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Quarto Classroom is a free video library on YouTube of Quarto’s creators using their books as teaching tools. With accompanying additional printable materials and classes aimed at all ages, the sky is the limit when it comes to at-home learning! Meet our teachers below, or click on a subject to skip down!

Arts & Crafts / Drawing Time

AGES 5-8

Stephanie Corfee, creator of Craft Lab for Kids, walks viewers through creating a hand-painted mandala yoga mat

AGES 5-8

Olivia Holden, illustrator of Little People, BIG DREAMS: Ernest Shackleton, teaches readers about Ernest’s historical journey and guides viewers in making their own islands

AGES 4-8

Ginnie Hsu, illustrator Little People, BIG DREAMS: Corazon Aquino, draws and explains the importance of color in illustration and history

AGES 4-8

Jo Loring-Fisher, author and illustrator of Wolf Girl, shows kids how to use different techniques to create a collage of yourself as your favourite animal!

AGES 4-8

The Grown-Up’s Guide to Painting with Kids creator Jennifer McCully takes viewers through a dirty pour, a technique commonly used in paint pouring


Engineering

AGES 7-12

Brett Schilke, creator of Adventures in Engineering for
Kids, takes readers on a journey to City X where they
can independently explore the future through
problem solving, design thinking, and engineering


Geography & Physical Education

AGES 6-9

Kate Siber, author of 50 Adventures in the 50 States and
National Parks of the USA, encourages children to
physically act out different activities from the 50 United States


Math

AGES 7-11

Karyn Tripp, Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids, takes
a hands-on approach to teaching children about
rotational symmetry


Nature & Nature Play

AGES 3-6

Award-winning poet Marilyn Singer reads from her book Ways to Say I Love You and invites viewers to join her in identifying animal noises and learning how to waltz!

AGES 6-10

Karen Madigan, one of the authors of Nature Play Workshop for Families, teaches students how to use marigolds to tie-dye face masks

AGES 8-11

Stephen Collins, illustrator of The Dinosaur Awards, talks about the Therizinosaurus and walks children through painting their own dinosaur!

AGES 6-10

The Secret Life of Bees author Moira Butterfield does a read aloud and takes us up close and personal with some actual bees!

AGES 7-11

Vita Murrow, author of the True Stories of Animal Heroes
series, takes kiddos outside to interact with nature
on every level


Reading & Literacy

AGES 5-7

Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho reads from Poems Aloud and discusses different forms of poetry from around the world

AGES 7-10

The Dictionary of Difficult Words author Jane Solomon helps children master tough words with simple, easy-to-understand definitions and pronunciations


Science

AGES 5-8

Nancy Castaldo, author of The Farm That Feeds Us, describes a year in the life of a farm and discusses the importance of eating sustainably and naturally

AGES 8-12

Author and Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Lee Heinecke walks young learners through a surface tension experiment from Chemistry for Kids

AGES 5-8

Emily Hawkins, author of A Natural History of Fairies, teaches readers basic biology as they learn about fairy behaviors and habitats

AGES 8-12

Kathryn Hulick, author of Strange But True, walks readers through investigating a ghost story and helps them practice scientific questioning


Social Emotional Learning

AGES 3-6

Claire Alexander reads from A Little Bit Different and
walks kids through making their own Ploofers


Social Sciences

AGES 8-12

Jamia Wilson digs into her book Big Ideas For Young Thinkers and encourages children to use their busy brains to think outside the box when answering life’s biggest questions

AGES 6-12

Cerrie Burnell, author of I am Not a Label, reads from her debut picture book and challenges preconceptions of disability and mental health

AGES 7-10

Vita Murrow, author of Power to the Princess and High-Five to the Hero, turns viewers into self-guided social scientists who ask questions and make observational comparisons

AGES 8-12

Aura Lewis and Evan Sargent, creators of We the People, walk readers through key parts of the Constitution and explain the importance of this historical document

View the complete Quarto Classroom catalog on Edelweiss here.

 
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