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. Updated every Friday morning at 8 am.
- Grace Lin - Grace Lin's youtube channel where she does author readings, drawing lessons, and more.
- Jarrett Krosoczka (Live at 2pm) - Author of The Lunch Lady graphic novels provides daily drawing lessons on YouTube. Live at 2pm, but available for streaming on his YouTube chanel at a later time.
- 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.
- #OperationStorytime - A variety of authors/ illustrators sharing stories for the enjoyment of all!
- Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman reading books for kids.
Coloring & Activity Sheets
- Doreen Cronin - Printable activities from author Doreen Cronin.
- Josh Funk - Coloring pages and Activity kits 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.
Music & Movement: streaming concerts, dance party favorites, activities to get your kids up and moving!
- Matt Heaton - Daily online sing alongs.
- 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 with Your Kids About COVID-19 with Your Kids
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
Additional resources compiled by the Town Recreation Department.