Resources for Online Storytimes and More!
During the library's closure, we hope that the following resources will help families to connect with online storytime programs and other offerings. The duo behind JBrary, one of our favorite websites for children's programming, has compiled a huge list of resources for families with young children. Their complete list can be found here, with links to each recommended site.

Here are some of our favorites:

1. Brightly Storytime: Read Brightly is a fantastic resource for parents and educators, and they host their own storytimes on their YouTube Channel, linked above. For reading recommendations for every age group, check out their website, too!

2. Story Time From Space: Videos of astronauts reading from the International Space Station! STEM/Science-themed videos accompany many of the stories.

3. KLCS: Tell Me A Story: Looking for catchy songs and rhymes? This is the ultimate resource. Search for your favorite topic or theme, or browse the full listing. Videos accompany many of the songs to demonstrate the melody.

4. Miss Nina: Sing-along songs and storytime classics, performed by a children's musician!

5. Mr. Aaron: The Concord-based children's musician already provides a wealth of videos and music on his YouTube channel, but he will also be taking many of his classes live during the next few weeks. Check often for updates! You may also enjoy similar content by Emily Arrow.

6. The Laurie Berkner Band: Even more songs and videos from a celebrated children's author and musician.

Remember to check Kanopy, one of the library's free streaming services, which also includes hundreds of children's storytimes. This resource is free to access with your library card.
 
 
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Other Ideas

Daily Lunch Doodles With Mo Willems: Piggie and Elephant author and illustrator Mo Willems invites children into his virtual studio every weekday at 1PM. Watch livestreamed videos to explore new days to write, draw and read together.

Reading Through It Together: Brightly has curated a master list of book recommendations, activities and educational resources that can be used from home. This list is broken down by age group, with suggested activities for babies all the way through to teenagers.

Lakeshore Learning: Supplement your child's remote learning with hundreds of worksheets, writing prompts and activity pages, sorted by subjects and available to print or download for free.

Jarrett Lerner's Activities Page: Comic illustrator Lerner has provided a wealth of free activities available on his website. Great for elementary-school aged children who need a creative outlet!

PBS Kids: A wonderful resource for young children. Sign up for their newsletter to receive at-home activities designed for school closures.

Wonderopolis: A STEM site that encourages curiosity for school-age children. Scientific topics are explored and supplemental activities often provided.

TinkerLab: Another great STEM resource with plenty of at-home applications! Try an experiment in real time.

Cosmic Kids Yoga:  A fun series about mindulness and movement for children aged 5+.  

P.E. with Joe:  Daily 30 minute exercises for children and parents to try. Tons of fun, and a great workout for kids and caregivers!


 
More Virtual Activities:
 
Virtual Preschool Story Time and Activities

Virtual Disney World Rides

Live Ninja Classes

Watch Live Animals at Explore.org!

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

Visit the San Diego Zoo

Explore the Surface of Mars
 
Virtual Tours of the U. S. National Parks