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Activities on this website help children
learn their ABCs, numbers, colors, and more.
Some activities require a subscription, but the
alphabet activities are free and focus on letter
knowledge and phonological awareness.
Find all kinds of facts
and information, play
games, or take fun quizzes.
Explora Primary and Gale in Context –
For school-age kids working on assignments
or simply exploring, these two resources are
accessible through the Library’s website with a
library card. The subscription-only encyclopedias
and search tools ensure that the information
has been confirmed by experts – something not
guaranteed when searching the Internet.
World Book Kids
Intended for grades K-8, this is a fun, interactive introduction to the world
of online learning, which can be accessed with a Shaker Library card. Searching is
simple and can be done by keyword or by choosing a general subject that breaks
down into specific topics. The encyclopedia also provides images, diagrams, maps,
and activities tied to national curriculum standards.
BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week
Available to download on iOS and Google Play, as well
as in French as BrainPOP Film du Jour and in Spanish as
BrainPOP Película del Día, it provides educational movies on a
wide range of subjects, each with an accompanying quiz to try
out your new knowledge.
If you miss the immersive experience of visiting museums, this app, available
from the Apple Store and Google Play, offers an optional augmented reality
component. See priceless artifacts from all over the world, from every angle, both
inside and out, while listening to the narration, just as you might from a museum
guide. The app corresponds to the BBC Two series of the same name.
Available only through the Apple Store, this app helps kids practice addition
and multiplication by selecting different priced plates of sushi to add (or multiply)
to the specified total. If correct, a sushi monster eats them. Each round increases in
difficulty, which ensures that the game is not only fun but challenging.
For students across
one of the best girls’ schools
in the country is within reach.
Learn more at HB.edu/BestGirlsSchool
Middle and Upper School
Parent Open Houses:
Early Childhood and
November and January
Co-ed Infant & Toddler Center and Early Childhood • Girls K-12