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by Katie Kiekhaefer on March 23, 2020

We're safer at home!  But maybe you're feeling overwhelmed at the days stretching ahead?  We wanted to put together a list of resources for families at home, with digital content, craft ideas, author/illustrator videos, fun and educational activities for you and your little one.  We’ll be sure to keep the list updated as we find more so watch this space and take care!   

Live Events and Other Fun Content with Authors, Illustrators, and Other Talented Folks

Ben Clayton (Author of Narwhal and Jelly.)

Daily Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Daily Book Readings with Peter Reynolds

Daily Book Readings with Mac Barnett

SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading animated children’s picture books

Songs, Rhymes, and Stories with Musician Emily Arrow

Storytime from Space

Explore New Places

MetKids--The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

NASA Kids Page 

Kids Page at San Diego Zoo 

Smithsonian for Kids

Activities: Art, Science Experiments, STEAM Projects, Crafts And More

Art Bar 

Cool Math 4 Kids 

Left Brain, Craft Brain: Inspiration for Young Engineers

Meri Cherry

No Time for Flashcards

Raising Wonder

Science Mom 

Steve Spangler Science: Experiment Library


The Workspace for Children

Online Learning 

Coding at Code.Org


Scholastic’s Learn at Home (Prek-9th grade) including BookFlix 

SciShow for Kids

Digital Media Recommendations for Parents

Common Sense Media's Free Educational Apps and Websites

The American Library Association’s List of Notable Children’s Digital Media