New! Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities
With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. This list includes over 50 virtual author activities.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Daily lessons that combine videos, stories and prompts for drawing and writing activities. Grade levels include pre-K and kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 to 5, and grades 6 and up.
Miss Humblebee’s Academy
An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!
A YouTube channel offering engaging educational videos suitable for grades 5 and up, featuring a wide range of subjects, from anatomy to world history.
Read at Home Bingo
Brought to you by the blog The Crafting Chicks, this fun printable can be used in conjunction with ebooks you borrow or with favorite books your kids already have at home. There are lots of other fun printables and craft ideas on the site for you to explore while you’re there.
A curated collection of over 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, and graphic novels. Plus, they have an entire collection of math-related picture books in TumbleMath. They’ve made their collections available free for a limited time through the library.
PBS KIDS and PBS LearningMedia
Both of these sites are offering tools to help support learning at home, including educational videos and games from favorite series, and related skill-building offline activities.
Amazon Prime Video for Kids
Amazon has opened up free streaming access to more than 40 children’s shows — including its original series. To access the free kids’ titles, users must sign in with a valid Amazon account, which is free.
Feeling stiff? Check out all of GoNoodle Family’s videos to encourage movement and activity.
Tons of coloring pages you can download and print.
Explore the world of children’s literature through videos, podcasts, arts and crafts, and more.
Daily activities, stories, songs and more for young children and their families.
Draw With Rob
Illustrator Rob Biddulph is teaching families how to draw with bi-weekly lessons.
Story Time with Miss Sarah
NOPL North Syracuse’s own Children’s Librarian hosts virtual story time. Watch for the announcements on the library’s Facebook page, or watch them later on the Story Time page on our website.
Quarantine Art Club
Illustrator Carson Ellis is leading daily art classes for adults and kids alike with her Quarantine Art Club. Every day will have a different drawing prompt to get the creative juices flowing, so after watching a couple quick step-by-step video clips, you can take your eyes off a screen for a change and put pen to paper.
Artist and writer Mo Willems (author of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”) is hosting daily video sessions every weekday at 1 p.m. A downloadable activity page accompanies each daily session,
Save with Stories
Stories read to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. An initiative started by Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams.
Learn at Home with YouTube
Google has partnered with Khan Academy and other learning creators to bring parents & families resources and activities to make the coming days as educational and fun as possible.
Science Experiments with Bill Nye
Explore the fun side of science using objects around your home.
Storytime From Space
This is unlike any other kind of story time! Listen to NASA astronauts read stories to kids while they float around in space.
Amazon has shared these audiobooks free of charge for children of all ages as long as schools are closed to help supplement their education and entertainment options.