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Parents and children are invited to dive into our Virtual Library and enjoy ebooks, videos, music, crafts,
recommended reads, and more! Check back each week for a new set of themed activities.
Click on the title/image to go to the listed activity, or watch our pathfinder videos if you need help.
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If you have questions, call us at 805-449-2660 (M-F 10am-5pm) or email us.

WATCH & LISTEN

Kanopy-CharactersBino and Fino - Fino Loves Football
Explore the wonders of Africa with this Nigerian cartoon. When Fino tries to join the football club, she's told that girls don't play football. Whatever the boys say, Fino won't give up on her dream. To watch the episode, click "Watch Now" to create a new Kanopy account with your library card or "Log In" if you already have a Kanopy account.
Kanopy_Kids-Logo_BlackThe Body (For Kindergarten - 3rd Grade) - Healthy Habits & Your Diet
Two educational videos that teach kids how healthy habits and diet affect their bodies! The Body is a four-part video series designed for elementary schools. The series also contains Your Body and Investigating Heredity.
Kanopy-Banner_FranklinCaillou the Sports Star
In three different adventures, Caillou learns the importance of trying his best, taking care of his body, and doing things at his own pace.
Child-CheerCuriosity Quest - Cheerleading
An upbeat, educational family show for those curious about places, people, and things. In this episode, the young men and women of a university cheer squad show viewers what it's like to be a cheerleader. To watch the episode, click "Watch Now" to create a new Kanopy account with your library card or "Log In" if you already have a Kanopy account.
Running_ShoesThe Day Henry Met... Running Shoes
Every day Henry meets something new! Today, Henry meets a pair of running shoes and organizes a race. The action continues when Henry meets...a Skateboard, a Golf Ball, and a Bowling Ball.
KaleEarth To Luna! - Tale of Kale
Imagination and science combine in this series about a curious girl, her younger brother, and her pet ferret. In this episode, Luna, Jupiter, and Clyde explore culinary science to discover why an enormous bunch of kale only fills a tiny plate once it's ready to eat.
Kanopy-Banner_FranklinLittle Lunch - The Windy Day
Join six Australian children for laughs and learning during snack time at an elementary school. When a windy day keeps the class inside, Debra-Jo does not want to follow Mrs. Gonsha's suggestion of doing yoga exercises. Ready for another episode? Get set and go with The Beep Test!
PlaygroundMaking Stuff - Playground Equipment
Ever wonder how monkey bars, swings, and jungle gyms are made? Robots Gear and Wiz explain how machines transform ladders, corkscrews, poles, and steel pipes into a playground.
Kanopy-Square_CharactersMartha Speaks - Bookbots 3: Fit Fights Fat
Cuddle up with your furry friends and enjoy the adventures of Martha the talking dog! In this episode, Martha helps the superhero Bookbots get back in shape to fight a literacy-loathing villain. This episode also contains Grandpa Bernie Cleans Up.
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Players in Pigtails

Celebrate a brave girl's love of the game! Join Katie Casey as she becomes a player in the first-ever All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. To watch the episode, click "Watch Now" to create a new Kanopy account with your library card or "Log In" if you already have a Kanopy account.
Kanopy-Banner_Characters_CropSesame Street - Abby's Tricycle
Abby shows kids the importance of hard work and practice as Gordon teaches her to ride a tricycle, and Elmo learns all about bicycles.
Kanopy_Kids-Logo_BlackWapos Bay - Partic-Inaction
Set in Northern Saskatchewan, Wapos Bay is an award-winning stop motion series that follows Raven, Talon, T-Bear and the rest of their Cree community. In this episode, Raven and Jacob think the people of Wapos Bay need to improve their diets. Can they lead by example while stranded on an island with a plane full of junk food?
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Dance for the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids

Kira Willey introduces little ones to yoga with fun, energetic songs that are perfect for exercise or play time. Stream songs anytime and download up to 5 songs per week with Freegal.
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Fit Kids - World Music for Workout & Dance

Work out around the world with international songs from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and more!
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Freeze Dance Kids

Jump, dance, skip, and.....FREEZE! Challenge family and friends to a freeze song contest with All Star Music. Stream songs anytime and download up to 5 songs per week with Freegal.
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Get Moving: Action Songs for Kids

Dance and sing along with this collection of classic high-energy songs, including Bingo, The Wheels on the Bus, and Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
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Great Big Muscles - Super Wacky, Fun Songs to Get Your Kids Moving and Working Out Their Bodies!

