Tuesday and Thursday Rob Biddulph posts draw-along videos for kids and their parents. 

Code.org Free Tutorials and Code Break

Code.org Free Tutorials and Code Break

With schools closed and tens of millions of students at home, Code.org is launching Code Break — a live, weekly interactive classroom where our team will teach your children at home while school is closed, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers.

Tune in Wednesdays at 10am PT / 1pm ET, starting March 25.

Or try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages. There are hundreds of activities and tutorials in over 45 languages.

Adventures in OdysseyClub-Free 4 Week Trial

Adventures in OdysseyClub-Free 4 Week Trial

Includes more than 800 Adventures in Odyssey episodes, web quests, video episodes, and daily devotions.

How to Teach Nature Journaling

How to Teach Nature Journaling

Because families and teachers are struggling to find curriculum during the covid 19 epidemic. Emilie Lygren and I have released the complete PDF of our new book How to teach Nature Journaling for FREE. The book will be available for sale in a few months. Nature journaling can easily be done outside, maintaining social distancing, an ideal science activity for shelter in place.

Dancing Alone Together

Dancing Alone Together

In this unprecedented time of isolation, Dancing Alone Together aims to be a central resource for the digital dance world that is beginning to bloom.

Move - Dance based online classes

Create - Dance-making prompts & Communities

Watch - Steamed Dance Performances

Center for Puppetry Arts at Home

Center for Puppetry Arts at Home

Workshops, Museum Tours & Puppet Shows — All FREE from Your Own Home!

We’re expanding our Digital Learning platform to include live streaming, and it’s all for FREE. Now you can enjoy curriculum-based workshops and Digital Learning interactive puppet shows from the safety and comfort of home. Just jump onto to Facebook. We’ll be streaming live today!

LitWits Kits

LitWits Kits

Hey folks, we know a lot of you are going to have kids home from school for a while, and we'd like to help out. Here's a free chance to play with (and learn from) a great book, LitWits style. Just choose any LitWits Kit you like using code READ4FUN at checkout.

Creativebug Online Art & Craft Classes

Creativebug Online Art & Craft Classes

Two month free trial. Get unlimited access to thousands of online art & craft classes with Creativebug. New Subscribers Only. After free trial period ends, continue all access with monthly recurring subscription fee of $7.95. Cancel anytime.

MAKE Art Studio Facebook Live Art Classes

MAKE Art Studio Facebook Live Art Classes

MAKE will be closed for all public events and in-person classes in our studio while we weather this season together. However, we have free FB live art classes for the whole family to join in every weekday at 1pm CT.

St. Patrickís Day Drawing Workshop

St. Patrickís Day Drawing Workshop

Author and artist Ralph Masiello will guide your kids through drawing: a three-leaf clover, a celtic design, a pot o' gold, a lucky horseshoe, and a leprechaun.

Books

Jonathan Rogers Reading Aloud The Charlatan's Boy

Jonathan Rogers Reading Aloud The Charlatan's Boy

"The Charlatans' Boy, read by the author (which is me), Monday through Friday at 10am Central. About half an hour per day until we're done. You may be called upon to draw pictures or compose short poems. After all, I shouldn't have to do all the work." Starting April 5th.

Story Time from Space

Story Time from Space

While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.

Audible Free Stories

Audible Free Stories

Stories help.

They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert, and engaged.

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, 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.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

It's that easy.

(No membership needed.)

Three Huge Volumes of Stoic Writings by Seneca Now Free Online thanks to Tim Ferriss

Three Huge Volumes of Stoic Writings by Seneca Now Free Online thanks to Tim Ferriss

The Stoics taught the management of self. Three great pdf downloads of a famous stoic's writings to help you to learn to live with the constant reminders that we are mortal and should and can only control ourselves.

Tim Ferris says, "At its core, it teaches you how to separate what you can control from what you cannot, and it trains you to focus exclusively on the former."

Storyline Online

Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a website that streams videos of famous actors reading children's books.  

Listen to Frozen Fire Audio for Free on Lamplighter.net

Listen to Frozen Fire Audio for Free on Lamplighter.net

We hope you are staying safe, trusting God day by day, and discovering creative ways to spend your time as a family. To help, we would like to offer you a gift that will encourage, inspire, and strengthen your trust in the LORD—listen for free to a favorite audio drama by Lamplighter Theatre: Frozen Fire.

