Home With the Kids March 15, 2020 01:23
With school, activities, and events cancelled to limit crowds and gatherings, a lot of you may be looking for things you can do with your kids while under self quarantine and social isolation.
To break up the madness and the boredom a little bit, starting Monday, March 16th, I will be sharing daily videos of me giving mini drawing tutorials, reading from some of my books, and talking about book and art stuff on Facebook and Instagram.
Also, just a little reminder that a bunch of my picture books have free core curriculum aligned teacher's guides that you can download from my website that are filled with fun ideas, activities, and talking points related to the book. I also have free printable coloring pages!
Here are links to some of the book pages on my website that have corresponding teacher's guides. The guides are located on the left-hand side of each page under the picture of the book cover. Or, you can visit this page for all the guides, activity sheets, and coloring pages available for download in one place!
| DREAM BIG
||PEEP AND EGG: I'M NOT HATCHING
|WHALE IN MY SWIMMING POOL
THE BEAR IN MY BED
PUG MEETS PIG
A bunch of fellow authors are also offering lots of fun stuff to check out on their websites and social media right now and in the coming days. Here are a few that I've seen:
♥ Author Kate Messner has compiled a ton of resources from fellow authors and illustrators including first-chapter and picture book read-alouds to drawing and writing mini-lessons on her website here.
♥ Author-Illustrator Debbie Ohi will be sharing a new series of YouTube videos featuring read-alouds, art demos, and book-related songs. Her first video can be found here.
♥ Author-Illustrator Grace Lin will be sharing a new series of videos of her talking about her latest book and giving drawing tutorials. The videos can be found on her website here or on YouTube here.
♥ Author-Illustrator Ben Clanton will be doing two Facebook Live drawing sessions on March 18th and 20th. More info here.
♥ Author-Illustrator Jarret Krosoczka will be hosting YouTube Live webcasts every weekday for the next two weeks. More info here.
♥ Author-Illustrator Oliver Jeffers will be offering daily read-alouds and discussions of his books. More info here.
I know these are challenging times for us all. No matter how bad things get, I know we all have it within ourselves to find the light and help those around us see it too. Be kind and support one another. Together, we will get through this. The human spirit always prevails. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!