Add silliness to your stretches and wackiness to your workout with a delightful collection of funny kids songs! Stream songs anytime and download up to 5 songs per week with Freegal.
Freegal LogoHead Shoulders Knees and Toes: Children's Fun Play Songs
Feeling a bit gloomy? These classic songs, performed by Sunshine Superstars, will brighten your day!
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Kids Workout Songs

Join the Tumble Tots for stomping, clapping, shaking, and skipping songs. Stream songs anytime and download up to 5 songs per week with Freegal.
Freegal LogoPreschool Action Songs
Keep little bodies and minds active with educational songs from The Kiboomers!
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Soccer Workout Music, Vol. 1

Whether you prefer soccer, baseball, or sprints, Ned Smith's instrumental tracks will keep you kicking, swinging, and running!
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Kids Club has the beats to keep bodies moving during play time, practice, or workouts. Stream songs anytime and download up to 5 songs per week with Freegal.
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Toddler Action Songs: Music for Movement and Exercise

Combining fitness with fun, The Wiggleberries present classic songs for both toddlers and parents to enjoy.
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You Can Dance! - Fun Songs to Get Your Children Moving and Exercising!

This fun collection will have little and big people dancing the day away! Stream songs anytime and download up to 5 songs per week with Freegal.

READ & EXPLORE

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Learn how movement and activity keep the body healthy.
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Food and Nutrition

Britannica Library for Children presents quick facts on how the body uses food.
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Find out how to make the best choices for your body with Britannica Library for Children. 
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Enjoy stories and discover facts about taking care of your body, eating a balanced diet, and keeping clean. Watch our pathfinder video for BookFlix first, then click on the BookFlix icon.
Tumblebook Logo Health TumbleBooks
Keep your mind and body moving with our collection of animated storybooks and videos. Watch our pathfinder video for TumbleBook Library first, then click on the TumbleBook Library icon.
Soap_BubblesBreathe
Feeling frustrated or worried? Highlights (October 2017 Issue, pg. 50) has breathing exercises to blow stress away! Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
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Food for Thought

Feed your mind with these amazing food facts from Chickadee (May 2020 Issue, pgs. 8-11). Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
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Food Like Mine

Children around the world present their favorite meals in this title from DK Publishing. With more than 20 easy-to-follow recipes, Food like Mine is the perfect way to satisfy kids' curiosity (and growling tummies). Click on the book cover, then click on the blue "View eBook" button to read this title in Gale eBooks.
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Get Your Goat

Family Fun (April/May 2018 Issue, pgs. 36-39) visits the farm to explore a funny and fabulous fitness trend called Goat Yoga! Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
Heart_FruitHappy Healthy Hearts
Discover the best ways to show your heart some love with Owl (September 2019 Issue, pgs. 22-23). Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
flipster-buttonHow-To Guide: Feel Your Best!
From sleep to posture, Owl (May 2018 Issue, pgs. 12-15) has great tips for keeping your body at its best. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the Flipster icon.
FoodLet's Eat
Learn how to eat like a pro from your favorite athletes (Sports Illustrated Kids, August 2017 Issue, pgs. 31-39)! Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
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Let's Hike!

Take a tour of the neighborhood with a Pennsylvania Boys and Girls Club and Ranger Rick (April 2020 Issue, pgs. 28-32)! As this weekly hiking group proves, you can always enjoy the great (or small) outdoors. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
flipster-buttonMaking Fitness Fun
Learn how to create your own fitness challenge, and get inspired by North Carolina's Cub Scout Pack 130 (Boys' Life, January 2015 Issue, pgs. 18-19). If you prefer winter activities, join the Cross-Country Travelers on pages 12-17 of the same issue. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the Flipster icon.
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The Muscles in Your Body

Let Britannica strengthen your knowledge of the human body's 600 muscles. From smiling to mastering a sport, we rely on muscles to protect our bones and keep our blood flowing! Click on the book cover, then click on the blue "View eBook" button to read this title in Gale eBooks. Want to learn more? Check out The Lungs in Your Body.
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Open Wide, Look Inside...

Ranger Rick (February 2015 Issue, pgs. 30-32) has a close-up look at the microbes that call your mouth home! Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
Happy_Face-WorkoutStrength in Numbers
Got a few minutes? Try these simple exercises from Boys' Life (January 2017 Issue, pgs. 36-37). Even with a quick daily routine, those repetitions really add up! Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
flipster-buttonWho's Hungry?
From Greece to Colombia, Faces (February 2020 Issue) saves you a seat at dinner tables around the world! Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the Flipster icon.
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Catch that Book!

