At home and looking for resources to occupy your kids? Check out some of these websites and social media feeds!
Authors/Illustrators: virtual storytimes, drawing lessons, and more!
- Dav Pilkey at Home - Drawing lessons and read alouds with Dav Pilkey.
- Grace Lin - Grace Lin's youtube channel where she does author readings, drawing lessons, and more.
- Jarrett Krosoczka (Live at 2pm) - YouTube channel for the author of The Lunch Lady graphic novels who provides a series of drawing lessons.
- Mo Willems Lunchtime Doodles - Mo Willems invites you to his studio for his lunch doodles.
- Kids Ask Authors - Podcast where each week author Grace Lin and one guest author will be answer one question submitted by a kid. Each podcast will end with a book review or poem written by a child.
- Authors Everywhere - YouTube chanel featuring various authors with workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.
- Storyline- Picture books read by actors.
- Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman reading books for kids.
- Kidlit TV: KidLit TV is a winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award and has been selected as an American Association of School Librarians Best Digital Tool for Teaching and Learning. Created by a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers. Check out these shows:
Coloring & Activity Sheets
- Doreen Cronin - Printable activities from author Doreen Cronin.
- Josh Funk - Coloring pages, trading card and Activity kits plus streamable book songs for local author Josh Funk's books.
- Hour of Code - Coding tutorials.
- San Diego Zoo - San Diego virtual zoo.
- National Geographic Kids - Games, videos, articles and more.
- PBS Learning Media - Variety of educational resources.
- Bedtime Math - Daily Math challenge from Bedtime Math.
- New England Aquarium - Live presentations, new videos, and fun activities from the New England Aquarium. New videos premiere every Monday, wednesday, and Friday on their Facebook and Instagram platforms. And you can find more videos on their YouTube page.
Music & Movement: streaming concerts, dance party favorites, activities to get your kids up and moving!
- Matt Heaton - “Mornings with Matt” every Friday 10am Eastern time .
- Emily Arrow - YouTube channel of children's musician Emily Arrow.
- jbrary - YouTube Chanel of Canadian Librarians who perform songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.
- Miss Nina (New videos every Tuesday) - The Miss Nina Weekly Video Show! Sing & Move along with Miss Nina every week to songs and rhymes perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and children who love to move along or need a brain break!
- Laurie Berkner Band - YouTube channel of popular kids musician Laurie Berkner.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga for kids.
- Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 - Messages for Parents, School Staff, And Others Working with Children (from CDC)
- Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-10 - From the National Association of School Psychologists
- 10 Tips for Talking About COVID-19 with Your Kids
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus