Greetings to our entire Lehigh Valley Reads Community. As developments regarding Covid-19 unfold, our team continues to work diligently to support the Lehigh Valley. With that said, we want to take this opportunity to share some information and resources with you as we navigate this situation together.
Coronavirus in the Lehigh Valley from PBS39
Listen to radio news and updates from WLVR
Watch Community Update on Coronavirus, a live broadcast every weekday at 3pm
Learn about the COVID-19 Community Response Fund from United Way Greater Lehigh Valley
We’re continuing to update our online resources to keep you engaged and learning!
ABCya! - educational games for pre-k through grades 6+, featured in The New York Times, Apple, USA Today, Parents, and Scholastic
FunBrain - free books that can be read online for pre-k through grade 8; also games, videos, and math resources
PBS Kids - educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!
Starfall - access to limited free content without joining
Epic! - online books for children ages 12 & under; free trial for 30 days, then it is $7.99 per month
Reading IQ - over 7,000 books for ages 2-12 with option to try it free for 30 days
Free Sundays At Home - a weekly roundup of free online activities as curated by Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites
*Lehigh Valley Reads and our partners do not officially endorse any website or resource on this list; please enjoy at your discretion
Talking to kids about the virus:
Check out this great piece recently put out by PBS KIDS
Don’t forget the Million Minute Challenge is still going strong! This just might be the perfect time to get in your reading minutes for the month. Haven’t signed up yet? Join the Lehigh Valley’s reading challenge now!
Stay strong. Stay healthy.
The Lehigh Valley Reads Team