Resources During These Uncertain Times

We understand that this is a difficult time for you, and we want to try our best to help you prepare as much as possible. Below are some resources and information about home-learning materials, community services, and foodbanks. The Resource page will be updated frequently. If you have any questions, updates, and needs that are not covered, please do not hesitate to contact us via communications@lcnv.org, call us at 703-237-0866, or message us via Facebook.

English-Learning Resources

Read Aloud Books Online

  • The Indianapolis Public Library: This is a great way for parents and children to enjoy stories together from anywhere, even without a trip to the book store or the library. VIEW THE COLLECTIONS.
  • Storyline Online:  This free children‘s literacy resource features the world’s best storytellers reading books out loud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home. VISIT THE SITE.
  • Unite for Literacy – Listen and read along with stories on a variety of topics for families. Hear the stories read in multiple languages. VISIT THE SITE.
  • Bow Valley College ESL Literacy Readers - Listen and read along with stories about adult immigrants and refugees. VISIT THE SITE.

Family Activities

  • PBS: Find MORE THAN 125 FUN AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES and games that support parents of 3-8 year olds to help their children boost their literacy. There are also GAMES AND VIDEOS.
  • Codex: The Lost Words of Atlantis: This gamified app is grounded in learning science and geared towards family learning. Players visit new locations around the world, where they find artifacts and relics that they use to decode the cryptic language of Atlantean into English. This award-winning app is available in both English and Spanish, and has been used in family literacy programs by parents and children together. GET THE APP. Enter code 20044. Not available on iPhones or iPads.
  • National Geographic: Keep brains engaged with National Geographic’s approved science experiments, fun quizzes, animal and music videos, and study guides. ACCESS THE RESOURCES.
  • Scholastic’s Learn at Home: This free resource provides your children with 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges available on any device. They can go on virtual field trips, meet best-selling authors, or dig deep into a topic they love. VISIT THE SITE.

Math and Music

  • Bedtime Math: This site makes math part of the family routine. Parents can sign up by email, on the website, and on a free app. Whether it’s flamingos, ninjas, or pillow forts, kids can see the math in their favorite topics. No logins. No drilling. No scores. It takes only five minutes a day, and kids clamor for itVIEW THE RESOURCES.

Virtual Tours of Famous Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites

Various Resources 

  • USA Learns app for very beginners. Free to download on your phone or tablet. There are four different apps. Each app has 5 different units. Listen and learn vocabulary.
  • English with Jennifer YouTube lessons. VIEW THE VIDEOS. Beginning lessons are videos 1-65. Intermediate lessons are videos 66-95.
  • VOA News Learning English: Read, listen and learn. VISIT THE SITE.
  • Wonderopolis – Listen and read stories. Great for families. VISIT THE SITE.
  • EngVid – Watch and learn. VISIT THE SITE.
  • ELLLO - More than 2000 listening lessons. VISIT THE SITE.
  • REEP World English Practice for Beginners: Read, listen and learn about health, family, and work. Only on computer. VISIT THE SITE.
  • USA Learns free beginner, intermediate, and citizenship courses. Only on computer. VISIT THE SITE.  
  • Proliteracy Distance Learning Resources. SEE THE LIST
  • News for You Online—FREE access to a weekly publication for adult learners that uses current event articles and human interest stories to engage learners’ interest while building skills in reading, comprehension, and vocabulary. Use the password 22667F through April 30, 2020, to access News for You Online at https://www.newreaderspress.com/news-for-you-online

Community Resources

LCNV Emergency Resources List (3/17/2020)

Combined Service Lists and Resources

Government Resources

Food and Housing Assistance

Financial Aid and Job Research

Legal Services

Medical and Mental Health Resources

Children and Family Services