Entertainment and Learning

Entertainment and Learning

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IXL is a personalized learning platform offering comprehensive K-12 curriculum in Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. The skills taught in IXL are aligned to Idaho Content Standards and the Idaho Early Learning Guidelines, making it ideal for home school families. IXL is also a great resource for parents looking to challenge their kids beyond their grade level or any student needing extra learning support. Ada Community Library cardholders can request an account here.

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Your library card gives you access to Tutor.com's live one-to-one help sessions from 12 pm to 12 am every day, as well as 24/7 access to their Skills Center of resources geared toward study, test prep and career-building. Create your free account and get started!

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TumbleBook Library and Tumble Math
TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games for grades K - 6. Tumble Math is a collection of animated books to spark a love of numbers for grades K - 6.

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Watch over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. The collection includes The Great Courses, a series of hundreds of expertly-produced college-level video courses on topics like history, humanities and sciences, hobbies, healthy lifestyles and essential skills. Or select Kanopy Kids for kids' TV series, movies, story times, science and math topics, language learning, history and more!

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Reading Academy Launchpads
Reading Academy Launchpads are tablets designed to help kids master verbal, reading and writing skills, starting at any level. Every app, storybook and video has been hand selected to help kids gain the knowledge they need to transition from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn. These are multisensory learning tools that bring together a combination of sight, sound and interactive play to give kids the tools to learn the way they learn best!

Learn at Home gear
Learn at Home Gear
This collection of kits is designed to support early learning at home as well as augment subjects taught in school. These kits help develop fine and gross motor skills, letter and number recognition, and early literacy concepts. Browse the kits and place requests at adalib.org/gear

Gear Collection
Gear Collection
And there's more gear! Find camping gear, musical instruments, STEAM kits, devices like Rokus preloaded with Disney+ and Vudu, and much more at adalib.org/gear

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Overdrive and the Libby app
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library - anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card. Using a mobile device? Just install the Libby app, find your library, enter your card number and start borrowing!

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Access 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. Stream up to 5 hours daily and download up to 3 songs a week.

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Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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Ada Community Library YouTube channel
Catch up on what's been going on at Ada Community Library through our YouTube channel at go.adalib.org/youtube. New virtual events for all ages are added daily and saved in playlists like Preschool Art, STEAM, Homeschool Huddle and more!

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Khan Academy
Khanacademy.org is a free resource for students, teachers and parents, offering lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Students can use exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills. They will get immediate feedback and encouragement. They also offer an app recommended for ages 2-7.

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The Idaho STEM Action Center, in response to the current environment of students, parents, and teachers working and studying from home is launching STEM@Home – a one stop-shop for STEM-tastic activities, experiments, and other STEM-related resources! These FREE resources will help ensure our STEM enthusiasts stay engaged during school closures, and that educators have the online learning tools they need to explore STEM horizons in new ways. Go to https://resources.stem.idaho.gov