You’ll hear the story of people just like us who faced a similar challenge in 1857. The smallpox epidemic reared its ugly head, bringing catastrophe and great suffering. How did they cope with something so out of their control? And how did they change as a result? This is a story for such a time as this! And like always, God has a reason for allowing this challenge—“so that we might not trust in ourselves but in God!” (2 Cor. 1:9).

Henry and the Chalk Dragon Read-aloud with Jennifer Trafton

Henry and the Chalk Dragon Read-aloud with Jennifer Trafton

Every day starting March 19, 2020 at 10 AM CT on Facebook Live. Read-aloud with creative prompts and activity suggestions provided by Jennifer Trafton. Lasting about two weeks.

The Wingfeather Saga Facebook Live Read-along with Andrew Peterson

The Wingfeather Saga Facebook Live Read-along with Andrew Peterson

"During this season when we get to spend extra time with our families, I’ll be hopping on Facebook live to read from my first Wingfeather Saga book, 'On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness.' I’ll start Friday night, March 20th at 7pm central and will continue every night until we finish the book. This is a perfect opportunity to get your kids in their jammies and let me read to your family before bedtime while you follow along. I’ll start at the very beginning (a very good place to start) with Book 1. If you don’t have your book yet, you can find links of all the places it can be found online via the link in my bio. The Facebook readalongs will still be available for a few days after the live stream if you miss a night (or if bedtime comes before 7pm central). Looking forward to this."

Internet Archive

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Gateway to the Classics

Gateway to the Classics

Our library of books to read online includes hundreds of titles in a wide variety of genres, with special emphasis on history, literature, and natural history. In addition to the thousands of stories we make available to you, we now offer a collection of over 2500 poems. A small number of audio recordings of books, poems, and songs are now accessible from some devices. You can browse the library holdings by clicking on the open gate in the upper lefthand corner of the screen wherever you see it.

Culture

Andrea Bocelli Music for Hope

Andrea Bocelli Music for Hope

Andrea Bocelli, the superstar tenor, will live stream an Easter Sunday concert from Milan's famed Duomo cathedral. Just like practically every other church in the world, the pews will be empty and Bocelli will be accompanied only by organist Emanuele Vianelli. The concert will stream live on Bocelli's YouTube Channel Sunday at 10 a.m. ET.

Tour of Musee d'Orsay in Paris

Tour of Musee d'Orsay in Paris

Art museum in an old French train station.

Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi HyperVisions

Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi HyperVisions

One of Italy's most visited museums. Visit the HyperVisions and the digital archives.

Musei Vaticani

Musei Vaticani

The Pope's art museums.

Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL by 31 March and receive free access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall.

South Korea National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

South Korea National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.

Free lectures on Facebook from Roman Roads Media

Free lectures on Facebook from Roman Roads Media

The first two videos posted are "Aristotle - The Poetics: Stories, Oedipus, and Jane Austen" and "Tolkien II: Escape, Consolation, and Eucatastrophe, from Early Moderns: The Novels, with Dr. Jonathan McIntosh".

Mount Rushmore Virtual Tour

Mount Rushmore Virtual Tour

A 360° virtual tour with facts about the building of Mount Rushmore. 

National History Site Virtual Tour of the Lincoln Home

National History Site Virtual Tour of the Lincoln Home

Virtual Tour of Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois.

Yo-Yo Ma Songs of Comfort

Yo-Yo Ma Songs of Comfort

Short performances of songs that Yo-Yo Ma considers to be Songs of Comfort. "In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort."

National Gallery of Art Gallery Tours

National Gallery of Art Gallery Tours

While our doors may be closed, we’ll still bring the Gallery to you online. During our temporary closure, we’ll take you on a tour, gallery by gallery—each day we'll focus on one room and the works of art on view within it. We'll hear from curators on their favorites, look closely, and learn more about the many triumphs of human creativity that hang on our walls. Among art's many powers is its ability to relieve stress—we hope this will bring a bit of peace to your lives.

The British Museum Online Tour

The British Museum Online Tour

Welcome to The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. The project is a partnership between the British Museum and Google Cultural Institute. For the first time ever, discover objects from the British Museum’s collection from prehistory to the present using the most advanced WebGL (Web Graphics Library) technology available. Jump back in time to explore objects from across diverse cultures and listen to British Museum curators share their insights. Click to connect objects across time and space, and discover hidden links between then and now. Take a look around, explore and learn something new! Enjoy your visit.

Seattle Symphony Live Broadcasts

Seattle Symphony Live Broadcasts

As our community comes together in this time of crisis, the Seattle Symphony will continue sharing performances that provide strength, comfort and joy. The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty.