These titles for active and healthy kids will have you jumping, dancing, and sprinting through the chapters! OverDrive ebooks are accessible from any computer and from any device using the Libby or OverDrive app.
Novelist-K-8-logoExercise Reading List
Find out how your favorite characters stay fit with these popular titles for ages 0-8. In the list, click on "Check the Library Catalog" to see if the Library has an ebook copy.
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Nutrition / Diet Reading List

Picky and adventurous eaters alike will love these tasty titles for ages 0-8. In the list, click on "Check the Library Catalog" to see if the Library has an ebook copy.
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Healthy Eating (Health)

Scholastic's TrueFlix serves up a feast of information about being a healthy eater and why our bodies and minds work better with a balanced diet. Watch our pathfinder video for TrueFlix first, then click on the activity icon.
trueflix-buttonRespiratory System (Human Body)
Expand your lungs and mind with Scholastic's TrueFlix. Discover how the body uses oxygen and what happens when you breathe in and out. Watch our pathfinder video for TrueFlix first, then click on the TrueFlix icon.
ScienceFlix-buttonExercise and Fitness (Health & Human Body)
Learn why physical activities are a key part of healthy lifestyles. Watch our pathfinder video for ScienceFlix first, then click on the ScienceFlix icon.
Food_StandNutrition (Health & Human Body)
To work properly, your body relies on vitamins and minerals in food. ScienceFlix's Nutrition explains the food groups, why a healthy diet is important, and how poor nutrition can cause serious health problems. Want to learn more? Find out how Food Science (Health & Human Body) is fighting world hunger. Watch our pathfinder video for ScienceFlix first, then click on the activity icon.

ACTION!

Flipster LogoCraft - Fitness Projects
Create homemade fitness equipment with this Boys' Life (January 2015 Issue, pgs. 44-45) craft for older kids! Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the Flipster icon.
Craft_SuppliesDrawing - Snow Sports!
Girls' World (February 2019 Issue, pgs. 8-9) shows young artists how to draw equipment from their favorite winter sports. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
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Kitchen Craft - Amazing Energy Bites

Get a boost of natural energy with this healthy and tasty snack from Owl (May 2018 Issue, pg. 32). Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
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Kitchen Craft - Beary Delicious

Chickadee (Jan./Feb. 2019 Issue, pg. 24) has a yummy animal snack that will please Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear. Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
SalsaKitchen Craft - Delicious Dip
Did you know May is salsa month? Celebrate by using a great recipe from Chickadee (May 2020 Issue, pg. 27) for your next meal or snack. Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
Flipster Logo Kitchen Craft - Mediterranean Veggie Wrap
Raven's Home star Navia Robinson invites you to try her favorite veggie wrap (Girls' World, August 2017 Issue, pg. 9). Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the Flipster icon.
PastaKitchen Craft - Pasta, Presto!
Kids will love making and eating fresh pasta using a Family Fun (Feb./Mar. 2018 Issue, pgs. 26-27) recipe that's simply delicious! Want more colorful foods? Flip to page 24 in the same issue and Serve the Rainbow. Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
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Kitchen Craft - Penguin Pancakes

Have penguin fans in the family? Here's a breakfast treat that will have them flapping their forks and filling their beaks (Ranger Rick, Dec. 2014 / Jan. 2015 Issue, pg. 12)! Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
Flipster LogoKitchen Craft - Popsicle Fun!
Cool off with yogurt popsicles from Chickadee (Summer 2019 Issue, pgs. 22-23)! Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the Flipster icon.
Sandwich_WrapKitchen Craft - Rainbow Rolls
Chickadee (March 2020 Issue, pg. 29) has colorful veggie rolls to brighten up snack time. Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
Flipster LogoKitchen Craft - Roll It Up!
Perfect for the trail, park, or car trip, these fruit snacks from Chickadee (September 2017 Issue, pg. 16) are sure to unravel hunger! Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the Flipster icon.
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Kitchen Craft - Ultimate Vegan Fajitas

Star Falls' Kamaia Fairburn has your next meal all wrapped up...in a tasty tortilla (Girls' World, August 2018 Issue, pg. 11)! Have a strawberry lemonade on the side using the Reader Recipe on the same page. Parental supervision is recommended for all crafts. Watch our pathfinder video for Flipster first, then click on the activity icon.
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Coloring Pages

Don't miss the chance to give your crayons and markers a workout!

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