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Help for Homeschooling & Remote Learning

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Are your children attending school part time, distant learning, or homeschooling this school year? If so, Whitman County Library is here to help! From tiny books that teach our youngest learners their ABC’s all the way to Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for high school students, the library can help keep your children engaged and excited about learning.

To start, visit our page for Parent Resources where you will find online learning resources such as the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, and The Washington Homeschool Organization. Click the Teens Resources link to find resources like Homework Help and College Bound that help teens with things like choosing a school and applying for financial aid.  And the Kids Resources link can help you find Scholastic Reading Quizzes or let your children learn with fun interactive games on PBS Kids.

Your children can also use our website to learn a foreign language with Mango, travel the globe with A to Z World Travel, or learn Microsoft Office applications and Computer Science with Microsoft Imagine Academy Online Learning; click here to find all the these resources and more.

If your children are auditory learners, a great tool you can check out from the library is the Smithsonian Interactive Library that takes you around the world with six books, more than 3,000 audio touchpoints, in-depth information, hundreds of interactive games, 17 hours of audio, and eye-catching photographs that let your children read, listen, learn and enjoy! Watch the video above for a demonstration!

For beginning readers, our Books in a Box Phonics Reading Program has everything you need to help your child become a strong, confident reader.  We also have Ozobots, STEM & Bonnie Bell Bags, that provide books, games, activities, and instructions designed for hands on learning.

Our large collection of non-fiction DVDs are a great way to take a break from the computer but still learn something new.  We have something for every age and interest including: Baby Van Gogh World of Colors, School House Rock, World Geography for Grades 5-8, History of Rome, The Roosevelts, WWII, U.S. Constitution, Planet Earth, and Human Anatomy.  We also have several choices for teaching your children sign language and our selection of exercise videos are a great way to make sure kids are getting some P.E. time at home.

Music is important for learning too! Not only do we have a wide selection of music books for teaching everything from piano to electric guitar, but if you are 18-years or older you can check out one of our Ukuleles and start learning how to play from home with our free online classes through, try it now!

And of course we offer books! For art class there is Martha Stewart’s Crafts for Kids and for history try Joy Hakim’s award winning book A History of the US from Colonies to CountryBedtime Math by Laura Overdeck is a fun excuse to stay up late, and for lunch try Chemistry You Can Chomp by Jessie Alkire to learn chemistry and cooking all from one book.

If you’re still searching for homeschooling help, check out some of the new books that just arrived at the library like Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp and Homeschooling and Working While Shaping Amazing Learners by LM Preston.  You can also use the Libby app to check out one of the many eBooks we have available on homeschooling, learn more.

We are all in this together, and Whitman County Library is here to answer questions, offer free Wi-Fi and public computers, and as always recommend a good read.

Written by Rachelle Marshall is a Reference & Circulation Desk Assistant for WCL
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