Educator

Hillsdale College Online Courses

Hillsdale College Online Courses

Sound Learning
Pursue an education in character, faith, and freedom necessary for self-government and happiness.

Free Courses
All courses are available free of charge to any who wish to learn.

Hillsdale Professors
Learn from distinguished faculty in courses inspired by Hillsdale’s core curriculum.

Keep Calm and Homeschool On Online Conference

Keep Calm and Homeschool On Online Conference

While we will greatly miss getting together with Indiana homeschool families for the 35th IAHE Home Educators’ Convention, we are excited to open our virtual doors to even more families across the country.

We know that families need quality information on homeschooling, encouragement, and inspiration today more than ever.

Registration for the online conference will be available for FREE for a limited time only and you’ll have online access for an entire year!

Ligonier Ministries All Teaching Series Now Free to Stream and More

Ligonier Ministries All Teaching Series Now Free to Stream and More

 As a result of the global health crisis, churches are canceling Bible studies, small groups, and Sunday school classes. Pastors and elders around the world are thinking about new ways to bring God’s Word to their congregations. Fathers and mothers want to care for their children’s souls. This truly is an unprecedented time. To serve growing Christians around the world, Ligonier Ministries is here to help you maintain your daily growth and the discipleship within your family and community.

For the first time ever, we have made our entire library of hundreds of teaching series free to stream.  Our entire video and audio teaching series library will remain open until at least June 30.

Free Webinar from Michael Hyatt: Confident in Crisis, Your 3-Step Plan to Lead in Chaotic Times

Free Webinar from Michael Hyatt: Confident in Crisis, Your 3-Step Plan to Lead in Chaotic Times

If you’re stuck inside this weekend and don’t know how you’re going to handle the COVID-19’s latest development in your business on Monday, then you should watch my training, Confident in Crisis. Due to the in-demand nature of this content, we’ve made more training times available. It features some of our best thinking about today’s circumstances and how organizations can navigate their way through crisis. You can watch it this weekend.

Reading Skills Videos by Logic of English

Reading Skills Videos by Logic of English

The Foundations videos include three key sections of Foundations lessons: phonogram instruction, phonogram drill, and spelling analysis. They also include some printable phonogram games designed for those who don’t have access to the games in Logic of English curriculum.

Cindy Rollins' Handbook of Morning Time

Cindy Rollins' Handbook of Morning Time

Free PDF copy of Cindy's Morning Time lessons. (Please note on that as of March 20th, the site is experiencing a lot of traffic and you may need to try again at a later time.)

Circe Morning Time

Circe Morning Time

We at CiRCE are hoping to offer an additional help to get you started. Each weekday for the next three weeks, Monday (March 23rd) through Friday (April 10th), we will be offering a Morning Time webinar to help you establish and practice the Morning Time routine in your home.

Join us each weekday at 10am EDT. A CiRCE lead learner will start out the morning with some beautiful music, followed by a prayer we can all learn (or recite) together, then a short story or poem with some discussion questions. Afterward, we'll recite a short Bible passage, and conclude. The webinar's intended audience is you AND your child(ren). So be ready to go though this together, as a family or community.

Simply Charlotte Mason Laying Down the Rails Video Workshop

Simply Charlotte Mason Laying Down the Rails Video Workshop

While you and your family are at home, it’s a great time to focus in on some new good habits. We’re pleased to make Sonya Shafer’s Laying Down the Rails: The Power of Good Habits workshop video available for free through March 31.

Charlotte Mason's Alveary #ChoosingBeauty Blog Series

Charlotte Mason's Alveary #ChoosingBeauty Blog Series

In a time when it is easy to be overcome by fear or worry, we want this series of blog posts to give you simple, gentle, and dynamic ways to reclaim an atmosphere of peace, joy, and wonder in your home. We can all then help shine light to the world by sharing how we are choosing beauty daily. Please join us by using the hashtag #choosingbeauty on social media.

Charlotte Masonís Alveary Emergency Curriculum Packet

Charlotte Masonís Alveary Emergency Curriculum Packet

In an effort to support those of you who unexpectedly find yourself homeschooling your children due to the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 throughout the world, the Charlotte Mason Institute is offering a FREE emergency curriculum packet to help you quickly jump into homeschooling. We’ve included a term of lessons in selected subjects from our 2019-20 curriculum for all ages and chosen those easiest to begin with little or no prep. Sign up for FREE to receive your curriculum packet of Alveary lessons.

