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Keep kids reading, thinking, and growing with fun activities for children in preschool through 9th grade.

ABC Mouse is offering free membership during school closures.  for children ages 2-8!  Use code: SCHOOL7771

Fun learning opportunities for children ages 2-8 that focus on math, literacy, social-emotional skills and more.

Explore the world, learn about historical figures, take quizzes,  and more. Make sure to check out National Geographic:Family.

ReadyRosie has developed a free toolkit with activities on several different subjects for children ages 0-6.

More than 100 original ebooks carefully crafted to connect with young children and their families. Books are written in English and Spanish and include audio narration in 43 languages.

Storyline Online allows families to stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  

     YouTube Kids has channels designed for families with           preschoolers that contain activities including learning at home, DIY/indoor activities, learning number, and read along.

Bedtime Math offers fun, free math activities to do at home.  An app is also available and can be downloaded in English or Spanish. 

The libraries are closed, but Hoopla is not. Here you can find access to books for children of all ages.

Get daily texts on the development of your baby, and receive tips on supporting your child's learning and growth. 

ABDO Books is offering free access to digital books for children in grades preschool through 12th through June 2020.

Common Sense Media has a long list of free online events and activities for kids at home.

Encantos Learning Hub is jam-packed with different activities for bilingual families, including books read and sung aloud in both English and Spanish.

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Preschool Hotline: 517-768-5130

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Kelly Sheppard - Early Childhood Consultant

Kelly Friedland - Grant Support and Data Specialist 

Jennifer Ganzel: Parent Liaison

Jean Allison - Early Childhood Specialist

Wendy Bell - Early Childhood Specialist

Catherine Brubaker - Early Childhood Specialist

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