We love storytime and until we can share stories again together face-to-face, please enjoy this list of different digital storytimes, writing workshops, art activities, and more!
Via Instagram everyday at 2 PM
Popular children’s book author and illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, will be reading one of his many pictures books everyday at 2 PM, and the uploading the videos on his website.
Via Instagram everyday at 3 PM
Via ‘Penguin Kids’ Facebook every weekday at 11:15 AM
Every weekday someone from Penguin Kids will record a new storytime on Facebook live. The videos will be kept on their Facebook page.
Pete the Cat Virtual Storytime
Via the Pete the Cat Instagram on 3/17 at 12 PM
James Dean the creator of Pete the Cat will be recording a digital storytime on Instagram live. The storytime will remain on Instagram for 24 hours.
Via Dan Gutman’s Facebook everyday at 2 PM
Dan Gutman, author of the My Weird School series, will be reading a few chapters of a book from the My Weird School series. The videos will be kept on their Facebook page.
Anytime via the Storytime Online website
This website is made available by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, contains an archive of hundreds of children’s books read by different actors.
Anytime via Youtube
The #OperationStorytime is a new movement online for a growing collection of children’s book authors and illustrators reading their own works. Check back regularly as new titles are added frequently.
The Spanish Experiment
Anytime via the Spanish Experiment website
Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English.
Join illustrator, Sophie Blackall for a reading of one of the many children’s books illustrated by them along with a Q&A.
Abdo Digital Bookshelf
Their digital products are available for free now through June 2020. (You may experience difficulty because of high volume)!
Mo Willems’ “LUNCH DOODLES”
Via the Kennedy Center everyday at 1 PM
Author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, the Elephant and Piggie series, Knuffle Bunny, and more is offering free drawing classes everyday at 1 PM. “LUNCH DOODLES” will be uploaded to Youtube.
Jarret J. Krosoczka’s “Every Day with JJK”
Via the author’s website everyday at 2 PM
Author of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish and the Lunch Ladies series is recording all-ages drawing classes everyday at 2 PM, and will be uploaded to Youtube.
Via Instagram anytime.
Illustrator, Carson Ellis, offers a digital art club with new prompts daily.
A lot of fun and unique crafts on this website.
Coloring Pages from Every Child a Reader
Coloring pages for all!
Red Ted Art
Cute and easy crafts for kids.
CreativeBug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Sign up with your Uniondale Library card!
Join author, Jen Calonita for this fun writing challenge. The first writing challenge is up! And it comes with a prize. Every kid who tackles one of this week’s writing prompts and has a parent comment on this page that they’ve tried the assignment (or you want to send a screenshot of their work) will be entered to win an autographed copy of VIP. Each week I’ll pick a new book to give away and I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday (U.S. only). Have fun!
Kate DiCamillo’s Writing Workshop
Join author, Kate DiCamillo for this fun writing workshop. Here is a message from her to her fans and we hope to continue these #WritewithKate posts weekly, with a different writing prompt or inspiration. Please share this video with your children and students – just 2 pages a day. It’s a great start!
Yoga and mindfulness for kids
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub that allows free access to daily learning journeys divided into 4 grade spans. Each learning journey is built around a story or video (this is basically their bookflix platform but with curriculum). Parents have to set up an account and watch a bookflix video. 3 hours of content is available per day. A great resource to add to a child’s learning experiences at home.
Busy Toddler on Instagram
Susie is a former teacher and a mom of 3. She has lots of school and play activities.
Roundup of Virtual Field Trips
There are links to zoos, national parks, museums, art galleries and something for parents too.
Live Jelly Cam from Monterey Bay Aquarium
Relax with some jellyfish via this livestream from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Peachtree Publishing’s Activity Sheets
This website has a lot of different activity sheets available for all.
You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level.
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) is a community of library and STEM professionals that work together to strengthen STEAM learning in public libraries nationwide. Hundreds of STEM activities that you can do at home.
The Nonfiction Minute
Short essays to read and/or listen to about interesting real-world topics.
Kids Discover is providing us with free access to their online database through June 30th.
Username and Password: nasboces
Access Kids Discover’s award-winning library of science and social studies material on any device, at any time. For over 25 years, we’ve been creating beautifully crafted nonfiction products for kids. With our team of talented writers, award-winning designers and artists, and subject experts from leading institutions, we set out to build our most ambitious product to date: Kids Discover Online.
Learning About Coronavirus
Teaching our World: The Coronavirus
PBS Kids Resources
Help ease your kid’s worries about the virus by reading this article from PBS Kids and following their helpful hints.
This Curious George video can help your child understand what germs are and teach them how to protect themselves from them.
Sesame Street has a printable worksheet that can teach your child how to wash their hands properly – with a little help from Elmo.
Additional PBS Resources
How to Talk to Kids about COVID-19