Free Language Arts Lessons from the Institute of Excellence in Writing

Free Language Arts Lessons from the Institute of Excellence in Writing

Dear Teachers and Parents,

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a great deal of upheaval and uncertainty in people’s lives. As we all strive to care for each other and navigate through this difficult time, we at IEW hope to help.

In response to the interruption of classroom instruction, we have pulled together some of our best resources to provide you with a free, completely digital, three-week program of English language arts instruction, which you can utilize to allow your students to continue learning while away from their classrooms.

Common Place Quarterly Free Issue

Common Place Quarterly Free Issue

"During these days of social separation, home worship, and toilet paper mayhem, we have been gifted the space to think a little deeper and talk a little longer with those we love, whether in our immediate family or in our wider communities. As a home school specific magazine, we would love to help you provide encouragement to those around you as you field questions and give advice to moms in your circles who find themselves at home. And also you! We want to give you something of encouragement as well.

We are providing Q1, our sold out first magazine, as a free e-magazine along with its printables."

ClassicalU Free Trial

ClassicalU Free Trial

If you are a teacher with some unexpected time on your hands during the next few weeks, enjoy ClassicalU teacher training at no cost. Simply go to www.classicalu.com/code, register and then enter this code when prompted: 3weeks

Free access until April 10th, 2020!

Nature

Philly Zoo at 2

Philly Zoo at 2

What’s happening at Philadelphia Zoo while the public is staying home? Get an insider’s look at the Zoo during our Philly Zoo at 2 Facebook Live series and virtually meet and interact with our amazing animals and dedicated staff. See you today - and every weekday - at 2:00 pm EST!

National Aquarium Livestream

National Aquarium Livestream

There's nothing like experiencing the National Aquarium firsthand—but our live cams are the next best thing! Tune into our Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home.

Denali National Park Virtual Tour

Denali National Park Virtual Tour

Explore some of the research happening in Denali, paired with striking images of plants and landscapes in the park.

Virtual Farm Tours - American Dairy Association

Virtual Farm Tours - American Dairy Association

Stuck at home with the kids for a while? Need some activities to keep them active? Look no further!

Last year, we hosted virtual farm tours for students to watch in their classrooms. But, those can be viewed on YouTube now!

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Tune into a web cam.  Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies.  With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children's hiatus from school fun and educational. Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. You can also watch recordings of past events.

Kenai Fjords National Park Virtual Tour

Kenai Fjords National Park Virtual Tour

An interactive tour with videos and 360° images of Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.  Climb into a crevasse, watch a glacier melt, kayak through icebergs, and more. 

Badlands National Park Virtual Tour

Badlands National Park Virtual Tour

360° images on Google Earth featuring the layed rock formations and canyons of Badlands National Park in South Dakota.

Arches National Park Virtual Tour

Arches National Park Virtual Tour

360° images on Google Earth featuring the natural sandstone arches of Arches National Park in Utah.

Acadia National Park Virtual Tour

Acadia National Park Virtual Tour

360° images on Google Earth featuring the rocky coastlines of Acadia National Park in Maine.

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

Ready to explore Yellowstone? You don't have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. Included with each tour is additional information about visiting in person.

Expired

Jesus: A Special Easter Broadcast

Jesus: A Special Easter Broadcast

Filmed in front of a live audience, JESUS is a state-of-the-art theatrical stage production that has been seen by more than one million people. Witness some of the most awe-inspiring, miraculous events in the gospels as Jesus sets sail with fishermen, challenges the Pharisees, and heals the hurting. From the bustling streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, experience the greatest rescue story of all time as Sight & Sound’s spectacular original production comes to life in this special worldwide television debut—exclusively on TBN. Available on demand Easter weekend only: April 10-12.

Wingfeather Saga Animated Short Film Watch Party Apr 7 at 7pm CT

Wingfeather Saga Animated Short Film Watch Party Apr 7 at 7pm CT

Watch the Wingfeather Saga Animated Short Film on Facebook and then join Andrew Peterson and the producer for a Q&A. You can also watch the short film on YouTube

Three Strategies to Get Unstuck Free Workshop

Three Strategies to Get Unstuck Free Workshop

Free online workshop hosted by Mystie Winckler - Monday, March 30th at 1:00 PM EST.

Getting started is the hardest part, and often just as we gain traction we give up. Why is that and how can we keep on keeping on with cheerfulness and gratitude? That's what we'll talk about on this fun workshop!

