Weekly Themes: At-Home Learning

Welcome to BookSpring Weekly Themes

Blue Morpho Butterfly Gregory Phillips
Meet Bibi
a big Blue Morpho Butterfly
from Latin America
CC BY-SA 3.0

To encourage learning at home, BookSpring is offering this delightful and easy online reading program free of charge. Each week, we feature a new at-home learning lesson for families with children ages 3-5 and 6-8 years old, in both Spanish and English. Bibi, the BookSpring Butterfly, will introduce the new theme with fun activities, vocabulary, and books that you can read together online…or even download to your own device and keep at home. If this is your first time here, watch a video that introduces Weekly Themes for parents and caregivers.

Scroll down to see a list of our weekly themes.  The books and activities in column one are best for ages 3-5, and those in column two are best for 6-8. You can pick up at any time, and go back to any you might have missed.  In August, we will start a new year with updated themes, books, and activities.

As you use these lessons together with your family, please share comments and photos of your family reading and doing the activities at home on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram #BookSpring #ReadTogether.  This helps encourage other families to get together and read, too!

Reading together is an easy way for parents and caregivers to help children develop their literacy skills while creating lasting bonds.  We hope you enjoy these activities and come back every week!

For 3-5 Year Olds

For 6-8 Year Olds


Special thanks to our wonderful friends all over the world who make the sharing of these books possible. Produced by Mariela Rodriguez; Educational content by Shannon Thorne and Katie Mathews;  Bibi Videos created by Emily Ball Cicchini; Bibi Voiced by Katie Mathews; Book Translation by Lizet Martinez and Vanessa Herrera; Book Curation by Idali Reyes, Miranda Leahy, Alex Geremonte and Selin Karsi; Web Translation by Lili Cantu; Web Development and Guitar by Dylan Harcrow. Additional credits can be viewed here.

Ebooks and activity plans are released for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike License.  Video content is subject to additional rights restrictions. You are free to use and share the lesson content and ebooks for personal and educational purposes but should never sell or license this content for commercial purposes.  Please credit us as: “Weekly Themes by BookSpring.”



Help Support Weekly Themes

If you like these videos, books, and activities, please consider a donation.  While these materials are free to use, it takes hours and hours of staff and volunteer time to create them.  BookSpring relies on charitable donations to provide them to you at no cost.  Please consider making an online gift in an amount that is meaningful to you to help us continue to provide this resource to other families who are in financial need.  Thanks!

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