"Natural History and Love" Webinar

Join Matt Clark, a teacher of natural history and science at The Geneva School, a classical school in Florida, as he teaches us how we can teach natural history (science or nature studies) to our children from home. Matt wants us to help our children learn about their place and introduce valuable disciplines and practices to foster a sense of "love for that place" in our children, our students, and ourselves.

Matt Clark will show us slides and live content of how we can easily find things in our yards, our neighborhoods, and our parks to help us learn about the wonderful things of creation (bugs and birds, trees and toads) that live in the very communities in which we live. He'll talk about what to do with those discoveries: observing, drawing, and more. He will also introduce us to a variety of resources, free or at very minimal cost, that will help us to implement these studies and practices, and even help us to find and identify these amazing creatures. And if you want to spend some money, he'll share some book recommendations (maybe everyone's itching for an Amazon delivery right about now!)

Join us on Thursday, April 2nd, from 4-5:30pm ET. There will be plenty of presentation on how to do these things, but there will also be time for questions—so bring your questions! This webinar is appropriate for students of ALL ages.

Memoria Press Free Online Courses

Memoria Press Free Online Courses

Wondering what to do with all this time at home? Memoria Press Online Academy is offering two live, 8-week intensive courses in classic literature. Choose from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Grades 4-6) or The Hound of the Baskervilles (Grades 7-12). Classes will begin March 30, take a break April 5-April 11 for Holy Week, and finish on May 29. Both classes are FREE.

We have room left in our Latina Christiana and Traditional Logic I self-paced courses as well!

Circe

Circe "Tips to Homeschool" Webinar

Circumstances find you unexpectedly homeschooling your children or relatives or neighbors? Circumstances find your homeschooling unexpectedly chaotic and disrupted? We're here to help!

Join our panel of veteran homeschoolers: Renee Mathis, Andrea Lipinski, April Langan, Camille Hunt, and Matthew Bianco, as they offer tips and best practices, wisdom and experience, and inspiration and questions as you embark on this new or unexpected journey. Our panel will discuss the harmony between the ideal and the real. We will encourage parents to take a deep breathe and pray, but not ignore the very real need to plan and prepare. We will consider the huge value in reading aloud and discussing together, particularly fairy tales for all ages, to re-enchant the soul, and not ignore that we must address math in real life, and science. Let's consider together the necessities of a prudent and practical education in our homeschool, but also an education that is governed by principles of spiritual growth and striving toward the ideals that make human beings human. We will conclude with a time for questions.

This webinar is free. Please register by 9am the morning of March 24th to receive your link to the live webinar. (We use Zoom, so you may need to download the software in advance of the webinar.)

We will send out the link between 9am and 11am the day of the webinar.

Green Ember Gala

Green Ember Gala

Join us with special guest S.D. Smith to celebrate the release of Ember’s End.

The LIVE video event happens April 2 at Noon (EDT).

Get your chalk pastels ready because Nana from You Are an Artist will be here with a Green Ember art project.

Author S.D. Smith joins us to answer your questions and chat with Your Morning Basket host, Pam Barnhill.

Cindy West from No Sweat Nature Study leads a nature lesson on rabbits. Be sure to bring your nature journal.

Registration required by April 1st.

Daily Nature Sketching Sessions with Christine

Daily Nature Sketching Sessions with Christine

Must register for daily class.

Join me for daily relaxing and educational nature sketching sessions. Beginning Monday through Friday, March 23-27th.

Free but will happily take donations!

Some Glow Brightly

Some Glow Brightly

Imperceptible to most, a supernatural dimension—one filled with evil spirits, and worse—operates alongside our own. A barrier protects us from them, but deep in a forest cave the ancient Hermit labors to destroy that barrier. Then there will be nothing to stop the tide of evil from overtaking our world. After a terrible accident, fourteen-year-old Red Snyder discovers he has the ability to cross into the spiritual world and finds himself face to face with the evil menace. With his father in danger and the enemy closing in, Red resolves to fight, but he can’t do it alone...

Minds More Awake: The Vision of Charlotte Mason Free on Kindle until Mar 20

Minds More Awake: The Vision of Charlotte Mason Free on Kindle until Mar 20

To open the door to the treasures (and the treasuring) of knowledge is to set children on the journey to an intentional, purposeful life. Anne White's exploration of Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy focuses on two "power tools," the Way of the Will and the Way of the Reason. She examines the ways in which Mason's principles are made practical, from mathematics to citizenship.

Homebound 2020: Hosted by Julie Bogart and Susan Wise Bauer

Homebound 2020: Hosted by Julie Bogart and Susan Wise Bauer

Presented by Brave Writer and The Well-Trained Mind

We invite you to join us and our friends for a FREE Online Homeschool and "Suddenly-at-Home" School Conference. Since you are home, we want to fill that time with nourishment and growth, so when you burst forth into the world again, you are full of confidence and resources.

During the entire week of March 23-27, we are offering free webinar events for your children and for you.

You will need to register for each webinar but there is NO FEE.

GHC Online Classical Conference

GHC Online Classical Conference

Join us for an online conference featuring some of your favorite classical education speakers and vendors! We are all disappointed that we will be unable to connect with you in person this year at the spring GHC conventions due to current events. However, we have been working with the GHC leadership team and have devised a way to meet you right where you are! Introducing the GHC Online Classical Conference.

GHC South Carolina: Thursday–Saturday, March 19–21, 2020 Registration is closed for this event. Sign up here to learn more about receiving the recordings!

GHC Missouri–Classical Track (organized by CAP): Thursday–Saturday, March 26–28, 2020

GHC Ohio—Classical Track (organized by CAP): Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18, 2020

Mar 20: Virtual Shakespeare in the Park

Mar 20: Virtual Shakespeare in the Park "As You Like It" Broadcast

Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere on Friday, March 20 at 7pm ET.

As we look forward to our upcoming 60th anniversary season, we come together as a community in this challenging time to look back at our 2019 season in Central Park. Join Kentucky Shakespeare for this rare, one-time chance to see last summer’s hit "As You Like It" from the comfort of your own home.

The Happy Hollisters and the Monster Mystery free on Kindle

The Happy Hollisters and the Monster Mystery free on Kindle

The Happy Hollisters were designed to appeal to young readers, particularly those between the ages of 4 and 12 – the ages of the Hollister family children. Children love The Happy Hollisters for the excitement and intrigue, but parents and teachers also love them for their carefully detailed educational themes. Andrew Svenson’s goal in writing the youth mystery novels series was to encourage a love of reading in children; each book was planned so that the first page would draw the reader in with a dangerous or mysterious situation, and each chapter would end with a cliffhanger or exciting twist that encouraged the child to turn the page and keep reading. —From thehappyhollisters.com

The Adventures of Sarah Ann Lewis and the Memory Thieves free on Kindle until Mar 20

The Adventures of Sarah Ann Lewis and the Memory Thieves free on Kindle until Mar 20

An exciting read for kids and adults alike, Sarah Ann is the perfect adventure for the voracious reader in your family.

  • Clean - no adult language or situations
  • Captivating - keeps kids turning pages and wondering what will happen next
  • Fun - full of fun and unique characters, ideas, and situations
Purple House Press: The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald free on Kindle until Mar 18

Purple House Press: The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald free on Kindle until Mar 18

Since 1960, both boys and girls have enjoyed reading about Alvin Fernald and his Magnificent Brain. Whenever it kicks into action and a glassy stare comes into his eyes, it’s time to watch out! Because Alvin is thinking up another marvelous invention...

The Growly Books: Begin Free on Kindle until Mar 17

The Growly Books: Begin Free on Kindle until Mar 17

For centuries, the bears of Haven have lived quiet lives high in the mountains at the edge of the great Precipice. That all changes for a young cub named Growly when he receives a mysterious message. With just his backpack and glider, Growly sets out on a desperate journey to find his grandfather's long lost friend

... and to find a way back home. Read more

Purple House Press: Twig Free on Kindle Mar 22-26

Purple House Press: Twig Free on Kindle Mar 22-26

Twig was just a plain, ordinary little girl who lived on the fourth floor of a "high sort of house" in the city. The back yard behind that house was Twig's little world. It was a bare little world, with nothing but a dandelion and a stream of drainpipe water to make it beautiful; with nobody but Old Boy, the ice-wagon horse, Old Girl, the cat, and the Sparrows, to keep Twig company.

A story full of magic, full of fun, full of fantasy interwoven with reality, and full of the kind of tenderness which belongs most particularly to the very young. A story both boys and girls will love. Read more

Purple House Press: The Borrowed House Free on Kindle Mar 29-Apr 2

Purple House Press: The Borrowed House Free on Kindle Mar 29-Apr 2

During World War II a young German girl, who has been indoctrinated into the Hitler Youth, travels to occupied Amsterdam to rejoin her parents then comes to realize the truth about the war.  Read more

The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps. “We’d like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. “Every night, we’ll be offering a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.”